I stay scrunching up my sleeves. There's just something so easy-going about haphazardly arranging the sleeves in a pulled up/rolled up way that it gives the whole look a relaxed touch. Sometimes if I feel that my look is too 'dressy' or 'confined' and I want to mess-it-up a bit, I scrunch the sleeves. Then I exhale and smile. There we go.

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Let's discuss about the faux leather skirt, shall we. Peggy Jean of OnTheQTrain came to the rescue on that front. Her most recent look floated across my Facebook page feed and I loved it. Mainly because of that skirt! I read the details and saw the skirt was from Ashley Stewart. Not even wasting any time, I called up my local Ashley Stewart stores. After the second store said it no longer had it in stock, I became a bit frustrated with myself. Like, ugh. How did I not know this item existed?!! Well, because I hardly enter a Ashley Stewart store. Whoops. Anywho, I called up the third store and *angels singing* it had a few more in stock! I asked the associate to place it on hold for me; she did. Got to the store 30 minutes later, tried on the skirt, and well, the rest is history. I also got it for a great deal: the skirt was already on clearance plus the store was having 30% off any purchase. Say whaaa?! iWon.

Embellished Sweater: Thrift
Faux Leather Pleated Skirt: Ashley Stewart
Bag: vintage Dooney & Bourke
Pattern Tights: c/o Kix'ies 
Heels: Avenue
*Photography: Pich and Roor