T H R E E M I X: The Leather Pants

The Threemix series; this is where I show you how I’ve styled a piece of clothing three different ways. Today’s style piece is the leather pants. Leather pants are as versatile as jeans. The trick about leather pants is knowing when to wear them. If it’s too hot, you are going to sweat all the liquid from your body. If it’s too cold, then you’ll freeze because they are not warm. However, they make any outfit look super cool, that’s a fact. While there are plenty of super cool leather pants out there, you just have to find the right style for your needs. I was fortunate enough to have found these biker/moto style pants at Goodwill for $4.00; retail for $700.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

Follow me on Instagram at @rechycd 


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Work Wear: Thrifted Elizabeth and James “Addison” Leather Pants, Furla Handbag and Steve Madden Heels, featured here

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Oversized Denim Jacket + Leather Pants, featured here

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Tartan Blazer + Leather Pants, featured here

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Wedding Anniversary + Photos

Today is our 13 years together anniversary and 3 year wedding anniversary. It sounds just as complicated to say to each other, LOL. I don’t want to make this a super cheesy post or a super personal post. My husband is very private and I don’t feature him on the blog because I want to respect his privacy.  WE are actually pretty private about our personal lives, so I’ll share about as much as I feel comfortable with.

Our Story

I’ll keep this love story very short, I promise. My husband and I met in middle school in our seventh grade civic class, a VERY long time ago. We actually disliked each other for very stupid and childish reasons. He had a girlfriend in seventh grade and I liked a different a boy every week. I actually had a crush on my husband BUT my middle school “best friend” had a major crush on him so I, (being the loyal friend I was) immediately stopped liking him ( I think LOL). He disliked me because I was “mean” and “rude” – according to my husband (*eye roll*). We had two classes together and one of those classes, we sat on the SAME TABLE across from each BUT NEVER SPOKE. We didn’t even look each other in the face!

Fast forward to high school. 

We actually did not go to the same high schools, so we are not high school sweethearts.  Since we did not attend the same high schools, we did not see each other until we “met” again four years later at a mutual friend’s party. It just so happened that he and I had the same friends but we weren’t friends. At this party, I went up to speak to him and he had no clue who I was ! *awkward* (insert palm face emoji). I left the party (because curfew) flustered and a little embarrassed but determined to speak to him. I called his best friend at the time ( he was my friend too) asking him to put him on the phone. Confused, his best friend did and after “flirting” on the phone, I got his number. After exchanging a few phone conversations, we began dating and the rest is history.

Proposal + Wedding

My husband proposed in my mother’s living room with the most perfect tear drop ruby gold ring. We were both alone in my mother’s house and it was the most perfect proposal ever. It actually came full circle because that was the same room, my husband asked for my mother’s permission to date me (super strict mother) all those years ago.

We decided that we would get married on our 10th year anniversary. We got married on a Thursday in December with only our immediate family and close friends. It was a super intimate wedding ceremony, followed by a dinner and happy hour. We never wanted a lavish ceremony and we wanted something private with only our immediately family and close friends. We have planned in the future to have a vow renewal ceremony and this time around, have more friends and family in attendance.

Thank you for reading and Happy Monday!

P.S. It rained and snowed ALL weekend, therefore, I don’t have new outfit posts this week. However, I should have new ones next week.

Happy Fashion!

Karla

Follow me on Instagram @rechycd 


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The Tartan Blazer + Leather Pants

What’s the difference between tartan and plaid? I didn’t know, so I googled and I ended up more confused. However, I like the name tartan more than plaid to be honest AND when the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle wore a similar pattern coat (here) as my blazer, the Brits called it tartan. It’s a cool name, so I stuck with it.

Outfit Details

These are my beloved leather pants and it’s the first time I pull them out of the closet this season. I was going to wear them with this simple long t-shirt and these black boots. However, turns out it was colder outside than I expected and I was going to wear a sweater but something about this blazer looked cooler. I wanted the outfit to look more structured so I added this belt with it. I looked like a complete badass in this outfit and I loved it.

