Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What I'm Wearing: Beads, Bows, Pearls, and Pleather

You can never go wrong in black and white. Unless of course you drop your mascara wand on your white top, or get toothpaste on your black dress (I have been guilty on both counts). This is my old reliable color combination. It never fails to make me look and feel sophisticated.

I found this over-sized beaded vintage top at the Salvation Army and knew I had to have it as long as it didn't make me look huge or like a football player (it had shoulder pads that I cut out). I found it to be the right amount of over-sized with a good amount of weight that makes it hang on the body nicely. With the pearl-like beading around the sleeves and bottom it has a very Chanel feel to it. I broke out some chunky pearl bracelets, a cute bow ring and amazing bow pumps to keep with the vintage glamor feel, but decided to toughen it up just a bit with faux leather leggings. I am quite happy with the result.


Beaded top: Salvation Army, Faux Leather Leggings: Express, Bracelets: Deb and gift from mom, Ring: Glitter, Shoes: Paris Hilton via TJ Maxx

Here is how you can get a similar look.
Click on the image below for the prices and retailers for each item.


Bows & Pleather


Would you give this look a try?

41 comments:

  1. This is probably my favorite outfit you've ever posted. You know me and black and white. It is heaven. Plus adding in pleather? Yes, please. You're hot stuff, can I take you to dinner? :)
    xo,
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  2. Girl you are rockin this look from head to toe! You have the perfect amount of girly and edgy.

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  3. This is super sexy! I want the whole outfit please! :) Love it, one of my faves

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  4. Super cute outfit. I hate getting tooth paste on my clothes.

    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

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  5. black and white is indeed the never fail combo - you will always look super chic!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. You've got fab shoes and accessories. Don't forget to visit LIFO. It is an online hub for girls that let them have their own virtual closet, read and write about the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity trends.

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  7. That top definitely hangs well with all the embellishments (good call on removing the shoulder pads) and it works great with those leggings!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  8. I love everything about this look! Your top is amazing, and your pants are fantastic! What a combination!

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  9. Fancy and sparkly. What a great look. I just ordered some pleather pants from UO the other day. I hope they look half as nice as your pleather leggings.

    Tracy

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  10. Kassi, you look awesome in this outfit! It has a lady-rebel look, and the details on the top are beautiful!

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  11. Ha I am also guilty of dropping my mascara on my white tops and getting toothpaste all over my things. Law of nature I guess?!
    I really like this look! You did so good at balancing rocker and feminine to achieve the the ultimate rocker chic look!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment.
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  12. You look amazing in that top! I love how you teamed it with the leather trousers. I am also guilty of spilling toothpaste on the black part of tops and mascara on the white part.

    Sarah
    xo
    www.almostdelightful.com

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  13. Wow, I love the look. Black is such wonderful. And all the pieces you´ve picked with such amazing details. Well done. What do you think about following each other? :)

    look-scout.blogspot.com/

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  14. Those pants are so fun!! You rock them!

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  15. The leather leggings look fierce, girl! I think that leather leggings can be very versatile if you know how to style them. I wear them with a ton of different outfits.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  16. I absolutely Love Love your outfit. The top is gorgeous with all that pearl detail and your bow ring is so precious.
    First time browsing your blog..You have great style

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  17. I love those top with beaded detail.
    You have beautiful legs btw)

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a great find! This is such a nice look for the holidays with the bow and sparkles...I'd totally wear it for a night out! PS I'm following you :)

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  19. I'm always the klutz that stains a perfect white top. This look is so chic and glam. That top is an amazing vintage find.

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  20. thanx for the comment!
    now im following too!
    great look!
    xoxo
    http://lacromatica.blogspot.com/

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  21. Really cute outfit!

    xx

    iagw.blogspot.com

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  22. Very glamorous look!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  23. oh so cute!!!


    xoxo form rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.com/

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  24. Guilty on numerous occasions of the mascara and toothpaste fail!

    Love your outfit (and your blog - hello from a new follower!) - that top is absolutely gorgeous!

    xxx

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  25. Very glamorous outfit!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  26. I just nominated you for a well deserved blogger award on my most recent post. It wasn't easy narrowing the list down to five but there was never any question that your blog would be one of them.

    BTW... did a little thrifting last Saturday. Will show you my most prized find on the next post. Oh, congrats on finding the leather skirt the other day, too!

    Almost forgot, this outfit is a hit!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  27. Super stylish, and love those pants! Amazing beaded top, that was an excellent score! :)

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  28. You make leather like pants look so effortless! I like the way you played with the romantic and the edgy styles- and it totally works! What a unique, vintage top! I want it!
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  29. Thanks for your comment dear, following you.

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  30. You are seriously rocking those leather leggings, girl! I love them, but I'm worried that I couldn't pull them off..

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  31. Amazing top!! So sweet!

    www.fashionkats.blogspot.com

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  32. Thank you everyone for your beautiful comments. You know how to make a girl feel warm and fuzzy inside! :)

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  33. DYING over this post. SUCH A GOOD VINTAGE TOP... you put it together so well girl.
    xx-
    www.samplesize16.com

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  34. oh gosh i love your leather tights! your ring is super fabulous!:)
    thanks so much for following and for leaving a lovely comment!
    following you now:) keep in touch xox

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  35. OMG, I love your blog :)
    You won a new follower!
    Take a look at my blog, and if you think, follow me back :)
    xoxo, Kinga
    http://seleniavonarthur.blogspot.com/

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  36. lovely outfit, you look great ;-)

    kisses,

    www.rochellekecloset@blogspot.com

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  37. Mm, you look fab!! ;)
    And it would be great if you could visit my blog and follow if you like it! I'd be glad to do the same for you! ♥ Eliza http://elizaelizabete.blogspot.com

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Fashionably yours,

Kassi

Pronounced KC (like the Sunshine Band)