Red Denim Jacket + Leopard Dress

Hey loves! A quick blog post today! Here’s the run down of what I’ve been up to.

  • I’ve finally started listing more items on eBay, so check my store out https://www.ebay.com/usr/rechycd7.
  • In keeping up with my New Years resolution list, I finished my first book of the year, “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez and I am currently on my second book, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truma Copte.
  • I have worked out 6x a week, with the exception of last week; minor cold – blah.
  • I got a promotion at work! Woot woot.
  • I will start to blog more consistently – honestly, I haven’t been in the mood because of the weather.

Outfit Details

I actually wore this out on 12.31.18 and I forgot to post this one. It happened to be slightly warm that day, so I was able to wear this denim jacket. I have been obsessed with denim my entire existence. Growing up, I had over 50 pairs of jeans and too many denim jackets. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to minimize this obsession by having jeans that I absolutely love and a denim jacket for every season. I’ve never had colored denim jackets, so this is a first. I bought this jacket at Goodwill and I couldn’t pass it up because one, it’s a denim jacket but two, it’s red. Red is my favorite color. Hence my obsession with red lips and my Ruby wedding ring. I didn’t know what I was going to wear it with but I bought it anyway.

I did not plan on wearing this jacket with this dress. I actually had the dress on at first and I was running out of the house and I needed a light jacket. I quickly scanned through  my closet and bam, thought it looked good. Honestly, never considered wearing brown with red and beige, but it worked. I didn’t care a bag with me that day because truth be told, these days my wallet consists of an aluminum tin card holder; here.

Till next time, #positivevibesonly and Happy Fashion – Karla

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Silk Wrap Blouse + Velvet Culottes

Fashion Rule: If you’re 5’4″ and under, NEVER wear Culottes, A-line Skirts or anything that stops right above your ankles.  Rules are meant to be broken.

There’s this huge misconception in the fashion world that people under 5’4″ should avoid clothing that stops at our ankles because it will make us look short or as if the “outfit is wearing us.” While, this is true. If done right, you CAN wear such pieces if you’re 5’4″ and under; you just need to know how to do it. I’m no expert, believe me. However, speaking as someone that happens to be 5’4″, I know all too well about what works and what doesn’t. Whenever I do wear pieces that sit just above my ankles, I usually do the following:

  1. I make sure the skirt/pants sit right above my waist and tuck the blouse in.
  2. Since I’m small chested, I can get away with blouses that have ruffles etc. but I make sure that the design doesn’t swallow my waist as this is the area that I want to accentuate.  However, I usually stick to a top that’s fitted and that I can easily tuck in.
  3. I usually wear pumps/stilettos and avoid shoes that wrap around my ankles. I never wear boots because it really does shrink me. However, I have seen short women pull this off effortlessly; it just doesn’t work for me.
  4. Avoid things that will make me look frumpy and shorter than what I really am.

However, I will say this: YOU have to know your body – what works and what doesn’t. In the end, wear whatever the hell makes you happy! 

“Fashion is about dressing according to what is fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” – Oscar De La Renta


Outfit Details

Now that we’re done breaking rules, let’s talk about today’s outfit. That top was actually a steal because I bought it at Goodwill for $3.49 BRAND NEW WITH TAGS. (My gut feeling tells me that this was purchased from The Limited’s liquidation sale from last year and since items were final sale and you could not return them, the buyer donated it to Goodwill. Why do I think that? There were a ton of The Limited items at Goodwill that day, lol.) Anyway, back to the outfit.  Originally when I purchased it, I thought I was going to wear it with jeans but when I saw my velvet culottes, mind changed. I love playing with different textures and patterns and mixing these two together really made the outfit stand out. This top is the perfect cocktail dress replacement. You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort because you can still be a standout with this piece.

I’m a huge fan of navy and black combination and this was the perfect outfit to mix those two colors with. I accessorized with a black and pink clutch; I just loved the pop of color. The shoes were another steal: $1.39 at the Goodwill Outlet O_O BRAND NEW! These were the perfect evening shoes for the perfect evening and I didn’t have to sacrifice comfort.


 

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The Gap Velvet Culottes, similar here STEAL!

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The Limited Blouse, similar here steal!

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JR Kitten Heels, similar here and similar evening clutch here

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The Limited Blouse, similar here SPLURGE

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THE UTILITY VEST

Utility jackets often symbolize men fishing in the wilderness or camping. They rarely make a statement piece of let alone a fashion statement piece. Today, I am giving the utility jacket new life and masking the “men on fishing boats” with a pair of skinny jeans, heels and some “oh-so” very cool sunnies. I wanted to keep the “gone fishing” look glamours! The results? Urban chic without the smelly stench.

Thrifted Details:

  • Utility Jacket: $4.00
  • Clutch: $3.00

Total: $7.00

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Jacket & Clutch: Zara

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Shoes: Shoedazzle

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Top: H&M

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Jeans: Gap

THIS IS FALL IN MIAMI

Fall in Miami, means Spring. It rains a lot. I can’t wear the boots or coats or scarves because it is still hot and humid. This is my version of fall. Darker coolers but with cooler articles of clothing.

This outfit is one of my favorite so far because I only paid,drum roll please….. $18.00 for this ENTIRE outfit! I bought this entire outfit at my local thrift store (Goodwill) and boy was it good to me. The shoes and clutch were brand new. The dress looks brand new but for the cost, it was certainly well worth the money I paid.

Outfit Total: $18.00

  • Dress: $2.50
  • Shoes: $10.00
  • Clutch: $6.00

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA

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SHOES: DOLLHOUSE

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BAG: ORANGE CARAMEL

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