Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine."

Juicy Couture dress. Victoria's Secret Pink tank top.
American Eagle necklace. Rachel Leigh and Linea Pelle bracelets.

Here is another blog post depicting me taking a risk: wearing yellow.  Yellow is probably one of my least favorite colors.  I just don't like it; it's probably too bright for my taste.  I also don't think it looks good with my skin color so I just avoid wearing it in all.

Enter the dilemma where I see this dress and fall in love with it.  I love the soft feel of its organic cotton.  It is the only one left and it fits so well.  Only it's yellow, a color I try to avoid.  

Only when I wear this dress, it's no longer a mass of yellow; it is my beautiful absolutely comfortable yellow Juicy Couture dress.  And then, nothing else matters--I just frolic comfortably in my dress. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

"They paved paradise and put up a parkin' lot."

People's Liberation top. Forever 21 cami. Pleasure Doing Business skirt.
Marc Jacobs headband. CC Skye ring.  Calvin Klein Heels.

I have a thing with always matching; I like to have everything super coordinated.  Consequently, when it comes to mixing prints, I would be venturing far past my comfort zone.  I gave it a try here though, combining the purple quasi leopard burnout print of my People's Liberation top with my purple and gray striped Pleasure Doing Business skirt.  What do you think?  Did I manage to make it work?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"I know a place where the grass is really greener."

Alex & Chloe tee. Joie shorts. Calvin Klein heels.
Carolee earrings. Linea Pelle bracelets. Forever 21 rings.

I love versatile clothing items.  Then again, who doesn't?  Versatility adds to convenience and efficiency.  Sometimes--okay, more often than not--I fall in love with a clothing item (or a pair of shoes...) that I must absolutely have for the sake of having it, like I couldn't imagine life without it.  I have a pair of beautiful Steve Madden heels that I bought probably more than a year ago and have never worn, but I had to have them.  They are gorgeous.  They are a dark red, almost a red violet color (perhaps setback #1 because I rarely wear red) with a t-strap made of this ruffly, flowery design.  Lovely.  Sometimes, I like to open up the shoe box and just gaze at them because looking at them makes me happy; they are a work of art.  (In general, I consider fashion art.)  But someday, I will find an outfit to go with those shoes (probably buy an outfit solely for wearing with those heels...) and I will finally wear them!  Hopefully.

However, I do like to be a really effective shopper and buy items that are versatile, that are not bought to simply go toward a single outfit.  Example A: my Alex & Chloe shirt.  I love this shirt because it's so simple and casual, yet can be easily dressed up.  I wore the shirt with some jeans as seen here and nicer shorts as seen above, but if I really wanted to, the shirt could easily be worn with a skirt.  I prefer to dress the shirt up with some heels, but it could certainly be paired with some flats or sneakers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"What a beautiful mess I'm in."

Things I loved (particularly that day):
1. Clear days
2. Great view of the mountain
3. My fun ruffly dress (which might look nicer if I knew how to use an iron...)
4. My Tarina Tarantino pendant which subtly complemented my outfit with its blue and pink
5. The great height added from my Hale Bob wedges
6. Yo! Cream frozen yogurt (yum!!)

Tracy Feith x Target dress. Gap cardigan. Tarina Tarantino necklace. 
Forever 21 ring. Hale Bob wedges. Marc Jacobs tote.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"And don't ever look back, don't ever look back."

Lucca Couture dress. People's Liberation jacket. Nordstrom necklace & belt. Calvin Klein heels. Marc Jacobs tote.

This Lucca Couture tee shirt dress is nice aside from the fact that it's...a tee shirt dress.  It's really cute on the hanger, but looks rather shapeless on.  Solution: belt it!  Presto!  The tee shirt dress is transformed!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Everything means nothing, if I ain't got you."

William Rast top [over] C & C California shirt. Rich & Skinny jeans. 
Aldo heels. Forever 21 flower & ring. Marc Jacobs tote.

It was a cooler day, but I really wanted to wear my new William Rast top so I paired it with a C & California long sleeved tee under.  Presto!  The black of the tee also coordinated really well with the black of the buttons and tie of the William Rast top.  Yeah, I didn't analyze this outfit or anything...However, if I had to replan it, I would've worn different jeans.  Because as much as I absolutely love this pair of Rich & Skinny jeans, the best part about them is the studs on the sides.  But with the length of my top, you can't even see, let alone appreciate the studded detailing of the jeans.  It's all about the details!