The Heavy and The Light Weight

Hello lovelies,

How was your weekend? Did you get to do anything exciting?

I have been thinking about what sort of dresses I like to wear during the winter time and since Los Angeles winters are not as harsh, we have to keep our wardrobes suitable for temperatures in the high 50s F as well as those in the high 80s F. So today, I offer you a light and a heavy winter dress option.

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The Heavy WeightCable-knit Turtleneck Sweater Dress – this beauty is SO warm it is sure to be the perfect partner for a snow storm or a freezing front moving your way. The material it is knit from is pretty thick and it also has the coziest turtleneck, which would keep you covered without the need to add a scarf. You can layer the dress over your leggings and undershirt, add OTK boots and a coat and you are ready to conquer a cold day in style. I also love the cable-skit patterns and this easy-to-fit-any-wardrobe mocha color. The day I wore the sweater dress was not super cold, so I was able to combine it with my boots and added a belt for some waist definition. This is a “one-size” item. I am 5’9 and it fits me well, but I had to close the side-slips as these were coming up a little too high on me, however if you are a bit shorter those would add some visual interest too!

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Dress (sponsored) | Boots | Bag | Hat | Glasses

The Light WeightMarled Knit Cowl Neck Ribbed Pencil Dress – I had my eye on this dress for a couple of months and wondered whether it is thin or thick–now that I have it I can tell you that it it lighter and would be perfect for warmer winter days (accompanied with a coat, boots, and some tights), as well as most spring and fall days. I love how elegant the dress looks – it has a metallic streak running trough its knit, ribbed fabric and accentuates your curves with its fitted silhouette. The combination of a midi-length and cowl neck bring additional class to this garment. This past weekend was very warm, so I got to wear the dress with red pumps during the day and suede high boots in the evening.

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Dress (sponsored) | Heels | Bag | Glasses

Have you taken a look at the fun dresses ROMWE has to offer? Let me know if you do pick anything from their site–would love to see what caught your eye!

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Love Always,

Marieta

 

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Hello, Valentine! <3

Happy Monday, Lovelies!

Hope your weekend was filled with relaxation, or adventures, better yet–both! It always passes super fast for me and I am glad we have the day off today, in celebration of MLK day, as I still have tons on my to-do list.

Since ❤ Valentine’s day ❤ is just around the corner, this week I decided to show you a “killer outfit” that is sure to “knock him dead” in the best way possible! It is sexy and classy, it is trendy and chic, an eye-catcher that would evoke the questions “who is she?” and the desire in girls to try out this look.

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I decided on an all-black leather-rich outfit, with a pop or red in the shoes, bag and, of course, the lips. So what are the piece that bring this look to life?

The main act: Black 3/4 Sleeve Women’s Co-Ords – where do I begin with this leather two-piece?! I have to say I adore the cat-woman feel it gives. The skirt is so classy with its tea length, high waist and pencil silhouette! The leather material gives it that extra oomph I crave to add to any of my outfits. It also had a bow belt, which could be tied in the back, as I have done, or at the front, as the model on the web site has, which gives you options to play with and diversifies the looks you can create. Let’s not forget about the corset top of this co-ord!! It fits to perfection and adds an unexpected twist to the outfit, doesn’t it?! It has panels of leather and suede, a golden-colored zip enclosure, and funky black and white straps. This top adds to the edginess and coolness of the look! You can use the code Marieta941 at us.vip.com to get $5 OFF on orders over $50.

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The supporting actor: Mesh Panel Faux Leather Jacket – this piece stole my heart away with its numerous beautiful details. Take a look at the scalloped neckline–isn’t is gorgeously unique!? And the mesh and leather sleeves add so much visual interest. But stay put, the amazing details do not stop at the front! The mesh detail and rounded edges are incorporated in the back of the jacket as well, where a gold plate accentuates a tighter waist to give you a slender figure. It is the perfect partner to the leather two-piece! You can use code LauraZF to receive 10% off  this jacket and your ZAFUL order.

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The supporting actress: Black Bell Sleeve Slim T-Shirt – you may remember this top from a few of my prior posts–it fits with so many different outfits as it is slender and does not steal the show, but rather adds to the charm of a look with its beautiful bell sleeves.

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The cherry on top: well I guess it is more the two cherries on top:

(a) this awesome Baker Boy Hat – I have always been a fan of hats and this one is riding on the cusp of the newspaper boy hat fashion front. It fits perfectly, it made of cotton, and has the cutest feather brooch feature.

