Spanish Castle Magic

So, I thrifted at a local store here, Turnstyles in Overland Park, Kansas, and it was such a great experience. This post will not be long, and I was very apprehensive about posting pics since having my second child, Bella, but she’s 9 months now and I figured I may as well show off my outfit combinations at some point.

 

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Outfit Details

Skirt: BCBG MAX AZRIA, Thrifted for $4

Shirt: No Boundaries, Walmart, $3

Blazer, Trés Paquette Byer California,Thrifted, $4

 

Turnstyles is located in West Park Shopping Center

9750 W 87th Street

Overland Park, Kansas 66212.

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It’s a Man’s World

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Happy New Year, loves! And welcome to a new year of fashion and style posts by yours truly. I’m currently trying to catch up on sleep, but seeing as though I am failing in that department right now, I figured I could come up with a post about one of my favorite topics: menswear. I am not a stranger to using men’s clothing in my wardrobe and I often get compliments on the pieces I choose. I have a penchant for men’s dress shirts, sweaters, socks and even pants. Thrifting is one of my favorite ways to find men’s clothing for great prices because men tend to rotate their wardrobe less than women do and I’ve often found that I can find incredible designer brands for exceptionally low prices.

 

Min this post, I will tag some of my favorite types of men’s pieces from my wardrobe as well as some places you can shop to find similar threads.

 

So, as I mentioned above, I love men’s dress shirts. Oxfords are one of my favorite pieces to wear because the possibilities of combinations with other staples in my wardrobe are truly endless. Right now in Kansas City, it’s pretty cold, so layering with these oversized shirts is a must.

Shake Your Booties

Okay, I am admittedly a boot aficionada and I appreciate a good boot more than most people. I love looking at how boots have changed historically, and I love how some trends come back into popular fashion with updated heel lengths, stitching, etc. I wanted to compile a list of some of my favorite booties this winter because it’s the perfect season to get booted!

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Versace Medusa Bootie, $1, 150, Farfetch.com.

Listen, that price tag makes me quiver, too, and no, I cannot afford $1200 boots, but I can dream, right? I love how smooth and clean the stitches are on this bootie, and the Versace gold emblem on the sole is just the cherry on top. I would love to see this with a good solid patterned tight and a mini skirt with a leather jacket.

 

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Pillar Look Extra, $32.99 (19.79 w/ 40% off code “SLAYRIDE”), gojane.com

Totally cute heel, (I love embellishments, admittedly), and these would be perfect with a dark cigarette-legged jean or black pants. They also come in black, which offers a different contrast to the heel. This is definitely a cute and cheap way to try the decorative heel trend.

 

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Lori Black Brogue Boot, $56.00, simmi.com

As much as the Chelsea boot has been appropriated by both hipster and brunch cultures, it is still one of my favorite types of boot. Pair that concept with the detailing of a brogue, and you’ve completely won me over. This pair come in black and burgundy, and I’m having a hard time deciding which color to order!

These next boots are me, in boot form, and they are chock-full of everything I love about fashion!

 

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MiuMiu Lace-Up Embellished boots, $475 , net-a-porter.com

The velvet, the grommets, the rich burgundy hue? IN LOVE, babes! I also love that it’s kind of giving me a Victorian feel and yet it’s totally on trend in terms of the crazy decorative boots that I’ve seen throughout runways and magazines.

 

Okay loves, so that’s my list for now, but I’m positive there will be an additional list because I love boots so much. They’re absolutely my favorite types of shoes.

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It’s very far away…

 

If you don’t know Jimi Hendrix songs, I’ll expect you to totally be confused, but it is indeed one of my very favorite songs in the world. I am obsessed with Jimi Hendrix, I still feel like I want to be a rock star and to have a band, and I need velvet in my life. So this post, it’s in reference to Jimi. It’s in reference to my love of velvet and my affinity towards psychedelic rock star garb.

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Forever 21, Velvet Burnout Pants, $22.90

 

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Rejina Pyo, Beatrice crushed-velvet trousers, $570

 

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Topshop, Print Velvet Dress, $95

This beautiful lace dress would pair great with lacy tights and ankle boots or with laced boots and frilly socks.

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Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Embellished Chiffon Blouse, $186

Pair this top with a pair of dark denim jeans or skinny trousers and boots for a trendy yet vintage flair.