Staple of the year: October

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Sweatshirt: Banana RepublicSkirt: Gap (love this version) | Heels: Calvin Klein (similar) | Clutch: Francesca’s (similar) | Rings: Forever 21

Despite my best efforts to slow the weekend down, it sped by as usual. From catching up on a big work project to hanging out with friends and my roommate’s family (who’s in town because her sister just had a baby!), it was a busy weekend.

A busy weekend calls for a comfy Monday outfit, right? Nothing could be more comfy than a sweatshirt, and I’ve had my eye on a couple of the embellished, elevated sweatshirts for a while. This one from Banana Republic has been on repeat the past few weekends — and I’m fairly certain you’re going to see it again this week. So I thought, why not celebrate the new week by pairing a comfortable separate with one that’s normally paired with blouses and blazers? Comfy sweatshirt, meet my favorite pencil skirt.