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Outfit of the Day: Mall + Dinner Date

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Shoes:

A2 by Aerosoles Combat Boots

Price: $109.99

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http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1984671/a2-by-aerosoles-ride-away-womens-combat-boots.jsp

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Dress:

Ellen Tracy Dress

Price: Unknown

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Purse:

Guess PurseΒ 

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Necklace:

Bought at Dillards, brand unknown

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Sassy Saturdays!!: The Cravings of Week One!

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This week has been a productive one to say the least. It’s been all studying, organizing, preparing for finals, projects, and the occasional drop in on my WordPress to inform you guys that I am still alive, and to not worry. My homework hasn’t swallowed me up just yet! (hope I don’t jinx it!) As for these faux nails that I was so excited about, my heart has once again been crushed by their unreliability, because today, one of the nails came right off. I thought they were going to last at least the whole week! And of course, OUT OF ALL FINGERS, it’s the index, which looks super awkward.

Anywho! Today I am going to start a series called “Sassy Saturdays!” where I express the things that caught my attention this week! This week has been all about grunge and outfit diversity.

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Source: http://freetopone.com/black-leather-jackets.html

I came across the women’s leather jackets page on this website and it reminded me of that uber successful haul that I had at Goodwill recently (you know, the one that I never showed you guys…. :c Β  ). However, I had promised you guys that I would release that haul video, and my iMovie decided otherwise and deleted the whole completed video for sh*ts and grins. I was so pissed. Regardless, though, it was a successful shopping trip, and this jacket is straight up gorgeous and reminds me of one of the ones I bought. I’ve always loved the look of a crisp leather jacket, but it’s difficult to find one that follows the criteria that I obsess over, which is as follows:

1. Fits my dimensions perfectly (or close enough). I’m not into the whole “baggy leather jacket” deal. Not my thing.

2. Is long enough to reach my hips. Short jackets look strange.

3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, fits within my budget. And leather is NEVER cheap, hence the whole buying secondhand leather thing

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This leads me into my eternal obsession with Dr. Martens combat boots. They’re a total godsend, but can rip your wallet right out of your pocket if you get too close. Well, not literally, but the price tags might make you blind. And very sad. I could never afford these boots at retail price, but I gaze at them lovingly from afar and hope that one day I will be able to afford another pair, a new pair, maybe with a cute pattern.

However, I did get super lucky about two years ago and found a practically new pair, IN MY SIZE, for 10 dollars. Yes, 10 dollars. It was a miracle. I don’t even know how I ended up in the right place at the right time, but they’re one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I think that was part of what got me started with my love for the brand, and this week, I saw so many cute ones online that I couldn’t afford as a college student and I had such a heavy feeling in my stomach. Ahh, the day will come, one day…These burgundy ones are bomb, though, but then again, so are the rest of the boots.

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I’d take any of these though, quite frankly.

Please, please, please.

Β Another style that I’ve been enjoying this week is the use of cutouts on women’s attire, which I think is so cute. Unfortunately, though, when I say cutouts, people think this is what I mean:


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The answer is no. This isn’t it. How do you even wear underwear with this crap? Don’t answer that. I don’t care about the answer, honestly. I enjoy leaving things to the imagination.

I mean something more like this:

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Modest, tasteful cutouts in vibrant colors and textures. Pleats, too! Yes! There’s something super cute about pleated skirts and dressed that aren’t of the uniform variety. This dress is simply perfect, and I feel like it would be suitable for any body type because it accommodates hips or no hips. Although it isn’t as grungy as I’d like it to be, I’d love to able to pair this with a great, dark leather jacket.

Β It was difficult to narrow it down to these three pieces (ONLY THREE), but they were definitely eye-catchers for me this week. I am definitely feeling the grunge look nowadays! So many individualized power outfits to be made with these looks! I definitely thing they deserved the spotlight of the day.

Hope you guys are having a good one, and I’ll be continuing to do this series every Saturday (starting today!!), so stay tuned!

Love and happiness,

Mandy

 

 

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OOTD: Edgy Flirt – NEW VIDEO!

I hope you guys enjoy my new OOTD for today! πŸ™‚

Daily writing prompt: Describe an outfit that makes you feel good. (It can be from any period of your life.) Double points if you post a picture of yourself in the outfit.

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This outfit is so typical of my style. I would have to say it’s one of my favorites because it combines unlikely patterns and textures and is not uber feminine. The pleather skirt gives it a more artistic, edgy look. I balance the outfit with a long sleeve, high front body suit. I find that it’s most effective to plan outfits around one specific body part, rather than bearing it all. In this photograph, you can’t see it, but the leather skirt is high waisted and also a few inches above my knees. In order to make the outfit look less exposed, I chose the long sleeve top in combination with the skirt. I also like the little bit of cheetah print that shows in the back from the bandeau I was wearing, which pops among the other neutral pieces. Lastly, the pink beanie adds an edge to the look too, so despite the fact that it’s pink, it makes the outfit more tomboyish. I like my outfits to emphasize both feminine and masculine traits, because I am not dominantly either in my style nor personality.Β