Friday, August 16, 2013

Classic

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Denim: Express Stella Ankle Zip | Blazer: Super Trash (similar) | Tee: J Crew | Shoes: Valentino | Handbag: Saint Laurent: Accessories: Sabine via Piperlime & Hermes | Lipstick: Estee Lauder Mirrored Orchid

I ended up wearing this outfit on a morning where my alarm didn't go off and I had to be out of the house in 15 minutes. Luckily, my hair was done the day before so that saved me a bit of time. I knew I wanted to wear something that was put together, yet reflective of my style, so I reached for a foul-proof outfit of black skinny jeans, an oversized blazer and some favorite accessories.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a video (wearing this outfit) where I mention a contest Express has going on right now. The details again: Upload a video on Instagram or vine showcasing how your wear your Express denim using hashtag #EXPDENIMLAB. Those who enter will have a chance to win $250, $500 and $1,000 Express gift card through the month of August. Good luck!

PS: Highly recommend these pants. They're fitted and hit at the ankle, which I'm always a big fan of. Especially if you're trying to show off your cute shoes ;)

Have a great weekend and thank you for reading!

Photos by Keiko

65 comments


  1. It will never cease to amaze me how sometimes when in a rush you throw bits together and get the perfect combo....... some of my best outfits have come together when I am under pressure with time... the key is to keep it simple, utilize a capsule piece and add an accessory or 2... I like this look a lot.... comfortable and stylish.x

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  2. Such a lovely outfit! Great blazer, shoes and bag!

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  3. Those accessories are amazing...love a good cuff!

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  4. Love this look. So simple and classy.

    xx,
    Lindsey
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  5. Can't believe you put together this whole thing in 15 minutes, looks like it took a lot longer!

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  6. Classic looks like this are always my favorite. You look absolutely beautiful!

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  7. This is such a great go-to outfit. When in doubt, blazer & T. LOVE IT.

    Your Friend, Jess

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  8. Gorgeous pant suit! love it

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  9. simply gorgeous and I love your bag! xo

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  10. ..&& your shoes are really cute!

    xo,
    Tiffany
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  11. u can never can go wrong with this combo

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  12. I've been rocking similar types of looks this week myself, since I keep oversleeping (oops). Lots of black/white combos-and you can never go wrong with a black blazer!

    Rose
    Blonde in this City

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  13. nice blazer and stunning shoes :)
    x

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  14. I know the feeling. Waking up late it's the most annoying thing ever, specially when you planned to look good. Usually the first thing it's the right thing....which always turns out not to be the right thing at all.kkkk

    You did a great job, those shoes are killers =)

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  15. Stunning! Love this classy chic look..

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  16. I agree you do look amazing!! the shoes really make the outfit!!

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  17. Those heels are sooo unique! Love the color combination of them!

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  19. I just love that brown bag! It is amazing!

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  20. Loving your bag and shoes, so classicly chic.

    xo, Ainslee

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  21. Having only 15 minutes you dress well :)

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  22. Gorgeous as always! Saw you in Cosmo, you go girl!

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  23. I love your shoes Helena! Your posts inspire me everyday xx

    Monique
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  24. Nice blazer! Love the shoes and the look really is classic!

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  25. I still would have failed on the 15-minutes part of getting dressed and being out the door. Rushy dressy NEVER works for me. Rushing anything never works. I'm the slowest dresser ever.

    At any rate, this simple, black on black totally worked out!

    X

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  26. love your valentino shoes!!

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  27. This outfit is pure elegance and those shoes are amazing!

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  28. Looking classy and chic, the shoes are divine!

    xoxo, Diana ☠
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  29. Very beautiful and elegant outfit! You look so pretty!

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  30. Just discovered you on Pinterest. Love this look. So classic, simple, and chic.

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  31. Love the shoes!!
    xoxo Nikki B.
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  32. Perfect outfit my lovely!
    Your Valention shoes are to die for!!!

    XX
    Elisa - My Fantabulous World

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  33. very elegant and chic!!!

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  34. i love your style
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  35. I love your blog and your style :) great combination ;)

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  36. Great style, dear!

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  37. You have the greatest style! Really my cup of tea! ;) XX Dianne

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  38. Those shoes are on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jeaslous!!
    You better WORK!

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  39. Hi Helena, hope you having a nice weekend :)

    Casual chic on the go, great outfit -)

    Quick question, very curious - do u follow any other fashion bloggers? If so, may be u can make a post about ones u can't help yourself but pick into their blogs, and what attracts u to their styles and blogs :)

    Also I would like to command your effort on growing ur natural hair , I know it's hard, I actually grew out my natural hair color and it took me about 1,5 years ( I have longer hair) - only to realize how much I hate it! My natural color turned out too dark for my complexion :( but I didn't have it bleached so contrast wasn't so harsh when growing, but basically it was for nothing coz I do need it a couple shades lighter )))

    Just like you, my girlfriend also had bleached blonde thing going on, when she decided to go back to her natural color - she just went to a hairdresser and they colored it professionally to match her natural color! It turned out great, darkest dirty blonde/light brown )) eventually it washed out a bit and new darker roots came out - the end is real ombré effect and she could tell right away if she liked it or not !
    Other thing you can do is either give your roots a bit of highlights to make it easier to transition, or the opposite - give your entire hair lowlights (?) - dark highlights to match ur roots ..
    I hope it helps :) sorry for the longest comments ever)) Olga.K.

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  40. I just stumbled over your blog today for the first time - I love all your looks! Greetings from Austria: http://www.theflamboyante.com

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  41. So love the shoes!

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  42. I love classic style! Great post and gorgeous shoes ;) xx

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  43. Love this look! So classic and chic. Have a great weekend!

    xx
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  44. Love this simplistic look, with still a hint of personality. Great outfit!

    xx
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  45. Amazing, those shoes are to die for!

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  46. great look, cant going wrong with the classic.


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  48. Great heels!

    Evi xoxo

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  49. Always Chic.

    xx, C
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  50. Such a gorgeous and very classic, elegant look! x

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  51. You shoes are fabulous!

    Sofia

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Thank you for taking out the time to leave a comment! xx,
Helena