thrifty thrill

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blazer <h&m>, top <fei>, skirt <vintage>, booties <topshop>, necklace <from blue seven>

these are my new favorite pair of booties.  their tapestry embroidered print is unique and draws so many compliments.  they are versatile and can be dressed up or down.  they are comfortable to boot!  i bought this leather skirt at a consignment store with a redline price of $4.  it was below-the-knee in length and looked pretty frumpy.  i deconstructed the skirt, shortened it and came up with this far cuter, up-to-date version.  i struggled to find shoes to complement the skirt.  leather shoes wouldn’t quite work (too much leather).  these booties are perfect!  to top off the look, the cobalt blue blazer adds a pop of color; blue and tan make a perfect pair anyway.  for winter, tights and a fur jacket will work well with this leather skirt.  can’t wait to wear this thrifty thrill again.  talk about a good investment!

perfect pailletes

blouse <j.crew>, top <bayla jane>, skirt <tibi>, heels <delman>, clutch <vintage>, necklace <anthropologie>, watch <michael kors>

i really love the mixture of leather and sequin pailletes on this skirt.  this skirt is fall and winter friendly, but i’m not afraid to try it in the summer with strappy heels.  here, having a blouse layered under the top is a bit unexpected, but that’s why i like it.  take note, buttoning blouses up to the collar is a huge new trend.  i think it leaves a little bit more to the imagination:).  adding a necklace to a high collar, adds a little more depth and keeps you from looking or feeling too uptight!  anyhow, back to the skirt, i just can’t get enough of these perfect pailletes.