Today’s outfit showcases my interpretation of the “grunge look.” I consider myself too old to pull off full on grunge, so I urbanized my look by adding chic details — like the tassel earrings and thigh high nylon socks. Aren’t these earrings adorable?! I got them for $4.68 and I love the quality!!!
Don’t you love how most of the interesting items I buy are dirt cheap?! Hahahhaa
The killer spiked out leather cuff was my mom in law’s. She gave it to me because I stared at it with hungry eyes. I bought the oversized olive jacket in Korea. My distressed shorts are Dolce & Gabbana and my tote is from Louis Vuitton. Affordable distressed shorts, similar olive jackets, and my Gucci sunglasses are linked in the slider below.
I usually gravitate towards looks that aren’t purely uniform. I think it has something to do with the persistent rebel in me. Hehehe. I enjoy finding harmony in outfits consisting of antithetical pieces. Today’s look, with this girly embroidered floral A-line dress and these spiky punked out boots is a simple example of how I find harmony in contradiction.
These 3 items are from Aliexpress. They’ll take a couple weeks to arrive, but that’s what happens when you buy things from China! I made my very first purchase with them in 2011 and have been shopping there ever since!
I live in Utah and the winters here seem to last forever! Despite the frigid weather conditions, I wear booty shorts, short skirts, and whatever the hell I want, thanks to my extensive supply of nude stockings. hehehe. The exact pair I’m wearing above was purchased from Amazon, in soft beige. It’s very important to buy a pair that resembles your skin tone to a T. I usually steer away from wearing nude pantyhose with open toe heels, but sometimes I falter *shrugs* I just tuck that conspicuous seam under my foot so it’s not visible.
I purchased my ruffly blouse and lace ruffled shorts from Korea. I don’t want to rub it in your face but they were $10 each!!! And, impeccably made.
If any of you ever get to go to Seoul, Korea make sure you stop by the Dongdaemun shopping district. I bought so many beautiful items from the boutique H. Story on the 2nd floor of the Migliore building. I went in the beginning of August and the designer needed to clear up her store to bring in her Fall collection items. She sold me 21 items each at $10. I had the freaking time of my life in there!!!
Gladiator heels aren’t available online but here’s a similar pair from DSW for $24.95.
I wore the handmade croc skin purse in a previous post, also purchased in Korea.
I think a lot of woman are a little intimidated by the wide leg pants trend. But, it is quickly becoming a staple piece in every girl’s closet. This 70’s inspired trend is actually very versatile and can be paired with a plain tee, or a structured blouse, or a crop top, etc. I chose to wear it with a simple bandeau today, which normally has a straight neckline but I bunched the center together with a safety pin to make a sweetheart neckline. hehe.
How to Rock the Wide Leg Pants Trend:
1. Pick out a pair of wide leg pants with a modest flair– not too slim and not too wide. The extremely billowy wide leg pants Kourtney Kardashian is sporting swallows up her petite frame and is very unflattering. She already has an extreme amount of synthetic volume in her chestal region and the added volume from her pants results in one big voluminous mess. I love you Kourtney but it’s extremely difficult for a short woman to pull off such a large degree of pant-horizontal-spread.
2. Get your pants tailored. Most dry cleaners have a seamstress, and it usually doesn’t cost that much to have them adjust the length of your pants for you. Mine cost $5. Wearing an ill-fitting piece adulterates your entire look and makes you look less put together.
3. Wear it with a great pair of heels. If you opt to wear flats, and you’re not a lanky beanpole glamazon, chances are you will look like a corpulent mushroom transplanting itself throughout town all day. I found my metallic heels on the nine west clearance rack for $15!
4. Wear at least one enticing piece with your wide leg pants. My items of enticement are the sweetheart bandeau and the beautiful lace kimono I scored for $10 in Korea. Your enticing piece could also be a statement necklace, a structured peplum or off shoulder top, an embellished clutch… ANYTHING that’s a pop of WOW.
5. Wear your look with confidence! *hair flip* I say this half giggling because I’m the biggest introvert and a bit shy with strangers. But, I do know how to quietly own my look and I advise you all to quietly or loudly do the same.
Also, I just joined Bloglovin! I’m kind of a sloth when it comes to social media. Anyway, it’s a fun lil platform I just discovered (that 20 million other users found before me!) It allows you to follow all of your favorite blogs and keep them organized. You can download the android app here and the apple app here. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.
The urban dictionary defines “eye of the tiger” as having complete focus on becoming the best fighter/hunter. This concept has absolutely nothing to do with my outfit post but I thought I should share this with you because it’s the title of my post *snap snap*.
I am wearing the ridiculously ornate Zara statement necklace again. I’m so in love with it. I actually purchased it from ebay a while ago.
The tiger crop top and chiffon maxi skirt are from my most recent trip to Seoul, Korea.
Crystal drop earrings were worn at my wedding 3.5 years ago! I believe I bought them on ebay for like $8 lol.
Acid wash chambray shirt around my waist is old and from Pac Sun (similar here).