Monday, November 10, 2014

Layering the Eyelet


When it comes to splurging on clothes, I always find myself choosing between the styles that I love and those that look good on me. And when it comes to being thrifty (story of my life as my current life depends on a stipend), it goes something like this: There is a maxi dress that looks really good on me right now, even with my hair all messy and the bags under my eyes unconcealed, and there is an embroidered dress that I think might work if lose few pounds around my waist--or maybe grow a few inches taller (impossible). If the latter is cheaper than the former, being broke as hell I end up getting the embroidered dress while telling myself that I need to start hitting the gym...well starting tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow. 

And as you might have guessed, I have boxes of clothes just like that, waiting for me to shed a couple of pounds, grow a few inches, become a shade or two lighter, or even for me to buy a sweater of a particular color to match whatever crazy color that piece of clothing flaunts. I hope to use this blog as a way for me to make some use out of those boxes of clothes. Fingers crossed that owning a fashion blog will not make me go all berserk and crazy with shopping to add to those very boxes that point to my failed diet plans and whatnot.

On this day, I tried to layer a dress by Rachel Roy that I just couldn't quite figure out how to make it look good. It is a sleeveless dress that has a white/grey/black pattern on top, but the bottom part has an eyelet print that I absolutely love--and the liner hits mid-thigh, giving it a beautiful see-through look. The problem I have with this dress is the sleeveless top and how the elastic waistband do es nothing to flatter my waistline, but as always I just could not pass this dress up given its price and the lovely eyelet print. I first tried wearing a cardigan, but that waistline was such an eyesore--especially after indulging in some heavy fried chicken. I therefore decided to layer it with a caramel sweater that has a beaver on it (which unfortunately got covered by the fur). Then I put on a fox fur scarf to keep myself from freezing, which is a serious business here. Finally, I wore my all-time favorite statement shoes full of spikes as my weapon against the world. This pair of Jeffrey Campbell never fails to grab people's attention, but I just don't get to wear it too often because I'm always in my yoga pants and oversized t-shirts. But enough with what I wore, that doesn't matter--the skyline and the sunset were absolutely gorgeous!







    Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell / Clutch - Pierre Hardy / Dress - Rachel Roy / Sweater - Urban Outfitters


19 comments:

  1. Hello beautifu HaeMin! I have to say that you mastered the art of layering with this post. That awesome sweater on top of the Rachel Roy dress, I would have never though it would work but you pulled it off so well, I actually like it very much! You are super talented and very creative. I love the colorful bag very much! Thanks for sharing and you look amazing. XOXO, Jeannette
    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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  2. This is a gorgeous outfit, you have amazing style! I love how you made the eyelet look so trendy and fun with the sweater, the fur, and those amazing shoes! That clutch is amazing too, I love the colour and the design! I don't own any Rachel Roy items but I always wish that I did, I usually sniff around the sales section of her collection but still haven't bought anything yet haha. Also, Jeffrey Campbell is the best-- I only have plainer items from the brand tho :( You are so pretty as well, can't wait to see more of your outfit posts my dear :) I've followed you back, thanks for much for following me earlier!


    xx Debbie


    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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  3. Your purse is perfection - love it so much!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  4. Love the way you styled this! The eyelet detailing at the bottom is super cute...I'm the same- I always buy clothes I aim to 'slim into', what I end up with is a bunch of short shorts I've never worn haha!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  5. Oh how fun is your UO sweater I love it!! And that clutch really jazzes up the look! How do you like his bags? :) - Lena

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  6. Girrrlll, get outta here, you must be mad thinking you need to lose some weight, I think you look fantastic! I love how you wear this outfit and those studded shoes, how stunning is that!

    Reflection of Sanity

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  7. You look amazing. I'm loving the bag and the fur detail :-)

    xoxoxo
    Ladiva
    www.cositas.org

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  8. HaeMin, I am with Shireen you don't need to loose any weight at all. I like what you did, I think the layering worked well here. I think you pulled of this look beautifully. Those studded sneakers are TDF!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  9. Girl you look amazing - in no way do you need to lose weight but I am loving how you styled that dress!! Those shoes are KILLER and I am loving the faux fur. The shots are really beautiful! You are such a pretty lady <3

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  10. So cute! Love the fur on that sweater! Gives it a super glam look.

    - Sarah :)

    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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  11. I know what you mean about deciding between clothes that look good on and clothes that you simply like, although thankfully I've managed to control myself in recent months and only invest in clothing that (I think and hope) look good on me! You look beautiful in these photos and your outfit is so on point; the introduction of fur is adorable and you've chosen a fantastic setting to take these photos! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk



    x

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  12. Dear Jeannette! Thank you for taking your time to comment on my blog post. I bet you can do a better job than I did in layering, but you are so kind!!! xoxo!

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  13. Aww thanks Debbie that was really the sweetest comment! I got that Rachel Roy dress for under $40 I think--it was a real steal! And yes, I am so hooked on Jeffrey Campbell but everytime I want to get something plainer, I get drawn to something thats just so NOT plain. Finding the right occasion to wear them is always the problem for me I guess haha :)

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  14. Just FAB! Love the fur accent!:)
    http://fashionconfusion.com/

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  15. Aww you are just so beautiful! I really love your style!

    www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your jumper and bag! If only I could afford to shop in Urban Outfitters- My bank balance says no >:(

    bethacurriefashion.blogspot.com

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