PLEATED MAXI DRESS

I probably bought this dress two years ago and never wore it. This dress looks homemade because it has no signs of ever having tags. The dress is definitely vintage because it has a familiarity of being around during the seventies or maybe it was someone’s “experiment gone wrong”?  Who knows but I love it. I think it’s a beautiful dress very well made. I paired the dress with these gorgeous heels purchased at Goodwill as well BUT these are Sigerson Morrison for Target. I’m amazed the good condition I was able to score these for, $6.00. I paired the dress with a white clutch with gold detailing.

Thrifted Details:

  • Dress: $2.50
  • Shoes: $6.00

Total: $8.50

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

IMG_1504

IMG_1498

IMG_1501

IMG_1503

Winter Is Here

SONY DSC

Hello Loves!

Winter is officially here! While I know that most of you have already been covered in snow, you are probably reading this and saying, “Is she serious?!” But, serious I am being in deed. The first day of Winter was yesterday and I must say that for us South Floridians the weather was actually warm compared to the last few days ( it’s been “nippy” and/or chilly here). Many of you might and might not know that it doesn’t really get cold here in Miami or South Florida for that matter. Our winters are EXTREMELY mild and some might even say we don’t get winter at all, which in all honesty is very true. The draw back about having to live somewhere warm is that you do not get to see snow ( ever ) and if you’re into fashion, you’ll never be able to bundle up and look fabulous. I promise though, I am not complaining. I have seen snow – don’t care for it and I can only handle so much cold; 50 degrees to be exact. So, with this being said, my fashion looks for winter will most likely be different than most bloggers and at times, you might think it’s summer/spring wear instead of winter wear ( gotta work with what I have). However, I am going to make it my mission to provide you with as many as “winter fashion” looks as possible.

The outfit:

Ok, the shoes are part of my Christmas present and as I mentioned in my previous post, I DO NOT do gift wrapping. Instead, as soon as the FedEx guy left, I ripped the bag open and wore my shoes immediately ( talk about being impatient!). During the day, I rocked the shoes with a pair of jeans, a black top, a black blazer and my blush colored bag. Since I was going to be out all day, I wanted an outfit that I could easily transition for an early Christmas dinner. The dinner was very casual and laid back, so I knew I could get away with this look. The only think I swapped out was my purse for the black clutch. The shoes were the talk of the evening I must add. They are absolutely gorgeous!!! I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them. I had been craving for the Valentino’s original version ( see here ) for a while now but I can’t fork out $1000 for a pair. These however, fit the bill perfectly – they looked like the Valentino’s without the Valentino price tag.

Total Cost of Outfit: $88.50 ( not including Handbag).

  • Top: $4.00
  • Jeans: $12.00
  • Blazer: Gift
  • Shoes: $70.00
  • Clutch: $2.50
  • Purse: (old) $140.00

Happy Fashion.

Karla

SONY DSC

Top: Ann Taylor // Purchased at Goodwill

SONY DSC

Blazer: H&M

SONY DSC

Jeans: Gap Legging Jeans

SONY DSC

Totally caught off guard! Purse: Coach // Purchased at ww.coach.com

SONY DSC

Shoes: BCBG Paris Dorran Paris Pump// Purchased at http://www.dsw.com

SONY DSC

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

Rushing out the door

SONY DSC

Hello Loves!

This is that outfit, when you are in a total rush and you just throw things together. I have been on a rush today, so not too many words. The shoes are very old, I bought them in my junior year of high school O_O I know! I updated them by purchasing new shoe laces from American Apparel. Hope you like 🙂 Gotta go.

Total Cost of Outfit: $108.00

  • Dress $19.99
  • Shoes: $50.00 ( very old)
  • Shoe laces: $8.00
  • Pantyhose: $3.00

Happy Fashion!

Karla

SONY DSC

Dress: Urban Outfitters// Purchase at http://www.urbanoutfitters.com ( purchased last year)

SONY DSC

Pantyhose: DKNY

SONY DSC

Shoes: Tahari ( oxford booties) Shoe Laces: American Apparel // http://www.americanapparel.com

SONY DSC

Purse: Coach // http://www.coach.com

SONY DSC

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13275187/?claim=56fgqnydmsn”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

Mustard + Oxblood = So Cool & Oh, So Fall.

SONY DSC

Hello Loves!

It was actually a chilly day in South Florida today. Ok, so we’ve had a few chilly days here and there but I wore a sweater today so it counts!LOL.

I can’t gush enough about this gorgeous sweater I bought at Goodwill the other day. It’s sooooo pretty and the color is just amazing! I decided to pair the sweater with these very chic faux-suede/cord legging jeans from the gap that I also happened to have bought at Goodwill (actually, come to think of it, the whole outfit was thrifted with the exception of the bag). The shoes were featured on thrifted rags a few weeks ago, check here. I just love the combination of mustard yellow with oxblood/burgundy. I wish you could see the color better but unfortunately I am still having camera issues.