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(b) the Full Rims Cat Eye Sunglasses – don’t know about you, but I always appreciate a good pair of sunglasses as my eyes are pretty sensitive and tend to tear, unless they are protected. This pair of cat eyes is not only fashion-forward, but also large enough to keep you well-guarded from the sun.

VIPshop Black Sleeve Women's Co-Ords, ROMWE Bell-Sleeve Top, Valentine's Dat 2018, Winter 2018 Trends

two-piece set (sponsored) | leather jacket (sponsored) | top | hat (sponsored) | glasses (sponsored) | pumps | similar bag

I hope I have inspired you to try something new this Valentine’s day and be the smart, classy and sexy woman your man fell in love with!

Love Always,

Marieta

 

Flowers in January – Why Not?

Hello lovelies,

Are you willing to try something new this month? I guess I did, without even realizing it till I sat down to write this post. Yes, I wore florals in January–for the first time!! And this spectacular dress made me do it, hehe.

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I discovered this green beauty as I was browsing us.vip.com. It stood out to me with its multiple feminine touches and details that called my name. So what is it that spoke to me?

  1. The tie neck collar – there is something about a bow around the neck that adds so much charm to a piece, be it a dress or a blouse. It is soft and feminine with a touch of sophistication!VIPshop MISS LI BY NAWAIN Green Women's Dress, Winter 2018 Trends (4)
  2. The pleated skirt – it adds so much charm and visual interest to the A-line silhouette of the Green Women’s Dress.
  3. The pleated bell sleeves – in perfect sink with the bottom body of the dress and definitely in sync with the latest fashion trends!VIPshop MISS LI BY NAWAIN Green Women's Dress, Winter 2018 Trends (11)
  4. The pretty floral print on this deep green base – the red and muted orange create a saddle and soothing print, which is sure to catch attention without screaming loudly.
  5. The beautiful buttons front – it is all in the details and this dress has so many beautiful ones including the brass dome-shaped front closure buttons, which in no way would destruct you from the beauty of the dress.Lapel Open Front Wool Blend Coat by ZAFUL, VIPshot Green Women's Dress. Winter Fashion 2018 (2)
  6. The length – you know I am a huge fan of midis – those are great for most occasions – from a day in the office, to cocktail hour to a dinner date or a charitable event – a midi can do it all. Those are also great on a cooler winter day when a bit more coverage goes a long way!VIPshop MISS LI BY NAWAIN Green Women's Dress, Winter 2018 Trends (6)
  7. This dress is easily combines with your long winter coat. I chose to pair this dress with a caramel Lapel Open Front Wool Blend Coat by ZAFUL and they turned out to be the perfect duet. This coat is under $35 and a wonderful blend of cotton, wool and polyester that would surely keep you warm and in style!

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Dress (sponsored – use code “Marieta941” for $5 off you >$50 purchase)| Coat (sponsored – use code “LauraZF” for 10% off your purchase) | Boots | Similar Orange Bag | Satchel | Clubround Sunglasses | Aviator Sunglasses

Hope I have inspired you to try something new in the beginning of this year and be sure to check out us.vip.com for some cool fashion options!

Love always,

Marieta

 

Cream and Caramel Dream

Hello lovelies,

Happy New Year to ALL of  you! May 2018 be filled with joy, excitement, prosperity, health, great luck, expanded horizons, sweet memories and heartwarming moments with family and loved ones that we would cherish and smile about!

I am very excited to share that for this first post of the year I have partnered with my favorite classy and sophisticated women’s brand – METISU! My latest picks consist of two absolute must-have dresses  and a coat that would bring elegance and style to any winter outfit. These three pieces are not only eye-catching and pleasing, but sure to keep you warm in this cool season weather.

 

Let’s start with the Beige Belted Waist Coat With Contrast Binding! I have to admit it has quickly become my new wardrobe gem–a classic with a twist of trend and a playful touch all in one. The silhouette is chic with a dramatic turn down wide collar and belted waist. The beige color makes for an easy partnering with most anyone’s taste and existing pieces! The black triangular binding and split cuff detail add a funky twist to this classic. This coat leaves me with one word in my mind: elegance! By the way, this it item is currently on sale for only $89!!

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I decided to pair the coat with an Apricot V-neck Belt Waist Knitted Midi Dress as the two pieces seem to speak the same language to create a cream dream together! There is something about knitted dresses during winter–those seem to be my go-to type and I knew I wanted this one as soon as I laid my eyes on its gorgeous ribbed V top design, which changes in direction once it hits the belt area. The cream and caramel belt is an added accessory which helps you with the selection of the shoes and bag. I chose high cinnamon boots and a vintage burnt caramel bag.

