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The Deep V.

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My apologies for the lack of consistent posts lately, I started a new job about a month ago so my schedule has been going through some changes! I seem to find the time to snap my outfits more than I find the time to post about them. So I’ll work on that!

Anyway, this is an outfit from so far back I don’t even remember what I wore it to! I think it was just a casual Friday night look for hitting a couple of chill bars. You know, like those places that are middle ground between dive and swanky lounge. I remember it being really hot, so in classic Renee fashion I kept it as breezy as possible! I have had the top for a while, like several years, and I honestly can’t remember who made it. It was either Free People or Rebecca Taylor, but I cut the tag out because the sheer fabric showed through and it was quite distracting. Both the front and back of this top are an extremely deep V, so this is one you want to pair with a lace bralette for sure. And definitely a longline bustier style, not a little triangle bralette or you will be showing some serious skin! You want it to peek out but still cover you a little or the look is just too much for anything other than the beach.

The shorts are a couple years old as well, from Sabo Skirt in Australia, but this look can easily be recreated with some pieces I’ve seen floating around online at several places. A nice, cool, breezy look for a casual night out, without compromising comfort. WIN.    

 

Top: Unknown, but you can achieve a similar with this or this style
Shorts: Sabo Skirt (Free People version here on sale, and also here)
Bralette: ASOS
Shoes: Steve Madden

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Little Leather Valentine.

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So apparently I have some sort of all-black approach to “holidays” in 2014 thus far…and I use the term holidays loosely, because…well, is Valentine’s Day really a holiday? In my book, it’s not. If I happen to get a special night out, then great, but if not, no big deal. Too often, we glamorize the behavior on this day that we should consciously display year round for our loved ones, but I will always look for an excuse to dedicate an evening to just the boyfriend and I! It’s not that often we take the time to plan an evening start to finish without other people involved, so that aspect is definitely fun!

To start, we got comfy at home and made an awesome dinner together. After that, we relaxed and let the food settle before changing and heading out for drinks at Firefly in Studio City. We neither one are into the crazy “2-weeks-in-advance-dinner-reservations” thing that happens in LA on Valentine’s Day, nor do we love fighting crowds when we are trying to spend time together on a date, so heading out in the later hours of the evening was perfect for us.

It’s always fun to feel a little fancier and sexier on Valentine’s Day, but truth be told, I had been itching to put this outfit combination together for a while and I would have worn it for any night out! This leather skirt is a smidge too big in the waist, and it actually worked out pretty well once I pumped my tummy full of way too much pineapple fried rice and wine! It’s form fitting, but definitely bodes well that it’s not too skin-tight. A high waisted pencil skirt, leather or not, is something you want to sit comfortably at the waist and hips without digging in. Why, you ask? So you can pair with a fun crop top!! Duh. The longer, and conservative-fitting skirt (especially in leather!) keeps a reallllly sexy vibe while over-compensating for the way the crop top is under-compensating in coverage. This is my absolute favorite crop top I own, and the sweetheart neckline and off-shoulder design were perfect for that “classic” sexy vibe.

I left out the red lips this time, (My boyfriend hates red lipstick – I think all guys do, bummer), and opted for a red suede pump instead to accent with. I didn’t realize until afterward how similar this look is to my NYE look a few weeks back, but oh well! The broken LBD look will never go out of style! Once again, excuse the iPhone snaps (NEED to start remembering the real cam when I head out), and hope everyone had a Happy Love Day as well! Kisses!

Leather Skirt: BB Dakota (size down if possible)
Crop Top: Tobi
Pumps: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Aldo, shoulder strap detached for a clutch (similar here and here)
Vintage Statement Earrings

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