A Make shift OOTD

29th January 2017

FullSizeRender 10We’ll title this look under: I moved yesterday so here’s what was on top of the first box I opened. FullSizeRender 3
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As some of you know because I announced it on Instagram, I moved last Wednesday. I still had events and things I had to attend the following day, although everything I owned was taped up in boxes.FullSizeRender 7

I was running late because I got busy unpacking … and because I spent 15 min scrolling through Amber Fillerup’s IG feed (I love Rosie); so I cut open the first box I found to come across this cute, oversized, layering top from Romwe and my go to suede leggings. After trying (and failing) to find my Stuart Weitzman Lowlands, I unboxed my only pair of black booties and rolled the hem of my leggings to make them appear “cropped” in contrast. Looking in mirror (and by this, I mean standing on a box in my bathroom and crouching over so I could see my whole look, because my full body mirror didn’t make it in he move, and my new one has yet to come) I felt like the look was chic (especially considering the circumstances) but kind of sad. So I finished with pop of color, and the only coat I could find.FullSizeRender 8FullSizeRender 6

I didn’t feel like doing my hair BUT was craving long locks after my insta-stalk session. So I popped in my curly clip ins and created some kind of side twisty, messy, braid contraption (If you like it, I’ll try to recreate it for a tutorial), before I ran out the door with this black & blue fuzzy backpack that doesn’t really match but whatever. Lipstick & eyebrows we’re done in the uber, and I was fifteen min late – but all in all I was pretty happy with this look created on the fly.FullSizeRender 9FullSizeRender 5

Romwe is an online retailer that ships from China. There are a few other similar sites with comparable product and price points that you may have come across before. I love their product (and their affordable prices) and always end up spending about a hundred dollars there, but walking away with 3-5 great pieces! I bought this oversized layered sweater in a size small, but could have gotten away with a XS too. I love that it’s long enough to cover my peach emoji, especially since I was just wearing leggings. Buying from places like Romwe is great, but there are some risks. Make sure you’re shipping to a place that will take DHL packages and that someone will be there to sign for it, and be prepared to track it closely. Our old apartment wasn’t the best for these types of shipments (our new one has a doorman, score) so I had it sent to Paris’s office where he would be there to receive. Also although you can return, you usually have to ship it back (all the way to china) at your expense and without a premade label. I tend to overbuy and then shop stuff back, but for retailers like Romwe, I avoid doing so, because if you’re buying something for $15, and it’s going to cost $13 to return it, you might be better just giving it to a friend. Anyways, thats just my two cents on retailers like Romwe, I have had nothing but positive experiences with them, I love their product and their price points but wanted to make sure you knew what you were getting into :)FullSizeRender 2

For my recent Romwe order I bought the sweater/shirt I’m wearing, this oversized sweater (see it here) and this hoodie that I didn’t love because it’s not big enough, so I’ll probably end up giving it away.

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Sadly, I don’t think this will be the last of my unboxed outfits – I’ll be building a closet in my new place (stay tuned for that epic DIY) so for the moment I’ll be creating outfits on the fly, but hey it’s not so bad and kind of fun right?! I’ll also be doing lot of apartment shopping as I get the new place ready, weee! So to get you in the mood for a makeover, here are some of the things I’m loving right now at Crate and Barrel:

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Layered Top Only $21 I’m wearing a size Small
Red Coat 50% off and on sale for $99
Faux Suede Leggings My BFF this winter!!! They’re on sale for $59, so I just bought a second, backup pair!
Booties – The only pair of black booties I own, they’re great! Also in brown

See this look as my OOTD on instagram
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