Total Cost of Outfit: $25.00

  • Sweater: $3.00
  • Legging jeans: $2.00
  • Shoes $20.00
Sweater, purchased at Goodwill. No tag.

Bag – Coach Tote

Legging Jeans - Gap.

Legging Jeans – Gap.

 

Shoes, Steve Madden

Shoes, Steve Madden

 

Hopefully you can see the color of the jeans

Hopefully, you can see the color of the jeans here.

Sweater, purchased at Goodwill. No tag.

Sweater, purchased at Goodwill. No tag.

 

Happy Fashion.

Karla

Sometimes, you just gotta let the shoes do all the talking

SONY DSC

Top: Mango

SONY DSC

Pants: Gap Outlet, “Ultra Skinny”

My boyfriend and I have VERY different taste. His style is very subtle, “tranquil” with a hint of color. That is the best way I can describe his style, lol. Mine, it’s more like all over the place. I do not stick to one color, trend, shade, style “type”; I just go with whatever mood I happy to be on that particular day.

Every night, I prep my clothes for the next day because this saves me a lot of time in the morning. I normally try things on, to make sure they fit or look like how I want it too ( since I plan outfits in my head, sometime it looks better in my head loll). I walked out of the closet and I ask my boyfriend ( expect a reaffirmation that the outfit is ok for work) “What do you think aboutthis for work tomorrow?” Now, I only asked because I like his second opinion when it comes to work. I work at a real estate office and although it is usually only me in the office, I want to make sure that my outfit isn’t “too much” for work, since I can get carried away sometimes, lol lol. He looked at me from head to toe and said, “the shoes are too much; it looks like you’re going out, out” ( his words I promise) Man was I disappointed for half a second. I then replied, ” the shirt is appropriate and so  the shirt, I’m wearing the darn shoes.” He then said, “well, I think the shoes are too much.” As I walked away, I turned and said, ” sometimes, you just have to let the shoes do all the talking.” Ha! I wore the darn shoes and the necklace to boot. It was a casual Thursday, the day before Halloween if I may add, why not?

Total Cost of this outfit: $258

  • Top $11.00 (On Sale)
  • Pants $25.00 (On Sale)
  • Shoes $82.00 (On Sale)
  • Bag $140 (On Sale)*
SONY DSC

Shoes: Steve Madden Bag: Coach

*keep in mind I bought this bag about 2 to 3 years ago.

Happy Fashion.

Karla

Boyfriend shorts + shirt = Chic girlfriend.

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

So, we are all very well aware of the boyfriend jeans and the boyfriend shirts, but what about the boyfriend shorts?! Yes, I rocked my destroyed boyfriend shorts and loved every minute of it. Isn’t it just comfortable to just be able to wear nice looking loose fitted clothing? It just feels so relaxing and for some reason I feel sexy wearing my loose fitting clothing. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I feel comfortable. The shirt is also a “boyfriend shirt” which I must admit is adorable. It is a white on white stripe collar shirt, and the opposite white stripe is almost nude. Definitely my summer favorite shirt at the moment.

In order to make the outfit chic, I added these gorgeous platform pumps (suede) that I recently bought at goodwill, brand new by the way, for only $8.00 bucks! Score! The boyfriend shorts were also bought at goodwill for $5 and the shirt I bought at the gap on sale for $11.99. The whole outfit ( not including the bag) cost $25.00. That’s what I call chic and cheap 🙂

My tote was part of my outfit by default because I was running errands and this is the bag I carry my life in. I carry soooo many things in this bag that I find myself only wearing with this bag. It’s a coach by the way and I bought it about a year ago.

Talk to y’all very soon!

P.S. I have been thinking of having a “thrift finds” section on my blog. Leave feedback below if is something you would like to be interested in reading. Thanks and much love.

Shorts @ American Eagle via thrifted
Shirt @ Gap
Shoes @ Steve Madden via thrifted
Tote @ Coach

Happy Fashion

Karla

Festival Season

SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSC

I love festival season !

Yes, I know that kicked off a few months ago. I would like to think that Miami kicks it off with Ultra Festival ( but that’s only because I am biased to my city he he ^_^). This weekend New York City is in full gear with their festival, Governors Ball. Although, I wish I was there right now, I honestly can’t complain. I was a few weeks ago at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama and I must say, “IT WAS EVERYTHING!” I love music almost as much as I love breathing!

However, what I love about festivals ( besides the music of course) is the fashion. Yes, I love the shorts, the crop tops, the dresses, the pants ( or not pants lol) the shoes, the floral headbands etc…

This look is inspired by music festivals. I bought this dress at urban outfitters and from the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew that this dress was perfect for music festivals. Although, it is long sleeve it is sheer so it’s not like you are going to be hot. It is a short dress, but I am 5’3 so it’s perfect for my height. I matched the dress with these Di Marni gladiator chunky heels and a coach drawstring bag. The hat was just an extra added accessory to beat the sun.

I will compile on my next blog post a few of my outfits to my recent music festivals along with photos from the different events.

dress purchased @urbanoutfitters.com
Shoes thrifted
bag purchased @coach.com

Happy Fashion