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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Hot Pink Moto Jacket + Victoria Beckham for Target Fuchsia Trousers = Monochromatic

I’m the Pink Panther’s doppelgänger today, ok, not really but he’s got some serious competition. I know the hot pink might seem like a bit too much at first but I promise I didn’t look like the Pepto-bismol bottle and I did not blind anyone with this look.

Outfit Details

The thing about monochromatic outfits is that they are very daring, especially if you’re wearing very bright colors like I did. In order to balance such a strong color, I added a lighter shade of the same color and mixed in a different color for contrast. I know the rule is to stick with the same color in order to create that cohesive monochromatic look but rules were meant to be broken. The turtle neck underneath the coat was the perfect shade of pink in order to balance out the coat and pants and I wore a pair of black and pink python ankle straps and I kept the oversized floral lace clutch (worn last post) to finish the look. I kept the accessories to a minimum since I did not want any distractions to take away from this look.

Top: Gap, purchase at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: The Limited Wool Moto Jacket, Purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 /  Clutch: Jessica Simpson Floral Lace Oversized Clutch, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Thrifted total: $13.00


 

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Gap, ribbed turtleneck sweater, similar here

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Victoria Beckham for Target Hot Pink Trousers, Available here and here

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Steve Madden Python Black and Pink Suede Ankle Straps, similar here

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Jessica Simpson Lace and Floral Clutch, similar here

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The Limited, Sueded Moto Jacket, similar here and here

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