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.
Top by 'the clas-sic' (another sequined version by Wildfox Couture)
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
Michael Kors Sunglasses
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.