Gap Sweater
Zara Skirt (Similar here and here)
Zara boots
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag

 I recently styled a party look with a black and white striped sweater with sequin detail and a short black skirt. This striped sweater and midi skirt version was worn last week during Vancouver's few snowy days when I went Christmas shopping and to a coffee date with blogger friend Veronika. My love for black and white striped tops and black skirts is pretty evident at this point but how can I not love a look that can be worn in so many different ways?

In past years I have complained that the holidays fly by too quickly and I never get to enjoy them. This year our tree is decorated, stockings are hung and our advent calendars are in full swing. We decorated a gingerbread house and baked sugar cookies. I use the word "we" very loosely here, although we've both been very involved in the eating step of the cookie baking process.

 A few other ways I've styled this skirt and blouse

here                          here                               here


  1. Yay, so fun seeing the photos of I took of you. Can't wait to do it again and I'm glad they turned out... your ensemble was absolutely beautiful that day. I'm so smitten with that skirt + stripes can do no wrong in my book. Hope your week is off to a great start!!

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

  2. Such a pretty look! Love the contrast of the b&w against the snow! A midi skirt seems like such a good idea for winter but I never thought of wearing one! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    Bold Subtlety

  3. Love the black and white look! That skirt is divine -- and that snowy background? Perfection.

  4. I love your sweater!
    kisses from Milano

  5. I love this outfit against the snow! It looks lovely!! xx

  6. Adore this look is so feminine and classy! I agree with your, so many ways to re wear and re style this combo, the snow pictures look adorable here!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  7. I love this outfit, so simple but stunning! Please send some snow my way!! ;) xx

  8. Love you in those stripes, so pretty in the snow!!
    xo Cara

  9. This is such a beautiful look Melissa. I really love the length of the skirt, esp paired with the boots. These winter photos are stunning! Happy Holidays xo


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