Blazer: Talbots, thrifted: $4.00 // Pants: Elizabeth and James, thrifted: $4.00 // Total: $8.00


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Talbots Tartan Blazer, similar here

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Elizabeth and James Addison Moto Pants, similar here

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J. Crew Patent Leather Belt, similar here

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The Gap booties, similar here

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Wide-Leg Trousers

The holidays are finally here and this means that the festivities have finally began for many. This means that many of us are busy making shopping lists, busy shopping and planning for the days ahead. I’m not really make a list or shopping; honestly, that’s the one thing I hate about this season. The vehicle AND mall traffic alone, will make you want to give up shopping completely. If I do any shopping it will be online because let’s face it, the mall is a nightmare. The one place I do plan on raiding is the thrift stores. I love a good bargain and let’s face it, that is the one place that is usually not as crowded.

Outfit Details

Speaking of shopping; a couple of weeks ago, I purchased these beautiful Donacaster wide legged trousers BRAND NEW WITH TAGS! Can you believe they retailed for $220 and I paid, $10.00 for them? Talk about a lucky score. While I intend to wear these in MANY different ways, I loved how they looked with this light/powdered blue turtle neck. I thought the outfit looked very monochromatic-esque and that appears to be a thing on the blog lately ( not intentional) but I loved how darker toned sweater looked with the pants. I had two shoes options that I wanted to wear – these bone color heels OR a pair of metallic blue heels. Ultimately I chose the bone color shoes because I wanted an outfit that was on the lighter side of the spectrum. I finished my look with a faux-faux-ostritch clutch and a high ponytail.

Pants: Donacaster, thrifted: $10.00 // Sweater: J.Crew Turtleneck, thrifted: $4.00 // Clutch: No Brand, thrifted: $2.00 // Thrifted Total: $16.00


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Shoedazzle Pointed Toe Heels, similar here

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Donacaster high waisted trousers, similar here

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No Brand, Faux-Ostrich Envelope Clutch, similar here

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Asos Design Small Metal Square Cat Fashion Earrings, available here

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J. Crew Light Blue Turtleneck, similar here

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Rent the Runway

The holidays are here and I’m sure that they’re plenty of parties you have to attend to and parties that you might be hosting. I attended my very first holiday party of the season Saturday; my office holiday party. Out of all the parties that I have to attend this season, this is probably the most challenging one, outfit wise. I find it challenging because you want to look party ready but you want to keep in mind that whatever you wear, the people that you work with, A.K.A your boss will see you. The last thing you want is John from accounting to give you that creepy look (shivers).

Outfit Details

I had planned on wearing something from my closet but then I quickly realized that everything that I owned was not office party appropriate. Of course, I shopped at Goodwill and even went online but I couldn’t find anything that I liked. With the date coming up quickly, I turned to rent the runway. Unfortunately, I waited too long to decide on what to wear so by the time I went on their site, options were extremely limited. Their options were still better than anything I had hanging in my closet so I went for it. I ordered the dress on Black Friday as they a 40% sale on all orders placed on that day. I rented this dress AND a this dress, click here. While I loved both dresses, this one was my favorite. The second one was a bit too large on the shoulders and waist. I decided to wear the one shoulder dress because it fit better but it definitely was tight; I should have sized up. The dress fit me fine on the bust area but the hip area was constricting; you can see in the photos how “body-con” it was in the stomach area. The dress felt sexy and conservative and I received compliments all night long.

I kept my accessories to a minimum; I wore a beautiful pair of gold chandelier earrings, a black and pink lace clutch and a pair of gold embellished heels. My hair is usually the trickiest thing to style because it’s curly. I didn’t want to straighten my hair because I love my natural hair. I also didn’t want to wear a bun or a ponytail, so I did a half up ponytail. I wanted a bit of “drama” for my makeup so I did a purple and black smokey eye and a neutral lip.

