Happy Monday, friends! A few weeks ago, I blogged about my favorite fall staple: a skirt paired with an oversized sweater. This week, I’m going to spice up that staple with another one of my favorite fall trends: checkers.

I’m obsessed with checkered everything. Checkered tees, checkered shoes, checkered pants, checkered dresses, checkered scarves and, my personal favorite, checkered skirts.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen them pop up EVERYWHERE. At first, anytime I saw checkered anything I would immediately think of the 1995 rom-com Clueless, but that almost made me love them more. I mean, Cher was a beast – why wouldn’t I want to dress like her?

I hopped on the checkered train so fast that once I found the perfect skirt, I pulled the trigger and made the purchase right then and there. None of that “leave it in my cart and wait a week before buying” nonsense. There was no time to waste when it came to this cute of a staple.

And to add to the excitement, I found both the skirt and the sweater from this cute boutique called NAKD. Their Instagram page really reeled me in but their tagline, “an online sanctuary for fashion addicts,” had me 100% sold. Cute clothes at affordable prices – there’s really nothing better.

The ‘Checked Skirt is really high-waisted with a hidden zipper, great thigh length and is made with this super soft cotton material – making it both comfy and cute, my favorite combo.

Once I found the perfect checkered skirt, I binged and bought the Folded Knitted Sweater to go with it. I almost bought an off-the-shoulder one but I decided I need to stop living in denial that it’s never going to get colder than 70° here in SoCal and I’m SO HAPPY with my decision.

Not only is the sweater super soft just like the skirt, but it has the cutest oversized sleeves that cuff right at the wrist and has a high turtle neckline – perfect for when the weather gets a little bit colder.

I even told NAKD how much I adore their pieces and they gave me the code ‘Maddie20’ for you to get 20% off your entire order – Does it get any better people?!?! Yes, yes it does.

It gets better with my absolute favorite boots: Steve Madden Knee High’s from Nordstrom. When I bought these babies, I had to use a gift card (or two) to justify spending over $100 on boots, but lucky for you, you don’t have to! They’re on sale RIGHT NOW for 40% off – making them only $65!!! $65 for the most perfect knee highs on the market – and I’m not exaggerating.

They’re all black suede, they land just above the knees and never – I mean never – slide down. Once they’re on, they’re on for the whole day. You can do jumping jacks, run a marathon, do whatever you want and they’re practically glued onto your legs. Seriously people – my favorite boots EVER.

So be sure to shop this look using ‘Maddie20’ for 20% off and logging onto Nordstrom’s site to get 40% off the boots! You guys can thank me later 😉

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I loved writing it! Let me know what you’d like to see on the blog next and have an amazing week! Xx







  1. Kyle
    November 14, 2017 / 3:51 am


    • gomad2016
      November 27, 2017 / 1:17 am

      You’re the best! xx

  2. June 5, 2023 / 11:29 am

    Looks so stylish and comfortable. I like your choice. Thanks for sharing.

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