378 / ootd: vintage glam

This outfit is actually from this past Thursday as I attempted to take photos before I left for work in the morning. I’m not a morning person and can barely function before 10am so I’ll have to find another alternative since it gets dark so early these days.

Anyway, now that it finally feels like wintertime in Chicago, I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of my faux fur coats. This coat in particular is from Yours Clothing. I don’t know if anyone remembers but I had a bit of an issue with them about the order that this coat was in as it took about 2 months for it to arrive. Regardless, I still love it because it makes me feel super glamorous whenever I wear it. I paired it with a basic long-sleeve black bodycon dress from the ASOS main range (size uk18) and the blue metallic skinny belt from ASOS Curve. The tartan briefcase is also from the ASOS sale and gosh, it’s really perfect. This outfit is giving me some vintage glam, of which I’m not really known for, and I’m loving it.

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377 / ootd: sunday brunchin

Sundays are usually reserved for sleeping in, doing laundry and cleaning but lately I’ve been heading out to have brunch at this nice little spot a block or so from my apartment. Because it snowed a bit late last week, there’s a lot of slush left on the ground but I really couldn’t be bothered to wear weather-appropriate boots this morning. I decided to break in this two-tone faux fur jacket from ASOS Curve and pair it with a lace button-up that I got from Forever21+. The skirt is one that I’ve had forever as it was a thrift score from a few years back. Ripped sheer tights from Avenue and my black glitter wedges complete the ensemble.

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CarmaKoma – As many retailers are having their end-of-season sales, I decided to check out what CarmaKoma was offering. I’ve posted about them previously but I had never ordered a single thing, the international shipping was too much for items that I was unsure about if they’d fit. Since they had a few items I liked that were marked down to about $30, I took the plunge and purchased the dresses above. To my surprise, their shipping was only $26. I’m pretty sure it was more expensive in the past but regardless, I’m looking forward to finally getting my hands on a few items.

Nikki Lipstick / ASOS XL Rose Headband – I don’t remember how I came across Nikki Lipstick, I’ve seen her and her shirts/pasties around for a while but I couldn’t pass up this zombie crop top. It’s just too good.

After my last outfit post, I was contacted by ASOS’ SEO team asking me to include links to their items in my post if I had the time. Well ASOS, I’ll never ever have the time. Maybe you should invest in a better search bar for your website that offers thousands of items rather than emailing bloggers to do your job. As if wearing and photographing an item from them isn’t enough free promo, please add the link too!!! There won’t be any linkage to ASOS items in my blog posts so if you’re so inclined to buy anything I post, I hope their site’s search function actually works.

ASOS Tartan briefcase, ASOS Paloma Wedges

ASOS Curve Bodysuit w/ Mesh Shoulders / Domino Dollhouse Robin Metallic Leggings – I don’t wear leggings, every time I find a pair that I like, they just end up sitting in my closet. However these leggings from Domino Dollhouse are everything. I can picture so many outfits with these that I am counting down the days that they arrive on my doorstep. The best part is that they’re currently on clearance for $20! If these are as perfect as I expect, I’ll definitely pick up the red and turquoise versions.

375 / ootd: now with more sequins

For the past two years or so, myself along with a lot of other people have been basically begging for someone to make our dreams of plus size leather shorts a reality. A few months ago, Torrid came through with these faux leather shorts and I immediately snatched them up. I know I give Torrid a lot of shit (that they most definitely deserve) but I give props when they’re due and they hit a homerun with these. They’re pretty short which is exactly how I prefer my shorts and I’ve found they work best with oversized/boyfriend blazers and tights.

Today I paired them with a sheer cropped white button-up from Nasty Gal and the sequined blazer from ASOS Curve. I will say that this blazer is not worth the $130 price… at all. There’s no structure to it and I was going to return it but I’m lazy and never made it to the post office. I unbuttoned a few top buttons and bunched up the sleeves to make wearing a button-up and blazer seem more causal and laidback. I finally made use of this oversize red metallic clutch I got in an ASOS sale a long time ago. It’s been collecting dust in my closet so I took it for a twirl.

edit: There were a few people that asked about the clear wingback chair, you can find it here!

