Monday, February 21, 2011

OOTD: Sailor Chic

So ever since I changed a new pair of permanent contact lens, I get red swollen eyes often and my eyes became super sensitive to light. The doctor said I might be allergic to the contact lens material and advised me against wearing any contact lens for 4 - 6 weeks! Horror! I didn't really like my glasses to begin with and with a small nose bridge means they slide down pretty often but what can I do when eyes are so important in my life? You'll be seeing some outfit posts in the near future being totally specky and nerdy!

I breezed into New Look one day and found 2 completely beautiful blouses that I am in love with. The first being this New Look Striped Chiffon Shirt. I am a little obsessed with chiffon since last year and relished the chance of getting my hands on anything sheer because it works so well for hot weather and is breezy and easy. I also managed to think up at least 3 looks from this shirt so I didn't need to reconsider how frequent I will be wearing this! I paired it up with my lovely embellished necklace from Forever21 (shown here and here) because I had this major brainwave to match pink and blue that day. I was kind of pleased with myself because this year, I am trying harder to experiment with more unusual colour combinations that I normally wouldn't think of and this being one of my first. I'm really liking them!

If you need a short review on the shirt, I am a UK size 20 - 22 and size 18 fits me just fine with some room to spare and is even more beautiful in person than the website. I immediately thought of "Sailor Chic" when I saw it and would completely wear this with my beloved skinny jeans or with shorts. It is completely versatile!

I will also be excited to show you my next new buy from New Look soon because it was one of the things that I grabbed, raced to the fitting room only just to make sure it fits (because they are all size 18) and then I knew I had to have it.

Striped Chiffon Shirt: New Look
White Slip: from another Dorothy Perkins blouse
Metallic Accordion Pleat Skirt: Forever21+
Blue Skinny Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Lace Flats: ASOS
Embellished Necklace: Forever21

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Blogger Rosie said...

ohmy. im so in love with so many parts of this outfit -
i LOVE stripes anyway, but teamed with a blouse? amaazing!
i may have to buy that blouse!
i also love the skirt, it looks so light and airy!
all in all, you look laavley :) xo

February 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Mode Plus said...

Chiffon is such a fine fabric. If the garment is made to proportion, I think it can really compliment our plus size bodies. I'm excited to see other looks (now, still in your head) you can come up with this blouse. I'm a fan of garments that can go from day to night and different styles.

February 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

I am in love with this OUTFIT. O_O
You made me love the Forever21+ skirt again. I have it but idk how to wear it haha. :) LOVE LOVE LOVE <33

February 21, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger laura said...

well, hey there, sailor(ette?)! love your outfit. that necklace especially. too bad about the contacts. :( I have been wanting to wear contacts as well (all those pretty colors!!!) but because I read too much, it's senseless for me to do so. BUMMER. But hey, glasses are chic! and I can't wait to see your bespectacled looks! :)

February 21, 2011 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

ohh i adore this top and skirt. such a great outfit! i also used to hate when i had to wear my glasses over my contact lens just for the sheer fact that I could see better with my contacts in than my glasses. but i've since had the lasik eye surgery, and i love not wearing either!

February 21, 2011 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

the shirt is gorgeous and I totally love the sailor vibe, the sheerness is lovely

Bow Dream Nation xx

February 22, 2011 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I love that necklace! And glasses can totally look hot and amazing - you just need to find the right ones! I really recommend, I've gotten most of my glasses from them, and the glasses cost around $15-30 USD. I think they ship anywhere too! (shipping info:

February 22, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
OpenID amonkeyfatshionista said...

Such an adorable outfit. I really love it. Also I concur with Rebecca you can totally rock glasses these days. I'm with you on the button nose stakes but I've found going with resin frames which can be melted and molded to the correct shape to be a winner.

February 22, 2011 at 2:20 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

You have a really cute blog!
Love the necklace of this post!
follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!Thank you so much!

February 22, 2011 at 2:44 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Oh that's a really pretty blouse, I can't wait to see it with jeans! I'd like to see you in glasses! I wear 'em too and never fear - they can be super chic!

February 22, 2011 at 2:45 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Lovely! The sheer, floaty qualities of this outfit make it absolutely perfect for spring. The skirt is fantastic. I love how it glitters in the sun.

February 22, 2011 at 2:54 AM  
Blogger archives said...

the texture of your skirt is gorgeous! and paired with that chiffon blouse - divine!!! i know what you mean about glasses....i wear them too. just have to embrace them! :)

February 22, 2011 at 3:29 AM  
Blogger Jeniese said...

