OOTD_98 "The Number of the Beast"

DSC_1249 One of my favorite items in my closet has to be this Iron Maiden muscle tee that I got off of eBay a while back. As always, eBay never lets me down and the seller that sold me the shirt actually messaged me and asked me if I wanted 2 more. Of course I snagged them up (for 5 bucks each) and am styling one today. I paired it will this sheer skull blouse. This is the first time I've worn it unbuttoned over another top but I'm loving it!

The track for today's outfit is "The Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden, of course. Listen along here while you view!

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P.S. I'll be changing up my outfit for comfort tonight because I'm going to a Tonight Alive/Man Overboard/The Story So Far concert. I can't wait!

iron maiden muscle tee_eBay skull blouse_Gypsy Warrior, but available from Nasty Gal here vintage high waisted shorts_Levi's from eBay heeled booties_Forever 21, sale, similar available here spiked hat_Forever 21, here silver clutch_Luella Bartley for Target, old cross bracelet_eBay

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DSC_1022 I'm finally back with a new outfit post, and even better, I am home in Arizona (I took the above photo in my backyard)! I'm loving how this outfit came together. I sometimes find it hard to style this denim vest because of the short crop, but pairing it with this long tunic was the perfect solution. After figuring out the silhouette, I wanted to add some polish so I accessorized with my sparkly Toms and some shiny details with my statement ring and the detailing on my clutch. These outfit can also be easily transformed for cooler weather by throwing a neutral colored hoodie under the vest!

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On top of loving this outfit, I'm also proud about how inexpensive all of the pieces are! I encourage you to go thrifting and also to hold back on purchases sometimes until you can find a killer sale. Sometimes you'll get really lucky like I did with these Toms--they would normally retail for $54 dollars, but I found this pair at my local consignment store and paid for them with the credit I received from donating my old clothes!

Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!

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patched denim vest_DIY, from Savers, $5, see my tutorials for similar vests here and here

black tunic top_Nordstrom brand from Last Chance, $1.90

black corduroy zip jeggings_Forever 21 sale, $6

silver Toms, Plato's Closet, trade in for clothes donation

envelope clutch_Target sale, old

rosary_eBay, $1

skull ring_Betsey Johnson, gift from TJ Maxx