August 2, 2010

the shadows kept me hidden from the light that calls my name.









tee-up jacket, helmut lang tank, machine shorts, madewell socks, sam edelman falken clog boots.

I think I'm slowly reverting back dressing like it's fall/winter even thought it's clearly not yet. So the closest I can get right now is breezy layers and scrunched thigh highs for the slightly chilly evenings, plus these boots (love at first sight). Which, by the way, I don't think are really all that clog-like at all. Minus the rivets, I'd just think it was another platform heel, topped by a hash-up of my favorite shoes: oxfords and boots with buckles around the ankles. (Not quite sure where to classify the open heel).
The tank is one of my summer sale finds. I've always loved Helmut Lang's prints: dark, abstract, mysterious, sometimes even a little bit scary, but in a can't-stop-staring way. The back, however, is a little (or a lot) lower than I expected but hey, for 80% off, I'll take it.
And this jacket is so much fun! I got it in Hong Kong earlier this year and it can be worn three different ways. Must post about it again sometime.

65 comments:

becka said...

I love the whole outfit!! the shoes are awesome!

kim said...

gorgeous outfit, the tank is so pretty, and those shoes! love them with the socks!


clothes are cute
clothes are cute

Paddy Razzi said...

The boots were such a good purchase - so beautiful

Paddy † @ LITTLE RAZZI

Carina said...

love your outfit! especially the vest and shoes <3

isis said...

i love everything about this outfit!! the jacket is my favorite:)

thanks for letting me post your photo! here is a link, i also posted a link to your blog.

http://rosequarts.tumblr.com/

Kayraheart.fashion said...

love the whole outfit but the tee definitely draws my attention more!!

joy and amore said...

omg, you are so gorgeous. this is for the 1st time i saw your blog. and i love it!
your boots are killer,and the jacket look super comfy.because i love you,so i'm a new followers dear ! yeay.

feel free to follow me back/link me.pleasure.

rebecca said...

SHOE LUST. They're amazing!

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Brianna said...

I really like the scrunched socks with those shoes!

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Paulina said...

LOVING this outfit. I love dressing monochromatically.

Really love the Falken boots... I need a money tree!

christina of profresh style said...

loving this look<3. The Falken's are seriously the hottest little shoe currently and I love the way you've worked this.

I, as well, am reverting back to dressing like Fall (hence fur in the last post). lol. Ohhh the wonders of the West Coast ;)


thanks for leaving a comment btw<3.

xx,
Christina
www.profreshstyle.com

Jes said...

Best shoes! Love that street your on, colours pop! x

Katie said...

Fantastic outfit :)

augustalolita said...

i love your outfit & style!! i really want those flakens!! they look amazing on you!!

*new follower*

sylwia said...

You look very very good :):)
And this background is amazing ^^ :)
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jamie-lee said...

you look great - this is a nice summer twist on a wintery outfit :)

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Paulien said...

Wowww, those boots! Love them!!

Not a Paper Cup said...

Love the top and the boots!! :)

Not a Paper Cup said...

Love the top and the boots!! :)

*rachelwears said...

the jacket is amazing! want want want!

Carmen To said...

i love the tank. so artsy, i like.

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Fashion Butter said...

Great top - you look foxy!

Nádia said...

i'm in love with your outfit! It's delicious!!!

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Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

love the outfit!
especially those amazing shoes!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

tarida girsang. said...

Hey,sorry for the late comment! Love ur shoes :) have a nice day!

Psicodelia Loves! said...

estas wapisima! me encantan los zapatos!! y la camiseta la has combinado genial! great look!
kisses!

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Anthea said...

Gorgeous outfit Emily!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Anthea said...

Gorgeous outfit Emily!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Alina said...

the shoes are so damn hot!

greets


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Nita-Karoliina said...

Great look once again!

THE DIVINITUS said...

great boots, and outfit ;)

Isquisofrenia said...

that tank is really awesome love the pattern of it
and those boots obvioulsy lovely on you!!

