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Whimsy

10/3/11

Topshop cardigan, Forever 21 top/boots, VJ Style skirt, Melie Bianco bag, Urban Natures braided necklace

I was just going to write something quick about the unrelenting heat pervading the month of October (very unwelcoming, in my opinion - I want my cold so I can finally make better and more reasonable use of my knits) but I just felt a slight chill come through my window... so I'm not complaining. I love the sunshine, but sometimes a girl needs a change in season to know where she's at. I guess that's why I've always been attracted to NY, where four seasons actually exist.

Speaking of which, I've been having major withdrawals from NY. You know how pedestrians in NY just step off of the curb even when the light is still red for them to cross? I find myself stepping off of the curb as soon as the last car zips by, wanting to cross while the adjacent light is still green. NY habits, NY food, NY streets, NY buildings... I miss it all. I'm overtaken by big dreams of traveling; I wonder if I'll have enough time/money for Europe in the summer. Feeling like it's time to pack up some bags and start living life in a new city again :)... but right now I'm laying low and trying to indulge in the simple things in life... like the feeling of engaging in three intense battles on Words With Friends and pulverizing your enemies. Hahaha.

Anyway, I've been getting an odd amount of emails asking about my hair and makeup routine. As mentioned in this post about my hair, I only say 'odd' because I don't do anything to my hair... and I still don't, even after discovering the power of Bumble and bumble. In this post I used Moroccan Oil from Misikko - I LOVE it. It smells good and it makes my hair soft, smooth, and shiny but matte at the same time. Excessive usage ATM (at the moment). Yes.

My make-up product go-to ATM is Anastasia's ILLUMIN8 bronzer in 'Sun Kissed.' I generally use a light pink blush only, so when I received this bronzer two weeks ago, I decided to give it some time to get comfortable before actually documenting my face with heavy contours. Honestly, even with my apparent cheekbones, I really like it. I'm a bit late in wearing bronzer, as summer (for LA anyway) is coming to an end, but the very light brown/orangey shade is seemingly perfect for any season.

Discussion

rizzalana said...

gorgeous cardigan jenny! loving this as always! ;)

CINDY NGO said...

you are too gorgeous, my dear friend. i'm so jealous of your full lips. it looks like a heart from the side. haha

& you should've won chictopia's award!! bc you really do deserve it. :)

can't wait to see you soooonnn!

xx

Thu Nguyen said...

Love this look and your make up is so pretty!!

India said...

so so beautiful! Love it!

catchmyflyingsoul said...

so pretty!

Sasha said...

I think it is still quite a reasonable usage of your cute knit. I love the dots, and mixed textures!
xo

Walk This Way said...

I just fell in love with this outfit, so adorable! :)

xoxo,
Jenny

Lowri said...

Love your jumper! Love the whole outfit! I can see why people ask about your hair and make-up as they always look so perfect! I'd love to live in New York, there is something about that city that is so special!

The Deer Head

x

jas said...

love that skirt - fun outfit

http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

Sydney said...

does that tiny belt come with the sweater? i love it x

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Eda. said...

You look lovely darling, that jumper is fabulous.

Eda ♥

www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

Dominika said...

really amazing look!
<3


www.fashionphilosophy.net

fairandbeautiful. said...

amazing outfit, you looks great.

Manon H. said...

Gorgeous !!!!

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Sylwia said...

Jenny you look so cute! as always! this sweater is so cool! <3

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Maddy said...

you look AMAZING!!! :)

The Fancy Teacup said...

The dotted jumper is super cute! And the bordeaux hue looks lovely on you, girl!

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Virgit said...

stunning outfit love this so dam much the polka sweater gives this outfit a wonderful look love love

Elisa ♥ said...

lovely match !

The little world of fashion said...

One of my favorite look here! :)
xx

Lynzy said...

Loving the whimsical look of the outfit paired with the boots. I have to agree about the hair thing, yours definitely looks gorg! xo

EXTRAordinary People said...

Loving this <3

XxX

Kate said...

I absolutely love the color of this polka dot sweater! SO cute and perfect for fall! This whole outfit is gorg!

Pearl said...

I love the belt in this post - so cute! I just moved out of the US, to Paris, and while gorgeous and wonderful, there are so many things I miss about San Francisco and the US. It is good to gain some perspective and appreciation :)

On another note, I did get to go to Paris Fashion Week though - never happens in SF, ha!

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Sheree said...

Fabulous outfit!
Glad you love NY so much :)

Kristen Leotsakou said...

you are unbelievably stunning! love the outfit <3

Doudinou♥ said...

You look amazing , as allways ! I love ure cardigan , ure skirt .. and everything you wear !!


Much love , Riim
Doudinou.blogspot.com

Manding. said...

i also feel bad about people asking me what i do to my hair. i'm just asian! sorry, it may be straight and shiny, but i can't really do anything to it otherwise ! :) but your hair and make up is always a+ !

ps, maybe you should move to ny?

pps, yes, please. so ready for cardigans and chunky knits ! love the polka dots !

ppps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

Halie said...

Love the sweater. Great color.
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Ashleigh Nicole said...

