Tuesday, May 10, 2011

'...Whose Manners [I] Limp After in Base Imitation'


One of my favorite designers is Alexander Wang.  His juxtiposition of languid lines, structured pieces and varying textures in solid neutrals is timeless, and it really inspires me to play with my pieces.  So here I am at my attempt to imitate Wang greatness - no jewelry, just a hint of plum lipstick.



I got this Wang vest on a thrift run. It was new, with tags, and there were sooo many Wang pieces in the thrift shop, but unfortunately, not my size so I had to settle with this one piece. I paired it with these harems which I first wore here (and I secretly love these pants because I always get stared at when I wear them) and a leather bolero that I got years ago and thankfully thought twice before giving it away. Oh, and I threw on a regular black tank to hide the boobies.

What stare-worthy piece do you ladies have in your closets?














What I'm Wearing:
Vest: Alexander Wang (Thrifted - $45.00)
Leather Bolero: Arden B
Pants: Rachel by Rachel Roy
Tank: Urban Outfitters
Oxfords:  Luxury Rebel (Gifted)
Fedora: Lord and Taylor

Some Wang Inspiration





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88 comments:

  1. Great look, love it! I love that hint of leather for an edge and the lip color! Great photos and location! those harem pants are hot!
    besos,lynn

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  2. Good job in recreating the "Wang"...loving the pants and the fedora.
    Following, follow back if you like;)

    Infinite Stylez

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  3. You did a great job! Love those pants!
    xoxo
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  4. love it!! I like your version better than the inspiration. The shoes *_* hottt!

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  5. i love the styling here! i normally hate harem pants, but those are divine! :))

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  6. !!! I love this! Your shoes are so great with the studs, and your pants too! so great. nice Wang-esque styling! I feel like people always stare at me because of what I wear haha! Check back soon on mah blog for a giveaway!!


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  7. what a great vest and those pants are so unique! love them!

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  8. LOVE this look! Especially the studded shoes and those pants..HOTNESS!!!!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  9. Head to toe. I love it all.
    Keep them coming!

    xx

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  10. You get such amazing deals and find the best pieces. How do you manage girl? You look lovely

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  11. Thank you so much for voting for me!! You are awesome!! And I love the hat you're wearing here, so cute! =D
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  12. Beautifuly done, my friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. love the whole look, every single piece on you here, especially the west and hat!
    I wouldn't dare to walk around with this harem pants though, but you can pull it off!

    you look so stylish, I'm glad I found you! :D


    http://wear-a-smile-wear-a-smile.blogspot.com/

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  14. Cool. That's all I can say: this look is soooo cool!

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  15. OMG! Love your pants, dear! You are so elegant and rebellion at the same time! and for sure I love your hat!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  16. How could I resist! Following now! (Looking forward to you following back - you'll be my 50th! Eek!)

    x
    www.lostinthehaze.com

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  17. tu est superbe, et j'aime beaucoup cette tenue qui te vas très bien.
    Très jolies photos

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  18. not sure if I could pull this look off but you do it effortlessly

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  19. wow! what a way to put your own spin on a WAng outfit!

    i like!


    xoxo
    http://loveoffashion22.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi doll! U look great, love the pants & oxfords. This is a great look! I love your unwavering confidence. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! Following you via Bloglovin :-)

    xoxo

    Tosh

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  21. rock them harem's gf!
    love the laceless brogues with studs~~~
    My "stare-worthy" pieces would have to be these 5.5 in. platform Sam Edelman boots..they make me freakishly tall and walk like I have stick in my a**. Maybe that's why ppl are staring... ;p
    xo Diana

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  22. Love love the pants, so edgy and cute!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  23. i'm loving everything about this outfit! The vest is perfection and the oxfords are an added bonus! xo

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  24. im in love with those pants, love the whole otufit. and yes, totally following! thanks for visiting my blog!

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  25. Very nice! This look really works on you--I love the pants & shoes together and you ROCK for thrifting some Wang!!

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  26. Oh dear, the lipstick is amazing on you!!!! And I loved your inspiration, the pants are stunning! i like different designs!!!

    Kisses,
    Cris.
    (http://ilpiccolomondodicri.wordpress.com/)

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  27. well done, love the outfit especially that pants, very "wang" :))
    http://mystylebyjoandy.blogspot.com

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  28. you are a cutie pie :)
    I love the pants, very detailed!

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  29. I love this look! and I can't believe you found such a great piece at a thrift store...just started bargain hunting but sadly most things dont come in size....

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  30. OMGOMGOMG! I love this outfit from top to bottom! Just amazing.

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  31. Nice...this outfit is awesome. love the pant cutouts...

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  32. Channeling the late and legendary MJ?
    Amazing! :) lovely outfit and to find Wang whilst thrifting? That is unheard of here in Australia :(
    Lucky thing!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  33. fabulous photos! can't believe you got an Alexander Wang vest at the thrift store!!! you look amazing, just like in a magazine. love those pants too!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  34. light masculine style + u = FAB!!!great jacket,fantastic plum lips!!!i can see u also know to find some awesome things!!!:))
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  35. this is so punk and chic, I wish i know that store and if we have that store with Wang tags..tskk..lucky u !I remember being stared at Fashion's Night Out wearing a fur suit (grey) during the fall when furs took trend by winter...

