Nothing compares to the steamy rush of humidity sucking the life out of your skin, hair and lungs as soon as you step outside in Miami. If you’re not a native you hate it. If you are a native you probably are use to it, love it or the latter. In my case, I love it. Sure, I look like medusa within two minutes of being outside but I’ll take humidity and heat before shoveling snow any day. This summer has been so steamy, I have opted for dresses, skirts and shorts all summer long. The thought of having sweat drip down my legs and into my jeans is just uncomfortable and down right disgusting.
Today’s look is something sweet and simple to get you through this Friday. This skirt is from the Jason Wu collabortaion with Target. I did not buy this item when the collaboration came out; rather, I got very lucky at the thrift store. I happen to have stumbled across this gorgeous piece (w/ tags) at my local Goodwill.
So cheers to a simple outfit with a retro twist & happy weekend!
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Jason Wu for Target
Today, I borrowed a few tips from the boys. I love menswear – the suits, the jackets, the blazers, the pants, the shoes…I can go on and on. The top really inspired this look because the bow really makes it seems as if I were wearing a tie as opposed to a knot made on the shirt. Once I put the top on and made the bow, I knew that I was going to be wearing my high-waisted gingham pants. It is the perfect piece to wear with this gorgeous top. This is a nice subtle yet chic way of borrowing pieces from the boys without looking too masculine. I kept the outfit simple by wearing black heels, a black clutch & a black coat ( it’s been chilly). In order to give it that extra “POW” I side swept my curls and wore a bold red lip.
I love how this outfit came out nicely because it reminds me of the 50’s – back when women wore high-waisted pants, gorgeous hair and red lips. The pants look extremely slimming and the top is just the perfect piece that really makes this outfit standout. I recently purchased this top from Loft by Ann Taylor ( outlet ) as they were having a huge sale. The pants are also from Ann Taylor but these were purchased at goodwill and I have a feeling these probably date back a few years.
Outfit total: $50.00 (<- A complete coincidence lol)
- Top: $18.00
- Pants: $3.00
- Shoes: $25.00
- Clutch: $4.00
Top: Loft by Ann Taylor
Pants: Ann Taylor *purchased at Goodwill
Shoes: Forever 21
Some of you might know that I live in Miami, FL. Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, culture, the cuban sandwich & the cuban coffee, along with its rich history and ties to Latin America. Many know it for its beautiful weather so me saying that its cold, probably gave a lot of you a laugh, but seriously it was cold today. I wasn’t built for the cold weather. I love the warmth of the sun and love our endless summers. However, mother nature decided to blow cold air for us today and it is cold; at least for this warm blooded mammal lol.
Since it was a cold day today, I opted for the basics. I put on my boyfriend jeans, with a plain white v-neck, booties and a nice warm coat. I added the necklace just as a statement piece and of course red lips ( I love a good bold lipstick).
Total Cost of Outfit: $122.97
- Top: $5.00
- Jeans: $9.97
- Shoes: $100.00
- Coat: $6.00
- Purse/Clutch: $2.00
Jeans: Gap Boyfriend Jeans
Boots: Sam Edelman // Purchase at http://www.zappos.com // Purse/Clutch: Koret Vintage //purchased at Goodwill.
Happy Wednesday and I hope ( for those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving) you have already finished your Thanksgiving Shopping. Today’s blog post is dedicated to this beautiful oxblood dress I bought about a year ago at Loehmans. I got an excellent deal on it since the store was closing. I wanted to add to the edginess of the dress so I added my leopard heels, although, I seriously need to stop wearing these ( but I can’t!). I added a nice matching lip and a beautiful fur coat that I thrifted not too long ago.
Total outfit Cost: $116
- Dress: $26.00 (On Clearance originally $198!)
- Shoes: $86.00 (On Sale)
- Coat: $4.00
Dress: W118 By Walter Baker
Shoes: Steve Madden
Coat: No label// Purchased at Goodwill
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
Bag – Coach Tote
Legging Jeans – Gap.
Shoes, Steve Madden
Hopefully, you can see the color of the jeans here.
Sweater, purchased at Goodwill. No tag.