Tuxedo Dress = Office-to-Cocktail Dress

Happy Saturday!! This is like my first ever Saturday post and I might be posting on Saturday’s from time to time. Saturday’s are usually blog photo days so that’s why I typically don’t blog on Saturdays but today (the day this post is actually being written) is Thursday (shhh).

Outfit Details

Is this really a tuxedo dress? It’s actually a silk dress and it looks like a tuxedo, but is it a tuxedo? Doesn’t matter because I really love this dress. I purchased this at a Goodwill in Los Angeles over ago and I just around to wearing it. This was actually on the pricer side of thrifting because it was $12.99 ( I know lol) and it is a Trina Turk dress. This is actually the perfect office-to-cocktail dress. Considering it is the holiday season, I will be featuring the outfits that will take you from the office to cocktail hour. I accessorized this dress to a minimum since I needed to keep it professional for 8 hours. For cocktail hour a quick change of lip color and a pair of chandelier earrings can easily take you to cocktail hour. If you’re like me that carries a clutch inside their handbag, then you can pull your clutch out and leave your bag in the car. It’s that simple. No need to run home to change or even worse, change in the car.

Dress: Trina Turk $12.99 // Coat: Yeohlee $10.00 // Thrifted Total: $22.99


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Yeohlee Duster Coat, similar here

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Trina Turk Tuxedo Dress, similar here

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Winter Wool Coat: Herringbone Edition

The New Year came terribly cold and with that, all the winter gear had to be pulled. I realize after this shoot that I did not take photos of the dress that I was wearing and that is because it was too cold to do so. I’m sure they’ll be a next time, as I plan on wearing all of my sweater dresses.

Outfit Details

If I had to choose an article of clothing that I could only wear for the rest of my life, that would probably be dresses. I love wearing dresses all year long and I might have way too many in my closet. Today, I am featuring this wonderful houndstooth wool dress that I purchased at Goodwill. I honestly didn’t think this dress was going to be warm enough but it actually is. In order to keep cozy, I wore this beautiful herringbone coat I also purchased at Goodwill, with a plaid wool scarf and my suede OTK boots. I accessorized with a pair of velvet houndstooth gloves and my black Furla satchel. I love how the different fabric patterns blended beautifully creating a clean chic look for work and not one that is too busy for the eye.

Coat: Moda International, purchased at Goodwill: $10.00 / Dress: Worth New York, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Gloves: Cejon / Scarf: No brand / Shoes: Steve Madden / Purse: Furla Satchel purchased on Poshmark / Outfit total: $15.00


 

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Steve Madden Suede Slouch Boots, similar here

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Cejon Houndstooth Velvet Gloves, available here

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Moda International Herringbone Wool Coat, similar here

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No Brand Wool Scarf, similar here

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Worth New York Wool Dress, similar here

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The Band Jacket & The OTK Lace Up Boots

Is this the military jacket? Is it the officer’s jacket? Or the band jacket? Or captain’s jacket? I’ve seen this jacket called so many things that I don’t know what to call it but I’ll stick with band jacket since that is what came to mind, second to military jacket. These jackets have been everywhere and for good reason. They have such an edgy feel to them  and they will make anyone feel like a bad ass. I was actually fortunate enough to have found this (BNWT) one this weekend during my usual Goodwill “run”. This is actually a good thing because I was convincing myself into purchasing the Gap’s cropped band jacket. However, there was no way I was going to pay full retail for it; thank goodness for a little bit of luck and Goodwill.

Outfit Details

So automatically when I think of military/officer/band jacket I think of pairing it with boots. I didn’t want any ordinary boots because I’m no ordinary girl (flips hair lol) so I pulled out the OTK lace up boots from the artillery. Of course, I didn’t want this outfit to look like I actually belonged to a band or an army so I wore it with a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and my floppy fedora hat for an extra bit of flare. I did wear my fishnet socks with these boots because I wanted toe coverage (lacking a pedicure),  a matching gray lip and my black Furla satchel to complete this look.

Side Note: My husband said I looked like The Undertaker lol!

Blazer: The Loft, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: H&M $12.00 / Boots: Urban Original $30.00 / Bag: Furla, purchased on postmark: $60.00 / Hat: No Brand, Wool Floppy Fedora Hat: $2.00 /  Outfit total: $108.00


 

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Urban Original Over the Knee Lace Up Boots, available here

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Wool Floppy Hat, similar here

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Out from under Wide Fishnet Crew Sock, available here

 

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The Loft Band Jacket, similar available here

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Furla Satchel, similar here

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Cable Knit Turtleneck + Knit Skater Skirt

Outfit Details

This is one of those simple outfits I put together when I have to run out the door. It’s a nice casual look that makes it seem as if I put in a lot of effort when in reality I didn’t even try. I purchased this Gap skirt a few years back and it was still hanging in my closet with the tags on, shhh, don’t tell my husband. I bought this back when “skater/circle” skirts were all the rave and the Gap made one for their fall collection. I love these skirts because they have a youthful feel to them. The material and color makes it versatile enough for anyone in my age group to pull off. Since I am on the smaller scale, I tucked my sweater in and wore a pair of high heeled booties. I layered the look with a faux-leather moto jacket, a pair of black leggings and in order to tame the mane I wore a wool floppy fedora.

Skirt: Gap / Turtleneck: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jacket: Mine Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Bag: Furla Satchel, purchased on Poshmark, $60.00 / Hat: NO brand Floppy Fedora Hat, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Outfit total: $72.00


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Talbots Turtleneck, similar here

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Vince Camuto, similar here

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Gap cable Knit circle skirt, similar here

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Mine Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, similar here

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Furla Satchel Bag, similar here

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Wool Floppy Fedora, similar here

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