pink & black

Top - Thrifted from Plato's Closet ($3) | Skirt - Target ($15) | Heels - Rock & Republic via Kohl's ($25) |
Rhinestone necklace - TJMaxx ($40) | Spike necklace - Target ($5) | Clutch - TJMaxx ($40) | Blazer - Tahari ( thrifted for $5)

Let's talk about this top. I've had it in my closet for about 2 years, maybe a little longer. And it hasn't been worn once since I purchased it. Even after all the moving and closet cleaning we did I kept it knowing ONE DAY I would wear it. I know it's a little funky, and out there for some of you , but I think that's what I was attracted to when i spotted it in the store. I was cleaning and organizing my closet room the other day and pulled this out. "It's time i wore this!", I thought. After trying a few different ways to style it, this is what the end result came to be. 

The layered statement necklaces were the icing on the cake. They compliment each other when paired with this top. I love the way the spikes pop out from under the rhinestones. Girly and edgy all in one. This look is really all about the details, the leather waistband, the woven fabric of the top, the pleats on the skirt, the golden heel, and a pink lip! I added a blazer in one of the shots to show how easy it would be to take this look in a professional direction. Wear the blazer during that day, and at night, take it off! Not everything, just the blazer ;)

Happy Friday ya'll!

Mercedes Richelle 

| photos by my husband, he is getting so good at this! |