August 20, 2012


Top: H&M, Shorts: F21, Booties: Asos (similar), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, J.Crew, Jimmy Choo for H&M and Belargo bracelets, Burberry watch, F21 ring, paperfashion for Society 6 iPhone case

I'm back at work today! As fun as it was to get a break from work, it's nice to have a routine again. As much as I want to think of myself as a spontaneous type, I'm really addicted to the normalcy of a routine. I adore getting my cup of coffee in the morning, eating lunch with my co-workers and going home to the hubs at night. There's a lot to be said in expecting certain things from life.

What isn't normal is this outfit! Would you ever think of pairing a girly peplum top with tattered shorts and black booties? One part of the look is feminine while the other half is so masculine. The stark contrasts in this look appeals to me since I love the unexpected. Go figure. I may not be so spontaneous day to day, but I live spontaneously through my outfits.

How is your Monday treating you so far?

Oh...and P.S. yes, it was insanely chilly in SF over the weekend. And yes, I was cold. And no, I didn't wear this out in SF because it was so cold. I stayed indoors as much as I could. =)


  1. I adore this top!! Glad you have a positive outlook on going back to work!

  2. I love the girly peplum with the shorts, you look amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. Love the outfit, and in love with your booties!

    Leopard and Lillies

  4. I love that peplum top! What a fun print!

  5. LOVE how you styled this top! It feels very feminine rocker chick! I have that top too and am definitely going to try something like this!

    xo Jenny

  6. OMG, I love this look! And that top, looks amazing on you.

    I'm with you on not really being spontaneous. Love my morning coffee and breakfast, etc. Hope you had a great weekend hun :)

  7. this print + the fact that is peplum? i'm loving it.

    and i'm amazed you have such a positive attitude being back at work. i'm always so grumpy about it! ha!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

  8. That top has one of the most gorgeous prints I've ever seen--I'm in love!

    The Glossy Life

  9. love the top!!!! you look so pretty. xO!

  10. love the balance of girly and edgy! :)

    C’s Evolution of Style

  11. A mix of things indeed! I really like to mix it up too, but perhaps in a different way. I try to do a theme a day.

  12. it's unexpectedly pleasant! I also love the playfulness of the booties!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  13. Wow, this top is amazingly pretty! Love the combo with the baggy shorts!

  14. Love the combo of the top and shorts! I wouldn't think to pair everything together, but it all looks great. And I wish it was getting chilly here!

  15. great look. love the feminine top and loosy denim shorts together!

  16. I'm definitely with you! I'm such a creature of habit and hate when things don't go as planned (I'm trying to get better!). It's just nice having a schedule that works for you, you know? I'm still trying to adjust in L.A. but am hoping I'll start feeling like I have a normal routine here! I love this fun top and those shorts! I swear I tried on a pair JUST like that yesterday!


  17. I seriously need to get this peplum top, it is so gorgeous!

  18. cool combo! love the shirt! kisses!

  19. You look great and this is a very pretty combo. Well done for braving the cold. Xxxx

  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this combination!! It is so edgy and fabulous.

  21. I love the mix of masculine and feminine. It makes such a great combination. And I have come to realize I'll never be a spontaneous person either. I have to have a routine. But actually, I'm pretty spontaneous when it comes to my son. So I think he loosens me up a bit. :) And bring some of that cool over into the valley! I'm dying! <3


  22. Great pictures! I adore this outfit - such a cute top.
    I was in the city on Saturday for the Street Food Festival and couldn't believe the change in temp from San Mateo to the Mission. Its crazy.


  23. Love the super feminine peplum top with the boyfriend cut offs...great juxtaposition.

    <3 Cambria

  24. What an absolutely stunning blouse - the colours practically pop out of the photos!

  25. That top is super fabulous i love how you mixed it up with the booties! I was in SF this weekend & i loved that i was finally able to wear my utility jacket lol!

  26. LOVE this top!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  27. i love everything about this outfit and the pictures - so fun!
    i hope it's warming up in SF - we had sweltering heat in LA :(
    xo annette

  28. Love this outfit! I'm actually wearing a winterised version of this today - boyfriend jeans and a long-sleeved top under my peplum! Love the combination of polished and scruffy :)

    Life etc

  29. Hello Nancy! I adore getting my cup of coffee at the morning too. I like contrasts, and this one look suprisingly amazing! I would never say that those two part of clothes could look so good together...

    Love, Karo.

  30. And I completely forgot, again, I like your lipstick !!!


  31. Actually it is not a bad pairing at all. Longer baggy jeans would look good with the top too I think =)
    Btw, I like the idea of getting coffee every morning =D

  32. I love this - great pairing!

  33. I really like your boots!


  34. wow!..i love this stylish...M*


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