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374 / ootd: starting over

So it’s been a while… the good news is that 2012 will definitely see a resurgence in blog activity. I’m sure I’ve said it previously but then I disappeared again haha but really, this time it’s for real. Nothing much has changed since I’ve last blogged except my address. I stopped crashing at Brittney’s and got my own place and now it’s basically me vs. the self-timer. Also, after almost 6 months, I was finally reunited with most of my wardrobe last week so I feel complete in a way. The outfits that I wear now are a better representation of where I’m at and what I’m into, whereas earlier it just a mashup of whatever I had in my suitcase or bought recently online. Blahblahblah enough of that, onto the fashions!!!

I’m still very much into long lengths and I bought this skirt on Etsy a few months back and have paired it with everything from crop tops to sweaters. Even though it’s wintertime here in Chicago, I refuse to give up on my sheer tops so I just layered it under a faux leather vest and skinny bowtie from ASOS. The sheerness keeps the outfit from being too covered up and stuffy. This Cast of Vices leather bag is my new favorite. I’m not a bag girl at all but I couldn’t pass up this one that is based on the plastic thank you takeout bags but is done is the softest lambksin leather.

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373 / ootd: sequins + pvc

The amount of time left to wear this super short pvc skirt is dwindling the more the temperature drops and wind picks up. I figured I’d take it out for a spin while crawling some bars this past week. It was a texture explosion as I paired it with this leather-like top from forever21+ (which you’ll be seeing in the next post as well) and sequined blazer from yours. Because there’s so much leg on display (and because I knew there was a good chance I’d be drunk), I opted for my creepers instead of any sort of wedge/heel.

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372 /ootd: SHEERED

A couple weeks ago I went back to DC to gather the rest of my clothes to ship here to Chicago and one of the most exciting things there was this floor length sheer stripe skirt I got from Jibri. I originally ordered it back in May and literally the next week, I came to Chicago (and we all know that story) so basically I finally got my hands on it 5 months later. Again, the wintertime was not going to deter me from wearing this skirt out around the city. I threw on some semi-sheer tights and called it a day. I’m not one to pair shorts under a sheer skirt, it just looks weird. I also paired it with this leatherette top from Forever21+ to add some toughness to the skirt. Simple and chic~

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I think I’ve stated on more than one occasion that I’m not much of a fan of Torrid or Forever21+. However, the one thing that keeps me going back to Torrid is the fact that they carry the Tripp skinny jeans. When this version with the faux-leather patches went online, I knew I had to order them. This red leather jacket from F21+ is the only item I’ve ever purchased from them that I really really loved. The jacket is actually really heavy and doesn’t feel flimsy/cheap which is always a concern when shopping there. It’s definitely the best thing they’ve ever offered.

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In my previous vlogs, I professed my love for PVC. It’s one the main reasons why I love fall so so much. I scored this super short full skirt on eBay for about $15 and I was really excited that it’s finally cold enough to wear it. When I say it’s short, I mean no-deep-breaths short which basically means that it was made for me. I picked up this flamingo printed button-up from the ASOS main range and thought it’d make a perfect pair with the skirt. The wedges are some that I picked up from Ami Clubwear and they’re perfect.

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Sidenote: Do not judge the Hannah Montana soundtrack playing faintly in the background, Miley is amazing!!!

It’s hard to take outfit photos now that it’s getting dark so much earlier, but I’m working on a new setup so that I’ll still be able to update with outfits and such. For now, here’s a quick video showing some recent purchases (this video was filmed this past Tuesday). From the last videos, I got a few comments asking me to post links to the pieces that I’m showing so I’ll add those below for anyone who is interested.

- asos flamingo shirt
- asos curve ovoid dress
- asos curve polka dot skirt
- gisela ramirez
- lip service dress
- glitter + satin wedges