Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Carbon Copy

There are couple things going on here. 1) I simply had to have this beautifully designed top* and 2) I pretty much wanted to wear it exactly like this. I didn't do too bad, eh?

Normally, I'd shy away from that much of a close fit all over, but I thought the look was so luxe and so classic that I could not help myself. Besides, the cocoon elbow-length sleeves and perfectly placed ruching along the hips make it easy to feel comfortable in your own skin. Bottom line, though, confidence had to be an important accessory!

Cabaret Cowl Neck Top - Kiyonna / Dark skinnies - Gap / Handbag - Furla (via BBOS) /
Nude pumps - Nine West (via Zappos) 

I duplicated that image right down to the accessories. I loved the look of the necklace plunging down the center of the d├ęcolletage, so I was pretty stoked to find similar tassel jewelry at Ruche. (My jewelry go-to, for sure!) Nude heels? Check. (Every shoe wardrobe should include a pair!) My only additions were my fantastic snakeskin bag (which I'm just thinking of buying, by the way) and a big ring in a pop of turquoise. When it ain't broke, you know?

Necklace & earrings - Ruche / Ring - Ruche / Nailolish - "Frankly I Don't Give A-dam" (Sephora by O.P.I.)

The outfit did need to serve a dual purpose, though - work for (a loooong) day, drinks/farewell party for night. Thanks to all that confidence, I thought it was just a bit too sexy for daytime. =) Throw on a camel blazer (also good for covering up any wavering moments of insecurity) and I was good to go.

*The top was purchased with a gift card provided by Kiyonna.


  1. It looks amazing on you! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. LOVE THIS!  The top is beautiful; the color, the the inspiration photo too.  I love all the clothing from Kiyonna; however, I'm Kiyonna on the bottom..and not so much on the top (frustrating pear!)  This is a great look and that top is going to be so versatile for you!

  3. This is a great look.  The rich red with thr dark denim.  Your jacket and shoes look perfect too!  Nice!
    - Justine

  4. You look great in this outfit! I tried (2 different sizes) to order this Kiyonna top because I think it's just beautiful, but I couldn't get it to work on me---just too low cut and a cami kind of ruins the line. On you--perfecto! 

  5. I found your blog from Kiyonna and I love it! I want you to know that I went through all of your 'where I shop's and I ended up buying 4 items from Ruche just now! As soon as I get skinnier I'm going to be trying out Anthropologie. Thank you for your blog! :)

  6. I just found your blog and I love this look.  I wish I could look this put together.  Going to follow (read stalk) (in a good friendly way) from now on!  


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