Friday, October 23, 2015

Ruffles & Leather


Como la flor, anyone? I did not intentionally plan to channel Selena but if the shoe fits... One of Selena's iconic album covers featured her in a ruffle top, a bad ass leather jacket, leggings, and a deep red lip. Some say I resemble the Mexican superstar, while I'm incredibly flattered I don't entirely see it.

I digress. Let me tell you a story about this ruffle top, I purchased it while in Paris back in July. Cynthia (seestylerun) and I wanted to get the true Paris shopping experience, so we wandered up and down the Champs Elysees, and ended up on Avenue Victor Hugo, a beautiful little tree lined street. The weather was absolutely perfect and we continued to wander. Little did I know my poor wallet was going to get a major beating. I understood how expensive shopping in Europe would be and I was prepared or so I thought. We walked into the cutest boutique called Twin Set by Simona Barbieri, and it was the most charming, feminine and beautiful boutique. I honestly could have lived in there, but I walked around feeling like a celebrity, eyeing each sparkly, and ruffled item in the store. My celebrity feeling ended quickly when I looked at the price tag. I got a good laugh and realized, I can't spend that right now but maybe they have a sale section. They did! So I found this white ruffled top and thought wow this is perfect, it's a bit different, and it's on sale! Winner, winner chicken dinner. I tried it on, I loved the fit, and I already had thought of 3 outfits I would wear with this top in my head. Done deal, folks. I headed to the register and literally the sweetest woman took care of me, wooing me in French. Silly me, I didn't look at the price tag. Duh, Maia, how could you forget?!  I walked out feeling like a lovely mademoiselle and then I asked myself, wait how much did I just spend on this?! What number is that in dollars?! Oh dear god. I apologized to my wallet and thought well at least it's white, I'll just have to wear it a million different ways now... 

Xo,
Maia

Photos by Carmin Fuentes

2 comments:

  1. RUFFLES AND LEATHER MAKE A SEXY BUT STILL CASUAL OUTFIT I LOVE IT ON YOU

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