Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Gentleman Caller

Before I get started - look over at the column on the right?  Notice anything new?  No? Yes?  YES!  I am the super, duper lucky winner of the Holiday Hop contest hosted by Michelle from DaisyButter and that means a lot of vouchers are coming my way....with a giveaway coming to all you lovely, awesome people very, very soon!  Thanks so much to everyone who left comments of support - you are all freaking awesome people and I urge you all to click on it to visit all the other winners and check out all the great entries for this comp.  And now that I have a little spare time, expect a sneaky blog design revamp too :)

As promised, I present to you...Day 1 of a Week of Spring!  ....Oh, a new haircut which looks really quite like a birdsnest right now since I rolled out of bed to do this shoot for you guys but I promise you it really does look quite nice in person and that I am not completely delusional.  I finally got this Lippy bowler off trademe yesterday and I'm now convinced the reason hats look funny before on me was not due to my head shape but actually my hair...who knew, right?  Anyway, it inspired me to put together a little femme menswear inspired look incorporating some of my favorite spring pieces. 
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This lovely blouse was a leaving gift from my ex-bf when I left NZ in March, who by the way has gone back to just being my best mate again and apart from being a fair bit on the sheer side, is freaking perfection (collared, sheer, multiple buttons, pussybow).  These gorgeous printed pants are actually petite Ralph Laurens I happened to thrift from Goodwill in Savannah and despite being not as fitted near the ankle, the length is fairly flattering and best of all, high-waisted.  This outfit is usually paired with my platform loafers or my salmon pink brogues which, like the rest of my spring/summer shoe collection is somewhere in the storage unit waiting to be unloaded back into my dorm room in a week's time so I had to make do with some alternative thinking.  Grabbed my sister's low heeled maryjanes and a pair of trusty polka dot socks to keep the whole look polished, but comfortably relaxed with a little injection of menswear flair.  (Heh, that totally rhymed.) 
Photobucket  To my lovely, fleeting spring - I come bearing flowers, ready to be unwrapped. ;) Photobucket Photobucket
blouse, socks - Valleygirl
pants - Ralph Lauren petite
shoes - my sister's
bowler hat - Lippy
belt - some store in SM mall of Asia

x
Anni

38 comments:

  1. That bow is so amazing. And the print on those pants is lovely. Great outfit!

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  2. Way too cute!

    Rachel
    floralprintsandcommonsense.blogspot.com

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  3. thank you :)
    cute header!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  4. i love your outfit! im observing :)

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  5. i love your top!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  6. You look uber cute! Like a school girl with an attitude :)

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  7. Lovely outfit! You look really pretty :) xx

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  8. Way to rock the floral jeans! I love the sheer blouse as well :)

    Trendy Teal

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  9. super cute outfit! love the pants!
    and congrats on your win!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  10. darling pants!
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  11. I also like the gray color. Thank you very much for the nice comment. Best wishes and have a nice day ;)

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  12. 1 word.perfect.
    new post here!

    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow great outfit! Luv your pants! Hope I can wear 'em too.I'm shy from wearing printed pants but I'm getting there hehe.:)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd love to see your SIlk Spectre cosplay too or betteryet,your Sucker Punch cosplay! Share 'emwith me.:)

    Hope you don't mind following each other.:) Followed you on Google Friend Connect now and Bloglovin' - I'm also on these platforms. :)

    Thanks again!

    ~Chai
    http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com

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  14. hey dear thank you for your comment on lookbook,on my blog. you are so sweet. do you want to follow each other? let me know. and congrats for your blog! mhhuuuaawww

    http://cristinasurdu.blogspot.com/

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  15. nice outfit~ i love the blouse and socks <3

    http://ishiramos.blogspot.com/

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  16. gorgeous <3 I love the addition of the socks :) xx

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. amazing ! :*

    http://martistyle.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love this outfit : )
    The socks are a great extra to really complete the outfit nicely-x

    www.fashionispoetic.blogspot.com

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  19. Great Style!
    A.

    dramaticmode.blogspot.com

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  20. Hi Anni, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your blog is beautiful! loving your style :)
    xx PC

    http://pony-chops.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. This is such an adorable look! I love the feminine floral pants with the formal neck tie. You look amazing.
    xox
    http://dustypetals.blogspot.com.au/

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  22. Cute outfit! :)

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. LOOOOOOVE the outfit!
    Your blog is really inspirational! Thanks for leaving a comment on my lil blog, because I'm excited to have found yours! Definitely following you, now!

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  24. yes!!! you won! i am so glad - you really deserved it. your stuff was so good. and i love this outfit - you can definitely rock floral pants.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  25. This. Outfit. Is. Perfect. YOU are perfect!

    http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com
    (Also check out the giveaway I am doing for a really cute cat purse!)
    http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com/2012/08/catfacebaggiveaway.html

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  26. omg i adore this!!! THE FLORALS ARE LOVELY. gorgeous outfit post. i have a new post up if you get a sec to have a look, thanks x

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ie

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  27. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    Those pants are to die for!!!

    xoxo,

    Andria
    Indie Punk Goddess

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  28. very sweet outfit
    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  29. Such a cute outfit! Absolutely loving your pants

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  30. You have a very unique style.. Stay true to yourself <3

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day ;)

    Love,
    http://chirpofmind.blogspot.com

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  31. Precious! I love the blouse.

    fashionfledge.blogspot.com

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  32. love the pants girl <3 soo fab!

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  33. Fun outfit! LOVE the black bow!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  34. well done on winning the comp, how exciting! cant wait to see the up and coming give aways. ps, lovely outfit! xxx following :)

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