Monday, August 24, 2009

Bowing Out.



The mistake shots are always the ones I end up liking best. I'm attempting some new things clothing wise. A little less prim, a little more slouch. It's the same basic idea--still I want to be cute and ladylike, I want things to have a certain level of prim going on, but suddenly I want something a little less refined, a little more seemingly careless. It's all an illusion anyway, but you know.

I usually try not to buy things that show up on other blogs too much--I freely admit the desire to do so when you've seen someone else orient an outfit around such a piece--at least just because of that purpose, but I quite love this blouse (and strangely, its seems, noncommittal statements like that one) for its dusty rose color and funny floppy bow. It's just the sort of thing I've been looking for for ages, and since I have spent nary a penny at H&M in months, I figured I would be allowed. I haven't altered it as The Cherry Blossom Girl did, so if you're curious about what it looked like originally, here it is.

I suppose I've ripped off her entire outfit in a way. I plead guilty, although in my defense the pants are new and the roll is how they're styled on the website and in-store.

Rolling and cuffing is a whole new thing to me. I've been familiarly doing it with blouses and cardigans and light jackets, but adding it into the world of pants is a new thing. Blame all the men featured on The Sartorialist or something. It's nice, and it keeps my pants from dragging which I hate, hate, hate, hate. Especially when it rains. Wet pant hems irritate me and almost squick me out.



On an entirely, or slightly, different note, this foray into pants has (chinos are an entirely foreign world to me--I'm looking into jeans alternatives this year. Hmmm) increased my tiny face turning to fall. It's the same as every year, the excitement, but you know it never dwindles. I think I'm mostly excited to wear piles of eyeshadow again. It's not really practical in the summer. It just falls off and pools on lower lids, and at the very least it creases with eyelid sweat (which is really romantic and sultry sounding in short love stories where the girl isn't wearing eyeshadow, but vague eyeliner and some stupid summer dress or slip). I've been segueing into it with MAC's paint pots, the result above. I've wanted something brown and smudgy for a while, and it seems I've finally found it.

53 comments:

  1. you are so adorable - i love the tag for this post (fashionable pouting).

    i dont think i could resist buying that blouse either. though i just bought a black sequined bow sweater from h&m, so i think i've met my quota.

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  2. i love your outfit.though this is not your usual try, it's still lady like, but with an effortless allure.love the colours, they just fit you.and the flats are so cute:)

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  3. The outfit is so adorable, regardless of whether you copied anyone! I'm liking the new pants-obsession

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  4. You're definitely not the only one has given into the temptation of buying something just because you see it on another blog. This usually happens to me because I think that buying the piece will make my life more like that of the blogger. I suppose it's a bad idea, but it's rather fun.

    You look great. I love the shirt and I'm a fan of cuffed pants, too.

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  5. Another lovely soft look! I in the future may try some pant rolling too.

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  6. you look gorgeous as usual! oh god how i wish i had your hair, really :D the blouse is quite lovely too! :) i also prefer wearing eyeshadow on colder weather. i feel like i have another layer on my face if wearing that kind of makeup in summer time :) <3

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  7. Cute outfit! And the second picture is so, so beautiful!

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  8. I love this whole outfit, and I love your makeup in the last pic! What paint pot color is it, if you don't mind me asking? :)

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  9. Oh geez, thanks all <333333 You're all just too sweet! I'll have to play with pants more!

    hogwarts: I use two. I wear 'painterly' every day, usually, and these days I layer 'groundwork' over it. I am also a big fan of 'girl friendly'.

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  10. oooh, i love the bow! you are adorable!

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  11. you look wonderful! it still seems very 'you.' :) won't lie to you, i definitely bought those floral H&M sneakers you posted about awhile ago - love them! i adore MAC, but i haven't ventured into their paint pots yet. if you don't mind sharing, i'm so curious about that color :O!

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  12. i like the slouchy look a lot, and it still looks very elegant and "prim" on you; it definitely works.

    i think those rolled up pants on the sartorialist are getting to me too. with your take on it, i'm dying to get some nice slouchy pants and give it a try!