Big Daddy said...

I agree, i keep finding my self wanting to dress for fall. But we better enjoy it beacause soon it will be freezing!

Love your greys layering here. And the Falken boots look great with socks!

Big Daddy said...

Ps. your Raez drawing is beyond amazing!!!

ori said...

cool tie-dye. believe me if you were here, you'd only be in that bra ..and flip flops..muggy muggy..and if a storm comes, I can only hope it won't have a tornado in it.

Zabrinah said...

That tank top really is such a great summer find! I adore the racer back. It's so beautiful!

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

~Zabrinah

Indie.Tea said...

You look amazing...I love the whole outfit, and I'd like to own the jacket and the shoes.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Beautiful jacket!! It looks so versatile!! And you got those shoes!! They're fabulous! xoxoxoxoo

lucy and sarah said...

very cool tank. wow.

LyddieGal said...

Noo, definitely not time for fall yet!!

Still, I love the black white and grey look, the tank offers so much visual interest, and what a steal!

Chic on the Cheap

The Owl's Closet said...

great outfit! wow, u got the helmut lang tank for 80% off??! what a steal!! love everything about ur outfit and those boots, too!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

RICHLILPOORGIRL said...

I love the whole outfit too! That jacket looks pretty amazing, can't wait to see it worn another way. So jealous of the Falken boots. I have to get mine soon!

xx

Sewon said...

I love that top and your jacket! Any shopping recommendations in HK? I'd love your advice!

holly O said...

Cool shoes..but I wouldn't want to be in them for very long.

Leather and Lace said...

great jacket..love the cut and color
XOXO

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http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

Loren said...

Your jacket is gorgeous. It looks very interesting! It would be awesome if you did a post on the different looks you can make with it!

I find myself dressing like it's fall as well. Where I live, it kinda feels like fall weather actually. Summer has barely hit my place, though I'm not complaining~

twinkoolet said...

pretty jacket. Thanks for dropping by on my blog. :)
cool blog!

that girl lucy said...

oooh yes i wanna see the other ways you can wear that jacket! and awesome buy (jelous!) on the helmut lang tank, i actually really like how cutout the back is.

that girl lucy said...

+ cannot believe i didn't mention those shoes! so badass, way more killer than a pair of clogs <3

DEAD FLEURETTE said...

looking great!

michelle_ said...

i love how u gave a peek of bra there ! its sexy but not slutty at all !
and the socks + shoes combo -> my favorite !! i never though mid thigh socks could work well with booties !

GLISTERSandBLISTERS

Lay Rosa said...

hi ..i love your clog boots! beautiful style!

xoxo

franca maisha said...

great outfit!! I love your heels and you`ve got an awesome blog :)

xx

Emily said...

Those are awesome shoes, and the photos are really pretty too!

AlejandrA said...

Ahhh your look is perfect! i love these shoes!
KISS:)

AlejandrA said...

Ahhh your look is perfect! i love these shoes!
KISS:)

Elaine said...

Beautiful! I love the flowy tops and the boots.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

The Lila said...

the shoes and socks, you gotta love it!

xoxo

♥alicia said...

ummm those shoes are AMAZING!!!

xoxo,
wholesomefashion.blogspot.com

ari said...

loooooove your shoes, especially worn with the socks! amazing!
xoxo
ari

Milda said...

bloody gorgeous!
those shoes are amazing!
& love the bra & Tee combo!

Miss Emma Kitty said...

Those boots are Amazing !

Jehh said...

pretty bra! I need some sexy lingerie comme ca. love the outfit

xxo
http://fashioncontagious.blogspot.com/

Silvia said...

you really have a great style! love gray shapes

Marilyn & Jeaux said...

I love Fall and Winter. I guess there is nothing like piling on layers and layers of fab knits and topping them off with rad boots. I've had my eye on those Sam Edelmans. They look so much more comfy than the Zoes.