BLOSSOMING

March 25, 2012


{braided sweater via Korea, Free People high-lo skirt worn sideways, thrifted belt,
Dolce Vita Harness booties, vintage cheetah bag via Crossroads Trading Co.}
{photos by Rosa Nguyen}


Even though this outfit does not have the same shade of baby powder blue, I still feel like Cindy reincarnated. And by Cindy, I most definitely am referring to the one and only Cinderella. Why? My dear friend Rosa, who, in the same fashion as the fairy godmother, has the ability to transform my awkward duckling self into a graceful swan with just a few clicks and adjustments of her camera. This girl has mad skills, magic fingers, the perfect touch, whatever it is, I am OBSESSED with it (and her!) and couldn't be giddier with the results. Prancing and twirling around campus was hilariously fun as well, the confused people passing by always make for an amusing time.

I bought this hi-lo skirt from Free People awhile ago when it went on sale and never gave it a second glance because, frankly, I didn't know exactly how to wear it anymore. While the standard mullet effect no longer got me excited, I love the unexpected asymmetry you achieve by shifting it a few inches to the side. Much more waterfall-like and peaceful in my opinion. I found the perfect oversized sweater with just the right amount of slouch during my trip to Seoul; I fell in love with the braided back and knew it belonged in my closet almost instantaneously. The little random pop of leopard was to keep the outfit from getting too overly girly and toothachingly sweet like a rom com gone nacho cheesy. Just kidding, there are no such thing as a rom com that is TOO cheesy, pile on that American and serve it to me on a paper plate (I hate dishes), please and thank you!

11 comments:

maggie said...

Love your sweater! The braided back is sick, and it looks super cute paired with your high low skirt :) And I'm enjoying the leopard pop and your boots!

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

pancakeSTACKER said...

you the cutest! i love that you styled that skirt sideways. def gotta try that next! these photos are gorgeousss! rosa is a mad good photog!

xoxo,
http://pancakeSTACKER.blogspot.com

Wall of Fashion said...

Very cute outfit! Love how the skirt fans out!

xx Marije

tiny dancer said...

This looks like the COMFIEST outfit of life! Love.

Tasia

kingandclutch said...

this is so cute. hope you're well! xx

www.kingandclutch.com

Gina said...

Oh my gosh! I love it - the skirt, the sweater, the bag! You're such a fashion inspiration!

www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
xo

Joyce said...

love the leopard bag. i agree, it definitely edges up this outfit. love the hi low skirt~ :D

-Joyce
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The Love Hanger said...

I really love that skirt! The color and flowiness is totally my thing. :) And those boots give it a nice edge. You look so dreamy in these pics. So pretty! <3

toni
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chroscenium said...

<3!

Bree said...

LOVING the first and second last photo and your skirt !:)

xx
me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

Johanna said...

Great look, and a nice job combining the sweater and the skirt :) xoxo ♥