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Black and White, an Outfit for the Night.

The entire outfit was assembled around the headpiece, which I can proudly say I MADE!! Sparkly, sharp and extremely beautiful; it’s an accessory that flows with my personality like no other. As I stated on Instagram, I actually have one more of these pretty pieces which (someday) will be posted for sale. More details about the piece will come then.

Black and white is still a hot color combo for the season and pretty easy to put together. You can’t really screw up black and white ya know? I had been saving this peplum, houndstooth skirt for the perfect occasion, and it went great with this outfit. Garter tights are super trendy right now and hot hot hot, I suggest getting a pair NOW if you like the style. Just make sure to stay away from drunk Argentinian broads at bars who are likely to accidently burn a hole in your fabulous new stockings with their cigarette butts. (UGH!)

As usual I feel that every outfit is made by the accessories, so I had to pile them on. I like to sparkle so much when I enter a room, that people need sunglasses to look at me. 😉

Glitter, rhinestones, sequins, diamonds…. I love em all.

I loved this entire look (which I styled in about 25 minutes). The makeup, hair, clothes, shoes, and even nails worked together to create a visual symphony of a chic black and white ensemble that received quite a bit of positive attention out on the town. Ahhhhh, I love dress up.

Details on outfits often include where I found the item and its cost, because I think one of my specialties is dressing well on a low to middle income budget and still looking like a million bucks. It’s all about hunting for treasures and scoping out affordable places to shop such as sample sales, flea markets, thrift stores, etc. Spend less on clothes, and invest on shoes or accessories!


Fascinator: Rebecca Glam  (made by me)

Shirt: Velvet Heart (Found at a sample sale $10)

Skirt: Sensational Collection (found at Ross for $8)

Belt: TJ Maxx (for $6)

Garter tights: eBay (about $12)

Bag: Betsey Johnson (sample sale score for $20, bag retails around $200)

Shoes: Prickly, by Jeffrey Campbell (the only item I’m wearing that was expensive at $230, however you can find these shoes on sale currently for half the cost.)


Holy Holographic!

The last time I was into holograms and holographic material I was a young kid in the 90’s. I collected pogs and stickers. Pogs and stickers were cool, but when you got HOLOGRAPHIC pogs or stickers, it was like an entirely new level of extreme awesomeness.

Well holographic material is cooler than its ever been, coming in new forms far superior to pogs and stickers. Lately it’s been on bags, shoes, cell phone cases, even nail polish! And you know what? It looks damn cool in every shape and form.

This is definitely one of the few trends from the 90’s that I’m loving a re-run of. Holographic material pairs well with almost any color and it totally adds a fun, psychedelic, and futuristic element to an outfit.

A while back I stopped in at one of my favorite places to treasure hunt… Ross. I usually find a lot of good stuff at Ross and every now and then I find an absolute TREASURE. This was one of those days. As I combed through their sloppy aisles of handbags haphazardly hanging here, there and piled onto the floor, something caught my eye. Way in the back of about 20 small handbags all on one arm, a certain purse gleamed.

In an overly excited rush I managed to detangle it from the plethora of purses in an instant. A small hand bag by Nine West… in the most beautiful iridescent holographic material. It was love at first sight.

I couldn’t believe I found such a gorgeous, trendy bag. I always do my research because I like to know how much I saved, and I found this bag retails for around 40-50 dollars. I scored this beauty for $15!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! It was meant to be. An absolute treasure.

Th good news is that I’m sure this trend will carry all the way through summer if not the whole year. So if you haven’t jumped on the hologram train yet, there’s still plenty of time. Last I checked Urban Outfitters had a whole load of holographic items and I think Forever 21 has a few pairs of holographic shoes. When in doubt, search the internets for exactly what you want.

Happy treasure hunting!