Sunday, January 23, 2011

OOTD: Ballerina Rock

Happy weekend everyone! When I got up this morning I remembered an old OOTD (outfit of the day) that I had recorded and forgotten to put up when my PC motherboard had that whole "I've decided to commit self-destruction" thing a month or so ago. Now that it is back and I looked at my unfinished files on my external hard drive, there it was just waiting to be posted. ^ ^

One thing that I really love about putting together outfits is when I find something that perfectly captures my mood. I'm a very intuitive dresser in the mornings and I feel like I have to exactly match the mood I'm in for my outfit choice of the day. I don't really have "go-to" outfits and I rarely wear any combination of clothes more than once, so this outfit was particularly memorable for feeling quite perfect for that day.


Here are a couple of photos I snapped while playing renegade blogger in a bathroom. XD


Express leather motorcycle jacket size XXS (minus the leather here, similar here)
Target beige mesh dress (similar here, here, and petites here)
Target black leggings (similar here, here, and stirrup style here)
MaxStudio boots (similar here, here, here, I drool for these)
Tokidoki Elegante bag in Watercolor print (similar herehere, and here)
rings from ebay and husband (similar bow ring here, sterling band here)


I'm sure I've mentioned this before but I am a big proponent of mixing hard and soft elements of an outfit in terms of color and texture. I'm also a huge fan of ballet-inspired pieces and rocker-inspired elements too. Mixing the two ideas is quintessential "Jen" style and makes me feel appropriately girly and stylish at the same time. ^_^


Tribal Style bone carved earrings (simlar here, and OMG gorgeous here)
HQCD Silver Branch necklace (similar here, here, and with cute birds here)

As you can see in this impromptu photo sesh, I wear my makeup pretty natural for work. This is very typical of what I wear on a daily basis since I don't want to spend too much time in the mornings to get ready. For some reason I always bring a lip product with me but I never reapply lipstick or gloss after I put it on in the mornings. Silly, right?

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the look! I have a few more OOTD's that were in storage so I might throw those around more often in the next few weeks. I'm pretty sure I'm still mega-fail at doing videos without a tripod so I'll have to figure out a way to do outfits in a more attractive manner in the future. 

Any ideas or tips? Let me know in the comments so I can improve. :)




37 comments:

  1. Hello flower, I loved her look very cute drawing ... I would ask you to do a video with makeup for the summer because here in Brazil is very hot. I love your videos! Kiss

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  2. Oh I like it!

    Very cool outfit ^^

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the hard and soft elements together! <3

    Love Ellen
    xx

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  4. I'm loving their tribal pieces, though I'm not sure if I can rock them. Very interesting! And great OOTD :D

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  5. Hi, I like the idea of mixing hard and soft elements, but those boots you're wearing weigh down your outfit and make your legs look shorter. I would suggest wearing ankle boots to offset this.

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  6. So pretty I would def wear this look out !!

    Xo jess
    Jess126xo.blogspot.com
    Follow me too :)

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  7. I like it =D looks great on you ^^

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  8. I agree with Kit Kat regarding the boots. All I see in your outfit is the jacket and the boots -- the rest of you doesn't exist for me. I would go with booties.

    The earrings are GORGEOUS, but I think they are statements on their own and the necklace you've got on wasn't all that necessary. As Coco Chanel has said, "Always take off one thing (accesory, non important clothing item) before you leave the house."

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  9. I love that store (TribalStyle)!! They have such fun stuff!! :D :D Your outfit is really pretty also~

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  10. i love love this look of the day. girlie with a bit of edge! loved it even more when you mentioned the dress was from target.. love finding affordable dresses xo

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  11. So cuteee! I love how edgy your earrings are.(=

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  12. lol. Jen! I love pairing edgy pieces with girly pieces. You look super pretty here! <3

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  13. I love it! love the contrast ^__^

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  14. Jen I love the whole outfit! You look fantastic! :) I really love the dress--it's so pretty and love the coat and boots with it! :) You have a great sense of style! :)

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  15. this is such a gorgeous outfit and makeup look. the hard and soft elements go so well together in this outfit

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  16. Nice outfit! I wish I could be an intuitive dresser and more creative when it comes to styling myself. But I'm one of those people who tend to have very simple outfits and wear them a lot. Especially since there are quite a few moments when my BF is like, I'm hungry, hurry up and get ready in 10 minutes. So not much time to think about it anyway.

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  17. yea!!! so glad to see you wear a tokidoki bag! i wear mine all the time! =D

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  18. I love the pairing of tough and girlie too! In fact I just wore a similar outfit to yours in my latest post:)

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  19. wow how pretty!! I really love ther combination of this pretty girlie dress and the biker jaket! Pretty ♥

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  20. aww i really love korean style outfits :)

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  21. what a pretty dress and this jacket fits you perfectly! those earrings are also super cool and something unexpected with this outfit. simply lovely!

    cute and little
    come enter my giveaway!

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  22. I know this is a clothing post, but I love the pure and natural look of the makeup here. Could you do a 'bare essentials' posting with what you did here sometime?? Could be useful for most of us who end up having less than 5 minutes in the morning for makeup despite our best intentions.

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  23. Have you ever tried a Herve Leger dress in xxs? I think it would look amazing on you. The dresses literally look like second skin!

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  24. I'm totally digging the whole look! you look very pretty.

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  25. Hey Jen!! It's Hana from styleaura.com/blog. Your outfit with the mix matching styles is looking goood. hehe! <3

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  26. One of your former invisible readers... but after I saw your cute OOTD, I just HAVE to tell you that I love your blog! Your style is totally different than mine (you're so cute and girly) -- but that's why I appreciate it. I can never pull off a look like that without my friends being like, what?

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  27. i try u discount code pinky paradise - not work - what to do? please say u me.

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  28. How did you keep your eyelid tape so invisible when you wore such little makeup? Can you do (or do you have) a tutorial on that? Love your outfit too :)

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  29. That dress is lovely. And you are very pretty...

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  30. How can u be so pretty and beautiful??!!! Wow! I love ur style!!!!

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  31. Hi Jen!

    Just wanted to say I love your blog! I was wondering if you could possibly do a tutorial on what you did for your makeup here. It seems really really simple and this is something I would be going for just for an every-day look :)

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  32. Oh my god I totally love your style here. you are really beautiful.

    I also wanted to ask you what are the lashes you used there.


    Keep the good work !

    xo, Ash

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