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Paillette-embellished skirt -blazer

What I’m Wearing
* Paillette-embellished skirt is a random Victoria’s Secret sale find. I bought it BECAUSE it was $20 and wore it once here last Summer {though it’s a little big, everything at VS runs a little big}
* Royal blue tank is from Forever 21, ages ago. I got it the same time I got the yellow one I wore last week actually.
* Vintage blazer with beaded lapels {which I wear rather often}
* Gray cuff is from Tuleste Market, and a gift from Julie and the large cocktail ring on my right hand is by Kenneth Jay Lane among other stacking pyramid rings from Noir.
* Cynthia Rowley black tights
* Vintage Sunglasses and chain necklace.
* Miu Miu ankle boots

*Title: lyrics from Depeche Mode – Master And Servant

dkny paillette skirt

While browsing Net-a-Porter last week, I stumbled on this outfit… and then realized I had everything in my closet to recreate it. So I did. For far less.

Here’s the breakdown:
* DKNY Skirt: $275 {my skirt: $20}
* Kain blue tank: $155 {my top: $9.99}
* Falke black tights: $59 {my tights: $23}
* Shoes are unlisted {mine: $300}

* Even without including the shoes, mine is less.

And YES, I’ve totally mocked this trend of wearing coats over shoulders, but I had to make an exception here just to mimic the look of the outfit. Please note, I still find it ridiculously and completely impractical. I have big shoulders yet ANY time I moved my arms the jacket slipped off. Just sayin’ 😉

New black and blue- Paillette-embellished skirt and blazer-


royal blue tank- Paillette- embellished skirt

vintage sunglasses

miu miu ankle boots

Paillette skirt -tank top-blazer-

Happy Monday!


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    February 6, 2012 |

    i love how you recreated this outfit! that skirt is absolutely fab!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Jola

    February 6, 2012 |

    Beautiful outfit! The colour of the top is amazing! Now I regret not buying the paillette-embelished skirt I tried on last week…

  • L'art

    February 6, 2012 |

    Beautiful and stylish outfit!

  • Tara

    February 6, 2012 |

    Amazing outfit, love the skirt 🙂

  • TJ

    February 6, 2012 |

    I’m amazed by your memory for details (where, when and how much $$ you spent) from so long ago! I can hardly remember last week! The new (is it new?!) ring on your right hand is gorgeous! I would love more information on it if possible please.

  • Camilla Mia

    February 6, 2012 |

    I love your ring it is amazing – i am so jealous!

  • Kerry

    February 6, 2012 |

    that skirt is so beautiful!

  • mouse

    February 6, 2012 |

    absolutely adore the sequin skirt.

  • House of Avandan

    February 6, 2012 |

    Absolutely adore the entire outfit!

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  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    February 6, 2012 |

    I loved the skirt then, and i love the skirt even more now withtights.

  • CessOviedo

    February 6, 2012 |

    Omg! you totally nailed the look! That skirt is to die for, I love to take inspo from net-a-porter too!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • cessione del quinto

    February 6, 2012 |

    me encanta este look, el tono de azul es precioso, creo que es muy favorecedor. Un abrazo
    Sara M.

  • Lili

    February 6, 2012 |

    Oh wow that skirt is a true beauty! I like it both dressed up and down on you 🙂 It’s funny how sometimes these stellar items sit longest on the sale racks… Because everyone gazes at it longingly but most people put it back for the sake of practicality 😉 [I’m not on of those either :-D]

  • Andrea Clare

    February 6, 2012 |

    Love a sparkly skirt! You should have worn it for New years!!

  • Holly

    February 6, 2012 |

    first off, i LOVE the white background on your blog!!

    and second, your hair looks amazing.

    happy monday!

  • nehasdomain1

    February 6, 2012 |

    You look lovely!!!

    following you, would love it if you could follow back.

  • Jessica Snellings

    February 6, 2012 |

    Gorgeous! I love your skirt and pairing it with that lovely top. Also, how to you manage to stand in those shoes?! I would love to own a pair, but I’d probably kill myself.

  • Fernanda Caldas

    February 6, 2012 |

    Very, very beautiful!!! Nanda /

  • Natasha Fatah

    February 6, 2012 |

    Love this look Meghan! And I really prefer your skirt to the super expensive one! I’m wearing sparkle and blue today too on my blog, please let me know what you think!


  • Aline

    February 6, 2012 |

    the skirt is soooo pretty and I DIE for your miu miu’s

  • Natalya's Closet

    February 6, 2012 |

    Soooo gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! XOXO,

  • Elle Sees

    February 6, 2012 |

    that is all…

  • Coffee and Cashmere

    February 7, 2012 |

    I love this idea. Creating looks for less with stuff you have. Can’t wait to see more!

  • Carolyn

    February 7, 2012 |

    you recreated that outfit perfectly! cute!

  • Ahka Vintage

    February 7, 2012 |

    You are my new hero…. recreating a horrendously overpriced outfit – making it look just as stylish… and doing it with style. Gorgeous!

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  • Jennifer

    February 7, 2012 |

    That’s a fun skirt – can’t pass it up for $20!

    xo Jennifer

  • Anonymous

    February 8, 2012 |

    Is there a way to get in touch with you about a private matter? It’s to do with the infetility blog…I may be able to help.

  • Anonymous

    February 13, 2012 |

    This Girl is Looking so Gorgeous and beautiful in Blue Dress.
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