SPARKLES + EMBELLISHED TOP

This is one of those “love at first sight” moments. I found this top at the thrift store last fall and I am now coming around to posting about it. The beading, the structure and the detailing of the top is reminiscent to Balmain (to me anyway). This is definitely one of those show stopping and outfit popping pieces. The “skirt” or bottom piece that paired this top with is actually a dress with a chiffon top piece. Since the top of the dress is “layer-able” I decided to wear the top with the dress. Next time though, I think I am going to rock this top with jeans and a bra underneath.

This entire outfit was purchased at a thrift store, so needless to say, this is one of those Cheap + Chic closet moments of mine.

Thrifted Details:

  • Top: $3.00
  • Dress (“leather skirt”): $4.50
  • Shoes: $20.00

Total: $27.50

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Top: Vintage

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Shoes: Dolce Vita

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Dress or “Skirt”: Zara

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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

FRINGE VEST + BELL BOTTOMS = THAT’S SO 70’S

Today I am bringing back the 70’s. The seventies have been all the rave this season and I must say I am happy it is because I L-O-V-E bellbottoms. I am bell swinging, fringe rocking and curl waving myself around town with this fabulous look. This entire look was purchased at my local Goodwill for $28 and I must say, there is nothing cheap-looking about my outfit.

Thrifted Details:

  • Top: $3.00
  • Jeans: $2.50
  • Shoes: $20.00
  • Vest: $2.00
  • Total: $27.50

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Top: JCrew

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Jeans: Gap

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Purse: Coach // Shoes: Steve Madden

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Fringe Vest: J&A Leathers

SUMMER’S ENDING

Summer is officially over tomorrow, except not for Florida. As a matter of fact, it seems like its spring here with all the afternoon thunderstorms. This outfit is my last goodbye to Summer. I had to wear my favorite summer piece, this skirt. This is definitely a show stopper and a compliment magnet. The last time I wore this shirt I wore it with a white top and pink heels. This time around, I wanted the look to be a bit more casual. I combined it with this gorgeous (and cheap) top and these floral heels.

Thrifted Items:

  • Top: $1.00

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Top: Thrifted

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Birds of a feather, flock together. 

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Skirt: Romwe

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Shoes: Steve Madden

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Sweet Summer Treats

Summer is almost over and I am just about ready to change my wardrobe from light to darker shades. This is actually the most I am able to do because I live in Florida and that means, summer never really ends. I bough this beautiful chambray dress at a thrift store the other day and I fell in love with it.

Outfit total ( thrifted items):

  • Dress: $10.00 ( brand new )

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Dress: Express

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Shoes: Shoedazzle

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Posing around with Marilyn Monroe

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Shade: Olsenboye

Mean Mugging with Art

So for my next few posts, I figure I go around this wonderful city taking photos of all the amazing graffiti around. For this week, I happen to be matching with this “mean mugging lady” so I thought, why not copy her mean mugging look. I say, I nailed my mean face.

The Outfit

This dress actually happens to be one of my favorite thrift finds. I must say, the fit, the cut and the price ($3.00) were all too wonderful to pass up. I’ve worn this dress before with different shoes and a blazer BUT I did wear the same clutch. Aside from the fact that I love the fit of this dress, I like the fact that it is definitely a transitional piece. I can wear this dress for all seasons because the colors scream: Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter.

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Shoes: BCBG

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Dress: Maeve // Purchased @ Goodwill

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Clutch: Zara

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Weekend Adventures

I have to admit but this was one of my favorite shoots! I technically broke the law for this shoot but that depends from what law or legal stand point you are looking at this from. However, the important part is that I was able to take these amazing photos at this amazing location.

The outfit details are simple. Black pants, striped pants and black loafers. The top was thrifted and it was only $4.50 (score).

Enjoy them!

Happy Fashion,

Karla.

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Top: Purchased at Goodwill // No Brand

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Pants: Gap

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Shoes: Gap

CUTE AS A BOW

This has got to be the perfect summer top. It’s a wrap around top that when around around my waist, it creates the cutest bow on the back. It’s also cotton, gingham, and it reminds me of romantic picnics. I bought this top at a thrift store (Goodwill) a fews months back and it was only $3.00. Talk about money well spent.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Top: DKNY

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Skirt: American Apparel 

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Shoes: Shoedazzle

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Clutch: Gap

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Cute as a Bow

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N E O N to brighten the day

I have been trying to get my life in order these past few days, so blogging has taken back seat ( a continuance ). But, I am slowly going to try to get back to it. I have been spending a lot of time at home lately, since I no longer have school to keep me busy. I am trying to find a job to no avail ( no surprise ) while trying to figure out my next step. Things can get a little complicated when you are taken out of routine. However, change is good and I look forward to getting my life back in order.

Anyway, about this look.

This denim skirt is one of my go-to pieces for summer. It’s comfortable, chic and versatile. For this look, I added a crop-top, neon heels and a high ponytail. It’s the perfect summer look without looking over-the-top and staying cool.

Happy Fashion,

Karla

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Top: Forever 21

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Skirt: Gap

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Shoes: Shoedazzle // thrifted

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Like, Beyoncé (feelin’ myself)

Linen – Summer’s Best Friend #OOTD

Summers favorite fabric?! Linen of course!

I have a special kind of love for linen because it can make you feel naked and cool even in the most treacherous weather conditions. This is a lovely linen dress I scored at  Goodwill for like $3.00 (totally winning) and it is completely vintage but oh-so cool ( in every meaning of the word).

I actually “styled” my hair – more like twist it to the side and called it an up-do –  but to my defense it actually does look style. I wanted to wear my leopard heels with this so bad because I just love leopard and burgundy. I added burgundy lips to match and of course my super sleek sunglasses to match.

Hope ya’ll digs.

Outfit Total ( shoes not included) : $6.00

  • Dress: $3.00
  • Clutch: $3.00
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Dress, purchased at Goodwill

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err, bad tan lines

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Details, belt included with the dress

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Shoes: Steve Madden // Clutch: Rodo  – purchased at Goodwill

Happy Fashion,

Karla.