Happy New Year! #PositiveVibesOnly

Hey Everyone!  The holidays were very hectic and I had so much going on that I didn’t feel inspired to post. That’s when I knew I had to take some me time off; but I’m back. I wish everyone a HAPPY New Year and I wish you all, health, wealth and plenty of positive vibes. Now that the New Year is in full swing. Did you make any resolutions this year? If so, what are they? Let me know in the comment section below. My motto for 2019 is Positive Vibes Only. I’m a pretty optimistic person but somewhere along the shuffle I started to feel very negative. I don’t know if it’s because of the people that I have been associating myself with or what, but I have felt like a Debby Downer. For this year, I have a few goals ( not resolutions) that I want to accomplish and in order to achieve these goals, my motto this year, is #PositiveVibesOnly. In starting my #positivevibesonly I dyed my hair black. I have been wanting to dye my hair this color for YEARS but I never went for it because everyone told me that it would look “bad”, “awful”, and that it would “wash me out.” Keeping in mind that my natural hair color is dark brown -___- . This year, I said to hell with it and I dyed it black. I LOVE the outcome ! When in doubt, follow your gut and if it really does look bad, color it again, lol.

Outfit Details

The weather on New Years Eve was pretty terrible here. It was warm ( a first since I’ve lived here) gloomy and raining. A total downer BUT (#positivevibesonly) in some cultures rain is a sign of good luck, so I’m thinking it was the first sign of prosperity for 2019.

My hair inspired my New Years Eve outfit so I went full black, on black, on black. Wearing all black can be tricky as the color can wash out any details on your outfit if all the materials are the same. In order to avoid a total wash out, I paired this thrifted embellished vintage maxi skirt with this thrifted Ralph Lauren (BNWT) velvet side knot top. I accessorized with a pair of black suede ankle straps and a patent leather clutch. Unfortunately the gloomy weather made it difficult to photograph this outfit 😦 .

2019 New Years Goals

  • Read at least 12 books this year.
  • Lose the unnecessary pounds I’ve gained.
  • Take dance classes with the husband.
  • Start my online vintage resell store.
  • Blog consistently.

Skirt: Vintage, Goodwill: $4.00 // Top: Ralph Lauren, Goodwill: $4.00 // Thrifted Total: $8.00

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Happy Fashion and remember, #positivevibesonly. – Karla


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Ralph Lauren Bow Neck Halter Top, similar here

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Vintage Maxi Embellished Skirt, similar here

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The Tartan Blazer + Leather Pants

What’s the difference between tartan and plaid? I didn’t know, so I googled and I ended up more confused. However, I like the name tartan more than plaid to be honest AND when the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle wore a similar pattern coat (here) as my blazer, the Brits called it tartan. It’s a cool name, so I stuck with it.

Outfit Details

These are my beloved leather pants and it’s the first time I pull them out of the closet this season. I was going to wear them with this simple long t-shirt and these black boots. However, turns out it was colder outside than I expected and I was going to wear a sweater but something about this blazer looked cooler. I wanted the outfit to look more structured so I added this belt with it. I looked like a complete badass in this outfit and I loved it.

Blazer: Talbots, thrifted: $4.00 // Pants: Elizabeth and James, thrifted: $4.00 // Total: $8.00


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Talbots Tartan Blazer, similar here

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Elizabeth and James Addison Moto Pants, similar here

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J. Crew Patent Leather Belt, similar here

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The Gap booties, similar here

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