MESH BODYSUIT C/O AKIRA (here)
SATIN DRESS / PRETTYLITTLETHING
VELVET BOMBER C/O SHEIN (here)
MINIMALIST HEELS / GOJANE
Finally some mesh!!! It’s so cool to layer it, especially under unexpected pieces like a satin slip dress. The combo incorporates both feminine and edgy pieces that really gives it a *cough* Underworld vibe. There’s just something about vampires that is romantic, yet kick-ass. This mesh bodysuit from AKIRA is a thong so it’s basically invisible under a delicate fabric like satin. Recently picked up another mesh item at Forever 21, somebody stop me. Also, I bought a pair of enormous black platforms. I need to show you all…….
TOP C/O FOREVER 21 (here)
MOTO JACKET / ZARA
ANKLE BOOTS / PUBLIC DESIRE LIBBY (sold out)
DENIM / LEVI’S (thrifted)
I love my new biker jacket more and more each time I wear it, and this outfit hit peak #lovelevels. I wore a killer lace up tee, courtesy of Forever 21, which I had actually tried on in-store. I really like the laced up tee shirt trend, and of course I had to have it in black. My new boots, though, were an impulse buy. I originally wanted the Tony Bianco ankle boots, which are idetnical, but Public Desire always comes in clutch. Any footwear that’s trending….you’ll find it on Public Desire. If you all remember from older posts, I have some cylindrical heel ankle boots, but I ended up noticing that they scrunch around my ankles because your girl has lil’ tiny ankles. This new pair, which still feature a block heel, are tight around my heel and are EXACTLY what I wanted. They are Lycra, and are stretchy and very comfortable. I do, however, recommend that you size up. I am a 6 1/2 and I usually size down because PD does not offer half sizes. Usually their shoes run slightly bigger, but because of the material of these boots you NEED to wear socks to get them on. Therefor, the size 6 is a really snug fit, and a 7 would have been better for me. **This is only a recommendation, because everybody is different. In other news, there’s a new collab coming up soon with AKIRA Chicago!
TEE / H&M
JEANS C/O FOREVER 21 (here)
BOOTS / PUBLIC DESIRE
If anybody as short as me has noticed, jeans can be very scary. They scrunch, they’re always sold out, and online shopping can be a nightmare. If a model is 5’9, and the jeans fit her perfectly at her ankle, just exit your browser. But what happens when a petite girl gets angry/creative? A DIY, that’s what. In this collaboration with Forever 21, I strategically picked out flare jeans with the sole intention of hacking off a chunk of the hem. Cropped flares look effortless on tall women, and I wanted a pair (that didn’t cost me an arm or leg, too). Why pay $60.00 for jeans that you can cut at home? This pair from Forever 21 are already distressed and have an interesting wash, so all that was missing was turning them into a pair that suit ME. Here’s how:
- Put your flares on and fold them as much as your heart desires. (Cropped flares are about 2 inches above the ankle)
- Secure them with pins and carefully take them off.
- Lay them flat on the floor and with measuring tape, measure the length you have folded.
- Remove the pins, measure the length you got in step 3 starting from the hem up, and draw a line with a white crayola where the measurement ends.
- Cut across, and distress with sandpaper or the blade of your scissors (or throw them in the wash and dryer, they all work).
- Wear them and rejoice in the fact that you saved about $3o.
SWEATER C/O FOREVER 21 (HERE)
BELT / STYLENANDA (HERE)
DENIM SHORTS / LEVI’S (THRIFTED)
PATENT BOOTS / BOOHOO (HERE)
In collaboration with Forever 21, I present to you my favorite shoot to date. I’ve picked up a couple of sweaters at Forever 21 before, but I have to say that I was absolutely surprised by the quality of this one in particular. I LOVE that the sleeves are extra long, because they gave me those Korean style vibes I’m into right now. So, sleeves [check], but what about the material? This sweater is T H I C K. The sweater alone kept me warm during the shoot, without having to layer a jacket over it. Next, the holy grail: my new ring belt. I’ve literally seen it on Korean celebrities, aswell as on the streets of Seoul. I had to do it, and I didn’t think twice about it. No regrets.
If you liked this outfit, stay tuned for more looks I’ve put together with Forever 21! #sponsored
In honor of the newest Underworld film (which I will be watching on Friday), I’ve shared my top 4 ankle boot picks, all less than $50, featuring a patent finish, some platform, and/or studs.
2k17 aesthetic: Grunge Vampire
HOODIE C/O ROMWE (here)
MOTO JACKET / ZARA
JEANS / ASOS
BOOTS / EGO
SUNGLASSES / WEARME PRO (here)
Anybody else wish they could spend hundreds of dollars on Rumi Neely’s hoodies? I considered it for a while, because the cut is so unique, but then I found the exact same hoodie on ROMWE for $15 bucks. I KNOW. It is definitely cropped like the AYAI hoodie, and it features the same drawstring detail. I styled mine in a comfortable way, that would work on a cold day layered with a leather jacket.
DENIM C/O SHEIN (here)
SUNGLASSES / WEARMEPRO (here)
TEE/ HOT TOPIC
Two words: tinted. sunglasses. Very 70’s, and very fun, I cant believe I finally found a pair of tinted sunglasses that are a fraction of a car payment (Sorry Gentle Monster). This pair is less than $15! Not a fan of the yellow tint? Say no more. There are additional color options like pink, lavender, and green. Tinted sunglasses are everywhere at the moment, as seen on Bella Thorne, and even on the streets of Seoul, South Korea. Next I’d like to talk about my DIY denim jacket. Yes, I hacked off the bottom half of a size Large Shein jacket. The raw hem is still going strong, girls! From raw hem jeans, to skirts.