That shirt is so fabulous! I love it! And that necklace too.

February 22, 2011 at 4:06 AM  
Blogger Angie Aquarius said...

Nice Outfit! Suits you very well! And your necklace looks sooo lovely!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!

*From Munich With Love*

February 22, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

What soft, beautiful pleats in this skirt, and I love the sailor top!
Good luck with the glasses-wearing! You'll be darling!

February 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger liz said...

That is such a cute top! And glasses are awesome, you should definitely show them off!

February 22, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Ellen ♥ said...

Cute outfit. Take care of your eyes. :)

Have a nice day!

February 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

What a beautiful outfit! That skirt is in a league of its own! So gorgeous! You look fantastic! I'm sure you'll look just as cute with your specs. I'm looking forward to seeing you in them! :)

February 22, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

You look adorable, I love that skirt and these accessories are perfect! You will look so cute in glasses! I love them and can't wait to see you rock them!

February 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

I love your sheer striped blouse- I am so lacking some stripes in my life! Also, I'm sorry to hear about your contacts troubles- I hope it all gets sorted out soon!

star-crossed smile

February 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger I Live For It said...

Aww, thanks so much for ur cute comment on our BFF snapshots outtkae pic post- ur so sweet. We are so happy to see ur blog now- and are following u now! Keep in touch!

PS: that skirt is killer on u! the pleats are so fun!

I Live For It

Xx. Jewls and Liza

February 22, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Honeysuck_elle said...

Yikes about the contact lenses! I wear glasses all the time and they can be really frustrating but, perhaps it sounds irrational, but I'm scared of contact lenses. Plus I mean they're expensive and you have to change them and just bah.

Love the sparkly skirt, like how you called it speckly :) Necklace is super cute too!

February 22, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Imogen said...

I love your style so much. I adore the stripe top and the skirt and your shoes. I love your jewellery and the sweet belt. Absolutely everything.

February 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger thomessa said...

I'm in complete love with this outfit mainly because the skirt is genius! Now that the weather is back in my good graces, I can wear skirts and am so excited!! Back to your gorgeous outfit, I love love love that F21 necklace, it's so feminine, gorgeous, and delicate! I like that you added that skinny blue belt, nice touch! :) You look greatttt!!

February 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger The Notorious ZAG said...

I love the drapiness of the shirt, its very floaty and breezy. So pretty! And that sparkly pleated skirt is adorable. Nice combination! I'm going to experiment with color more often too; I have the tendency to try and match everything. Your look here is wonderful, and certainly very sailor chic!!

February 23, 2011 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger Amaris said...

Aww, thank you :) I just watched that Glee episode with the Silly Love Songs song! It was really cute, haha. And I LOVE Taylor Swift.

February 23, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I love the outfit, as always! I wish we had a New Look here. I'd like to go in and see what I could find, just once even. Sorry to hear about your contact problems! As a person currently suffering an allergic reaction, I feel your pain! I suppose a month of wearing glasses isn't TOO'll be saving money by not buying contacts!

February 23, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Anika said...

Lets go sailing darling! You look adorable, I am loving the stripes! <3

February 23, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your contact lenses!! I'm not a fan of wearing glasses either. I really like your necklace! It's very pretty. Cute outfit! :)

February 23, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Ariel Maile Adkins said...

I am loving the stripes and the outfit is perfect with the skinny blue belt! You look fab!

February 24, 2011 at 6:50 AM  
Anonymous Alissa said...

Your outfit is super cute and I looove that necklace.

February 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

can you get any cuter? I love the stripes on you, so on trend for spring :)

March 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Eryn said...

I love the sparkly skirt with the striped shirt! The belt and necklace are perfect accessories!

March 2, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love love love the stripes. I might have to put in an order at new look now. Would you suggest ordering down sizes for that top? One size smaller or two? P.s. I saw your old posts about trying to start getting rid of/selling clothes (yeah, i backtracked and read a tonne of your posts, lol). I'm in new york city and have the same problem with having amassed a hoarder status wardrobe. I come from bangladesh and similar to singapore and many other asian countries, clothing for plus size girls were limited or next to none so I just hold on to all the pieces I have bought over time because I'm scared of being that deprived of cute clothing again. Irrational, I know. Perhaps we can trade wardrobe cast-offs? Email each other pictures of things we'd be willing to ship to each other? Let me know and I'll email you deets.

March 4, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Elegantesque said...

You loook so fresh and cute all the time !! keep smiling you make my day !!!!
I love your necklace


March 4, 2011 at 4:04 PM  

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