The Houndstooth Dress

Whenever I travel to a new city/town, I love to checkout the local thrift stores. When I went to Los Angeles last year, I stopped by a Goodwill in Hollywood and the American Apparel Flea Market, located in the same building as their manufacturing site. I felt like a child in a candy store because I love American Apparel and unfortunately, Charlotte does not have one. One of the pieces that I purchased there that day was this textured houndstooth dress, (sold out now) featured here. This is one of those timeless and versatile pieces that I will definitely remain in my closet for a few more years.

Outfit Details

I was inspired again by Mindy Lahiri from “The Mindy Project” with this outfit. Mindy wore a lot of shirts underneath her dresses that were different patterns, colors and textures and I really liked how her outfits turned out. When I decided to wear this outfit to work, I realized that I was going to need a shirt underneath it in order to make it more work appropriate. On a side note,  I wore black tights with this outfit to really make it work appropriate. I tried on several shirts but this Ann Taylor Peter Pan Pearl Collar was the best option for this out. It really stood out from just another plain white shirt. I threw on this beautiful Diane von Furstenberg coat I purchased on Poshmark for $30.00, my Steve Madden pointed black heels and a black purse to match.

Thrifted items: Purse, Vintage NO Brand, purchased at local thrift: $5.00


 

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CUTE AS A BOW

This has got to be the perfect summer top. It’s a wrap around top that when around around my waist, it creates the cutest bow on the back. It’s also cotton, gingham, and it reminds me of romantic picnics. I bought this top at a thrift store (Goodwill) a fews months back and it was only $3.00. Talk about money well spent.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Top: DKNY

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Skirt: American Apparel 

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Shoes: Shoedazzle

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Clutch: Gap

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Cute as a Bow

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Bonnaroo Outfits

Hey there loves!

Following with my Bonnaroo recap post, here are the outfits I wore all 4 days; although, I should say 3 because I was unable to capture a photo of my last outfit. Oh well, here they are! I wasn’t able to get detailed pictures of all the outfits since I was too busy partying.

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

D A Y # 1

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Purchased the dress a few years ago – brand, Tramp.

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My older sister and I

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Fringe vest, purchased at Goodwill.

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Arm Candy

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Hat & Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

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Shoes: Vince Camuto

D A Y # 2

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Top: Charlotte Russe

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Shorts: BDG // Urban Outfitters

D A Y # 3

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Shirt: Purchased on Ebay // Skirt: Urban Outfitters

 D A Y #4

As mentioned before, I did wear actual clothing this day but I did not get a chance to take photos of that outfit. However, here’s a photo of my bathing suit.

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Top: Purchased at Marshalls // Bottom: American Apparel // Shoes: Teva // Floral Headband: Festy Besty

Candied Skater Skirt

I just love pink and lace <3! And I can’t help myself but wear bright pretty colors during the spring and summer months.The shirt is actually a peplum top but since the skirt fits me right at the waist, I was able to tuck the shirt right into the skirt. I wanted a nice and easy romantic look so I kept this nice and simple. I added this very pretty white gold cuff ankle straps and my pretty little beaded purse.

It was a very windy day and lets just say the photos did not turn out as I wanted them too. Why can’t I just look like the super models with the wind blowing right through the hair why they look like magical creatures? Nope, I’m just a mere human and this is what happens to me ( check below, lol).

Outfit Total: $38.00

  • Peplum Top (thrifted): $3.00
  • Skirt: $15.00 ( got it at a huge sale at the AA outlet )
  • Shoes: $20.00

Happy Fashion.

Karla

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See, totally not a whimsical moment.

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Top: Love Stitch

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Skirt: American Apparel

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Shoes: Shoe Dazzle

 

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Sem-Whimsical

Burrrr! It’s cold

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Hello Loves!

Some of you might know that I live in Miami, FL. Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, culture, the cuban sandwich & the cuban coffee, along with its rich history and ties to Latin America. Many know it for its beautiful weather so me saying that its cold, probably gave a lot of you a laugh, but seriously it was cold today. I wasn’t built for the cold weather. I love the warmth of the sun and love our endless summers. However, mother nature decided to blow cold air for us today and it is cold; at least for this warm blooded mammal lol.

Outfit Details:

Since it was a cold day today, I opted for the basics. I put on my boyfriend jeans, with a plain white v-neck, booties and a nice warm coat. I added the necklace just as a statement piece and of course red lips ( I love a good bold lipstick).

Total Cost of Outfit: $122.97

  • Top: $5.00
  • Jeans: $9.97
  • Shoes: $100.00
  • Coat: $6.00
  • Purse/Clutch: $2.00

Happy Fashion.

Karla

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V-Neck Long Sleeve Shirt: Gap *Outlet*// similar styles available @ http://www.gap.com

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Jeans: Gap Boyfriend Jeans

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Boots: Sam Edelman // Purchase at http://www.zappos.com // Purse/Clutch: Koret Vintage //purchased at Goodwill.

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Necklace: Purchase at http://www.ebay.com

Easy Sunday

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Sunday, the day that we should take time off from our busy schedules and rest. For me, it was an easy going morning and afternoon. I went to a Seafood Festival where the food was YUUUUMMMM ! Of course if you grow up you on the coast or in an island, you either  learn to love or loath seafood. In my case, I love seafood! I can’t get enough of it. The boyfriend and I had an easy afternoon of walking, snapping pics and eating. Now, it’s time for reality and homework it is. I have two semesters to go before graduation and plan on passing every single class left in my curriculum. I am ready lord!

This is an easy outfit, not much that I did to make it stand out as the color is a stand out all on its own. I paired it with strappy, beige/off white ruffled sandals (BTW thrifted brand new with tags at Goodwill for $5.00!) and a vintage cross body ( not shown) Dooney & Bourke bag. I kept my face bare with a bit of gloss and natural eyeshadow.

Hope you all had a fantastic Sunday.

Dress by American Apparel

Shoes by Gap

Happy Fashion,

Karla