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  36. I love your pants!

    mfashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  37. Waoww the pants is definitely a statement!

    visit my blog :)
    anastasheeka.blogspot.com

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  38. great job. you pulled it off so well.

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  39. Jealous!!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  40. sooo goood, the vest,the bolero humm

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  41. Great blog!i am following dear.follow back if u like ;) nice post.i liked your jacket very much!

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  42. Your outfit is so cool! I love the pants with the hat and awesome vest and bolero. I agree with everything you said about Wang, the guy has it going on.
    I have lots of stare-worthy pieces in my closet, mostly super funky dresses or jackets, but then again, here in Romania people stare a lot so everything that’s a little bit different will generate "gossip". I love your style so I have to follow you from now on!
    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

    Alice&Sara

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  43. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.Your blog is lovely.I am your newest follower :)

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  44. i love his designs! what a great find! Love what you ended up with!

    love from San Francisco,

    Britt+Whit

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  45. LOVE the boyish look hun, very chic!!x

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  46. Amazing pants! Loove the outfit and the location!

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  47. wowowow. such a great outfit with nice photos. love the facial expression of you. Really cool and sexy

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  48. love the look!!! you rocked it!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  49. these are the coolest pants everrr! i love the way you styled them with the flats and leather. and, of course, a fedora makes everything better! sadly i don't have anything as stare-worthy as this...currently people tend to stare at my dany shoes. people just don't wear things like that here!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  50. very Wang-esque! those pants are the shizzzz! haha love how you said you like them because people stare at you!! I'm so the opposite, I'll throw something away if I get to many wierd stares...

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com

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  51. For me this is perfect look! I can't belive that you found Wang with tag in thrift store!

    http://thebasicss.blogspot.com

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  52. you have such an amazing and unique style. Love every part of this outfit.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  53. this is so rad, you did it sooo well

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  54. I am aching for some Wang pieces. You did a great job at recreating the look. I love how your setting matches the styling perfectly. Thanks for the shoe tip I will most definitely be doing that when I get more pairs :-)

    -Fashion Nostalgia

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  55. can't blame people for staring at your pants!
    it is rather quirky :)

    cool vest
    and who doesn't love Mr. Wang?

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com/

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  56. The bold graphic on the pants make them such an intriguing piece, but i really love the studded oxfords!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  57. only one words "COOL"
    you look so cool dear! love it ;)

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  58. Fabulous job recreating Mr. Wang!! Loves!
    www.swoonblog.com

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  59. Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog :) I've started following you! x

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  60. I love your header ♥
    Amazing outfit, especially the shoes!
    Love,
    Lilly
    http://pre-accession-strategy.blogspot.com/

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  61. AMAZING outfit!
    I love the jacket and the shoes are perfect x

    Theblackm4ze.blogspot.com

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  62. Just a question: is this self shooting? If yes you're great cause these pictures are amazing!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  63. Wonderful photographs, love your blog. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Of course, I`ll follow you. Would be awesome if you followed me, too. xx Charlotte

    http://memoiresdecouture.blogspot.com/

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  64. u look great!! are u always so fashionable?lol

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  65. oh, this is once again great - i heart you're blog.
    maybe you'll pass by and follow too?
    xoxo.

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  66. The trouser are fantastic and the outfit is very Wang ( the photos are awesome).:)

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  67. Your outfir looks exactly like the collection. Love it. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.

    Cheers.

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  68. you were so LUCKY finding this vest! the whole outfit looks perfect from top to bottom :)
    http://www.lovemins.com
    xoxo, Saskia

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  69. oh wow! this outfit is striking! the oxfords, the hat, the lipstick, the harem pants, the vest! they are all so wonderful. and together? they make a killer outfit that is subtle yet fierce. oh my goodness, I am i-n-n-n LOVE! I have to say this is one the best outfits I've seen in all of my time spent interested in fashion blogs. and to think you got that vest for $45 only! I'm jealous!

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  70. Those leather sleeves are sexy! Awesome pants also

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  71. loving this edgy look on you!!!! and good call with the black and nude combo---one of my favorite color mash-ups!! you killed it here girl! have a greatttt weekend!!

    xx
    ashley <3

    pursenboots.blogspot.com

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  72. wow! those pants are amazing! such a cool look :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  73. hey my dear,just wanted to wish u fab weekend!!!!:)))
    p.s. u are on my blog buddies list now,just to thank u for all your lovely comments and support!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  74. You look stunning, dear!!! Gorgeous style!!
    xoxo
    Eva

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  75. those pants are amazing!! love the mix of black and neutral.

    www.benchesandchandeliers.com

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  76. good job on the alexander inspired outfit.

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  77. Nice outfit,I like your inspiration!

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  78. ah i love this style!!
    i just posted pictures with pants similar to those..check it outtt
    i would love for you to follow me :)
    neusparkle.blogspot.com

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  79. the shoes and the jacket are just amazing! nice outfit!

    x Je suis Sophie

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  80. Wang in a thrift shop? Wow. You look amazing. x hivenn

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  81. i love the graphic background and your stylish urban style :)

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  82. I love this edgy ensemble, it's a great way and possible the only way to rock Wang.
    http://ladyinshambles.blogspot.com/

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  83. Girl U Rockkkkk B-)
    I really really really like this look!

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