Dot Dot Dot

...Photos after dark with the flash are not a common occurrence, but Meg and I really wanted to take outfit photos before dinner at Jack's Bar and Steakhouse last week, so we made it work. Normally I avoid harsh direct light like the plague (and the closeups we tried for turned out a bit garish) however overall I'm kind of into the film noir vibe of the dark alley.

While not intentional, I feel like this outfit is a testament to my thriftiness, the new J.Crew blouse I only paid $5 for, my vintage trench and these thrifted jeans cost even less - seriously. I won the shoes in a giveaway, and I love them. They are from Shoes of Prey, and you can customize every shoe they have. It may seem silly, but I made half a dozen slightly different versions of this shoe before settling on the suede d'orsay with a rose gold leather insole trim that you definitely can not make out in these photos.

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The Rundown
Polka Dot Wrap Top J.Crew
Cropped Bootcut Jeans Gap thrifted similar
Trench Coat London Fog thrifted similar
Toe Cap Pumps "Varesse 70" Shoes of Prey
Snakeskin Box Purse c/o Vintanthromodern similar
Necklace "Scottie" LuxbyUK
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Caviar Bar" Essie

Linking up with Classy Yet Trendy's Trendy Wednesday


  1. I always think it's amazing what great deals you can find thrifting!! You would never know that this outfit was so inexpensive!!

  2. I love feeling like a million bucks when I know I got everything I am wearing for a steal. That blouse looks amazing on you and I love the idea of customizing your shoes!

  3. Yep...those darn early sunset days! They actually do look pretty cool, though! Sometimes it's nice to have something different.

  4. Beautiful look! I love your top and these night shots are gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  5. These picture are proof that you do not have to spend a fortune to look fabulous. Great night shots.
    Oh and is you saw my shopping recap for February, you'd flip. I got a ton of stuff for great deals.

  6. I think these evening photos turned out well. I love that top!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. Your after dark photos turn out much better than mine ever do. And those shoes are amazing. I'd not heard of that brand before but I really want to check them out.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. Lovely styling, I love all the colours. fantastic bag, what a statement! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

  9. These night time photos turned out great! I really want to try and take photos like these one day too. Love this coat, its such a great find!


  10. I love how you made it work even in less than ideal lighting. Those shoes are so fun and I love the wrap blouse on you! I hope you had fun at dinner with your friend!

  11. That is such a beautiful wrap top! :) I have misplaced the flash for my camera so I shoot all my outfit photos in the mornings, haha! That way I don't need to use artificial light. These photos turned out great for night time, you must have a great flash! :)

    Hope you are having a good week so far :) I've lost my voice so not the best week for me, haha! I'm trying to rest up.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  12. Nice and very elegant outfit with all these dots ;)

  13. Love how you styled this look!!
    Mónica Sors

  14. This top looks fab on you and really accents your curves. Loving the shoes! Great combo.

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

  15. Love the polka dot top with that jacket! Very chic and cute!

    -Emily |

  16. That little bag!


  17. That polka dotted top with the tie is so cute! I also love those shoes with that coat. You did great with making these photos work in this darker lighting!


  18. I always tell myself that I hate flash photography, but seeing these photos made me really wonder why it is that I think that. I love how they turned out and, surprisingly, it's the close-ups that are my favourite. They have such a different vibe than what we normally present as bloggers, but in a good and original way. Plus, I really have to admire that you're basically wearing an outfit that cost you $10, which I don't think I have ever been able to say in my life...!

  19. Such a great outfit, and I love how the photos turned out. And I love how you didn't spend much on the outfit! Yay for thrifting!
    Thanks for joining the Thursday Moda Link-up!