♡ Set up - top and skirt together
(Sorry the mannequin photos in this whole post are a little off. Due to the stretchy material, the items technically fit on the form but not in the best way and doing a lay flat for these didn't seem to do them justice.)
with Flag J sandals and Michael Kors handbag -
Heart choker top
the last look in this blog post). I guess it's good that there's some flexibility there.
with Charlotte Russe Tulle skirt, Tralala wedge sandals and Kate Spade New York purse -
with Swankiss denim skirt and Liz Lisa (pom pom) pumps -
I'm really not sure if these two below really read the way I want them to. I feel like it kind of goes into the ero side a little bit more than I would generally want but I guess that's just kind of the nature of the choker when paired a certain way. I tried them anyway, just briefly so I figure I may as well just share a peek of it. Wasn't particularly sold on shoes to wear with so I attempted to cut it off at the knees for some wtf.
Heart belt tight skirt
with Liz Lisa sheer shoulder dolman knit, Liz Lisa glitter pumps and Juicy Couture purse -
with Murua (Hawaii) top and Guess? mary jane pumps -
with Forever 21 floral top, Liz Lisa riders jacket and Liz Lisa ankle boots -
There is also a shop staff photo with a lace cami from One Spo layered under the top (and skirt since you can see it through the belt opening) and I really wanted to try that as well but I couldn't convince myself to get the cami for $40 at full price. hopefully I can scoop it during the sale or find another alternative from like Forever21 or eBay or something lol. I only need the mid section of the cami to be lace so it shouldn't be too difficult.
If you're interested, One Spo actually released a dress/OP version of this look in early March (clearly after I had already made the decision to purchase the set up and it was on its way to me) which is a lot cheaper than to get the pieces as separates.
The skirt/bottom silhouette is a little different with a little more flare, but if you're on a budget and you like the look, this is definitely another solution. I don't personally have any regrets because the belt part of the skirt and the fitted silhouette is actually what originally appealed to me with the set up which is obviously different on the dress version. Don't get me wrong, I do also like the dress version, but I'm happy with my decision to get the set up even though I didn't know the dress would later release lol.
(Sorry if the text in this post is a little wonky. I'm trying to get it published while being sick since I don't want to postpone it more than necessary. I think it may require a little rereading and revision when I'm back at full capacity but hopefully you can still appreciate it for what it is.)