Victorian Blouse + Midi Pencil Skirt = Monochromatic Outfit

If you notice carefully on my photos, you will notice that this week my makeup is much different. I’m a total basic bitch when it come to my makeup because I suck at it. I also like a more natural look AND when I do happen to play around with shadow, I hate the way it looks. Truth be told, I learned how to PUT ON makeup at 22 (thank god for YouTube tutorials). I say, “put on” because I wasn’t slaying. I was doing enough so that I wouldn’t look ridiculous but I don’t even think I put on concealer and don’t even get me started on “contouring.” I figured out what that was at 27 and the way I “blend” my contour might make Youtube Makeup Vloggers cringe.  I have so much respect for Youtube Makeup Vloggers and makeup artist; applying makeup ain’t easy.

Today’s smoking eye was inspired by Halloween costume. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll know I was Morticia Addams this year. I struggled with doing her contoured cheekbones but I think I did a decent job. The smoky eye was not a hassle and I loved the way it turned out. I figured I would recreate the look once again but with my normal foundation. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the way my smokey eye turned out.

Outfit Details

I have this slight obsession with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. I just like the grace that she exudes in all of her photos and outfits. While I cannot afford any of her outfits, I can sure replicate them so today I decided to replicate her signature, “messy bun.” I thought today would be the perfect day to recreate the messy bun since I have a blow-out. While I don’t think the Duchess has worn an outfit similar to mine, I think it might be “royal approved.” I have to say, I felt like a royal in this outfit but what put it over the top to me was the messy bun. I see why the Duchess wears this hairstyle often, it’s very easy to pull off especially when you are running late.

This victorian style shirt really set the tone for this outfit. I wanted a monochromatic outfit and since it’s officially chilly outside, I choose this wool skirt. The pencil skirt and shoulder padded top created the perfect silhouette that gave this look a #tbt moment to the 1940’s. Let’s take a moment to talk about this top. The romanticism of the Victorian era is something to really appreciate and this top pays homage to that era in a totally re-inspired way. While this is totally a vintage piece by today’s standards, this top is still relevant today. This top is truly a timeless piece and a staple in any closet. The skirt is a beautiful French Connection wool skirt that is also a few years old but we all know fashion is recyclable so you wouldn’t be able to tell that this skirt is not from this season. I complete this monochromatic outfit by pairing it with a pair of dark beige patent leather heels and a faux-ostrich clutch.

*Full Disclosure* This outfit was 100% thrifted. 


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Vintage Joanie Char Blouses San Francisco, Splurge here

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French Connection Wool Skirt, similar here 

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Peek-a-boo moment

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Nine West Heels, similar here and Faux-Ostrich bag, similar here

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Vintage Joanie Char Blouses San Francisco, Steal here

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T H R E E M I X – DENIM SKIRT

As I mentioned on my previous post, this denim skirt has been my favorite summer piece. I have worn this skirt a million times but here are the three ways, I have blogged about it thus far.The great thing about denim, whether it be jeans, shorts, shirt or a skirt, is that it is very versatile. Denim can be dressed either up or down, the trick is knowing: knowing how to.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Top: French Connection// Skirt: Gap// Shoes: Candies

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Top & Skirt: Gap// Shoes: Vince Camuto

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Top: Forever 21// Skirt: Gap// Shoes: Shoedazzle

Crop Tops & Pencil Skirts

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Pencil Skirts. They can be sexy, feminine, trendy, & chic all at the same time. I bought this pencil skirt at the Gap last summer (14′) for  $9.97 on Clearance. I still can’t believe that I am just getting around to wearing it. I love the distress look of the skirt and this was probably why I was sold on it ( besides the fact that it fits very nice 🙂 ). Anyway, I decided to wear it with this “vintage” French Connection crop-top I bought at Goodwill. I say vintage because believe it or not, this top is from the nineties; this why they say that fashion is recyclable. I kept it chic by wearing my lace up heels – hello x-mas present. I have a feeling that I will be wearing these shoes all year long!

P.S. – I got a new Hair Cut >.<

Outfit Total: $48.97

  • Top: $3.00
  • Skirt: 9.97
  • Shoes: $35.00

Happy Fashion.

Karla

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Top: French Connection

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Skirt: The Gap

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Sunglasses: The Gap

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Shoes: Candies