I know the feeling.. NY is in the back of mind a lot. Big city, big lights! Love the polka dots, by the way!

xo Ashleigh

www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i basically have lived 3/4 of my life missing nyc :) so i feel you. and WOW i love your sweater!

<3 steffy
http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

Maya said...

Love this, the cardi and the skirt go so well together x

weasel said...

Love the top, it's perfect

Michelle Lee said...

love your outfit!

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*fashioncrasher said...

like all your styles!

TheMinx said...

I love short sleeved knits, yours looks gorgeous with that necklace :)

Cara said...

Such a beautiful look, love the light pink paired with the polka dotted burgendy and the delicately tied belt...gorgeous!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

Gioia said...

You look fabulous as always! Love your style

xo
http://Cwithoutshoes.blogspot.com/

kimberlycarolyn.com said...

I'm in love with your style. Just inspiration. Looking gorgeous! (:
- K

KIMBERLYCAROLYN.COM

^^^

Wadziie said...

Such a romantic look with an edge, your georgous :D

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Andrea said...

You are soo pretty, please model if you don't already! I love your style, it's classic and edgy at the same time. Cannot wait to see more I'll be following.

ellie estrada (noelle) said...

The leathery stringy belty thing? Inspired <3

http://onthefword.blogspot.com

Keita said...

just in love with your spotted shirt! Really very beautiful!

http://reflexionaboutafashion.blogspot.com/
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Camilla said...

the colours are so sweet !

xo Camilla

Into The Fold

Vasilieva said...

love this exaggerated polka dot sweater


http://www.vasilievablog.com/
x

Alex said...

LOVE for the dot jumper!

XXX

Opposite lipstick said...

love!!

http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.com/

La Petite Olga said...

This polka dot looks great!!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

Libra said...

omg! u look super-cute! luv it :))

Sarah CHIC NEVERLAND said...

just found your blog, and you've a new follower because you have a great style and I think I'll watch your pics for inspiration...kiss from italy

http://chicneverland.blogspot.com/

It-Blogirls said...

beautiful

It-Blogirls said...

love that shirt with the polka duts! so good on you

Jacklyn said...

you look amazing! I love the necklace!

Jacklyn ☮❤ from Aly´s Book

a few drops of style said...

Love the necklace and this Topshop cardingan is so adorable!

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

adore your blush!

Bises,
monkeyshines
http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

Emma, Ella you pick! said...

Very pretty, love the top!!! :)

xo Emma

maggie said...

I love your polka-dot sweater! It's the perfect color for Autumn

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Emily Ulrich said...

Oh, how I'm with you on the NY thing! The city calls to me constantly. Though I only live a couple hours away, my fix isn't so difficult to medicate.

Love your sweater, by the way, as well as the delicate layering of the skirt. <3

Shannon said...

Love the polka dot sweater and those boots are awesome!

http://shannonsometimes.blogspot.com/

JULES said...

very girly with that edgy punch...went through your blog, great style chica ;) following you now, care to follow me?

STYLE ANTHEM

Ariel said...

You look great, love the little ribbon as the belt. Love your style so unique an innovative.

http://www.jungleoffabrics.com/

leyla. said...

beautiful photos! the skirt is quiet interesting and the color is lovely.

elanor, said...

that's the cutest top everr. i'm tempted to go to forever 21 and buy one for myself...

also! if you have but a moment, check out my new giveaway! ♥ xx

The Key To Chic said...

Do you live in the Valley by any chance? I'm near the coast, and when I drive to the Valley, I notice such a huge difference in temperatures (30 degrees sometimes) that I don't know whether to dress for extreme heat or for overcast and cool weather. I guess layering is key! I saw that polka dot top at F21 and loved it. The colors are perfect for fall, and I like how you've layered and belted it!

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

Love the Minne Mouse-esque sweater! You look absolutely adorable and your hair always looks AMAZING for you not doing much!

The Girl With a Feather said...

Really love this look! Especially the little details like the string around your waist, gorgeous! I was just going to say your makeup looks amazing and then you answered it in the post! :) Thank you for your lovely comment too!

Stephanie Ayu said...

your blog is like perfect, i cant even..i mean you can wear a turban and actually pull it off. i'm so jealous!

love everything about your outfits. i seriously mean that because i stalked like 100 of your entries and loved them ALL.

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NESHA said...

I love the polka dots!

How do you get that nice warm feeling to your pictures? I assume you use photoshop... it would be great to see you post a tutorial of how its done!

Em in the Sun said...

I love the polka dots with that fun layered skirt! Gorgeous!

Francesca Felix said...

this i sgorgeous girl!!!! and about your hair..thats why its so gorgeous!! because you don't do anything.. so pretty
xo
francesca

dressupsandmessups said...

This is so cute. The whimsical look is one of my favorites right now.

<3 Rachel
dress ups and mess ups

THE said...

Beautiful! And how cute does that sweater look!!

XO Charlotte
www.thefashionguitar.com

Bir Alışverişkoliğin İtirafları said...

Cute cardigan, love polka dots:)

xxx

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thestyleflux said...

You look absolutely amazing! love your look!

Kaye
Fashion Blogger
http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

Rasana said...

ur skirt...is that chiffon???? loved the combo with knits..:))