CortneyDryden

NASCAR PR rep with a love of horror films, smushed-faced dogs, graphic design, Garth Brooks, college football, and fashion.

How to Style a Pleated Midi Skirt

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Midi Skirt: Nordstrom (Velvet Version Here) | Tank: LOFT | Jacket: BlankNYC | Heels: Nordstrom Rack | Bag: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Karen Walker


Happy Monday, y’all! Hopefully some of you have the day off and are enjoying the long weekend. We spent the weekend in Charlotte for the race and now I am trying to pack in a hurry because we are heading to Orlando tomorrow for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. We went last year and it was SO fun! Mostly because they kick kids out of the park and open a ton of bars! (LOL) Andddd there will be a SAW house previewing the new movie!! I am the biggest SAW fan so yippee! It is going to be 90 degrees for the next couple of days, so it’s tricky to pack because I have put up all of my summer clothes. Plus, you can’t wear dresses or flip flops or you’ll be flashing your fellow park-goers, so rompers and strappy sandals it is!

But back to fall fashion… My favorite article of clothing to style throughout this transitional time is skirts. There are so many silhouettes I’m loving – the denim mini, the suede a-line, the circle – but the pleated midi skirt is the most dramatic and feminine of all! It is so easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion. I styled it here with a number of neutrals for an easy, casual look and I paired it with a dressier sweater HERE for a date night look. I rounded up all of my favorites below and omg, the navy crushed velvet is already in my shopping cart!

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Classic Fall

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Plaid Skirt: J.Crew (40% off) | Sweatshirt: J.Crew | Boots: Sam Edelman | Pearl Necklace: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Bag: SheIn | Bracelets: Kendra Scott c/o


Another day, another one of my go-to fall looks. And once again, I’m at a farm! The best part about living in Spartanburg is how close we are to so much – the beach during the summer, the mountains during the winter, and gorgeous rolling farmland, perfect for checking things off my fall checklist. Speaking of seasons, throughout Spring and Summer I am all about feminine pieces. But once fall rolls around, I love to combine those with classic, preppy looks. A skirt, sweater, and boots combo is such an easy and comfortable look. Top it with pearls and you have one of my favorite and timeless autumn looks!

Thanks to the wonderful Columbus Day sales that have begun, this skirt is 40% off! It runs TTS and I am wearing a size 4. Jeremy and I are spending the holiday in Charlotte for the race, but stay tuned to my Instagram Stories for all the best sales!

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Pumpkin Picking at Strawberry Hill

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Plaid Top: J.Crew Factory | Skirt: Old Navy | Vest: Target | Boots: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Necklace: J.Crew | Bracelets: Kendra Scott c/o


October is finally here, y’all! This month is my favorite and busiest month of the year. Coming up we have a trip to Blowing Rock, the Charlotte and Kansas races, a trip to Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, and two trips to Atlanta, one for the RewardStyle city tour and another to visit Netherworld. Phew! Plus, whenever we get some spare time around here, we’ve been popping over to our local farms and orchards.

A few days ago, we visited Strawberry Hill and it certainly won’t be the last time this season! It was everything in my power not to buy all of the mums. We stuck to a pumpkin, a couple apple cider slushies and a trip through the corn maze 🙂 On tap for today is a quick drive over to Sky Top Orchard for some apple picking and cider donuts. Calories don’t count on Mondays, right?! Hope y’all have a lovely week and enjoy this fall weather!

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