Jun 16, 2013

DE-GIRLIFYING

Minkpink floral dress / Asos beanie / Zara bag and shoes

In my last post, I delved into my own qualms about wearing dresses; so I decided to exemplify my worries and the ways I overcome my fears of extensive-girlishness. This dress is an oldie but a goodie (post from a year ago here); what drew me to it was the black detailing that allowed for versatility when styling. My go-to contrast against a feminine piece is usually some leather, especially a leather jacket, but the Shanghai humidity is sadly too suffocating for that kind of warmth. I chose to instead grungify/toughen up the dress with a slouchy beanie, knotted cardigan, and heavy-duty shoes (reminiscent of Phillip Lim).

In other words, this is probably one of the two floral-print pieces that I'm bringing with me to Paris this summer (the other being that one daisy skirt). Packing is always such a problem for me; I always just end up feeling a tad bit uninspired...but, I'm sure just breathing in the Paris air will be inspiring - flying out there tonight!

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man (or woman), then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." - Hemingway

P.S. A friend's friend, Nina, who has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma, has two more months to live. She is about 30 years old, recently married and has a three-year-old son. more info can be found out here. It would really be amazing if you guys could get tested for a bone marrow match. 

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17 comments:

  1. nice bag <3

    breepluse.blogspot.com

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  2. you're so pretty! <3<3

    Armi Fernandez
    http://stylearmi.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love this look with the beanie the most! Cool city girl.

    Cheers from Jakarta,
    SUPERNICE

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  4. This dress is just so beautiful on you. Love this outfit! <3

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  5. Your bag and shoes are so pretty. :) Especially the shoes, extraordinary.

    xx Diana
    http://stylegrenade.blogspot.com/

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  6. I really think you're amazing

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  7. You look gorgeous, as usual! I'm still figuring out how to make the sweater-around-the-waist look good...

    Have a great trip! Looking forward to updates :)

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  8. Great look! I love that dress. x

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  9. you look prettyyyy!! <3
    super love your bag and the shoes :D
    you look effortlessly chic dear
    anyway feel free to visit my blog, maybe we can follow each other :)

    www.brigittamonique.blogspot.com

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  10. Loooove this look, you look stunning! (:

    fashionlei styled

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  11. i like how you contrasted the floral and the black! :) looking good!

    <3Jessie
    http://www.iejessie.com/

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  12. You look gorgeous, as you always do. I love floral matched with black. I think it's always a great way of not looking overly feminized and still maintaining an edge. I'm so excited to hear about your adventures in Paris- let's catch up soon!

    Ava Tallulah

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  13. Amazing dress!!, i love floral print !!
    Kisses.

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  14. I've been lusting over those shoes for so long and it's nice to see them on you! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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