7.10.2011

No More Rules


Blouse & Skirt: Goodwill
Ballet Flats: Aldo
Brooch & Headband: Estate Sale

It's far too hot to justify taking self portraits outdoors this time of year. I guess if you followed my blog last summer you heard plenty of my complaints about the weather. The heat is pretty relentless here in the south, and though I try my best not to complain about it, it's draining. I'm setting up shop indoors for now. This spot in my sew/dressing room worked well for this set of pictures, so maybe it'll become more familiar over the coming months.

I tried to have more fun with this outfit than usual. I get in a fashion rut sometimes, pinning so many rules on myself as to what I can and can't style together. Lately it's gotten to the point where I'm starting to loose interest in fashion all together, so I thought it was important to step back and eliminate all the structure. I guess it's tough for me to explain these "rules"––or rather embarrassing for me to publicize my obsessive compulsive behavior with some things––but I think you guys know what I'm talking about. We all have our own code of things we just absolutely won't wear together and things that we think look awful on our own bodies. Well, sometimes those guidelines hurt more than they help, so for now, I'm trashing my rulebook.

Also, I want to start wearing lipstick! I'm sooo not a lipstick girl, but on occasion, I want to wear it. My olive skin has always proven to be a tough match for certain shades, but I'm sure there's something out there that'll look good. Anybody have some advice?

35 comments:

Wild Flower said...

Love this outfit! I just did a heart inspired post on my blog, so I absolutely love the print of your skirt! And it only makes it more amazing that it is from the GoodWill! xo

Kaylee Nicole

Julia Topaz, La Belle Oiselle said...

Cute hat collection! I hung mine on my wall too :)

Isabella said...

I can't get enough of this post!

Emma said...

I adore this outfit. I think that's wonderful. We all need to throw out our rules sometimes.

xo,
Em

See Me Everywhere said...

Inside, or outside, you always seem to look gorgeous!

I've only just started wearing lipstick this year and I must say it felt very weird at first and thought everyone was looking at me...but then I seriously had about 5 people ask me the first week of wearing it, what lipstick I was wearing! Oh it felt good! So, all I can say is DO IT and do it CONFIDENTLY! :)

x

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that skirt is SO pretty, and i adore your hat wall. your closet is so organized :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

SomeoneLikeYou said...

I just love your hat wall and all of the gorgeous shoes you have below! But just know you are so gorgeous no matter what, Starr!

Michal said...

You look SO pretty Starr! I love that skirt and I'm all for tie-front blouses lately. Your hats & shoes are the perfect backdrop too.

Tracy said...

lovely ensemble!

Jo said...

I love how you decorate your room! Your hats are so darling!


x
Lost in the Haze

Joy said...

Very cute! You can never go wrong with polka dots :) I love your amazing collection of hats and shoes!

Sydney said...

love your room!! :) x
yea just wear whatever you want!

i wish i could take self portraits! :(

sydsense.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

I love your hat and shoe wall you posed against in these pictures! That skirt is adorable with the tied up blouse. Great thrift finds.

Midwest Mayhem said...

I have a friend who is greek and has olive skin as well, I find that raspberry shades of lipstick look best on her.

herecomesthesun said...

I know what you mean about the "rules". I have this thing that I look ridiculous in pants. Which is actually kind of annoying because it's so much easier to just throw on jeans and a top but instead everyday I have to come up with something skirt or dressed based because I'm intimidated by pants. I need to let it go!!

Rhiannon said...

I wore a tie blouse today too!! Yours is adorable . . . and I know what you mean about getting bored with fashion. I'm not all that into it right now either . . . and yes, it could be the weather. You're smart to take your photos inside. I took some outside today and it was pretty miserable--mosquitos and humidity! Ugh, southern summers.

Chloe Trayner said...

This is such a great outfit! I always tend to lose interest in fashion in summer because there's no drive to layer or pull together a great look, all I want to do is laze around in a sundress and sandals. The brooch is amazing and the new photo location is cute too! x

Rachel said...

Love the cute outfit and the brooch is adorable.. when it gets to hot I do tend to lapse a bit and wear just what's comfortable.. x

CRK said...

I adore your skirt! x

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

You look absolutely adorable, I am in LOVE with your heart print skirt! Sooooo cute. It's funny you have to stay indoors to avoid the heat, it's soooo cold here at the moment we have to stay indoors to avoid the winter chill! ha. xxx

Bianca J said...

Such a great outfit :) Just lovely.

lady liquor vintage. said...

Gorgeous outfit, I absolutely adoreee the skirt!

xoxo.

AVY said...

Adoreable, the skirt looks very good on you.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Little Tree Vintage said...

love this outfit<3 so beautiful!

Erika said...

Wow, these are such fantastic photographs! They're absolutely perfect. I also love this look on you, I can't believe that skirt is thrifted...what a lovely find!

A and A said...

shoes and hats galore! You had me at first sight... and your smile is killing me :) Beauty!
xx
lots of love from San Francisco.
Amy
refusestolabel.com

Rebecca said...

I know what you mean about 'rules' I find it hardest to break out of my own habits in summer, due to not being able to just pile on layers. This is a sweet outfit, I love the horse brooch. Also good to see I'm not the only one with a lot of brown shoes!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I suggest lighter shades of brown and pinks for your lips, honestly. I think they will go well with your skin tone.

I love all your hats and shoes. you have so many!

Chloe said...

This is gorgeous...

Love the colour.

C x

http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

dotty said...

that skirt is absolutely darling!

and your hat wall is just fantastic, so i'm glad that you took photos indoors to show it off!

dash dot dotty

Cait said...

I wish I could complain about the heat, all we have here is rain :)

You're colouring is pretty similar to mine and I swear by Mac's Ruby Woo, it's a 'cool' red so it works for olive skin.

cait x

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

It's good to see you in something so fun and playful Starr<3 You look adorable and gorgeous! I love that skirt! Still can't believe you found it at Goodwill! Ah! I would love to see you in lipstick too! I'm not a lipstick girl myself so I can't give any advice unfortunately but I can't wait to see you in it! <3

annah. said...

ohh i love that skirt!

Annah xx

girlandbird.blogspot.com

dusanabotswana said...

I love your top & skirt so much, what great thrifting finds! I totally know what you mean about the heat, moving back to central Arizona I've realized I feel much more tired, all the time. & I'd say try to purposely break a few of these rules you've set for yourself. Just give it a try & see what you think. & maybe even blog about it too, I did that with the first ever longer skirt I wore & the encouraging feedback really helped my sillyness.

le dressing d'Alizée said...

La petite jupe à l'imprimé coeur : <3

;)

Alizée
http://ledressingdalizee.blogspot.com