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



Tina Abeysekara


  1. September 24, 2013 / 2:16 am

    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. September 24, 2013 / 2:39 am

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

    Cheers, Tina xo

  3. September 24, 2013 / 12:58 pm

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

    Tina xo

  4. September 28, 2013 / 4:45 am

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

    Tina xo

  5. September 28, 2013 / 4:46 am

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

    Tina xo

  6. September 28, 2013 / 5:51 am

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

  7. September 28, 2013 / 7:33 am

    awesome skirt, love it!
    you look beautiful dear

  8. September 28, 2013 / 7:45 am

    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. September 28, 2013 / 7:45 am

    Awww, thanks for the lovely comments Delia!

    Tina xo

  10. September 29, 2013 / 11:08 am

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

    Tina xo

  11. September 29, 2013 / 5:45 pm

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

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  12. September 30, 2013 / 12:44 am

    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

  13. September 30, 2013 / 9:36 pm

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

  14. October 3, 2013 / 2:25 am

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


  15. October 3, 2013 / 3:59 am

    Thank you Joelyne, very nice of you to say! 🙂

    Tina xo

  16. October 4, 2013 / 4:37 am

    Not waitress-y at all in…ot in those sexy heels at least 🙂 You look gorgeous!

    XO Melissa
    Sale Rack

  17. October 4, 2013 / 5:28 am

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

    Tina xo

  18. October 5, 2013 / 5:43 am

    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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