January 25, 2012

Flowers, wear them in your hair


I am wearing three bows. THREE. I used to loathe those. Five years ago, I would have never worn bows. NEVER. I thought that dressing in a girly way was completely ridiculous. If the 2007 Noémie could meet me, she would surely run away! I used to be a pseudo rocker in jeans, dirty Converse and Sex Pistols/Iggy Pop tees and I hated anything that looked too feminine or dainty. I had a bunch of guy friends and behaved like them: sarcasm, poker games, butt jokes (well, I still behave like a guy)... I already owned this flowery skirt back then, but it stayed in my drawer until I turned 16 and slowly started incorporating pencil skirts, retro flowers and vintage elements to my style (and pairing those with band tees!).

Besides bows, I've been very into Christmas colours lately. I'm trying to incorporate both red and green into my outfits without actually looking like I'm going to a holiday party! My trick is to pair those colours with other shades, like navy blue, brown or camel to break the dreaded ''permanent x-mas spirit'' vibe. It's way less obvious than when your whole outfit is green-red-white. See how the dark navy blue skirt weakens the Santa's elf factor? Haha!


Skirt: vintage, from my great-aunt (free!) // Top: H&M (17$) // Cardigan: Urban Outfitters (30$)
Tights: Simons (6$) // Hair bow: H&M (2$) // Shoes: thrifted via Value Village (10$)


The Licorice Schtick - Flowers, Flowers (1968)

10 comments:

  1. I love that skirt! I have one that's pretty similar, it was my mom's in the 90s.

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    1. The 90's were a great decade for flowery clothing :) My mom kept a few items and I'm always stealing those from her closet!

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  2. I can totally relate with you on the acting like a guy thing, I'm the same!... sept I'm still kinda stuck in the middle. It's taking a while for my guy friends to get used to me in florals, but you seem to have pulled it off perfectly though!

    http://onthefword.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, guys... they just don't understand us ;) haha

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  3. I love the headband, and it doesn't look christmasy at all, how many tights you own <3 so cute :)

    www.sabrilettsarmoire.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe I have many... I like how tights can instantly change an outfit's vibe :)

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  4. the hair band bow is awesome! it pulls the outfit together completely. gosh you know how to dress. haha. obviously if you got invited to TPL. Congrats on that!
    I know what you mean by the whole christmas thing. My girlfriend talks about that and I don't know what to tell her. But now, you made it perfectly clear what to say. I'll have to tell her to read this and check out your blog.

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    1. Haha thanks! We girls are very picky when it comes to pairing certain colours :P

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  5. I love the outfit!!, the shoes are great, very cute !!, i follow you !
    Kisses .

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