    -anna

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  13. Your hair is so lovely here :)

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  14. I love your outfit. :) Slouchy is one of those looks that I think is perfect for late summertime! You pull it off beautifully!

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  15. Love the bows and you suit the cuffed pants :)

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  16. It's very chic. I love the idea of a little more slouch. Blogger buying trends just seem inevitable...we see something we like enough and we just feel we need to have it--constant stimulation and all that.

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  17. i really like yous blouse...looks so retro..

    the trousers complete the outfit perfectly :)

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  18. You look so lovely! Adore that blouse too:)

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  19. you have a lovely blog.

    ~samantha

    http://snphan.blogspot.com/

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  20. Haha, fashionably pouting. Priceless! It's the outtakes that are the best becaus ethey kind of show the real person raher than the fashionably posing person, don't you agree? Oh and about rolling pants.. don't they you know, roll themselves down again?

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  21. you are one of the most prettiest girls i have ever seen in my life!

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  22. pretty outfits!, i want ur bow tee >.<

    xxx

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  23. Love love love the shirt. So adorabl! Slouchy yet prim, you're quite right.

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  24. Love the outfit. In the first photo you look quite like Keira Knightley (that is meant as a compliment, I love her!).

    Amy xo
    http://www.desirable.co.uk

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  25. you look AWESOME !!!!

    xoxo.
    bloo.

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  26. you know me and bows. i love that shirt. must get someone to fetch it for me asap.

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  27. Bowing out... I like it. It looks fresh and ladylike on you.

    Fabulous Finds Gal
    HowDoesAStoreBecomeSuccessful?">

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  28. Fabulous outfit,.!
    Perfect - you and your cloths :D

    www.neverlandfashion.blogspot.com

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  29. love the outfit! beautiful blouse, love the bow!

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  30. the blouse is so adorable, and love the way you've styled it with those pants.
    x

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  31. Hey hey gorgeous, so blogday came and went. I just wanted to let you know I rather than motivating why I linked to you, made a little collage with some of your fantastic photos. Hope you don't mind. Have a great day!

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  32. your outfit is really fantastic !
    i mean, it fits you perfect, and it's cute. wow.

    xoxo

    sabrina-rose.blogspot.com

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  33. You look so elegant and adorable at the same time! These dusty pastel shades are the prettiest... I don't think it could be any better than this!

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  34. wow you get a lot of comments!
    i loved your summer-hair tutorial from a while ago, i was curious how you used the curlers?
    i'm quite envious of the way you wear such neutral colours and your pretty skin tone.
    i tagged you in my latest post, yet another 'tell us more about you plz' award thingy.
    xxx

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  35. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

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  36. Your top is so adorable, I love the bow! :)

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  37. i'm pretty sure rolling and cuffing has been happening way before blogging makes everything look unoriginal. i love the colours of this outfit too very much. smudgey muddy kohled eyes are desirable in summer. i like imperfections :)

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  38. I love this outfit. Not a rip off of Alix's outfit at all, in fact that top looks like it was made for you!

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  39. My computer ate my whole comment :( Basically i was saying that i'm doing something similar atm, that is, venturing into trousers territory. If you do decide to go down the jeans route... I'm not a big jeans fan, but I highly recommend Topshop's Pippa jeans, they reach to the ankle and have a real beat girl/1960s feel to them. I'm a massive fan.
    I'm assuming the top is h&m trend because i haven't seen it instore here?

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  41. I love this look on you! The top is gorgeous, very chic. I read your blog often and have nominated you for a blog award if you'd like to accept it!

    http://hello-birdy.blogspot.com/2009/09/hurrah.html

    The idea is to write 10 facts about yourself and then tag 10 others for the award who you'd like to know more about :o)

    Looking forward to reading yours if you find the time!

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  42. I love such simlpy but chic outfits!

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  43. I love this blouse, I saw it first on The Cherry Blossom and (wrongly) assumed it wasn't being sold in the states (I don't know why). Beautiful bllog, beautiful style!

    www.orchidgrey.blogspot.com

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