Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Girl from Colorado

Equipment Sisley Blouse

Equipment Sisley Blouse
Rebecca Taylor Tweed Pencil Skirt 
Alejandro Ingelmo Lucia Patent Pumps Chanel necklace, and Rock & Republic blazer

This outfit was all about making a skirt that seems appropriate for the office perfect for a night out on the town.  Tweed skirts and jackets are classics and often times they conjure up images of the ultimate tweed pieces designed by Chanel.  The beautiful blend of pink, black, and gray in this skirt is what led me to purchase it, as well as an overwhelming affection for pencil skirts.  Pencil skirts work well for women with hourglass figures and accentuate the waist and butt quite nicely.  You see Kim Kardashian wearing them a lot and she looks good in them.  I feel the same way about the pencil skirt.  It is demure in length, but not in fit.  This tweed one is not as form fitting as I had hoped, but the looseness works well for important work functions.  The way to make a pencil skirt work for night is to pair it with something ultra sexy and sheer like this silk chiffon blouse by Equipment.  You could also pair it with a slim corset and a blazer.  There are endless possibilities for styling a tweed pencil skirt.  A white button down makes it more appropriate for the office, but in the fashion blogging realm a sheer black silk chiffon shirt seems best.
Ankle Boots

Alaia Braided Suede Ankle Boots in Black
Ami Dans La Rue Cashmere Cropped Sweater in Merlot
A.L.C. Pleated Leather Skirt in Brown 
Chanel Pearl Sunglasses in Blue
These Alaia boots are one of my favorite pairs of black ankle boots.  I like black ankle boots a lot and I probably say that about every pair, but the leather braiding on these makes them unique and it doesn't hurt that the zipper has ALAIA emblazoned all over it.  I am all over that! These boots have a unique shape, maybe a fierce shape, that says don't walk all over me just because I am wearing a leather pleated schoolgirl skirt.  I may look sweet, but I can definitely kick your ass if needed.  The Chanel pearl sunglasses were part of the sweet and innocent look as well.  I fell for these hook, line, and sinker at the Chanel boutique in Las Vegas.  

Miu Miu Calf Hair Leopard Sandals


Miu Miu Calf Hair Leopard Sandals
Vince Leather Bandage Skirt in Black
Vince The Slouch Sweater in Black
I paired the skirt with a cropped metallic sweater.  This sweater got pretty lackluster reviews on Shopbop, but I am in love with it.  The material feels great against my skin.  Someone said exactly the opposite on Shopbop.  Gilt Groupe had its first ever Vince sale and I was eager to snag some pieces.  Most of the time Gilt has pieces for sale from past seasons, but this time they had current items from Vince.  I was ecstatic.  I compared prices with Shopbop and some other places and walked away with three different sweaters, this being one of them.  It is black metallic and slouchy, exactly what I wanted. 
What is great about having leopard heels and other funky shoes is that you don't need as much jewelry or other accessories to complete the look.  The leopard print heels do all the work for you.  I was lucky enough to snag these Miu Miu leopard calf-hair sandals from Neiman Marcus for a great price.  I have the Miu Miu leopard ankle boots in the same print, but I just couldn't resist a sale price for the sandals.
Skirt and tights

SWORD Novara Leather Motorcycle Jacket 
Abercrombie & Fitch White V-neck Sweater 
Free People Red Plaid/Buffalo Check Miniskirt 
Oliver Peoples Brown Sunglasses 
Danskin Black Tights 
Jimmy Choo Jedd Heels 
I like to add a pop of color to whatever outfit I am wearing and I thought the red skirt really did the trick with this outfit.  These Jimmy Choos are my current favorite pair of shoes. 
Business Skirt

Pleasure Doing Business 5 Band Brown and Gold Mini Skirt 
KAIN Label Crop Top Tee in White 
Yves Saint Laurent Woodstock Platform Sandals in Sandal
Today I am featuring this Pleasure Doing Business skirt that is available on Tea Leaf Clothing.  It is the first item I have ever had from the Pleasure Doing Business brand and I have to say that I am quite happy with it.  I have tried bandage skirts from both Herve Leger and BCBG and I was pretty disappointed.  Herve Leger bandage skirts will cost you a pretty penny and the BCBG skirt left unsightly bulges.  For the first time, I have found a bandage skirt that really works and flows over my shape seamlessly.  It smooths your shape out just enough and you can still move around quite easily.  I will definitely be back for more Pleasure Doing Business skirts in the future.  This one in particular has beautiful gold stripes throughout and is the perfect skirt to transition you into spring.  I cannot wait to wear it with tanned legs. When I received it I was suprised to feel how substantial and well made it was and I looked later and found out that it was made in the USA.
Since it is so high waisted I decided to wear a cropped sheer tee on top.  My favorite crop tops are from KAIN Label.  The blend of modal and silk is soft against my skin and I like the slight sheerness so my T by Alexander Wang bra can be seen.  For shoes I wore my new Yves Saint Laurent woodstock platform sandals that my boyfriend bought me for Valentine's Day.  When I saw the skirt I knew they would be the perfect shoes for it because of the deep brown color.  I cannot wait to rock this same outfit in the spring without any tights.  I am not crazy about Yves Saint Laurent's standard heels, but I am wild about these unique sandals because they suit my personality so well. 


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