Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sequined Heart and Tulle: My Inner Ballerina

I'm channeling my inner 5-year-old ballerina today with this sequined heart top and layered mesh skirt.  As a former dancer who spent over 15 years of her life performing as a member of various ballet, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary dance teams, I love how the black tulle reminds me of a grown-up version of a tutu. I've since retired from performing (at least, for now - a sad byproduct of the demands of corporate life), but my inner ballerina still comes out from time to time in my sartorial choices!  

To keep the look from being too 'little girl,' I've toughened up the outfit with some edgier accessories - a black crown necklace I bought at a night market in Taiwan, black ankle boots, studded bag and wrap watch, and a geometric, black bracelet. Ankle boots are always an easy way to add some edge to any outfit. ...In general, I love pairing them with unexpectedly girly pieces.






Love Culture Mesh Skirt (another tulle skirt from Theory)
H&M Ankle Boots 
Kathy von Zeeland Studded Bag (also loving the Valentino 'rockstud' bags)
Forever 21 Bracelet
ProMod Wrap Watch  (similar here and here)
Michael Kors Sunglasses

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I'm back from my London trip and back to blogging. What a wonderful city London is!  One thing I fell in love with while in London is British fashion.  I found fashion inspiration everywhere...from chic high street stores at Oxford Circus to stylishly dressed Londoners in the Underground (or "Tube" as they call it).   I also love how there's so much culture and history everywhere you turn.  The week I spent there felt incredibly short, and I can't wait to go back again.  You'll definitely be seeing some British-inspired looks on this blog in the future. 

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Love, S

48 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous in everything here! And welcome back from your trip. Great to hear about the cultural learning from London. :)

    Yes I like this post and I do follow you on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin'. Wish you can visit me again and follow back. :)

    ~Chai
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    1. Hi Chai! Thanks for the lovely note and for dropping by! :) Just visited your blog and left you a note, too. Hope to see you around again soon!

      Love, S

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  2. LOVE your boots!
    They are such a classic fall staple :)

    Marina
    xoxo

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  3. love the boots!! need to find these at my h&m!

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  4. Love you style :)

    Do follow my blog too http://fashioncurbster.blogspot.in/

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  5. Love the look so much! It's gorgeous))

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  6. Follow you via GFC and Bloglovin!)
    Kisses

    http://lucie-mint.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh this is so nice ! Love your skirt !

    XX Luba
    Well Living Blog
    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

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  8. I like the look but I think that the bag across the body will be great here =)
    xoxo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  9. you look absolutely adorable - you did the right styling to toughen up the outfit. love this whole look!

    xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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  10. Really nice blog, nice look ! like that !

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  11. Great outfit, those booties look awesome with that skirt!

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  12. That top is gorgeous! Love, love, love it paired with the black tutu and biker booties. Just gorgeous!

    FYI I'd love for us to follow each other too, follow me (and let me know!) and I will follow you back too!
    SDMxx
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  13. I looove the tulle skirt! (:


    check out how I styled orange shorts here:
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/10/citrus-colored-shorts.html

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  14. Cute outfit! Love the boots.

    www.style-me-yesterday.com

    Kim x

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  15. I love love love the boots! x

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  16. Hi!

    I'm Anna, from IFB, and I found this outfit adorable!

    (:
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  17. LOVE this look! That skirt is adorable and you look gorgeous!

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  18. Nice Tshirt. I like it.

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  19. London is my top city for shopping and watching street style. I also love ankle boots. They make every outfit so much cooler!

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  20. I am in love with that sequin heart!

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  21. Great pictures!! xx

    The sequins are so pretty.

    Crystal | crystal dots.

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  22. you look lovely my dear!!! oh how jealous i wish i could visit london :) was just socializing with some british boys last night actually, they were great haha and thnx for the e-hug :)

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  24. super cute post; love it

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  25. Love the outfit, the skirt is adorable and the boots are so cute! :) love the blog am following you via bloglovin :)

    xo
    Anita

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  26. Welcome back to the states! Will you be posting any pictures from your London trip? Love this outfit and your accessories are fabulous!

    Xo - Christy
    www.fashionwrapup.com

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  27. Love your blog & this outfit! Hope you had a great time in London & followed you on bloglovin' (:

    xoxo
    eclecticliving.org

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  28. such a fun top!! Love it!

    -Mary
    www.happilygrey.com

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  29. I just love this ballerina look...And i would have never thought to add those boots, but it is amazing!! So cute!

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  30. I adore this look, the shirt is awesome. And adding the boots really makes the outfit! Every heart sequin shirt I try to get is always sold out!

    Newest follower :)

    Xoxo

    Janelle @ GlamorousMama

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  31. Thank you for your note on IFB! I love this look - the girly skirt with t-shirt and tough boots look awesome! Just started following you on Google+. =)

    Avec Amber

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  32. love the tule skirt!!! just Beautiful!
    xx
    nini
    http://jenesaisquoi.me

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  33. Love the top. Gives me a DIY idea! :)

    Anusha

    http://anusha-outfitter.blogspot.in/

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  34. I absolutely love your motto there is no word like overdressed. Agree totally! Just wear what you want and what makes you happy. Think everyone should run around "overdressed" ;)
    Kisses, Sally

    themuv.blogspot.com

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  35. Such a cute skirt!

    Xx
    www.estellelamode.com

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  36. I love that sweater - such a cute and glamorous style! Also, I adore your boots!

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  37. I may have an ankleboot fetish, and your's are pretty awesome! Wish there was an H&M near where I live so I can go get myself a pair!

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  38. your outfits are so cute!! like... i mean all of them! >.<
    LOVE YOUR BLOGGGG~!!!

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  39. I LOVE this outfit! It is so cute and fun while still being ultimately chic, love it :)

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  40. I love everything about this, the skirt is so cute! xoxo

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  41. I hear ya. You're never too grown-up to play dress up. Ever.

    xo Sheela xo

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    https://twitter.com/Eclettica

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