Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Black Tie Affair

Top: Ann Taylor, secondhand, $22 // Blazer: H&M, $35 // Jeans: Tilt via Plato's Closet, $18 // Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless 
It wasn't purposeful, but the top half of today's look feels totally tuxedo-inspired. Perhaps that's why all my usual girly accessories were cast aside, and I felt the urge to give my hair a more masculine feel. As for the bottom half, the light-wash jeans give the ensemble a casual daytime twist, and the strappy sandals add some modern edge.

35 comments:

Chaucee said...

Love the ruffled top with the structured jacket.

M said...

i love your style...
kisses
maru

eleanor said...

I love the girly shirt mixed with the masculine jacket - you look gorgeous.

X

Jeanna said...

I love this! So chic.

Bows and Sparrows said...

Adorable.

Lauren said...

Agreed - I love the ruffled shirt with the structured jacket and jeans! Can't believe those shoes are Payless - great find!

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Francesca said...

you look gorgeous! love those shoes!!


xoxo,
F

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amberly said...

Okay, your reasoning, your "styling" is awesome! I hope to think like this when I get dressed! :) Wonderful look!

inday_adin said...

Love your style or everything that you put on and LOVE those shoes!

museumgirl22 said...

I adore this outfit. Beautiful.

Midwest Mayhem said...

The ruffled blouse is really pretty.

Eli said...

hello...cute outfit, i like your blog...xoxo Eli

MELISSA Z. said...

adorable jacket! you look fab dear!

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Christina said...

I love this look and probably would have paired a skirt with it myself. Good job allowing yourself to add some edginess to a formal top half.

purelovefashion said...

That lippy really suits you, looks really nice.

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Nicole said...

Great look, and truly anyone could pull this off. Thanks for the inspiration :)

~Nicole
http://employedpanache.blogspot.com

Desiree said...

That second close-up photo of you is absolutely stunning. I love how your (even) shorter hair makes your eyes look so big - totally in a good way. It is beautiful!

Monica said...

Your outfit today inspired me to run upstairs and try to recreate this. I recently picked up a cream lace shirt gathered at the waist and with ruffles. I had previously picked up a cropped tuxedo jacket at a consignment store. With jeans and strappy black shoes, it was awesome. Thanks for helping me add a cool outfit from items I already had!

Sophi said...

this is one of your best outfits ever, I think!

Sugar said...

Agree with everyone else- one of your best outfits ever. So cute.

Laura said...

I love this outfit !!!! the manly yet womanly feel is superb =)

Eli said...

Love this look! Especially the darling jacket. I do wish there were jewelry involved somewhere, though, like a spiky goth cuff or big man-style watch. I am so in awe of the shoes! All of the siriano shoes I've tried on were fug on me instead of fierce. I'm inspired to keep trying now!
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Lexie, Little Boat said...

i hate to be the one to ask, but where's your lipcolor from?

stylefyles said...

this is such a great look. ruffly blouses and dresses = perfection in my book. I like your pairings and great choice with the lip color!

Meek said...

you have the most awesome shoe collection

Kansas Couture said...

Lexie -

It's $1 Wet n' Wild from Walgreens! I love it and wear it all the time. :)

shybiker said...

Lovely outfit, with super shoes.

Sarah O. said...

I love this outfit (especially the shoes)!

Sarah with an "h" said...

This is a really cute look. And I really like your lipstick color. Looks pretty on you. :)

:o)Sarah

Jazz said...

I'm so glad your cut your hair! It looks so good on you!!!

Secondhand Smash said...

I adore this outfit... perfect for a casual Friday at the office! XO

Keiko said...

omg I love this outfit!!

Clare said...

That close-up pictures is so beautiful!

Beautifully Pure said...

I love your shoes!! <3 <3 I want some like that now. :-P

~ Katie

Erin Cathleen said...

Ooh! You're wearing my favorite LOFT blouse! I bought it back when I used to work there. :) This is how I usually style it, too... with a blazer, heels and skinny jeans. You've reminded me that I need to wear mine more often!