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Putting my Chiffon Blouse, Cropper Sweater and Winter Leggings into action

January 22, 2012
Foreword - "I think this was pretty dumb of me" edition - : The weather was pretty great yesterday, so I rushed home in order to take some good pictures.  After I got home, I don't know why I decided to change and take pictures of my outfit idea first, and change back to the clothes I had on and photograph my outfit of the day... Long story short, I always do things in the wrong order...

Back to my outfit idea... I have worn this outfit for a couple of times, but I have not been able to photograph it. So rather than waiting till I actually wear it during the weekend/holiday/vacations, I decided to just throw it on and snap a few pictures.

Successful straight face!

This outfit features a couple items from my Best Fashion Finds 2011 list:

Blouse: American Apparel Chiffon Secretary Blouse (link)
Sweater: T. Babaton Kate Cropped Sweater from Aritzia - Canadian(link)
Leggings: American Apparel Winter Leggings (link)
Bag: Kate Spade from a few seasons ago
Booties: Le Chateau Suede Wedge Bootie - Canadian (link)

It was quite cold when I took these pictures... let me show you...

I absolutely love how this outfit turn out... I think it'll be great for everything (maybe not for the gym or the beach...).  I also think that if you pair it with dress pants, you can easily pass this as a work outfit... In fact, I'm going to try this out next week lol.

I'm wearing the same makeup as my OOTD post from yesterday, because, well, they were photographed on the same day =).  I think it shows up better in the pictures I took with this outfit (look at my silly faces).  I do like how this turns out.  By the way, I wasn't wearing any primer... how crazy!

Re-listing my makeup:

Eyes: Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Pomegranate Punk on the outer half,
and Bold Gold in the inner half/inner corner of the lid,
L'Oreal Infaillible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige to set Bold Gold
and Endless Chocolat to define the crease,
MAC Blanc Type as highlight, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion as liner,
MARCELLE Lengthening & Curling Mascara, and
Eyemazing Sweer Ribbon Series False Lashes No. 304
Face: Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse MakeupBobbi Brown Corrector in Peach,
Kett Cosmetics Colorless Setting Powder, and Benefit Hervana Box O' Powder
Lips: Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate 

How do you like this outfit combo?  Do you have other suggestions on how I would wear the chiffon blouse or the cropped sweater?  I would love to hear your input!  Let me know =)

Hope you're warm and cozy!

x Rica


  1. Ahhh you're sooo cute! I love this outfit! You look so chic! I don't have a cropped sweater so I'm not sure how to style it but for the blouse the obvious choice is in a pencil skirt or paired with cropped trousers :)

  2. Thanks Elaine! You know I don't own any pencil skirt 'cause my bottom is too... ughhh lol.  But I'm gonna try the trouser idea out (when it gets warmer lol)  Thanks for the suggestions!

    x Rica