Wednesday, January 12, 2011

OOTD: Camel Tone

Thank you to those who gave me ideas on what to wear for 80s. I am appalled you guys asked me to look like Cyndi Lauper! How the hell am I going to achieve that?

I did find some erm awesome makeup inspiration that I am going to attempt and I'll show you how I look in it.

I think I'm going to attempt this.

When I bought this Camel Pussybow blouse, I had a few instant lightbulb ideas on how to remix it. I shall wear it with skirts - solid colour skirts, printed skirts, skinny jeans and so it was from this blouse that my fashion resolutions sprung. If I cannot think of 3 wears for a garment, I shall not buy it. Camel seems to be the hottest colour of last season and even if I found myself usually shunning it, I was forced to re-look and re-think my perspective. After awhile, it grew on me. Not every camel/nude/tan tone looks good on me since I am a little tanned but I am all over this blouse since there are little bits of details that made it a winner - the subtle puff sleeves, the cool shantung silkish material, the smock gathers (means allowance at tummy!) and a perfect length for tucking in or hanging it out. The big plus is of course me fitting into a size 18!

Bows for the Dorothy Perkins Camel Pussybow Blouse:

These skinny jeans are a favourite from Dorothy Perkins. They are "Dorothy Perkins Super Skinny" and I love them the best from all my jeans collection. They have this in dark blue and black but I am so head over heels over the dark blue one that I bought 2 pairs because you know chub rubs kill pants and bottoms. I only wish I had bought more because this pair is pretty chub-rubbed.

I actually felt really inspired that day when I mix all my bracelets together. If you notice, there are times I chose to overkill with accessories just to make use of them. Somehow I think each of them went well with camel so I wore all. I was at work, ran errands after work and had dinner with the Boy. I felt chic the entire day and that put me on cloud nine!

Is there a particular piece of clothing that you have been loving and want to wear all the time?

Camel pussybow blouse: Dorothy Perkins (available here)
Super Skinny Jeans in dark blue: Dorothy Perkins
Purple flats: Dorothy Perkins
Rose-coloured gem bracelets: Forever21
Yellow leather bracelet: A shop off Far East Plaza
Gold Tone Bracelet: Myth @ Far East Plaza
Gold Necklace: Soon Lee @ Haji Lane

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Blogger Bethamint said...

Forgive me but when this first popped up in my blog reader i read the title as "camel toe" and was shocked for a moment! My bad...

This blouse looks beautiful on you though and I am jealous because I cannot wear colours like camel. I love the bow detail and the accessories you chose are perfect!

January 12, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Jeniese said...

Love it! It's a good color for you and it looks great with your skinny jeans. I have been looking for a shirt lik this, but I haven't found one that works for me yet. I also agree with the resolution that if I can't wear it 3 ways I dont need to buy it. Does that apploy to dresses too? LOL.

January 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

Bethamint: LOL now that you said it .. Haha it does look like camel toe so you are absolutely forgiven! Why can't you wear camel? I think it would look lovely on pale and very dark skin tone!

Jeniese: :P Nope doesn't apply on dresses even though if you can wear a dress in 3 ways, the dress is a sure buy!

January 12, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

You look so good. I scored a rust/camel coloured pussybow blouse while thrifting!
Looking great. ;)


January 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger liz said...

Same thing happened to me as bethamint! I was a little nervous scrolling down, ha!
Anyway, that is such a pretty top! I just got a secretary tie blouse and I'm obsessed, they're the only kind of top I want to wear, lol! Also, I love your flats and all those bracelets!

January 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

I love the neckline of that blouse! I don't have a particular piece of clothing, but I have a special love for cardigans and my outfit often doesn't feel complete without one! following btw! :D

January 12, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

You look so pretty! As always! I LOVE your OOTDs! <3

-Christina <3

January 12, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger CurvyEveryday said...

I love this look! Love! you look great in jeans. My daughter want me to do my makeup just like that. She loved the "rainbow" look.

January 12, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Weesha said...

love this look, so chic and comfortable! and duuuuude! Cyndi Lauper is awesome! All you need is some funky blue eyeshadow, a side ponytail, leg warmers and a blazer with shoulder pads maybe. Oooh and fishnet stockings! and very chunky earrings and bracelets.... I could go on but I won't :)

January 12, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

I love this outfit on you! And suuch great accessories. I'm going to steal your "If I cannot think of 3 wears for a garment, I shall not buy it" motto - that is such a good idea xx

January 12, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger Katrin said...

This blouse is so cute, but I am so afraid of camle, brown and beige colors.
By the way I read Camle Toe, too xD
And this make-up looks so great *_* Make me wanne try, too!

January 12, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Allison said...

I love the blouse - I'm a sucker for a blouse with a tie. It looks great with the jeans and funky flats! :)

January 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger ThriftyMomma said...

