2.24.2011

ketchup + mustard.

this shirt was a gift from my sister from japan.
upon first opening it, i thought, "WTH is this?!"
but politely said, "thanks!"
it seemed a mish-mash of ruffles and ric rac...some pieces just tacked on here and there, while left hanging in other places. and it wasn't quite yellow, and it wasn't quite green.
needless to say, it was tucked safely away in the
far reaches of my closet.
running out of options one morning, i tried it on.
all of its busy-ness actually gave my fitted bottoms
a nice balanced fullness on top.
props to the sis.

(pants, bebe; blazer, express; top, gift from japan)

43 comments:

  1. actually really love your top!
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  2. wow, it looks really nice next to the red jacket.

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  3. love this and the title. excellent posing too.

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  4. haha I love that top! I can see how it would look overwhelming at first, but I'm glad you gave it a second chance.

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  5. you make anything work! =) awww and you already changed the nail color!

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  6. I like the mix and match ruffles :) looks great on you.

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  7. i love the coral blazer and your legs look miles and miles long in those pants!

    cute and little
    enter my The Vintage Scarf giveaway!

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  8. It is a fun top! And I love the color combo! You always look like a supermodel in all your pics!
    <3 Kastles

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  9. I love the details on the top!! Its always nice when you are suprised by an item like this. It does look lovely with the fitted pants
    xJennaD

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  10. thanks for your nice comment :)
    you look great!

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  11. I love the top, plain and simple! With the red blazer on top, it's perfect! There's something understated about it, despite the ruffles.

    XXo,
    Neekoh

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  12. it looks kinda busy indeed with all the ruffles and stuff.. but i must say, it fits you well ;)

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  13. i really love your mix of colors! cuteness

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  14. Way to rock the ruffles! Love the color of your peep toe shoes too!

    Okay, so now you've worn this top - are you likely to wear it again? Do you have a white/cream skirt that you could wear it with?

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  15. I actually like it! Love the combination of its colour and the blazer's. x

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  16. great outfit!! :)

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  17. lovely outfit!
    love the jewellery and the nailpaint!

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  18. Props to the sis indeed! It looks lovely, and the fact that this outfit is a take on ketchup and mustard is just the cherry on top ;)

    xxx

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  19. The top does look really good. It has interesting detail. Love your rings too.

    Miss Bias
    www.missbias.blogspot.com

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  20. Well, you have had it work very well. I love it. x

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  21. I think it works really well, especially with the red which is a colour I never would have thought to pair mustard with x

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  22. Hello! =) Nice combo and I love the way how you pulled them up! =) By the way, nice blog.. =) Keep it up! thanks for visiting my blog.. =) Followed you already.. take care..

    Krystal
    http://krystalpearl.blogspot.com

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  23. you look lovely...I love your style...Thanks for your comment

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  24. you're so good at taking pics! great color combo choices =)

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  25. It's definetely one of those pieces that you have to try on or you'll totally discredit it. I love the color and the detail and love that you paired it with red!

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  26. hey your blog is pretty cool! I like so much your looks, you are very stylish!
    Thank's for your visit, come back anytime you want. If u follow me, I'll follow you back :)

    kissesss oxoxoxox

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  27. Oh my gosh, yo have become a new favorite blog of mine :D

    PS I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the FBFF awards. You can check t out on my blog :]

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  28. Beautiful blouse :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  29. Love those rings! Just found your blog! You're so pretty! :)

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  30. such a great outfit!!
    love the colours

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  31. Gorgeous! I love the top and the blazer with it is a great mix of color!!! Girl, you never fail to inspire!

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  32. lovely blog !! You look amazing !! :)
    PS Thank you for your lovely comment !
    xx,Kinga.

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  33. Ohh love this! The flared pants are so cool and love your endless legs!

    X,
    Www.littlefashionnotes.blogspot.com

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  34. it looks nice!! and it makes the color of your jacket pop!

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  35. i love that mustard color shirt!! looks lovely with red!! i love the shoes!!

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  36. I love this colour combo together, the shirt is great but I can see that it might not have hanger appeal xx

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  37. Love the color of mustard.Have a great weekend!

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  38. super appropriate title and outfit

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  39. the mustard top goes so well with the "ketchup" sweater! so pretty!

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  40. Red, yellow and green!! how cute haha.. :] It's nice that you found a way to wear the top you weren't crazy about to begin with.

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