October 29, 2014

Outfit: Windowpane Print Top, Black Skinny Jeans, and Silver Oxford Shoes

It's close to Halloween so I thought I'd get in the spirit here and show you a slightly festive outfit. I generally include color in my outfits but sometimes throwing black pieces together feels right! In lieu of color I added sparkly details like my silver-y Stella & Dot beaded necklace and my silver cutout oxfords. The silver accessories played off the zippers on the front of my new black jeans too.

Can I mention how much I love these black high-waisted jeans? They're in the Soho Jeans line from New York & Company and are super stretchy and comfortable. I wore them two days in a row and they didn't sag on me, which is a miracle in the land of stretch denim! So if you've never thought to check out the jeans at New York & Company, perhaps you may want to in the near future.

Windowpane Print Button Down, Black Skinny Jeans, Silver Oxford Shoes
top: forever 21 | jeans: new york & company | shoes: target | bow: forever 21 | necklace: stella & dot

Black Skinny Jeans and Silver Cutout Oxfords from Target
Black Jeans with a Zipper Pocket Detail

I know I'm posting this outfit as a sort of dark Halloween look, but the entire time I wore it I was thinking punkish/goth/emo throwback with modern cuts. The zipper detailing is cool but also gives me a Hot Topic a la 2005 vibe. I always enjoyed the more alternative styles back in those days even though I stuck to a jeans and t-shirts kind of wardrobe through high school. In middle school I was no fashion plate but I liked the skater style that was in back then. You know. Avril Lavigne, Blink-182, and the like. So maybe that's why I'm still drawn to an alternative sort of look along with my retro tendencies.

Speaking of alternative style, do you like my intense purple lipstick? It's Immortal from the new Nyx Wicked Lippies line. It's so dark but so very awesome. I thought I'd let it shine by pairing it with this black outfit. Jeanie bought me a few other lipsticks from that line that I'll have to wear including a dark shimmery green. Yes. Green lipstick. I love seeing people rock nontraditional lipstick colors so why shouldn't I be one of them too? You can see me trying out bright blue lipstick in this post from June. Would any of you wear a lipstick shade that's a bit out of the box?

Silver Beaded Necklace and Windowpane Print Top
Dark Purple Lipstick with Bright Red Hair and a Windowpane Print Top

After looking at these pictures, I really can't get over how fantastic that purple lipstick is. Dark lipstick is really in right now so I plan on wearing plenty of dark shades like this. However I'm also feeling smoky eyes lately and just got the Urban Decay Smoked Palette on sale at Ulta the other day, so it's a tough decision every day. I have to decide between bold/dark eyes or lips and it's awful. First world problems you guys.

Anyway, I feel like I talked your ears (eyes?) off today so I'll leave you at that. I hope you're having a wonderful week!

4 comments:

Frannie Pantz said...

I LOVE NY & Co.! Their clothes are always super comfy, I feel. These jeans look great on you and I am digging the black and white today!

Miranda said...

Cute cute! I like that lipstick! I want to get some odd colors, too. Why not, right??

Miranda
Little Gold Pocket Watch

~ K said...

The purple lipstick is really awesome! I have a very dark plum colour to wear but I need to get used to it, I still just love red!

lisa said...

I'm with ya- I usually wear a lot of color too, but sometimes I feels good to go outside the norm and wear black and white! Lovin' the purple lips!

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