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My second dress choice is the Caramel Bow Midi Dress With Flared Sleeve (unfortunately is just went out of stock) which also pairs up beautifully with the coat, however it is much thicker and works wonderfully on its own on a warmer California winter day. This dress drew me in with its swing silhouette, gorgeous bell sleeves and bow-tie V-neckline. The shape of the bottom portion of the dress mimics that of the sleeves to create a cohesive feminine piece, which would make any girl want to twirl around. I paired this dress with black high knee boots and a black bag and was ready to go! The dress would also match perfectly with beige, creme, olive or even white accessories.

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What are some of you favorite winter pieces? Have you checked out METISU’s rich collection of beautiful coats and gorgeous dresses yet? Drop me a line to let me know and have a successful first week of work if you are back to the office grind. 😉

Happy New Year once more, my lovely readers! 🙂

Love always, ❤

Marieta

 

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Red, White and Blue is For Fall Too!

Hello lovelies,

Hope your week has been good! Did you purchase anything on Cyber Monday? I was very good during Black Friday, but did treat myself to a new camera lens and a few airline tickets on Monday!

Somehow the holidays got me thinking about wearing red, white, and blue and I decided to try to incorporate these color in fall outfit perfect for the office. This look is brought to you via my collaboration with VIPSHOP (clothing) and DealOKart(watch).

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It actually all started with the top. The bib detail is so intricate and reminded me of a very delicate cami I had once purchased while on a trip to Australia. I also liked the blue embroidery as it added a fun touch to a classy, work-appropriate shirt. Of course this beauty needed a partner, so I went hunting for a skirt. Being the lace fan that I am, I gravitated to this A-line navy midi skirt pretty much as soon as I saw it! The length, the zig-zag hem, and beautiful detailing of the fabric complement the elegant lines of the shirt to create a chic, sophisticated overall silhouette. Then came the accessories–I pondered upon white shoes and bag or their navy counterparts, but settled on burgundy to add yet another color to the outfit. BTW, you can receive $5 OFF your VIPSHOP orders over $50, with code “Marieta756” at https://us.vip.com/.

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I wear watches all the time–ever since I received one in first grade, hehe! I had seen this watch on a friend’s Instagram page and though it has tons of minimalist charm, so when DealOKart reached out to me I was happy to order the white on white version of this timepiece. Doesn’t it combine European simplicity and Asian Modern Art to create a cool design?! It also works in such a fun way–the dot depicts the hour hand and the line is the minute hand. Last, but not least, it would not break the bank–it is only $8.99 at the moment! To receive 15% discount to all your DealOKart purchase please use code “OOTD15“.

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Shirt (sponsored) | Skirt (sponsored) | Similar Pumps | Similar Bag | Watch (sponsored)

Hope you enjoyed this look and are inspired to try something new for the office in the coming week!

Love Always,

Marieta

 

 

Blush into Fall

Hello lovelies,

I have been thinking about Fall fashion and the fact that I do not want to give up pretty colors because summer is over. One of those colors dear to my heart it blush–it is so soft and feminine and could work perfectly with a light fall color palette of creams and beiges, as well as soft grays!

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Today I am showing you a look that combined all blush with some cream and denim. This dress from VIP.com is the main act and outfit inspiration. I could not help, but fall in love with the soft lines it forms and that beautiful pear detail along the sleeves and on the belt. Don’t you think it is darling? Once I received the dress I could also appreciate how soft and comfy it is (I am not a huge fan of pretty clothing that is torturous to wear!).

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Outfit details: Dress | Flats | Denim Blazer | Necklace and Bracelet | Watch | Similar Earrings | Sunglasses | Similar Bag

Unfortunately, this dress is now sold out, but a beautiful long-sleeve blush dress is here and another similar option is available here. To receive $5 OFF your orders over $50, please use code code “Marieta756” at https://us.vip.com/.

VIP.com Blush Midi Dress, H&amp;M Velvet Flats, Clubrounds, Ralph Lauren Handbag, Starfish Project Jewels, Denim BlazerAre you thinking of preserving some of the summer colors into your fall wardrobe? What are some of your favorites?

Love Always,

Marieta

METISU Fall Lookbook

Hi lovelies!

