A Day in the Sun: The Corduroy Skirt

Hey everybody! This past weekend was unexpectedly busy, what with shopping for Christmas gifts… and myself. A friend and I took a train to DTLA, where we had the specific goal in mind of shopping some clothes at the Toko-Toko Pop-Up Holiday Sample Sale in the Arts District. There were also other popular L.A. bloggers looking to sell their clothes too!

In lieu of this shopping trip, I decided to style the corduroy skirt I got, going more into the boho/festival vibes sort of look. Enjoy!

An outfit diary of what I wore on the weekend.

Okay, so yeah, obviously I didn’t take these pictures outside, but this skirt definitely calls for a sunny day. Luckily we’ve been having some warm weather lately, but we’re also taking into account that I don’t want to go outside because I’m lazy.

ANYWAY, everything was crazy discounted – the most expensive item I came across was a $45 coat. This corduroy skirt? Only $5.

This corduroy skirt has been particularly popular these days, along with a similar version that’s a little more straight and form-fitting as well (I’m sorry, clothes names are not my thing).


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Because it was from another blogger, there was a tiny spill on it, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a simple wash (which you’re gonna do anyway).

Fortunately, there were still a few pieces we got away with, and the best part is that we didn’t spend more than $10 on any one item! WHAAAAT. I know, crazy right? But whatever we didn’t spend on clothes, we spent on food so there was that.

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Seriously, this corduroy skirt is my new favorite clothing item, it’s super cute AND comfortable.

Annnnd apart from my “trying to be a model” face, I did a pretty simple makeup look to accompany this!

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On my lips is the Cream Matte Lipstick from Makeup By Evon that I talked about in my November Favorites post, as well as the L’Oreal Infallible Super Slim Eyeliner.

Speaking of November Favorites, don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel where I’ll upload a lookbook featuring the rest of what I got on Saturday!

Did you get anything new this past weekend? What’s a favorite clothing item of yours? I’d love to know in the comments!


  • Kay

    Oh my gosh, wow girl you look so stunning! Straight outta Vogue!! 😀 Your hair is so gorgeous and you seriously look like a runway model! Those clothes are so cute and make me think of summer (I miss the sunshine :(), can’t believe how cheap they were, such great value for money! x


    • Samantha Gong

      They reminded me of summer too but I felt so trendy I couldn’t change, haha. I’m so glad I went to that sale, everything was such a great value – I wish all stores were like that. Thanks a bunch for all the compliments Kay, you’re the best! 😀

  • You look amazing in these pictures! Love your hat!

    • Samantha Gong

      Thanks Carol! 🙂

  • I can’t believe you got everything so cheap, that’s like heaven for any shopping addict aka me. LOL! I haven’t got anything new or fun for myself recently, am trying to behave and keep up with my no spending unless extremely necessary mission. And let’s hope my husband got me some really lovely Christmas gifts to make up for it. Haha!

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    • Samantha Gong

      I know, it was so awesome! I’m not really a huge shopper, but I couldn’t deny the cheap prices. And lately I’ve been trying to go out less so I don’t spend as much, but we’ll see how that goes haha. Good luck on your mission Shireen!

  • Great post! I really love the skirt. You could wear it with tights too if it’s cold. Gemma xx

    • Samantha Gong

      Thanks, Gemma!

  • You look absolutely adorable here! And i’m sorry, but WHAT? That skirt was only $5??? It’s such a cute find and it’s soo flattering on you! I need you to take me shopping. I can never find deals like this on my own. Also, I like how this skirt a little more flared at the bottom like a skater skirt instead of those old fashioned corduroy tube skirts which squash your butt down haha. Hope you’re having a great week Sam!


    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you so much, Rachel! YES, it was only $5! I actually thought it was 10 at first but I got another item with it and I know I paid $10 TOTAL, so there was that. I’m honestly SO happy with my purchases there, especially because good deals like that almost never happen to me. Yeah, not to toot my own horn but I thought this style looked super flattering compared to the tube skirts I see everywhere too. Thanks for stopping by, Rachel 🙂

  • I can’t believe that skirt was only $5! That is an insane price especially for something super trendy & fashionable. I don’t actually own any corduroy now that I think about it, but I should.. :]

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    • Samantha Gong

      Right? The skirt was SUCH great value! I actually thought I would never get a corduroy skirt, but it looks surprisingly good. I would try to get something and try it out! Thanks for stopping by, Carmen 🙂

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you!

  • Alice

    What a great look! Absolutely love your corduroy skirt!
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    • Samantha Gong

      Thanks, Alice!

  • Very lovely look. That’s what I’ve been wearing too lately ’cause it’s so hot in the Philippines right now.


    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you! Lately it’s been pretty warm here too, but it’s slowly getting cooler which means no more skirt :/

  • Gorgeous outfit!

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    • Samantha Gong

      Thanks Helen! Checking out your new post!

  • You look so stunning! I adore your outfit and skirt, so bohemian style! Loving your blog 😀 xx

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    • Samantha Gong

      Aw, thanks Elizabeth, and I’m gad you’re liking my blog!

  • Loving this cord skirt – it has really great shape and it looks like you could dress it up and down 🙂


    • Samantha Gong

      Yeah, the versatility is definitely a plus. Thanks, Sam!