Are you all ready for the holiday season? Anything you wish to see on the blog? Let me know if the comments section below.

*Disclaimer: This NOT a paid post or an advertisement for Rent the Runway.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

Follow my on Instagram @rechycd 


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Likely Georgia Sheath Dress, available for rent here

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Fashion Chandelier Earrings; Ebay, similar here

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Likely Georgia Sheath Dress, similar here

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Likely Georgia Sheath Dress, similar here

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Steve Madden Gold Embellished Pointed Toe Heels, similar here

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Kirna Zabêete For Target Clutch, similar here

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Likely Georgia Sheath Dress, similar here

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Python Jeans + Suede Leggings

Happy Friday everyone! Today I will make it quick. I am currently, cooking, deep conditioning and blogging. Talk about multitasking! By the way, it’s Thursday evening.

Outfit Details

I bought these jeans at the “bins.” The “bins” is the Goodwill Outlet, where clothes are sold by the pound. I typically don’t have much luck at the bins, but I was particularly lucky this day. These are the beloved Seven 7 Jeans and I got them for $1.39. I wanted a neutral look and I think it has a lot to do with yesterday’s outfit. I will admit, I have a thing for earth tones, especially during this time of year.  Since I wanted to keep the neutral tones going, I wore a grey shirt and this beautiful suede jacket. The jacket was another steal! It’s a Guess jacket and I paid $5.50 for it. Truly a timeless piece that will hopefully fit me for years to come. I finished it with this dark brown clutch and beige booties.

Jeans: Seven 7 Jeans: $1.39 // Top: Eileen Fisher Long Sleeve Top: $4.00 // Jacket: Guess Suede Jacket: $5.00 // Clutch: Vintage No Brand: $2.00 // Outfit Total: $12.39

Happy Fashion,

Karla

Follow me on Instagram @rechycd


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Seven 7 Skinny Jeans, similar here

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Guess Suede Jacket, similar here

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Eileen Fisher Long Sleeve Crewneck Shirt, similar here

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Shoedazzle Booties, similar here and brown vintage clutch, similar here

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The Plaid Blazer + The Herringbone Trousers

Ok, when I say it has been cold, I mean, it has been COLD. My skin is definitely suffering and my body wants to go into hibernation. I don’t know how you Northern folk or people that live in cold places do it. Charlotte’s winters are fairly mild compared to most cold places and I know that most of you that live in these winter wonderlands must be laughing at me. Like I tell everyone, I have “tropical” bones and my body can only handle 80+ degree temperatures. I should mention that this is only FALL and I am already complaining. I am NOT looking forward to old man winter 😦

Outfit Details

Now that Fall is in full swing, you can expect way more sweaters, coats and turtle necks. Of course, you will see lots of wool, cashmere with a little bit of sequin sprinkled here and there. I really wanted to up game with trousers (specifically “work” trousers) because they are warmer than wearing dresses with stockings. I actually recently purchased these Banana Republic trousers for a MAJOR steal at only $5.50. Considering the weather, what a better way to wear these with a turtle neck and this beautiful plaid blazer? I will admit, I was a little nervous about mixing these two prints together because you typically don’t see people mixing herringbone and plaid. HOWEVER, since I’ve been on a “kick” lately to try different things, I figure why not. I went for a very monochromatic look because I just loved how the different shades of beige looked together. From the semi-dark beige colored trousers, to the subtle hints of brown on the blazer to the dark brown color of the clutch. The best thing about this outfit?The ENTIRE outfit comes from a thrift store.

P.S. This was one outfit that was hard to find pieces that were affordable; I’m assuming because of the wool.

Pants: Banana Republic: $5.50 // Blazer: Harvé Benard: $4.00 // Top: Talbots: $4.00 // Clutch: $2.00 // Shoes: Nine West: $8.00 // Thrifted Total: $23.50

Happy Fashion!

