Sunday, March 20, 2011

OOTD: Scallop Edges

I walked into New Look, laid my eyes on it, made a beeline for it, dragged it into the changing room, cajoled its size 18 self onto my size 22 body and the rest is history.

It has the cutest little scallop Peter Pan collar, its material breezy with spring prints beautifully contrasted against its dark background. I am truly in love.

I wasn't sure what possessed me to match it with pinstripe shorts but I only knew that I was going for a hotpot that night and by its name, you can guess that it's a sweaty affair but I don't think it's a disaster, I'll be proud to wear this all hot days!

Peter Pan Chiffon Top: New Look
Black Spaghetti Top as innerwear: Marks & Spencer
Pinstripe Shorts: Kaylene
3 Wise Owls Necklace: By Invite Only
Flats: ASOS
Nautical Ring: ASOS

P/S: Happyness Magnet has entered a contest for a chance to win $100,000 for the wedding of their dreams with a celebrity wedding designer from Crate and Barrel! She needs to have 3000 votes in the next 10 days for a chance to qualify into the Top 100. I'll love to see her have a beautiful wedding if you can all chip in to help and vote for her here!

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Blogger Gazel M. said...

Love it! :)

March 21, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Valdovinos said...

How does the sizing run on New Look? I'm looking at the cropped denim jacket and I'm a UK24, but the 22 looks closer in measurements on the size chart.
Thanks. I really love this top, but I guess it's not online anymore.

March 21, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Pretty Penny Mae said...

This outfit is so great. I really like how you've paired the floral top with the pinstripe shorts. They go so well together. Very very cute!

March 21, 2011 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

Thanks Gazel and Pretty Penny Mae!

Valdovinos: Sizing run very inconsistently. I am a UK size 20 - 22 (based on Dorothy Perkins and ASOS sizing) but on New Look, I can fit some of the size 14 - 16 pussybow blouses (without stretch) and some of the size 18 dresses as long as they have an elastic waist. I bought one of their size 20 dresses before and it was so tight I couldn't breathe. I would say go for the size 24 if you are busty and unless you don't mind not buttoning the denim jacket. Usually my philosophy is I'll rather it fit than not. This Peter Pan blouse is a size 18 and is tight around the tummy area but love it too much to give up :) I wish they made something this cute for the Inspire line so all girls get to benefit.

March 21, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

the top is just too cute

Bow Dream Nation xx

March 21, 2011 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger CurvyEveryday said...

Don't you look adorable. Just voted. Hope they win.

March 21, 2011 at 3:33 AM  
Blogger alana said...

That shirt is amazing!

March 21, 2011 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger aroselikethis said...

i've seen this on another blogger andi loved it then but seeing it on you makes me want it even more! i#m a size 20 so hopefully the 18 would fit me too :)


March 21, 2011 at 3:59 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

looks so good on you too!
Rosie xx

March 21, 2011 at 4:04 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

That's a very pretty top and I really like it with the stripped shorts!

March 21, 2011 at 5:22 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I love flowly tops like that.. and this one is so pretty. Love the jewelry as well :)

March 21, 2011 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger The Notorious ZAG said...

im not a fan of the peter pan collar, but THIS i could see myself in. i think the scalloped collar makes it really special. it is a really great fit on you, and there is something so whimsical about it. pairing it with the pinstripe shorts was ingenious, and so cute. i love the jewelry too, especially the anchor ring. totally adorable as usual!

March 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Super cute! Reminds me of a chiffon dress that I got from asos a few months ago - very adorable.

March 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

I wish we had New Look in Oregon! I have been ogling their website for weeks. Your gorgeous new blouse is affirming my obsession!

March 21, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger nicolette said...

i loooove scalloped detailing!! that top is really too sweet.

March 21, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger thomessa said...

My goodness, I love that top! I would have snatched it up too!!! & I like it paired with the striped shorts! & love the accessories!

March 21, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Miria said...

lovely! *_*
I love peter pan collar, and I love New look! XD

March 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger alliejayne said...

I love this top! Looks so cute on you :)


March 21, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger laura said...

the top is fantastic! the peter pan collar is cute, but the print really makes it, for me!

March 21, 2011 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

Ooo, I am digging this top! The peter pan collar is such an adorable touch to it. It looks really great on you, and as always, you make the cutest faces in your pictures! :)

March 21, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger LyddieGal said...

I love scalloped edges as well, that top is just so cute, I can see why you needed it!

Chic on the Cheap

March 22, 2011 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger DaniellaBella said...

That is the prettiest top ever!

March 22, 2011 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Franceta said...

You are one of my favorite bloggers by far.
I'm actually in love with all of your posts!

March 22, 2011 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger Immer. said...

You are the cutest girl in world! Everytime I see your blog and your face my words are always the same "Awwwww"

March 22, 2011 at 4:10 AM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

best peter pan collared dress ever. Im glad you got the 18, its perfect! xx

March 22, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Marisa Noelle said...

Seriously cutest top ever!! I am definitely in love with that scalloped collar and your adorable accessories:)

March 22, 2011 at 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

How beautiful is that blouse! A scalloped Peter Pan collar--can't say I've ever seen one! I love how you've daringly paired these two unlikely pieces and voila, perfection! You are so crafty, lady! And you always, and I mean always, look so cute!

March 22, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
OpenID cakeknife00 said...

Darling blouse, sometimes you just have to try things on and tags be damned! I got your comment about the denim challenge, I will see if I can whip up a cute looking photo of myself in some denim bottom, full body, natch. 'Fraid I usually self-take my photos in the trusty bathroom mirror.

March 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Scalloped peter pan collars = perfection. I adore this look and you :D

March 23, 2011 at 6:10 AM  
Anonymous Trixie Khong said...

Heya, Trixie here from By Invite Only™ :) Glad you liked the necklace and hope to see you more in our jewellery :)

March 25, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

I just bought this top--- thanks for inspiring me!!!

April 21, 2011 at 6:11 AM  

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