Channeling my dark side
Last week I was in a particularly dark mood, well not really in terms of my mood but inspired by a post I did about 4 years ago at an Agent Provocateur fashion show when I wore an all black ensemble with black lipstick. Weird, but many times when I need inspiration I just look back at my older posts and I always find something and I haven’t sported a dark lip in a while so that was the inspiration. I didn’t want to go all black on this day despite having an important meeting to attend but I still wanted to stick with the idea so I wore a deep shade of purple lipstick, smokey eyes, and a Betsey Johnson jacket and dress combo. “When all else fails resort to Betsey” my friend Andrea would say..and because most of my clothes were in boxes because I was moving…I went with it. My leather purse was also Betsey, go figure. I kept my accessories light as always and went with some silver rings and my favorite black fluorescent Tarina Tarantino skull studs. I also went with my Christian Louboutin booties that have been collecting dust since I bought them because I was waiting for the perfect opportunity. This was definitely it. They matched my outfit perfectly!
I have this jacket in a Marilyn print as well. I just love it so much I must have it in many color ways. I love that wearing this one with the dress isn’t overkill. Such great colors!Of course I had to belt it. I belt everything. I like to accentuate the waist.
My Betsey Johnson purse has become my favorite go-to item as well. It just matches most of what I wear on a regular day basis. Her leather bags really hold up well. I’ve had many of mine for years and they are still in pristine condition.
How amazing are these Christian Louboutin booties!!! Not sure why I haven’t utilized them since I got them but I must be on drugs. I will definitely bust out these bad boys some more
Winter’s coming but it feels like Spring
It has been quite a while since I have done an outfit post but I have been way too busy lately, so busy that I haven’t had much time to even post at all. Alas I was off today for Thanksgiving and decided to wear a dress I recently found at a thrift store that my mom ended up taking pics of while we were taking a stroll around my old neighborhood. I have been dying to wear this wool plaid dress. It reminds me of something Vivian Westwood would create but it is actually by Kal Kaur Rai. I couldn’t believe I found such a statement piece here at a local thrift store in the Bronx but I am not complaining. It only cost me $7.50! I probably should have saved it for fashion week but decided every week is fashion week in my life, I am sure I will cook something up when it’s time to cross that bridge. Anyway, it was beautiful outside. The leaves were falling from the trees but it felt like the beginning of spring. I was able to walk around without my jacket for most of the day until the evening when the sun started to set. I wanted to channel the punk rock style of the 70s with a 50s touch. I love to clash eras and create outfits that work. Leather, plaid, and studs are all signature staples of punk rock style and since my dress reminded me of the queen of punk fashion Vivian Westwood, it felt oh-so-right to pair it with my Christian Louboutin spiked pumps, Agent Provocateur gloves, and Betsey Johnson studded purse. I also wore cuban heel hosiery by Leg Avenue. All in all, It was an all around win and if it got too cold, I carried my scape by Theresa Dapra and my buckle boots by Steve Madden. I always like to carry an extra pair of shoes. My friends make fun of me because they say I change from heels to heels lol. I had to bring my boots because my shoes were open toe and we all know those type of shoes are meant for spring/summer but I didn’t care. Cheers to being fashionable and comfortable on a beautiful day like this one.
Power Shoulder Jacket by Super Trash. Gloves by Agent Provocateur.
Scape by Theresa Dapra. It can be molded into a hood.
I love the shape of this dress. It has so much character.
Love that these stockings match my skin tone. It is only because I become so pale during fall/winter lol.
back seams and studded CL heels
NYFW: Chromat SS14
This dress is definitely a statement piece! Karen Millen has designed most of my best dresses. This one is like nothing I have ever seen or ever owned until now. I love the pleated skirt and sheer sleeves.
The pattern is consistent through the back of the dress as well.
To compliment the dress I gave myself a metallic smokey eye and painted my nails in OPI’s “Peace and Love” color which shines of purple and teal. It is such an incredible color.
To accessorize the dress, I wore some silver gems and a simple black Kate Spade purse.
For shoes I wore these Zara pumps. I was going to wear a boot with a clear heel but they looked weird so I just went with these.
NBA2k13 Party at 40/40
I wanted to be simple and chic in a little black dress. This one is by Stop Staring.
My stockings are by Agent Provocateur and my satchel is by Betsey Johnson. I wish I knew who made my shoes as they say “Made in Italy” but that is still a mystery.
Dress for success!
What I wore today
These are photos of me after the shoot so I still had the makeup on. The makeup artist did a great job aside from being totally awesome and extremely funny. You can tell its different from my normal way of doing makeup but I love it. It’s a soft cat-eye.
Fashion on a budget: Mandee!
y hat was $12.00 and my shoes were buy one get one %50 off! I ended up getting these pom pom pumps for $15!
While skimming through my favorite section, the saleeee section, I found this awesome dress coat! It reminds me so much of something Betsey Johnson would make that I couldnt resist buying it! I love the print and the price, just $24.99 because it was 50% off!
Finally something I can wear with these damn CL pumps!