Friday, March 14, 2008

Lala's Style of the Day

After me brief discussion on risks, I feel my fashion mojo is back and running! I was totally inspired today and felt this outfit was one of my favorites I had in a long time. It just makes me so happy.







INSPIRATION: Picasso lady.

  • Psychedelic pink-red-purple draped tunic/minidress: $1.50 st. vinnies. Originally it was a super-sized muu-muu. I actually think it was a costume because I really don't know if people actually wore this back then. I basically did a little flip up and constructed a flower on the side. You can't really see this because my scarf is covering it.
  • Picasso Scarf: I love Picasso. I love scarf. I love wearing my scarf like this. Basically tied it around my neck and then pinned one corner to the back of my dress. From my mom's wardrobe.
  • Pink shorts of fury underneath for just in case instances when my mini dress decides to change into a tunic: 0.50 local thrift, reconstructed.
  • Bejeweled headband: made by me from my marc jacobs inspiration
  • Purple moccasin wedges: $5 loehmanns. these are like my staple shoes right now.
  • Bracelets

The evolution of this outfit was quite interesting. Today I woke up wanting to wear happiness and this tunic/dress just screamed happiness to me when I saw it so of course I had to have it. Then as I was rummaging through my closet I thought maybe a scarf? I saw my Picasso scarf. Now this scarf is huge. Like blanket size for a hobbit. I decided to tie it around my neck and waist like a scarf-halter type of thing around my dress. When I came back from class I fiddled around some more because the way I did my scarf just didn't seem right. I wanted to show off the full Picasso woman and so I tied it around my neck and let it loose so it was dangling in the front. It would look like such a amazing dress. Then I just pinned one corner to the back and let the other side hang. I love the effect. I think this is definitely a different way/riskier way to wear a scarf. Especially a beautiful scarf with such a great design. Accessories can take center stage baby!

My day was rather wonderful. I realize naps in between classes are super helpful because I didn't take a nap and I fell asleep. And another illustration on front page fresh off the press! oh YEAH:


I need to start studying for finals. I have one Saturday at 8 AM! Spring break smells so close.

39 comments:

Anna Pope said...

Wow, the scarf is gorgeous! And I love the way you used it in this outfit, Picasso would be proud ;D

saray said...

love the outfit!

leah said...

You're right, it is like happiness in an outfit. I love it. I also like the head tie thing with it.

Miss Woo said...

The colours, the headbands, its like a little bit of sunshine reading this post!

fashaholic said...

i like this a lot :). it's very you.

Isabel said...

Its cool how the picasso scarf actually looks like the dress. If I could picture anyone owning a Picasso scarf, it would definitely be you!

Jose luis said...

hello lady lala!!!

pretty outfit!
I love your style and I think what you are a wonderfull person

well us see you

The Clothes Horse said...

That is a fun dress/scarf/thing!

Annie said...

sucha cool scarf!

a side order of style said...

such a happy outfit, & i agree - it screams happy. i wish it were warmer here so that i could start wearing dresses and skirts!
-jae
ps. we linked our blog to yours, hope it`s cool with you. :)

WendyB said...

I have a tunic/leggings outfit on my blog that is a look you could definitely work!

Diana @ So Fash'on said...

lovely print

Soul Tanggg said...

inspirational outfit!

Fungus said...

that dress is amazing! it 's so arty

Hannah Cheeto said...

The dress/scarf combination is amazing! And definitely risky, but you pull it off perfectly.

Belle said...

asfdfsdfsf that is the coolest outfit of the week. :o i want that tunic!

Secretista said...

I love the headband. I wish I could try that look.

Lauren said...

I absolutely love that outfit! It's so artsy. I love how you used the scarf, and the jeweled headband is nice too.

Wendy said...

The outfit is so pucci, but so much more attractive and realistic!

Patent Shoes && Rants said...

gorgeous outfit!

xoxoxoxo

Caroline said...

wonderfully done!

Stephanie said...

I'm glad your fashion mojo is back. I love that dress!

LML said...

i really love that tunic - very prada-ish!!!

fritha louise said...

The dress/scarf combination is fab! I really want to go out wearing a load of bright colours now!

Jillian said...

what a fabulous print!

Lipstickforest said...

HAH. Very nice!

Molly :] said...

Your dress is lovely! And amazing for only $1.50! :) x

Molly :] said...

Your dress is lovely! And amazing for only $1.50! :) x

Nicole Then said...

i love the outfit. look good!

Fabi said...

heyyy did you ever hear back from any of the stores? and just so you know, you ARE too good for them. You can sooooo do your own thing, you're amazing!!

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sridevi said...

You are definetely right. This is happiness in an outfit! I love it.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Colors! I love the colors. I can imagine the wonders it must have done for your mood. Exams, eh? My students have their final advertising test tomorrow, and I feel nervous for them. I hope they do well. I am sure you will do well, pimples or no pimples :)

Susan said...

omg. love the minidress! i want.

emsie said...

Fantastic outfit, I absolutely love the colours. Reminds me a little of Miu Miu.

DanichaLeliveld said...

LOVE IT!

SOMETHING_PICASSO said...

it does remind me of Picasso. ooh a tribute to me perhaps?! hahaha...

mm it does look a bit like the trippy images of faces on Miu Miu too

Bojana said...

I love this outfit, very CSS!! Or Natasha Khan. And very you.

Either way you look amazing.

lee jones said...

this outfit just screams happiness. i love it and all the colour.