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
So, I basically live in thrift stores. At my local thrift store, everyone and I mean everyone in the store knows me as the frequent buyer. I drive around this city looking for the best thrift stores and I do not shy away from the most “suspect” looking shops. I love bargain shopping and I am not afraid to dig in. Back in November, our local church hosted a “Carnival” ( more like a fair) and every year they have a used clothing store. The prices range from $1.00 – $5.00, depending on the item that you are purchasing. Of course, this is the first place I checkout before I even stuff myself with elephant ears, cotton candy and the local cuisine. When I stepped in I saw the usual, shoes, shirts, dresses etc… I noticed that they had a sign that read ” Wall items $1.00″ racks “$2.00”. I dove right into the “wall section” where of course everything was one dollar. As I looked through the racks of clothing hanging on the wall, I noticed this camel wool coat hanging. I immediately pulled it out ( my heart might have stopped beating for a few seconds) and tried it on. It fit exactly how I had wanted it! I checked it for stains, smells, defects and knew right away it was MINE. As I went to check out, I still could not believe that one of falls “it” item was going to be in my closet, for a whopping $1.00! As you can see, yes, thrift store shoppings does pay off.
Scarf: Merona by Target
Coat: No Brand // Shoes: Just Fab
Top: Banana Republic // Jeans: H&M
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and that you spent it with the people you love the most and that you got everything you wished for. I was out of town for Christmas and decided to dedicate my entire time there to my family. Therefore, I am sorry I am late posting my Christmas outfit but I really love to enjoy the holidays.
This is the Altuzarra dress from the Target Collaboration. I waited so long to wear this dress because I knew it would be perfect. There is something so cheerful about the birds that remind me of Christmas. The dress was featured with closed ankle straps and that thick belt on the waist. I knew I wanted to wear similar shoes but I really didn’t like the belt. So, I scourged the internet for the perfect belt and I found this one. I loved the gold accents of the belt and it looked lovely with the birds.
Dress: Altuzarra for Target
Shoes: Steve Madden
Purse: Purchased at Goodwill
Ok, so I think that lately i have been slightly obsessed with animal print. Not sure why, but i have been in the mood to wear EVERYTHING animal print ha ha ha. I think it might my inner animal instinct.
The top is a gorgeous vest I found at goodwill and decided to pair it with this pencil skirt because the top is subtle yet it adds an element of surprise to the whole outfit. I know, less is more but this just looks smoking together! I’ve added a picture below of the vest so that you can see the details better. I can’t wait to pair the vest with a pair of olive green pants and perhaps a pair of nude pumps, to give it that military flare?! The skirt you might recognize from the Target and Altuzarra collection and it is as pretty as it is in the pictures. I just the slit on the skirt; however; let’s not talk about my much needed tan! And I live in Florida! lol.
Total Cost Of Outfit: $37.54
- Top: $2.00
- Skirt: $10.54 ( On Clearance!)
- Shoes: $20.00 (old)
- Sunglass: $5.00
Skirt: Altuzara & Target Collab
Vest ( worn as top): Andrea Jovine
Shoes: Rock & Republic
Sunglasses: knock-off version of Tom Fords, I’m pretty sure. Purchased at the flea market.
The gorgeous details of the vest!
Target Midi Dress
Today I bring you the midi dress I got at Target for $17.99 on clearance! Yes, ladies and gentlmen off the rack ( if we can say this considering target’s clothes are already cheap). I have to admit though, I did buy the dress about a size too big but it was the last one and I just couldn’t help myself; besides, it doesn’t fit too big so I’ll have it taken in. This is a very comfortable dress and I am surprised I did not see it before; either way, I am glad I didn’t because I got it for a very small amount. I also splurged on another few items while at Target. I was able to find the python pencil skirt from the Altuzarra collection for $10.58 and the sheer bow tie top for $8.99 ( score)!
Fall Colors paired nicely with florals.
I had been on the hunt for the perfect Midi dress and this one fit the bill. I love the material of the dress, it’s not “bandage” where it hugs every nook and cranny that you want to hide, it actually hugs your curves and hides the “love handles” lol. The print is the second reason why I wanted this dress. I love a good floral print and I love it even more if I can wear the print and/or piece year round. I accessorized with a pair of oxblood shoes because I wanted that color to stand out from the floral print and paired it with a nice blush bag. I kept the jewelry to a minimum because you don’t really much when the dress is this gorgeous.
Total cost of this outfit: $122.99
- Dress $17.99
- Shoes $20.00 (On Sale)
- Bag: $80 (On Sale)
- Sunglasses: $5.00
Coach Python Bag//Rock & Republic Heels.
Today it’s all about color blocking and adding that pop of color. This outfit is one of my “splurge”pieces; however, “splurge” means a lot of different things to different people so I’ll explain. I bought this dress at the Gap and from the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew I had to have it so I did. The dress though was $79.95 and that is waaaaaay more than I could spend on one single item. I know, I know….quality over quantity but $80 for a dress is a lot for a college student on a part-time job and budget. Luckily enough though I was able to get this dress half off, so that was my splurge 😉 I love this dress because the “flare” is actually structure, meaning ( if I could explain myself) the flare part will remain “puffy” because of the way it was sewn. So it naturally has that pretty flare. The second thing I loved about this dress is that it makes you look slimming and it really gives your body a nice “hourglass” shape. The fact that it is structured at the top and flared at the bottom really gives it that illusion of a much slimmer tummy. The third and final thing I loved about this dress, the fabric. It is a really nice and thick fabric that will keep you cozy; you can easily transition from fall to winter maybe even to spring but after that to storage. This is way to hot for those hot, muggy and humid summer days.
Total Cost of this outfit: $209.50
- Dress $39.50 ( Promotion)
- Shoes $20.00 (On Sale)
- Bag: $140.00 (On Sale)
- Necklace $10.00 (Promotion)
Guest Starring, Sir Teddy.
Color blocking from head to toe! Dress: GAP
Shoes: Target//Bag: Coach//Necklace: Macy’s