Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tangerine Dream

Top: H&M; Skirt: American Apparel; Shoes: Nine West; Necklace & Rings: Forever 21

I was inspired by many of my favorite bloggers to recreate a colorful and effortless summer look. I purchased this nude colored chiffon maxi skirt from American Apparel and couldn't be happier with it. As you all know, I'm obsessed with maxis (dresses and skirts alike), so I knew that incorporating a neutral color to my closet would be a wise decision. This is a skirt that I look forward to wearing for the rest of the summer,  and I can't wait to see how I transform it for the Fall. I purchased the brightly colored H&M top fairly recently for only $10! The first time I wore it out, I got complemented by just about everyone around me, which only made me love the top even more. The shoes, from Nine West, have to be one of the most unique pairs I own. I love everything from the soft suede material to the pale taupe color. Oh, and did I mention I got these babies for half off? Yeah. Below are three beautiful bloggers who basically put my look to shame, haha, but really, they are all stunning, so definitely check them out!

Liz from Late Afternoon in Zara; Taylor from Sterling Style in Hallelu; Dylana from Nana in Wonderland in Hallelu and H&M

And, for those of you who are looking for your own perfect maxi, take a look at some of my picks below. Jill Sander's cotton candy pink and snow white striped maxi is one of my absolute favorites. At a whopping $1709 (also known as a full month's worth of rent for a one bedroom in San Francisco, haha), I think it will just have to remain on my wish list. Mod Cloth's beautiful pleated chiffon maxi is both practical in terms of price-point and wear. Lastly, PacSun's Kirra Maxi is an absolute steal at under $20, so you'd be super silly to pass it up!

So, there you have it! My outfit, my inspiration, and my picks for you! How did you guys like this post? Is there a trend or outfit you would like me to recreate? I'm thinking of doing more of these types of posts in the future. Haven't figured out what to call it just yet, so I'm open to some clever suggestions (Trendy Thursday, maybe?). On that note, I would absolutely love it if you guys would send me some of your own looks too! Have an awesome Friday and an even more amazing weekend. I start my new job on Monday, so I'll be a Nervous Nelly alllll weekend long. P.S -- Don't forget to enter my Generation Love Giveaway!! 

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Anonymous missy s said...

oh wow! skirt flipping!! im not into skirts, orrrr i just havent tried it yet :/ this look is beautiful! the top goes well wth the skirt

July 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger HeatherClark said...

that top is absolute perfection. love this look

July 7, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger monsefuentes said...

you look amazing! love the necklace.

July 7, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous adele said...

Great post...yes please to more of these! Love the colours in your stripe top xoxo

July 7, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger HAUSOFCHIC said...

cute outfit post!

July 7, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Natalie Leung said...

oh i lvoe this maxi! your pink and white outfit is so pretty :)


July 7, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Love Camie said...

I am a budget kind of girl but the pink striped splurge skirt is just beautiful!


July 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
OpenID debbiecutieface said...

oh I'm obsessed with maxi skirts. It's one of my favorite trends this summer!

July 7, 2011 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger mestizay said...

am in love with your shoes! it looks fantastic with your skirt.

July 8, 2011 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger simplychic said...

totally adore the shoes!! they are definitely unique.

July 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger KaNini's said...

You look wonderful! Love this look and I'm so in love with maxi skirts!

July 8, 2011 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Style Worthwhile said...

Lovely inspiration!! That dress looks great on you, love the colour!


July 8, 2011 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger world on high heels said...

love the skit! perfect outfit.

July 8, 2011 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger Just Another Shopaholic said...

I absolutely adore this!!

July 8, 2011 at 3:36 AM  
Blogger Melina said...

love the outfit!

July 8, 2011 at 4:54 AM  
Blogger Julie and Lauren said...

Great post. Love the stripes and solid skirt! Xox

July 8, 2011 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Gorgeous colors - so wonderful with your skin tone. Keep posting!

July 8, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Ms.Fashionista said...

I LOVEEE this outfit! It's amazing!


July 8, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Castle Fashion said...

Such a cute skirt. Definitely a smart buy. I also like the shoes a lot :D

Castle Fashion

July 8, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Mary @ stylefyles said...

very cute skirt but I love-Love-LOVE your striped top. The colors are perfect and I love the thick stripes!!!!

July 8, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Judith said...

I love this!! you look lovely! I love your skirt!


July 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger THE DESERT FOX said...

I think your smile is more beautiful than your outfit, and since your outfit is gorgeous.. do the math!

July 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

Great inspirations..and fabulous look! Love it.
Those shoes are AMAZING!

July 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Amber's Notebook said...

CUTE! I love the bright top with the maxi skirt!
Amber's Notebook

July 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I love this look on you! Gorgeous top! And that Jil Sander skirt is to die for!


Erin @

July 8, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Vintage Mavens said...

Oh goodness, that first photograph of you where the skirt is a bit out of focus is gorgeous. Love the look!!

July 8, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Camille said...

i love maxi skirts! but i still gotta buy mine! love your look! the maxi is gorgeous and the wedges too!

July 8, 2011 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Rahel Stephanie said...

Hi there! Lovely blog, i followed you :)
btw, im doing a giveaway for a YSL shirt on my blog
hope you'll check it out!!!


July 9, 2011 at 4:29 AM  
Blogger Irene's Closet said...

Lovely skirt! You have a new follower :)

Irene's Closet

July 9, 2011 at 6:11 AM  
Blogger ChicPoint said...

Amazing blog!! Love your style! If you have a moment, you can follow mine here:
We can follow each other if you want!

July 9, 2011 at 6:51 AM  
OpenID cheiadefrikote said...

I loved the outfit !! I love long skirts and I just got an orange one from Zara !! :)

July 9, 2011 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger FashionJazz said...

Love ur long skirt! U look stunning babe : ) xx

July 9, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Riz said...

This is so pretty!! :) I just bought a hefty load of fabric today that I'm planning on turning into some flowy maxi skirts! I will soon join you in billowing through the wind! haha Does that even make sense?

July 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger heatherheartsfashion said...

beautiful, love the combination

xo heatherheartsfashion

July 9, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

aww i adore this outfit, super cute and chic! the top is looovely. i wanna try color blocking now! :) and love this post on how to save on the maxi skirts. ps. cant wait to see ya tuesday girl! :)

<3, Kathleen.

July 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Joellen said...

Loving the maxi with those nude wedges!


July 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger thereformedwanderer said...

Really love the hot pink + nude combo. Your shoes are amazing too! Love your style. Wanna follow each other?

July 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Ania Vuitton McQ. said...

nice combination, love it!

July 12, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

I love your bright striped shirt with this neutral flowy skirt! It's a very effortless and pretty outfit :)

star-crossed smile

July 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

LOVE this ENTIRE post!!!!!! What great information.


July 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Kheira said...

love the outfit ! :) x

July 15, 2011 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Carlota said...

Wauw such a great outfit!! It suits you so well. And I love the combination of everything together.

July 16, 2011 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Céline Mademoiselle ... said...

I adore you skirt !!! The mix with those shoes is perfect !!!
xoxo from another style lover in Brussels

Céline Mademoiselle

July 28, 2011 at 4:12 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Love your blog and I am absolutely obsessed with those shoes!

September 2, 2011 at 10:41 PM  

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