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Jacket & Bag: Forever 21 (DIY studded & chained). Dress: American Apparel. Boots: Zara. Fedora: Vintage shop. Rings: NY street vendor

After getting this Forever 21 cropped faux leather jacket, I added studs to the shoulder area.
The bag is F21 as well. I switched out its short handle for DIY long chain straps instead. I think I’m going to get a TON of use out of this. I really like how it came out.
The boots I finally got on clearance. You already know how I lusted over the Isabelle Marant versions that I posted about and I was determind to find a good enough equivalent.
PS!! I’m selling my Alexander Wang Brenda bag!! Anyone after it, email me. K x


  1. couture concepts says:

    love love love the boots, bag and turquoise nails=)

  2. Posh says:

    WOW Karen, I’m speechless.. This look is just PERFECT and it looks gorgeous on you!

    Great job again! <3

  3. Hanny says:

    I think Im in love with u!! Thank god I found your blog! You’re so damn fly!

  4. Krystal says:

    amazingness all around

  5. Life99 says:

    Lovin’ this look!!!

  6. Rachel says:

    Could someone please hand me a towel or something? I’m drooooling.
    Your DIY projects came out great! And I’m so lusting over those boots.

  7. Tereza Š. says:

    amazing outfit, I love teh bag

  8. Anika says:

    Gahhh! Sorry, did not even glance at the DIY attempts…just drooling over the Marant-esque boots. Yum. I love the real deal and am STRUGGLING to find an equivalent/knock-off pair here in Aus.

    Love, love, love these babies….uber jealous I have to admit 🙂

  9. Anika says:

    Gahhhh, uber jealous!!! I adored the Marant boots and still do and have been desperately trying to hunt down a knockoff pair. I LOVE/COVET/WANT yours. Oof, they are stunning.

    I couldn’ty even bring myself to look at your DIY attempt, I was so busy drooling over the boots. Yum.

  10. tina_mbc says:

    Omg, can I raid your wardrobe, pleaaase? lol :PPP

    Love your style, and this outfit is gooorgeous! 🙂


  11. Daria says:

    holy crap. this is amazing.

  12. Diana says:

    this whole outfit is WIN! I especially like the DIY Jacket and Bag. Dang.

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    Wow, this look is perfect!
    I’m searching for these boots in clearance but my size is sold out every single time. Im going crazyyyy! Want them so badley! =[

  15. Key says:

    those boots are madness!
    you look great 😀


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  17. Jenny Cindy says:

    The boots are perfection! You look so cool in those pictures..very tough girl like 😉 haha. love it.

  18. Moomby says:

    i love everything about this outfit! you have such a good eye!

  19. tinklestar says:

    OMG. those boots are AMAZING.

  20. JJ says:

    OMG…I love what you did to your bag! Where did you find the strap?

  21. Karen says:

    I’m glad you guys liked the outfit!

    I’m not the only one who’s loved those damn Marant boots!

    I got the chain strap from a trimmings store in Manhattan’s garment district. Its sold by the yard.

  22. Damsels says:

    wow you DIY came out fantastic I LOVE IT ..

    looks too good for FOrever 21

    amazing as always

  23. Nika says:

    wow, you have talent, the boots are HOT

  24. Asia says:

    OMG you look really amazing. You have a “brave” style! I will often visit you! 🙂

  25. PUNKIE says:

    this boots and jacket are perfection… I’m in love!

  26. ♥ fashion chalet says:

    Isabel Marant-ified boots, I am in love with this, dear! 🙂


  27. Allie says:

    What a really great idea for the DIY bag! Seriously, I dig it.

  28. Karen says:

    Thanks guys for the comments!!

    These boots are like OMG where have you BEEN all my life!!!

  29. clairegrenade says:

    OMGGG were you in Astoria? I’m pretty sure I saw you with those fabulous boots

    augh I sound like a total creep

    amazing as per usual 😀

  30. JJ says:

    Great! Thanks! …Must hunt them down!

    Love your style! …so glad I found your blog! 🙂

  31. budget chic says:

    Lovin the boots and the bag

  32. Sade says:

    i love this! the bag is amazing!

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