12.08.2012

Noir Brocade

Hi friends, I hope you had a lovely week! Recently I started holiday shopping online and developed a bad habit of thinking, “Something nice for you...oh hey - a sale! Here's something nice for me too." Through my shopping cart struggles, I also realized that I embody two styles: ultra feminine & urban edge. How else can I explain having pearls and studded boots in the same cart? What I love about fashion is how accurately it communicates the facets of my personality. I'm gentle, sweet and conscientious, but at the same time, fierce, boyish and adventurous. This balance of seemingly contradictory qualities is what makes me unique. Meet the leather clad, sassy version of myself in Noir Brocade.

Jacket: I.N.C.
Tunic: Vintage
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Nine West

Does anyone else pick an item (dress, shoes, jewelry) from your closet and work an outfit around that piece? I started with the black tunic and scarlet lipstick. Instead of finding a skirt and waist belt, I went in the opposite direction and layered on the leather. The asymmetrical, mixed-media jacket and cut-out booties appealed to my edgier aesthetic. 

What do you think about my look? Do you also embody multiple fashion personalities? Thanks for kindly visiting my blog and see you next week!

82 comments:

  1. totally love the pants!!!yup! yup! i also embody multiple fashion personalities! because i tend to get bored over the same one each time! its cool to play along with multiple genre!
    http://www.fatiguechic.blogspot.com

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  2. Must say, you have a very cool style, and i love the red lips!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  3. that`s a cool outfit and the tunic really looks good on you :)


    www.rambutan18.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

    Would You like to follow each other? :)
    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  5. I always start planning my outfit around a certain piece I want to wear as well! It's hard for me to imagine how things will look together but I don't want to spend so much time trying things on so it's my most efficient way to plan an outfit hehe. You look great in the bold, red lips and I'm loving all the leather details in this outfit!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  6. I like SO many different styles! lace, studs, leather, pearls.. almost everything! :P it all depends on my current mood.
    your leather pieces are really cool btw and so are the gorgeous red accents!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  7. I love the way you combined this outfit, the jacket is my favorite. Have a lovely Sunday sweetie! :)

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  8. I love how these red accents light up your look so much! and they perfectly match your lip stick!

    XXX

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  9. YOu look gorgeous! I've found your blog and I really like it! Glad to meet you!
    I'm following you right now, hope you will do same!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  10. Stunning!! This is one of those ensembles I call "classy-sexy"! I love it.
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  11. loooooove the outfit, jess! <3

    xx, sam
    www.starringsamantha.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh wow, so many awesome aspects to this outfit! The leather jacket, pants, and print on your top look wonderful together - especially when its all tied together with your stunning lip color ;)

    Trendy Teal

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  13. Love that jacket! I always end up shopping for myself when I'm Christmas shopping, too. It's no good!

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  14. Love the red accents in this look; so chic!

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com

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  15. love so much your jacket

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  16. Beautiful texture!

    Kisses:
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  17. You look amazing, I love this jacket!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. OMG this jacket is so perfect!!!


    Following you back on GFC darling!!


    pashionality.com

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  19. i love this monochromatic style especially your blazer! you're gorgeous!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  20. Love the all black look with the red accents! Love the style of the jacket too.
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  21. you look adorable! İn love with your heels!!!
    thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!
    kisses
    http://styleglaze.blogspot.com

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  22. This tunic is so pretty and I LOVE the jacket! I completely know what you mean about Christmas shopping, I have the same problem. Just followed you!

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  23. Great look! Really love the jacket & heels ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  24. Hi Jess! Wow your beautiful! LOVE your style! This jacket is everything! Of course I would follow! I am now following via gfc, please follow back.

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  25. love the jacket, and I'm following! ;)

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  26. Love the feminine & urban marriage- you look gorgeous! Of course I would love to follow each other- I am following now via gfc :D

    http://mylifebeingrenewed.blogspot.com/

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  27. Nice jacket!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  28. great outfit, love the jacket!

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  29. So pretty! I love your tunic(:

    xo,
    http://mariachloes.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hi lovely , thanks for stopping by my blog ! Sure , we can follow each other , just became your follower on GFC , hope you come back soon ! Thank you in advance


    XX Luba

    :: Well Living Blog :: one skirt , two looks + FURLA BAG GIVEAWAY
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

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  31. You have such a nice and sphisticated style! I am now following you on GFC, it would be awesome if you could visit y blog and follow me back :)

    HTTP://THEREDCOATODYSSEY.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  32. Great look, nice blog, following you!
    Hope you can follow me back!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  33. loving it!
    GIVEAWAY on by blog


    www.mydutchfashionstyle.com

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  34. You look amazing and i love the jacket

    xx Nonchalant Rebel, Mounia

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  35. Of course I want to follow each other! In fact, I'm already following you, your blog is AWESOME and I love all that leather ;)
    xoxo
    straplessandpeeptoesmgj.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the red detail on the top and how you matched it with your lip colour! I can't really pull of red because I have pale skin and dark hair so I look like a vampire! So jealous :)
    www.cherrytruth2.blogspot.co.uk libby xo

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  37. Gorgeous! love the jacket! Buying gifts for someone.. ended up all for me, it happened to me all the time! :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA

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    1. Btw, following you on GFC :)

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  38. Wow love the fiery red on your lips and the chic black outfit! It happens to me all the time too when I'm shopping online hahaha. Usually I end up with too many things on my cart that I have to remove them..

    Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog. Yes it'd be great if we could follow each other. Following you now on gfc! Hope you would do the same~

    Kisses
    ♡ Jaslin from http://justjaslin.blogspot.sg/

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  39. Amazing outfit, I love that jacket!

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  40. Beautiful Outfit.
    You look stunning!

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  41. Such a cool and chic look! Love your jacket!
    xx

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  42. love love love your jacket!!!
    lovely blog, following you with a great pleasure:)

    hope you'd like to make a friendship)
    http://yuliasi.blogspot.com

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  43. Wow, gorgeous look, the jacket is amazing-love the leather details on it! I cant take my eyes off of your gorgeous hair!!!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  44. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog =) Sure I'd love to follow each other. I'm following you now!

    I agree, style shows all different aspects of your personality =) you look great, I love the scarlet lipstick!

    catrionamacleod.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. You look incredible babe!!! Love that all black with the pop of red embroidery! SOOOOOO gorgeous! And your lipstick is uber perfection!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  46. You look super fab!

    Mind to follow each other?

    jessie xx

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  47. Wow!! You're perfect!! i love you black look with a touch of color!! perfect!!


    http://greatstyling.blogspot.com.es

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  48. Love how you paired all these leather things together! :)

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  49. So chic! I love your leather jacket :)

    -Haylie

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  50. totally amazing! Join the international giveaway on my blog, you can win a beautiful lace blouse in black or white version! :)

    http://mespeel.blogspot.com/2012/12/ahaishopping-giveaway.html !

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  51. Loving those shoes! Your blog is so much fun! Thanks for stopping by mine earlier :)

    xoxo
    http://rubiesemeralds.blogspot.com/

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  52. I think fashion is one of the best ways to express multiple parts of a whole personality - I was really into punk as a teenager and some of that influence still slips into my wardrobe, although these days my style is much more girlie and romantic. Part of the fun of fashion is trying different things and not putting yourself into one specific box. This is such a great look - I love the pop of red and your jacket is gorgeous :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  53. Great combination with red and black!
    Cool en just feminine.

    Would you like to follow each other? I follow you now, I hope you do the same.
    http://fleur-stevens.blogspot.nl/
    Have a nice weekend.

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  54. I love your style and your blog! :)You are also very beautifull!! :)

    if you want, you can check my blog, I think you will like it too!! :)

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  55. Wow I can't even imagine more prefect outfit! You look fab!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  56. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love ur blog too.. I'm following u now on gfc..

    Hope u can follow me back.

    xoxo,
    gabrielletaduran.blogspot.com

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  57. I would love to follow each other! I am following you now actually!! LOVELY outfit! I am sorry for replying so late. I have been very busy these past weeks :(
    Hope you come back soon!
    xx

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  58. Great look. I love the mix of styles.
    Happy weekend!

    Xo

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  59. you look so fabulous, we love your jacket!!

    <3

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  60. hahah i am sooo with you on the "oh hey something nice for me too" thing. its so bad! i cant help myself!

    oh well..

    anyway, love the outfit!

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  61. Loving your outfit! A lot a lot !

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  62. Hi sweeties! Thank you for the great feedback and for sharing your own shopping/personal style stories :) I will get back to responding and following soon! Hope you enjoy the start to your weekend :)
    Jess

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  63. I like the Tunic and necklace! I definitely work around a certain item in my closet and make an outfit from there.

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  64. Gorgeous outfit! what lipstick are you wearing? :)
    new follower :)


    Sammy X
    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.co.uk

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  65. Hi! thanks for your comment!
    I love your blog, so I follow you :)
    I've a new post, I hope you like it!

    kisses

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  66. That jacket is so amazing! Love it!

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  67. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  68. It's lovely how you worked around this vintage tunic and decided to pair it with an asymmetrical leather jacket and cutout heels. The mixing of styles always fascinates me and this outfit looks very interesting and chic!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  69. Really nice styling
    Love the tunic teamed together with the jacket. def a mixture of diff styles but it works so well! dont think id be able to pull it off but you make it seem effortless

    J <3
    http://3hreesisters.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. you look amazing! your lipstick is the perfect touch :)

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  71. Great style, I love your shoes :)

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  72. Your blog is awesome! To be in trend of modern fashion, see yourself in maroon skinny jeans ! They seriously reshape your body.

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