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



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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Jackie

    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. Tina Abeysekara

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

    Cheers, Tina xo

  3. Tina Abeysekara

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

    Tina xo

  4. Tina Abeysekara

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

    Tina xo

  5. Tina Abeysekara

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

    Tina xo

  6. jamie-lee

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

  7. Delia.

    awesome skirt, love it!
    you look beautiful dear

  8. Tina Abeysekara

    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

  9. Tina Abeysekara

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

    Tina xo

  10. Lauren

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

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  11. Tina Abeysekara

    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

  12. LunarDiamond

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

  13. Joelyne Inspires

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


  14. Tina Abeysekara

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

    Tina xo

  15. mai stor

    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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