It is no secret that my favorite dresses lately has been METISU–they fit my style to the t! My attention is always captivated by the classy silhouettes, great designs, quality materials, and most of all I enjoy the confidence I feel when wearing a METISU piece. So when they reached out to me to create a video look book with Fall fashion I was quite excited and a bit scared as I had never starred in or edited a video before. However, I decided to take the bull by the horns and learn something new. So here it is!!! Enjoy:

BTW, my YouTube channel is now live here –please check it out and let me know what you think or subscribe if you like what you see (THANK YOU!!)! 🙂

Metisu Grey Fishtail Bat SleeveTwo Piece, CK Glasses, MK ClutchLook 1: Two-Piece “Dress” | Heels | Clutch | Glasses

METISU Orange Floral Print Midi Dress, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Convertable Handbag, Ray-Ban Aviator GlassesLook2: Dress | Heels | Bag | Glasses

Drop me a line and let me know which one is your favorite. I have promised myself to try and keep my Fall wardrobe away from dark neutral colors only. What pieces are you looking forward to wearing this Fall? In what colors?

Love Always,

Marieta

The shirt that has it all!

Hello lovelies,

Happy October! Pumpkins are now front and center in all stores, houses are decorated with those and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is sure to catch your nose everywhere you go–still cannot believe how fast September few by! You?

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This week I have partnered with ROMWE to bring you the perfect Fall shirt! It really has got it all: vertical stripes, embroidery, ruffles, a Victorian collar and an overall style that is suitable to take to work or run errands in during the weekend!

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Let’s talk about each feature:

  • Vertical stripes were BIG in the 80’s and have made a major comeback the past couple of seasons. The ones on this shirt are a smaller size which give it an office-appropriate feel I like, as I have to dress up for work Monday trough Friday.
  • Embroidery is another trend that has been going strong for the past coupe of seasons. We have seen embroidery on jeans, tops, jackets, and now even booties. The flower embroidery on this shirt is very appropriate for Fall as the colors are in beautiful earthy tones. ROMWE Vertical Stripe Embroidered Ruffle Shirt, Armani High Rise Denim Skirt, Banana Republic Golden Pumps, CK Sunglasses, Fall 2017 (16)
  • There is a ruffle that runs from the front middle of the shirt all around trough its back, adding yet another feminine touch to this pretty shirt!ROMWE Vertical Stripe Embroidered Ruffle Shirt, Armani High Rise Denim Skirt, Banana Republic Golden Pumps, CK Sunglasses, Fall 2017 (8)
  • Should you decide to button up this ROMWE shirt, you would display the Victorian collar, which has an additional ruffle further enhancing the girlishness of this piece. ROMWE Vertical Stripe Embroidered Ruffle Shirt, Armani High Rise Denim Skirt, Banana Republic Golden Pumps, CK Sunglasses, Fall 2017 (11)

To achieve this office-appropriate look, I decided to pair the shirt with a pencil denim skirt, golden open-toe pumps and a blue and gold Chanel bag. This shirt would look amazing with some high-rise dark wash, red or white jeans and a pair of booties–looks I am sure I will share with you later on this season. ROMWE Vertical Stripe Embroidered Ruffle Shirt, Armani High Rise Denim Skirt, Banana Republic Golden Pumps, CK Sunglasses, Fall TrendsROMWE Vertical Stripe Embroidered Ruffle Shirt, Armani High Rise Denim Skirt, Banana Republic Golden Pumps, CK Sunglasses, Fall 2017 (18)ROMWE Vertical Stripe Embroidered Ruffle Shirt, Armani High Rise Denim Skirt, Banana Republic Golden Pumps, CK Sunglasses, Fall 2017 (14)

Have you checked out the trendy, chic, and affordable items ROMWE has to offer? If not can do so here. 🙂

Shirt: ROMWE | Skirt: Armani (similar here) | Pumps: Banana Republic (similar here) | Bag: Chanel | Sunglasses: Calvin Klein | Watch: Raymond Weil | Earrings: Lucky Brand

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Love Always,

Marieta

Vintage Gingham

Hello lovelies,

Has has your week been thus far? Mine has been a bit nutty… Let’s just say, I am looking forward to the weekend, hehe! 🙂

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I was not planning on writing a post today, but putting on this gingham midi dress (VIP.com) in the morning really inspired me. So what is a girl to do but grab her mom away from babysitting duties and ask her to jump into her photographer shoes!

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As I was going trough my closet I needed to find something that would work for a day in the office and would transition well to a dinner with a friend I am meeting after. And there is was–my vintage charmer! Why do I say VINTAGE? The dress is brand new but gives me a very 20’s-50’s feel–the shape, the length, the print.

