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Channel Retro Glam Style with A Few Basic Pieces

Today I’m officially debuting my first summer outfit of the season. As usual, I’m keeping things pretty simple with shorts and a cute top. I recently bought this pair of pleated culotte shorts from ASOS and already know they are going to be a summer staple. The buttons and flared shape add a feminine vibe to my outfit and make them stand out from other pieces in my wardrobe. I paired these bottoms with a white tie blouse and clogs for a fun retro glam look which made me feel like I was straight out of the 70s. The right details make it so that you can create a vintage-inspired look with just a few pieces. However, if retro glam style is not your thing, you can add a denim or leather jacket for a modern and edgy look.

In terms of sizing, I would recommend to size up. I’m usually between a 2 and 4, and got these shorts in the smaller size. They were pretty hard to put on since you have to pull them on and the elastic has very little stretch. Although they do fit perfectly once they’re on, I’d recommend sizing up if you want to avoid the struggle.

Retro Glam: Wearing a Tie Blouse and MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Twig

Pussy Bow Blouse and Pleated Culotte Shorts

Retro Glam Look: Petite Culotte Shorts, Tie Blouse and Lotta from Stockholm Clogs

New Beginnings

My younger sister Sarah took these photos while we were hanging out in Northwest Portland this week. She and my sister Ale were in town for my grad school graduation, and it was nice to show them around my new home. We did our usual routine of drinking coffee, eating, window shopping and sightseeing, and I got to discover a few new places around town.

Speaking of graduation, I can finally say that I have my MBA! I’ve briefly mentioned being in school here and there these past two years. During this time, I’ve had to adjust to living in a different city on top of trying not to lose my mind while working and going to school full-time. Even though it’s been tough, I’m so grateful for the experience. I’ve grown so much and have met so many amazing people.

The challenge now is trying to find things to do with all this free time that I have. If any of you have some great book or movie recommendations, please send them my way. The first thing on my list is to finish reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” and then watching the series. However, aside from that, I still have so much other catching up to do!


Shop this look

White Tie Blouse (similar, similar) | Petite Linen Culotte Shorts | Lotta from Stockholm Peep Toe Clogs | MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Twig

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22 Comments

  • Reply Colleen Welsch

    Congrats on graduating! I really love this look 🙂 Also – The Handmaid’s Tale. That book FREAKED ME OUT! Enjoy it lol 🙂

    June 24, 2017 at 10:38 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you! And the book is freaky! And I’ve started the series and it’s equally chilling!

      June 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Kritsida

    Congrats on getting your MBA! I’ve been thinking about applying, but haven’t actually done it.
    Be sure to check out my latest blog post!
    x. Kritsida
    http://aperfectcanvas.net

    June 24, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you, Kritsida! And will do!

      June 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Wow, congrats on graduating and earning your MBA! This is definitely an amazing and huge accomplishment. I hope there are lots of celebrations in place! I’m glad your sisters are in town to hang out with you and see Portland – it’s finally so gorgeous here, right? Also, I adore this sweet and retro look. The top is just adorable with the tie detail! Hope you have a great week and enjoy this beautiful weather!!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    June 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Tina, thank you! And yes, it’s finally gorgeous. Thank goodness because I had missed the sun. Have a wonderful week too!

      June 27, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Katherine

    Love the shorts on you and congrats on your MBA! 🙂

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    June 27, 2017 at 11:55 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you so much, Katherine!

      June 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Shaira

    I love the combination of outfit! It reminds me of Blair’s outfits in Gossip Girl! 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    June 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you! I wasn’t even thinking of her when I put it together, but I like the comparison. 😀

      June 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    This is the perfect casual weekend look! And I love how you incorporated the basics for a chic look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    June 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thanks, Jessica! I agree! It’s a fun and effortless weekend look. 😀

      June 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Mel

    Congrats on your degree! Loving the white top 🙂

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

    June 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you so much, Mel!

      June 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    This is such a cute look, it totally reminds me of the 1940s for some reason
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    June 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      It kind of has that vibe too! I think it’s my hair. 😀

      July 1, 2017 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Leah

    This is the perfect casual weekend look! And I love how you incorporated the basics for a chic look!

    June 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thanks Leah!

      July 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Kara Aragon

    Such a cute outfit. I love the detailing on the top.

    http://www.thekaragon.com

    July 1, 2017 at 9:23 am
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you, Kara!

      July 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Congrats on your MBA! Beautiful look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    July 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    • Reply helenveyna@gmail.com

      Thank you Rachel!

      July 1, 2017 at 9:55 pm

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