The Cashmere Shirt + Plaid Pants

Sometimes in life, things happen unexpectedly. Things that may knock the wind right out of you. But you gotta keep pushing through it all.

What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness.

 

Outfit Details

Cashmere tops are so underrated and I can’t figure out why. Ok. I think I know why. Have you seen how much they retail for?! F$@*! The maintenance of cashmere also doesn’t help its case – DRY CLEAN ONLY. I have a friend I thrift with and every time she sees “DRY CLEAN ONLY” she puts it back on the rack. However, if the piece is worth it to me and if it’s in great condition, I don’t care.  I have thrifted several cashmere pieces and they are the absolute best. They’re super soft and super warm.

It was one of those super chilly mornings and I wanted to wear these wool plaid pants. I didn’t want to wear a sweater because I wanted the outfit to look more structured. In order to achieve that structured look I choose this black wool blazer and of course, in order to avoid the “bulky” look wore the cashmere top. Since I wanted to spruce up this outfit a little bit, I wore these leopard heels because you can wear leopard with anything.

Top: Banana Republic Cashmere Top, thrifted: $4.00 / Pants: Banana Republic, thrifted: $8.00 / Purse: Brooks Brothers, thrifted: $4.00 // Thrifted total: $16.00


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Banana Republic Cashmere Top, similar here

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Banana Republic Ankle Flare Plaid Pants, similar here

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Furla Bag and Steve Madden Pony Hair Leopard Ankle Straps

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Wool Blazer, similar here

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Faux-Leather Moto Jacket + Python Mules

It’s Valentines Day and I hope you are all spending it with the ones that you love the most, Happy Valentines Day!

Outfit Details

There are days when I look at my closet and feel inspired but there are other days when I just throw things together and run out the house. This is one of those simple, out-the-door outfits. It’s getting warmer around here and I am running out of time to wear these clogs because these bad boys can make your feet sweat if it’s too warm out. I kept it simple by wearing ripped jeans, a white sweater and my faux-leather moto jacket. The other thing that makes this outfit even cooler? The entire outfit except the shoes were thrifted.

Jeans: Gap, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Sweater: Banana Republic, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 /  Jacket: BB. Dakota Faux-leather Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Thrifted total: $14.00


 

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BB. Dakota Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, similar here

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Python Mules, similar here and here

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Banana Republic White Ribbed Sweater, similar here

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Plaid Blouse + Herringbone Pants

The outfits that I love the most are those that are 100% thrifted! Why? Because that usually means, I spent under $40.00 for the entire look; except the shoes.

Outfit Details

There’s no secret that I like to mix patterns, so today, I’ve combined plaid and herringbone. The top is actually short sleeve but I decided to layer this top with a long sleeve turtleneck. I paired the top with a pair of Banana Republic herringbone pants I purchased at Goodwill with a pair of black stilettos. I ended up wearing socks with my heels, which was totally unplanned but it was way too cold outside to be walking around without socks. For an extra piece of warmth, I wore my MaxMara 10810 Icon Coat and my black Furla Bag. Ready to work and conquer the day!

Turtlesleeve: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Top: Zara Plaid Ruffle Top, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Pants: Banana Republic Herringbone Wool Pants, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: MaxMara Icon 10810 Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Purse: Furla Satchel /Outfit total: $24.00


 

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Furla Satchel, similar here

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MaxMara 101801 Icon Coat, similar here

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Banana Republic Wool Herringbone Pants, similar here

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Zara Plaid Ruffle Blouse, similar here

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Steve Madden Black Stilettos, similar here

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G R A D U A T I O N

Hello Loves!

I have been quite M.I.A for the past month because I was fully preparing to complete my degree. I needed to really focus in school, so I gave that a priority and decided my blog needed to take a back seat. I finally graduated and I will now turn back to my blog because quite frankly, I missed it.

Here are a few photos of my graduation.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Dress: Banana Republic // Shoes: Cole Haan

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The $1.00 dollar Wool Coat

So, I basically live in thrift stores. At my local thrift store, everyone and I mean everyone in the store knows me as the frequent buyer. I drive around this city looking for the best thrift stores and I do not shy away from the most “suspect” looking shops. I love bargain shopping and I am not afraid to dig in. Back in November, our local church hosted a “Carnival” ( more like a fair) and every year they have a used clothing store. The prices range from $1.00 – $5.00, depending on the item that you are purchasing. Of course, this is the first place I checkout before I even stuff myself with elephant ears, cotton candy and the local cuisine. When I stepped in I saw the usual, shoes, shirts, dresses etc… I noticed that they had a sign that read ” Wall items $1.00″ racks “$2.00”. I dove right into the “wall section” where of course everything was one dollar. As I looked through the racks of clothing hanging on the wall, I noticed this camel wool coat hanging. I immediately pulled it out ( my heart might have stopped beating for a few seconds) and tried it on. It fit exactly how I had wanted it! I checked it for stains, smells, defects and knew right away it was MINE. As I went to check out, I still could not believe that one of falls “it” item was going to be in my closet, for a whopping $1.00! As you can see, yes, thrift store shoppings does pay off.

Happy Fashion.

Karla

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Purse: H&M

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Scarf: Merona by Target

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Coat: No Brand // Shoes: Just Fab

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Top: Banana Republic // Jeans: H&M