Mixing it Up

I fancy myself a mixologist in more ways than one. Obviously I make a mean dirty martini (Haute Mess Happy Hour) but beyond alcohol, I like to think I’m pretty skilled in the mix of low-budge/ high end fashion. Nothing warms my heart like an outfit that looks like a million bucks but only cost me 20 (hello, I’m JEWISH!) I have an always been an extremist (0 or 100) and that trait comes in full throttle with my shopping habits. Sneakers with crystals that cost more than a new kidney SURE, but jeans that cost more than $9.99 I just won’t stand for. I am the most frivolous-cheapo you will ever meet. It’s confusing, ironic and semi manic. Whatever – dgaf.

My mom always taught me the most important thing to “invest” in is shoes and handbags since you can pair them with anything and instantly class up your latest F21 purchase. Do you like how we try to rationalize shopping by labeling it as an “investment”? Buying a duplex is an investment, not a Prada bag.  But shit, I’ll go with it! One of my most reliable wardrobe go-to is a shirtdress or “tunic”. I am going with calling it just a “shirtdress” because the word “tunic” bugs the fuck out of me.  Tunic is too pretentious of a word to describe something that is too long to be classified a top and too slutty to be defined as just a dress and is usually polyester (downside of budget shopping- oh well). I love a shirtdress because I can really get my bang for the buck with its dual wear ability. I can wear it over pants for work, than drop trou put some heels on and head to dinner. Here are some perfect examples of Fashion Mixology with the shirtdress at its best.

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  • Necklace: Kiosk at the mall (12 dolla make me holla)
  • Poncho: Forever 21
  • Clutch: Prada
  • Shoes: Gucci

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  • Dress: Zara
  • Earrings: H&M
  • Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
  • Bag: Vintage Gucci

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  • Dress: Forever 21
  • Bag: Aldo Accessories
  • Shoes: Miu Miu
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