I love bows, and the camel color is so chic. You funked it up with a bit of edge in your accessories. Just great! I love everything about this outfit!

January 12, 2011 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

This blouse is lovely! Thanks for following me, you're blog is amazing, very inspiring xx

January 12, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger That fat-shionista's wardrobe said...

you look great...this nude definitely works on you. as for the make should try it. i love makeup. lol

January 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
OpenID amonkeyfatshionista said...

When you find a pair of skinnies you do really need to hang on to them don't you? Good fitting skinny jeans for plus sizes are really hard to come by! I really like your whole outfit. Very cool!

January 13, 2011 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger Lexy of BeautyFash said...

SO Gorgeous! My favorite part: the stacked bracelets! So perfect. Loving the purple flats too. GREAT outfit!

January 13, 2011 at 4:19 AM  
Blogger Le blog de Letilor said...

Beautiful camel blouse ! Like the bow.

January 13, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger thomessa said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!!!! This top suits you SO well, and you added the perfect accessories!! I have to buy some new jeans thanks to chub rub because I will wear my favorite pairs to the death!!

January 13, 2011 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger dc said...

I love blouses with bows(as you'll see in my post)and this one is pretty nice! I also have a problem with this color because I look pale, but this one suits you really well. I usually mix those kind of color with something more punchy!
Gorgeous and casual: LIKE IT!

January 13, 2011 at 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Vaneeta said...

This blouse is beautiful and those flats are pretty cool!
You look stunning!

January 13, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

What an amazing outfit - you look gorgeous and your jewellery is f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! (And also, PLEASE attempt the rainbow eye make-up! It would look incredible and I'd love to see it!)

January 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Asia said...

I love that top on you! You're so cute in it. and you paired it so well with your bracelets and the necklace and shoes! I really love the way you pulled this together! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could find your blog I can't wait to see more of your look and what you pull together. :)

January 13, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Cute top, I naturally love the big bow =) and I'm loving all the wrist adornments Quite a collection of amazing chunky bangles, especially love the one closest to your fingers (the linked one)! Anyway, looking super good in this outfit! And I see your from Singapore, I was there last month. Was going to finish my travelling pictures today including some from Singapore so be sure to have a look back and see what you think =)

Hannah xx

January 13, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Carmella said...

I love the simplicity of this outfit with the added details like the bow on the shirt, the bracelets and the links on the shoes. I think only buying a garment if you can think of 3 uses for it is a GREAT idea! That's definitely a great way to have a fully functional wardrobe.

January 13, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Midnight Cowgirl said...

Cute blouse!

January 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

Oh how I love this blouse! You look dreamy and classy and gorgeous! I love the bracelets too! Pretty!

January 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

This blouse is beautiful! I'm a sucker for anything with a bow, so I'm even more in love with that part of it! I love how simple this outfit is and yet how rich in details!

January 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

This blouse is gorgeous, and it looks amazing on you! I think the color is perfect with your skin tone. Really great outfit. Thanks so much for your comment & for visiting my blog!! If you ever try that eye make up, please post pictures, b/c it looks AWESOME.

Kirstin Marie

p.s. I am following you, I really like your blog!! :)

January 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Really nice outfit! I gotta say, I'm in love with your shoes. I don't much wear ballet flats anymore, but I think I would if I owned yours. They look so rich! Same with the looks similar to a lot of stuff I've seen at J. Crew, but I just can't afford it! I think their prices are a little excessive.

Thanks for your comment! I really enjoyed hearing about what you'd do with a bunch of free time. I think I might rearrange my furniture with my time, too. Thanks for the idea! :)

January 15, 2011 at 1:28 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I love that blouse! It looks great with the simple gold necklace as well.

January 15, 2011 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger Amaris said...

I love the pussybow blouse, it looks great on you! The color of it is really pretty :)

January 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
OpenID theplussideofme said...

Well you look stunning as always. The cut of the shirt is absolutely perfect on you, and it looks effortlessly chic. I also really love your necklace; it's so simple, yet classy and fashionable. Love it :)

January 16, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Girl i love the whole ensemble!

Check out my blog and follow if you like!
Confessions Of A City Girl

January 16, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger sheshotta said...

LOVE the blouse ! This style suits you really well ! xo

January 24, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger JazmineKariss said...

omg! why do I love this outfit so much!?!?!
oh ya, cuz its gorgeous!

January 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Immer. said...

these jeans are a MUST in my life! but my chubs kill'em so sooooon :(

January 26, 2011 at 2:27 AM  
Blogger Ms. Royal Reigns said...

This outfit is so on point! I mean, there's really nothing else to add. Adorable.

February 4, 2011 at 11:57 AM  

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