Behind the lens: Rachel!

From Al: Friends, we have a special treat today on In A Cinch! The woman behind many of my photos agreed to be featured in an outfit post of her own today (I’ve been trying to convince her to start a blog of her own… don’t you think she should?!) So with no further ado, I give you my dear friend, Rachel!

Top: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic (Thrifted)
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Some mall a long time ago?
Socks: Target
Necklace: Was my Grandma’s

Hello style blog enthusiasts! Since Alison first introduced me a couple of years ago, I have been a regular observer of world that is fashion blogging and this post is my first time as an actual participant! Hummm what to say…

Well the weather changed pretty quickly from summer to fall in the past couple of weeks and I couldn’t be happier. To join in what seems like general agreement, I think it’s so fun dressing for fall weather and this outfit is a great example. I love the rich colors and warm fabrics, and the belt (which is new and was totally on sale) is so autumn it’s almost cliche (almost, right?!).

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Lessons on how to cinch a wrinkled skirt

Top and Belt: Gap Outlet
Skirt and Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Gift

I’ve been looking forward to this post since starting the 30 for 30 challenge, because it really highlights why I named this blog ‘in a cinch’.┬áThis skirt is one that I bought a year ago and hardly wore right off the bat because it was just a touch too big. Enter belt! By hiking up the skirt and cinching the belt tightly around my natural waist, my once-failed thrifted skirt turned into a skirt I wear all the time. And rightly so! The pockets are so dang cute!

This was also a supremely easy and fast outfit to put together. Simple skirt, tee, and belt? Check. A winner every time.

Today’s lesson: A little ironing never hurt anyone! Sheesh, I thought people didn’t really pay attention to wrinkly clothes (I know that I rarely notice wrinkled clothing), but seeing photos of how wrinkled my clothes were is a little embarrassing! Lesson LEARNED, my friends.