OOTN: Retro With a Modern Twist

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Hello my dears, it’s Emily Rae here!

This past weekend, my best friend and I got all dolled up and headed out for a night in  Downtown San Diego! The evening consisted of delicious food, courtesy of the lovely restaurant Puesto, views of the San Diego Bay, an amazingly talented Beatles cover band and of course, yet another memory shared with my dearest friend.

Fashion for the night was kept classic with a modern twist. Definitely on the “daring” side, if you will, I was inspired by two lovely ladies for this look: the darling Betty Brosmer and the divine Emily Ratajkowski. Both of these icons share a similar style in that their looks are sultry and sophisticated, a combination which I love!

For this Downtown OOTN, I opted for a navy blue color scheme. The star of this outfit was this exquisite dress, that was a gift from my mom, that has minor cutout details in the front. I understand, this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, however, I felt as though the look was a healthy mixture of vintage and contemporary; a look that Brosmer would wear in her prime in the 40’s as well as an ensemble that Ratajkowski may select for a night out in modern day. Nonetheless, this has become one of my favorite curve-hugging pieces in my wardrobe!

I added a modern accessory with this mirrored belt and pinned my hair on one side for an Old Hollywood glam look. With everything that I wear, I always have one rule that I never falter from: at least one part of my look has to have some vintage flair to it. Whether that be a retro scarf added to jeans and a jacket, or a red lip added to my sweatpants and band tee look, this is one piece of advice I would suggest to any vintage lover 🙂 In this case, I selected some darling crystal-adorned earrings and kept my makeup simple yet smoky, a look that was fitting, considering my inspiration for the night.

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My wedges  were from TJ Maxx, which I have featured a few times here on the blog,  and I threw on a loose fitting blazer, as it does get quite chilly by the water in San Diego! And with that, this outfit is complete! Thanks to those tuning and keep your eyes peeled for more posts to come very soon!

Happy October to everyone, by the way 🙂 Don’t forget to follow along on my Instagram for more beauty, fashion & lifestyle posts throughout the week! 🙂

As always, I’m Emily Rae, wishing you all a lovely day.  See you soon, my dears!

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