Monday, June 04, 2012

Lookbook: Floral and Stripes

Hello again! So I'm trying to get back in the groove of taking pictures of my outfits. My favorite Canon S95 was sadly stolen, and it's been a tad difficult taking pictures since then. I'm not exactly sure how bloggers tow their dslr all the time, but I'm trying to make it into a habit to at least have it on the weekends.

So here's last Memorial Day weekend's outfit of the day that partially posted on Instagram.

My friend and I had the chance to visit the Cleopatra Exhibit at the California Science Center. It was a pretty exciting day for me since I really love and am very fascinated with Egyptian art and history. It was interesting to learn about the life of the most well-known woman in history by seeing the things that surrounded her and things that she touched. It's an amazing exhibit, and I think everyone should check it out while it's still here in LA.

So back to the outfit... I've always been a little hesitant with mixing prints before. But like how I've mentioned it a kajillion times already, blogging has actually made me adventurous when it comes to putting outfits together. Sometimes they may work, and sometimes they do. The whole trial and error process is the fun part of finding out your personal style. I ended up really loving the pairing of this striped shirt and my super feminine floral shorts. I think adding the military style jacket and buckled ankle boots toughen up the outfit a little bit. Normally, I would've probably worn one or the other with something more solid, but the goal that day was to mix prints.

On top of mixing prints, I've also made the leap to lighten my ombre. This is probably the lightest I've ever been my whole life. I guess I'm actually partially blonde now. I've always had my jet black hair ever since my bad highlight job that fried my hair leaving me crying in tears, but that's another story. Anyway, the lightest part of my ombre has gotten much lighter since I got done. I really love the color and how it turned out overall. My hair is ready for summer!

Striped shirt: H&M (find similar here, here, and here)
Floral shorts: Forever 21 (find similar here, here, and here)
Military style jacket: Jack by BB Dakota
Buckled-ankle boots: Dolce Vita by Target (find similar here and here)
Accessories: Armani Exchange watch, random skull bracelet, helloberryinc chain bracelet, Forever 21 necklace
MAC bag: Rebecca Minkoff (find here)



  1. Lovely! I'm sad to hear about your camera :( I'm happy to see a post from you, though! <3

  2. Your hair is adorable!!!

    I was hoping to take the plunge and finally try the ombré look, and I'm even thinking of going to the salon you suggested, Beauty Box.

    I hope it's okay to ask... Approximately how much did the ombré color process cost? Is the salon pretty reasonable when it comes to how much they charge? I love the look, I just don't want to break the bank too much, you know?

    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Thank you in advance!

  3. You look great! I love the mix of stripes and florals with the military jacket. And those shoes are perfect! Must find a pair of those :)
    EF xo

  4. Hello Anne, you look very cute. I wish it were warm enough to wear shorts here, but San Francisco is too cold...all the time.
    Am I the only one crazy enough to take the tassles off of the MAC? I find them too much of a hassle. Tassle

  5. Beautiful combo. It's cute and casual. I'd love to visit the Cleopatra exhibit sometime. Wish it came to Seattle.
    Seattle Beauty Fashion Blog

  6. Awww so sorry for your loss (of the cam) look lovely here!


  7. Love the Rebecca Minkoff bag! Looking for one myself.


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