back to basics.

Friday night and I was all set to hit the town for a drink or two – or so I thought. 

The dress I’d ordered online was not in fact diligently waiting for me when I got home from work and the super quick outfit change I had planned was super quickly falling apart. 
After a moment (ok, several moments) of ‘I have NOTHING to wear!’ panic I decided to gravitate to wards some monochrome paired with the newest love of my life: Jeffrey Campbell Soiree heels. While they cost me a little more than I usually spend the comfort level of these bad boys are totally worth it. Plus, filling out those customer feedback questionnaires sometimes pays off- I scored $15 off!
Now while I’m all for monochrome, I’m not usually a fan of wearing plain white on black as it feels too…waitress-y. But of course, as luck would have it, the striped blouse I wanted to style the skirt with was in the wash so I just rolled with it. 
Having said that, I think the asymmetric cut of the skirt and holographic accessories add the detail this look needs to set it apart from that of the bar maids. And seeing as nobody clicked their fingers and asked me for the bill I’d say mission accomplished!



Photography: Paul Lui



Hi! I'm Tina

Hydrologist turned stylist I love to hunt treasures to help you pick well, style often! What makes a treasure? Versatile, long lasting, functional pieces all at an affordable price point. Welcome to the treasure hunt!


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  1. 9.24.13
    Jackie said:

    This outfit is great, but I love your story. Even though it was a bit of a struggle to find something that worked, you look great!

    xoxo Jackie

  2. 9.24.13

    Thanks for your lovely comments Jackie, we've all been in this situation right? Haha

    Cheers, Tina xo

  3. 9.24.13

    Me too! I have so many outfit ideas for it, will be wearing it till it falls apart for sure!

    Tina xo

  4. 9.27.13

    Love your stylish look. Your sandals are amazing!

  5. 9.28.13

    omg i looooove this skirt!


  6. 9.28.13

    Thanks for your comment Nina! I can't get enough of these shoes, so so comfortable.

    Tina xo

  7. 9.28.13

    Isn't it fab?! Perfect twist to a black skirt. Thanks for visiting 🙂

    Tina xo

  8. 9.28.13
    jamie-lee said:

    There's nothing like a little monochrome. Loving your chic look!

  9. 9.28.13
    Delia. said:

    awesome skirt, love it!
    you look beautiful dear

  10. 9.28.13

    Thinking about my outfits for the past few weeks I definitely have a massive mono thing going on! Thanks for your lovely comments and for visiting the blog 🙂

    Tina xo

  11. 9.28.13

    Awww, thanks for the lovely comments Delia!

    Tina xo

  12. 9.29.13

    Lol you definitely dont look like any waitresses i know! Cute!

    Confessions Of A City Girl / Enerjiee

  13. 9.29.13

    Ha! Maybe the uniform should be switched to this to help 'em out with tips? 😉 Thanks for visiting!

    Tina xo

  14. 9.29.13
    Lauren said:

    These heels look spectacular with the leather outfit and plain white shirt! Classic!!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  15. 9.30.13

    Thank you Lauren! They've barely left my feet since I got them! Just checked out your blog and I'm loving your style. Great work 🙂

    Tina xo

  16. 9.30.13

    Really love your blog!
    Can we follow each other ?:)
    xoxo kisses !! :*

  17. 10.3.13

    You look SEXY! I love this outfit…. that skirt – wow!!!!


  18. 10.3.13

    Thank you Joelyne, very nice of you to say! 🙂

    Tina xo

  19. 10.4.13

    Not waitress-y at all in…ot in those sexy heels at least 🙂 You look gorgeous!

    XO Melissa
    Sale Rack

  20. 10.4.13

    Awww thank for such a nice comment Melissa! And yes, these heels could save any outfit! haha

    Tina xo

  21. 10.5.13
    mai stor said:

    you have a lovely blog <3 this outfit is so amazing!!
    do you wanna follow each other on facebook, bloglovin, instagram and pinterest? let me know, cause i would love to ♥
    kisses ♥

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