Follow me on Insta @rechycd

Karla


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Harvé Benard Plaid Blazer, similar here 

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Vintage No Brand Clutch, similar here

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Talbots Cable Knit, similar here

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Nine West Patent Leather Pointed Toe Heels, similar here

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Banana Republic Herringbone Trousers, similar here

T H R E E M I X: The Vinyl Pants

Hello Loves! Threemix is  probably my favorite segment. This is where I show you how to style one piece of clothing three different ways. Of course, I’ll wear the item more than three times and perhaps once I reach nine different ways, I’ll have a segment for that today.

Outfit Details

I think it was the first time I featured these pants on the blog that I mentioned how intimating these pants may seem at first. It’s perhaps the “trash bag” or “wet look” that may seem intimidating. However, as you can see these are not intimating at all. In fact, plenty of other bloggers have featured these pants featured in different ways.  These pants were purchased at Target from the Who What Wear brand. I believe, I paid no more than $10.00 for these.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

Follow me on Instagram @rechycd 


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Welcome

Hey loves!  If you are new to my blog Welcome! I’m so excited that you are here. If you’ve been following me for a while, this is just a quick reminder.

Social Media

To keep up with me on a daily basis, follow me on Instagram @rechycd. I don’t use any other platforms because I simply can’t keep up what everything else. In between my full time job and every thing else I have going on, Instagram is the only one I use. I might decide to start sharing on a separate Facebook account. I have family all across the country and outside the country so my original Facebook account is strictly to stay in touch with family.

Reselling 

I’ve been reselling clothes for a while now. I’ve sold clothes on Poshmark for about four years now and eBay from time to time. I’ve accumulated a lot of clothes over the years from thrifting and shopping. Since moving into a small place, I’ve had to donate and gift a lot of clothes. I’ve decided that with the rest of the items that I have left, that I will be reselling. I love vintage pieces and while I will be reselling items that are brand new with tags; I’ll also sell one-of-kind vintage pieces and any other pieces that I deem cool for resale.

On Poshmark, you can find me at @theo_dores and on Instagram, you can keep up with my shop at @rechycd_store. The instagram account will be more to update you all on new pieces and of course, to promote the account. However, on the Instagram account, the link in the bio section will redirect you to the Poshmark app. If you don’t have the APP you can download it on your smartphone and get a $5.00 credit using coupon code THEO_DORES. Once you download the app and use that code, a $5.00 credit will be uploaded to your account. You will also have your own code to share along with friends and family.

DISCLAIMER This IS NOT a paid post from Poshmark or an advertisement.

I am sharing with you all where I’ll be selling in case you happen to fall in love with a piece featured on the blog. I plan on selling directly through my blog. However, for now and until further notice, I will be using Poshmark.

Happy Fashion and Happy Blogging.

Karla

 

 

The Vinyl Pants

The long weekend is over and its back to work. I have to admit, I was in bed 75% of the time. I rarely take the opportunity to nap and sleep in and that’s exactly what I did. I did all of my “black Friday” online shopping Saturday and ate leftovers on the couch. I didn’t get much done as I had hoped but I still get some things done. It’s Monday so back to the grind it is.

Outfit Details

These PVC pants have been everywhere this season! When I purchased them, I thought I might be one of the handful of people to wear them but I have been proven wrong. It is actually the perfect season to wear them because there is now way you are going to wear these come summer time. This is my third time wearing them and I figured I mixed a little bit of faux-fur ( this top is fur but it was thrifted).  I wanted a very feminine look with this outfit so this top was perfect for the occasion. In order to keep the look feminine and so “fetch” I wore these sheer bow kitten heels and a PVC clutch.

P.S. I had the hardest time finding a top similar to this one.

Top: Willi Smith: $4.00 / Shoes: J.Reené: $1.97 // Clutch: Kate Spade: $1.99 // Thrifted Total: $7.96


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Willi Smith Faux Fur Collar Knitwear, similar here

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Who What Wear Paperbag Trousers, similar here

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Kate Spade Clutch, similar here

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J.Reené Bow Top Kitten Heels, similar here and here