Monochrome Glam :: Striped Halter & Ruffled Midi

Hello, my friends! How is your first week of August so far? I’ve noticed a slight temperature drop, a mere few degrees but that is enough to put me in fall-planning mode. While I am putting sweaters and track pants into my online shopping cart, in reality, I am still wearing shorts and baring shoulders. 😀 Because the nature of my profession, I am always on the look for new clothes to wear. The biggest drawback of that is an overflowing closet, and the struggle is as real as that of any fashionista out there for most of us don’t have unlimited space.

Besides purging, which I desperately need to do, I’ve learned that I need to shop smarter by which I mean buying less. How do you do that, you seemed to always wearing something new? You’d ask. The secret is, I deliberately mix old with new. Before buying a new clothing item, I’d do a quick comparison with my current closet, do I have something similar? If so, can I style with what I already have without looking outdated? If the answer is “yes”, I will pass buying the new thing and work with the old; If not, I’d buy the new thing and get rid of the old.tome-2tome-7tomeskirt-7

Today post features one new item and the rest are all “old”. I’ve styled with the same skirt previously. If you are looking for a skirt that can take you from summer to fall to winter to spring, look no further, a midi skirt with ruffles is all you need. Keep the color solid and classic then you will be all set.tome-12

The top is a striped halter top that can be wrapped several ways. Since it is still summer, I wore it as is and you can see I’ve got good amount of coverage both front and back. For ladies with bigger upper body, there would be a bit more skin revealed but still very elegant and totally glam.tome-10 tome-8

Later on, I plan to style it with shirts, dresses and pants so the top won’t just sit in the closet for the rest of the year. That is another thing I do before buying a new piece — doing a dry run in my head how many ways I can style it with what I have already. Stay tuned for more styles to come with this fun wrap top!tomeskirt-8tome-9

Thank you so much for reading! You can see what are on my wish list on the “Shopping” page which I update when I see something inspires me. See you in my next post!

Photographer: Jen Eun

Outfit Details:

Sandra Mansour Halter top <similar, on sale>;
Tome ruffled skirt <on sale, also here>;
Roger Vivier pumps;
Simon Rocha bag <similar, on sale>;
Valentino sunglasses <used>;
Chanel cuff <similar>;
Ippolita earrings <similar>;


4 comments on “Monochrome Glam :: Striped Halter & Ruffled Midi

    1. petiteflower

      So glad you like this somewhat retro look. 🙂

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you Sindy! Sometimes the outfits we gave less thought turned out to be bigger hits. 😀