August 18, 2014

PERPENDICULAR



I’m wearing
Bag 3.1 PHILLIP LIM 
Sandals WINDSOR SMITH

So I’m back at home, back to my usual creature comforts. Major pro: being reunited with my cutie-pie cat Claudius. Major con: no longer having access to the twinnie’s (Tasfia’s) ample leather jacket collection and ahem, of course no longer being in her company (especially after a week together). 

It is so often the case that I have a pretty specific (but not exact) idea of a particular kind of outfit in mind. But, more often than not, the reality (i.e. what is out there in the market) doesn’t meet one's expectation or your desires. (I kinda feel like I’m reciting a self-help book) but this happens way too often for me. I want to wear a cool all blue outfit in interesting silhouettes but can’t find the suave pieces to constitute it. I wan’t to wear a stripe and check outfit with the top and bottoms in opposing colours and stripe directions but can't find the right pieces to synergize with. The latter was the dilemma I tried to face when conceiving this look. I didn’t have any contrasting stipe and check pieces to wear together so I made a skirt out of  this delightful diagonally striped dress with this piece of Cris-cross perfection over it and I kinda really liked the effect. I didn’t really wear this look to share on the blog but somehow it has squeezed its way onto this little corner of the world wide web...

xx 

21 comments:

  1. I'm just loving the contrast between these pieces

    Joana x

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  2. this top is rad! oo on sale too, so good.

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  3. That outfit struggle is real; I just hate it when I've got a particular look in mind but don't own the exact piece in my imagination.
    You still pull off this monochromatic look though. Such an interesting mix of patterns.

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  4. Just love how minimal this outfit is with the monochrome detailing :) so pretty! x

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  5. Stylish combo of prints!


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  6. Such an interesting look! You combined it great!

    -X-

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  7. Love this look! Your blog is always amazing!

    -Kárin
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  8. love this look! x
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  9. LLLOOOOVVEEE the mix of prints. I'm so obsessed with this whole look.

    <3
    heather
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  10. I love how you think about the background of your photo shooting place as well as the outfit itself. It looks beautiful!

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  11. I think you nailed it here. I find the same thing, I am doing this project at the moment in which I have to wear things styled around a certain style prompt each day, and shop from an op shop to find those pieces. I hunk I have an idea in my mind of what I am looking for, but then finding it is tough. Then once I get something home and try to see if it works with the clothes I thought it would sometimes works, but not always. I have had to shoot outfits, then reshoot them when I realised how uncomfortable I looked.

    I would miss having your sisters leather jacket collection too!
    xx Jenelle
    inspiringwit.com

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  12. Such a perfect mix of monochrome prints!!!
    XO
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

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  13. I adore these clashing prints - checks and stripes is such an unusual combination but it looks gorgeous!

    XO Greta | flourish-blog.blogspot.com

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  14. Really interesting oufit in B&W like it :)
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  15. An interesting combo of monochromatic prints.
    Ps.
    I like your hair a little messy, it's getting so long now!

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  16. Such a good outfit!

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  17. very cool, love this retro vibe!

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