  • The Shape – As a matter of fact the term A-line was first introduced by Christian Dior as the label for his spring 1955 collection. The silhouette, as we know it today, was popularized by Yves Saint Laurent three years later. In his spring 1958 line, he showed off dresses which flared out vividly from a fitted shoulder line.VIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Dress, Lucky Brand Kabott Heel Booties, Dolce Vita Suede Bag and OOTD in StyleVIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Midi, and Calvin Klein Red Sunglasses
  • The Print – Gingham as a checkered pattern originated from the mills of Manchester, England where fabric was woven in a plaid pattern sometime during the 18th sentry. VIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Dress, Lucky Brand Kabott Heel Booties, Raymond Weil Watch and Calvin Klein Red Sunglasses, Vintage, Trendy, Fall, Outfit of the Day
  • The Length – The midi first came on the scene in the 1920’s after WWI was over and before the Great Depression hit. The economy was doing well, the world was out dancing, and ladies replaced their modest Victorian floor-length garments with midi dresses and skirts. VIP.com A-line Gingham Paneled Dress, and Calvin Klein Red SunglassesVIP.com Gingham Paneled Dress, Lucky Brand Kabott Heel Booties, Dolce Vita Suede Bag and Calvin Klein Red Sunglasses Vintage, Outfit of the Day, Fall Style

Enough history for now… A bit more of what I like about this dress… The panel detail brings a lot of visual interest, and so does the delicate ruffle around the solid sweetheart portion of the neckline, which continues up into a mesh section around the shoulders and neck. The mesh detailing is also repeated around the high waistline, which creates a nice bodes-like top. The pleats under the waist line add volume and make me want to twirl all day long… I can go on and on…

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Do you have a vintage-like piece that inspired you? Oh and before I forget: to receive $5 OFF your VIP.com orders over $50, please use code code “Marieta756” at https://us.vip.com/.

Dress: VIP.com

Sandals: Lucky Brand

Bag: Dolce Vita (similar here)

Glasses: Calvin Klein

 

Love Always,

Marieta

 

State Your Case in Ruffles, Tulle and Lace

Hello lovelies!

Have you tried something that is totally out of your comfort zone, but you find so pretty that you decide to take a leap of faith and place that order? I love form-fitting dresses and skirts–my go to dresses are sheath and skirt, yes, you guessed it–pencil! However, I recently partnered with VIP.com and discovered the most beautiful, A-line, black paneled sweet skirt. This skirt captured my attention with its enchanting details.

VIP.com Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Yellow Nine West Pumps, Ralph Lauren Bag, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017VIP.com Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall Fashion 2017VIP.com Lace with Tulle Overlay Pleated Midi Skirt, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017VIP.com Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Yellow Nine West Pumps, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall Fashion 2017

The three panels design is genius and give this piece so much visual interest! Let’s deconstruct each one and see what it adds to the charm of such a lovely skirt:

  • The top-most layer is pleated, and we all know pleated skirts have been right on trend since spring and going strong onto fall! Not only that, but it it pleated tulle, which allows the next texture to shine trough.
  • The middle layer is of gorgeous lace which is just about as long as the pleated tulle and shows off beautifully as you move.
  • The third and solid layer is a bit shorter to allow the light to go trough the tulle and hit the lace layer, while giving you enough length to make this skirt an elegant and classy piece fit for a night at the theater or a day in the office!

VIP.com Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall 2017VIP.com Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, OOTD in Style, Fall Fashion Trends 2017VIP.com Tulle and Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Blouse, Yellow Nine West Pumps, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017

I partnered this skirt with a feminine yellow ruffle blouse. It caught my eye with a tough of Victorian charm, ruffled front detail, beautiful pearl-like buttons, and it’s gentle floral pattern combining greens, whites, blues, and burgundies on a lovely mustard-hued background, which allows the pattern to speak in their fall tones. The blouse also screamed to me: “I will be the perfect partner to your new pleated skirt!” I could not agree more and ordered both with a vision of an outfit coming together as one classy and feminine look that carries so many of my favorite details, subtle enough not to overpower one another! 

VIP.com Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017

To complete the look, I paired my new VIP.com finds with mustard yellow pumps, round glasses, and a cream leather satchel. I also noticed that I was not the only one who loved these items as they are both sold out at the moment. I have linked a couple of similar skirts and blouses below.

VIP.com Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Yellow Nine West Pumps, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, FashionTrends 2017VIP.com Lace Pleated Skirt, VIP.com Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Yellow Nine West Pumps, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017

To receive $5 OFF your orders over $50, please use code code “Marieta756” at https://us.vip.com/.

Skirt: VIP.com (similar here, here, and here)

Blouse: VIP.com (similar here, here, and here)

Pumps: Nine West (similar here)

Bag: Ralph Lauren (similar here)

Glasses: Metisu

VIP.com Tulle Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Yellow Nine West Pumps, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017VIP.com Lace Pleated Midi Skirt, Victorian Ruffled Yellow Blouse, Ralph Lauren Satchel, OOTD in Style, Fall Trends 2017

Love Always,

Marieta