Dup-A-Look 18

I did this one on Friday, October 19, and was fortunate enough to not have to worry about work or the dress code, since I took that day off work. I was having a girls’ day at the house on Saturday and spent the bulk of Friday in my PJs cleaning, but had to go out to get some food and run errands in the late afternoon.  By the time I was showered and dressed, it was already almost dark, yikes!  Thankfully I was still able to grab some ok pics… though I had to be superfast because it was drizzling out.

I pinned this look ages ago because I had just gotten similar tights.  It’s originally from Le blog mode de Mahayanna and we both shared the same struggle with styling these tights.  They’re really cool, but can look a little inappropriate if they’re done wrong.  This outfit, however, was a good solution to them.  Adding a blazer and boots works really nicely.

This look was fun, and while I thought it was going to be easy, it was actually a little harder than I anticipated.  For one, the claw necklace I have that’s the same length as the one in the original broke while I was getting ready last Friday (it’s fixed now, but I had to wait a few days for the glue to cure), so I had to go with plan B, which was my longer (and cheaper-looking) claw necklace.  The second hiccup I had was that the shirt I was planning on wearing just wasn’t as slouchy as the one in the original shot.  I opted, instead to wear my “All Love Is Equal” tee from Revenge Is.  The fit was more like the fit in the original, and the red kind of echoed her red bag.  I wore a plain, black cotton mini that I got ages ago at Forever21.

I still had stuff in my oxblood clutch from Tuesday, because I was being lazy about switching back to a “real” bag, so it worked out nicely.  After careful consideration, I decided to wear my flat OTK boots.  They worked best with the outfit, and the gold accents on them looked good with my gold necklace.  I went a little messy with my hair and rocked a red lip (though it’s hard to tell here), and done.

Dup-A-Look 18

Largely, I loved this outfit, and am bummed I can’t wear it to work (the skirt is way too short for work, and there’s writing on the shirt).  But I can definitely take style cues from this in terms of how to style these tights, and I hope to wear them more now that I “get” them.

What do you think? Is this a look you’d wear?  How do you think I did on the dupe?

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9 comments for “Dup-A-Look 18

  1. October 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Hi!
    Really like your look, you’re right, these tights are not really easy to wear, but mixed with a more classic outfit they just make the difference!

    • October 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      Thanks 🙂 Yea… I think now that I understand how these can work I’ll be wearing them more 🙂

  2. October 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    The tights are killer on both of you! I love them with the knee-high boots and the blazer. Great dupe!

  3. Jenna M Wood
    October 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    I think I like yours better, it translated more into real world in my opinion. Very edgy look!

  4. October 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    That is a fun look! More “rocker” than I would wear but it’s nice t dream 🙂

    • October 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

      I’m pretty sure in a past life, I was a member of a rock band. I love rocker-chic!

  5. Christin
    October 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    love this ensem, though I really wish you had done the dark and vampy lip with it!

    • October 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      I would have but for running to Five Below and Jewel it just didn’t work for me. Brighter red was a little less severe.

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