Tonight's outfit is one I wore to the opening night of my best friend's art gallery. I wanted to wear something edgy, but still chic, so I chose to pair this feminine, gold sequin blouse with black, faux leather leggings and a black and white statement necklace!
I've been seeing faux leather everywhere this Fall and thought this was a nice way to incorporate it in an outfit. It's a little ironic because when I first saw faux leather leggings and pants last Fall/Winter season, I absolutely hated them. It took about six months for them to grow on me and before I knew it, I was searching for my own pair mid-summer. I had a hard time finding these leggings in the summer, but managed to snag a pair from Love Culture that I really enjoy. They are light weight, stretchy, and comfortable. Best of all, they have a slight sheen to them that isn't too plastic-looking, which I enjoy. I've seen these everywhere lately, so you shouldn't have as difficult a time tracking them down as I did in the summer if you're interested in rocking this trend.
To keep the outfit a little feminine and add depth, I paired the leggings with this gold sequin blouse with chiffon long sleeves. I love how the neutral sparkle of the blouse makes it more wearable and less flashy while still making a statement. I like mixing textures and thought the chiffon, sequins, and faux leather really worked well together.
I don't like wearing leggings as pants, so I layered a long black cami under the chiffon blouse to cover my behind!
For shoes, you could wear any black flats, boots, or heels with this outfit, but I opted for these gold, glitter flats to add even more sparkle. I've worn these flats to death, which is funny because I was originally on the fence about getting them because I thought I wouldn't be able to pair them with many outfits. How wrong I was!
For jewelry, I love how this black and white statement necklace ties the whole outfit together. The angular shape of the necklace compliments the edgy faux leather perfectly. I also wore this set of triangular silver, gold, and black metal rings and my rose gold Michael Kors watch.
I actually wore this outfit on two different occasions with two different pairs of earrings. The first time, I chose these tear-drop shaped vintage earrings with a black gem, which gave off more of a punk vibe. The second time I wore this outfit, I wore black crystal drop earrings to make it a little more dressy (as can be seen two photos below.)
Sequin blouse and Faux leather leggings: Love Culture
Glitter flats: Payless
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: So Good Jewelry (San Diego, CA)
Both pairs of earrings and rings: Forever 21
For makeup, I wore a gold smokey eye with half false lashes to add more drama. I chose plum hues for the cheeks and lips and quite enjoy how the look came out.
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
Urban Decay Naked 2 palette: Foxy under brow and in inner corner
Bootycall on tear duct
Half Baked on inner 2/3 of lid and on lower lash line
Tease to blend out crease
Busted and Blackout on outer 1/3 of lid and in crease
e.l.f. black liquid liner
Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara
half false lashes on outer lash line (bought and cut in bulk from eBay)
Revlon Photo Ready Bronzer
theBalm Cabana Boy Blush
theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer highlight
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey
Revlon Pale Cashmere, Butter London Tart with a Heart, and Wet n' Wild Glamorous (seen here)
Vera Wang Lovestruck
Thanks so much for visiting! Would you wear faux leather leggings/pants?
- xx, Eviola