Monday, March 15, 2010

walk under the clouds of a sunny day

walk under the clouds of a sunnny day

walk under the clouds of a sunnny day

walk under the clouds of a sunnny day

I'm not sure what it is, but I seem to be reverting back to pieces that were once my favorites eons ago.  This sweater is one of said pieces - still as soft and fluffy as the day I bought it.  I liked the contrast it created against the zippered leather skirt.  Oh and I'm absolutely addicted to these cream-colored fishnets from American Apparel and intend to order more in different pastel colors.  They feel like gauze, but they're actually quite durable.

walk under the clouds of a sunnny day

Misikko was so kind to send me one of their hair straighteners (the Hanah Elite, to be specific) for review. Believe it or not, I actually used to use a flat iron back in the day when I had a "shag" haircut, but my current hairstyle hadn't really required it. Friday was cold and rainy and the fact that I neglected to bring an umbrella provided a perfect opportunity to take this bad boy for a spin.  The package that Misikko sent me also included a styling creme, which I took advantage of as my hair is prone to breakage. At first, I was concerned it might make my hair too greasy, but it infused nicely into my hair as I used the straightening iron. It took a little getting used to handling one of these again, but I pleasantly surprised how easy the thinner plates were to maneuver over a short hairstyle. Another revelation: it is, in fact, possible to create volume in thin hair using a flat iron. I found that turning the iron outwards at the roots and keeping it perpendicular to my scalp as I ran it down my hair worked just as well, if not better than blow-drying with a round brush.  This is definitely the best flat iron that I've tried and I'm sure that those of you who have used one will agree that quality is key.

Illig sweater
vintage locket
Urban Outfitters faux leather skirt
Hermes bangle
KMRii bag

American Apparel tights
Jeffrey Campbell clogs

54 comments:

  1. That sweater looks so soft and cozy! I love it with the leather skirt. Adds just the right amount of edge! xo

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  2. I'm loving your clogs. If only I could wear heels I'd be so all over them.

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  3. Dang it, I've been wanting to hate clogs, but you're making them look so good! Now I'm confused! I'm sure it's your overall look that makes them look great! :)

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  4. You look so more neat and clean, E.
    I love those clogs. Misikko is so nice to
    send you that hair iron. Hahahah..wish they will send me too. LOL!

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  5. love this look..the soft fuzzy sweater and the zippered skirt are a nice contrast...though I'm sure that sweater would make me itch!!!

    I agree quality it key with flat irons...I've been using my Sedu straightener since college and while my fine hair requires nothing special, so far it's the only known straightener that's been able to straighten the curly locks of my bff!

    Your hair looks great in this photo, I'm glad the Misikko worked out for ya....I've heard they're quality flat irons, too!

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  6. I love nude fishnets! Unfortunately, the only ones I have are majorly uncomfortable -- I'll have to check those out.

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  7. In the market for a new flatiron, so glad for the review!
    Pretty fishnets, love the color and the balance with the sweater.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  8. I am loving the light colored tights eeryone is sporting (homage to Alice?) I was always afraid but not I am totally going for it! I smell some pale yellow in my future!

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  9. Fabulous skirt!

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  10. That sweater looks like a cloud! I can only imagine how cozy it must be! You offset it so well. Love the shoes on you.
    xo

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  11. Love Ur cozy turtleneck sweater... :)

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  12. Love the look. I actually owned very similar pieces in my closet (minus the clogs) so I might steal this look. Instead of the clogs I will go with these really cute black heels with zipper detail (BCBG) I bought from TJ Max earlier last month. It would have to be for going out since I don't see the tight mini skirt working well with the kids during the day! :)

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  14. I am sold on the clogs E :D I have been resisting the idea but not for a moment more! :)

    Wonderful look and as Daphne above me said I might steal this look too! :D

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  15. That flat iron looks pretty sweet. Maybe I'll look that that brand once my old one craters (I already melted a plastic foot off my mom's ironing board with it about 4 years ago, but it still works!)

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  16. great blend of soft and hard; I love the look, reminds me of Chanel's spring line

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  17. Your fuzzy white sweater reminds me of: http://www.celebridiot.com/2008/03/09/danity-kane-redo-britney-spears-esquire-cover/britney-spears-esquire-white-sweater/

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  18. I like this contrast between leather skirt and flufy sweater too :)
    Your boots are adorable

    I use flat iron straightener (almost everyday), but I've never heard about Misikko, I must read something! :)

    kisses!

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  19. awesomeness!! that sweater look so cozy!! :D

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  20. I love this look!
    have a sweet day, xoxo

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  21. Love the skirt and the clogs... fabulous as always!

    Have a great day! xoxo

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  22. Another great look with the clogs. Thanks for the review of the flat iron. I sometimes run an iron over my curly hair and need to be careful because my hair is very coarse.

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  23. Stunning. The clogs and skirt look like they were made to be worn together.

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  24. i have some cream fishnets i've been nursing along for YEARS...sooooo glad to know where i can get a replacement pair! AND--fishnets + rockin' clogs? why, oh why, had i not thought of that before? as always, you inspire me!!!

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  25. great look and the clog love it, just beautifully chic
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  26. Isn't it funny how our favourite pieces have a way of coming back to us? Loving the combination of fluffy, soft sweater with the sleek black leather skirt.

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  27. Wow feel so honored receiving a comment from you :) thanks!!!

    Love your style at Weardrobe, dear.




    xx

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  28. Love the white sweater, beautiful outfit!

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  29. the sweater looks so comfy, E!:) another great outfit!

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  30. I love the mixed textiles look of the fuzzy white sweater with the slick leather skirt. Lovely!

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  31. Eeek this is such a cute outfit, all hard versus soft. Lovely.

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  32. That is so cute! I love the skirt. I just want you to know that I tagged you some random award.

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  33. I love the texture the tights give! & your hair does look super sleek-- i've just begun to stop being lazy & straighten mine when I go out. it's amazing the difference it makes!

    xoxo

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  34. sweater looks like the most comfortable thing in the world. I love those clogs!!

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  35. just found your blog, and i have to say i definitely agree with all of the want/need categories on the left! love your taste!!

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  36. Wow..looks so cosy!

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  37. You are a yummy cloudy goddess in that getup :) I feel like as a mom I can't pull off fishnets anymore ;)

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  38. Could you look more gorgeous? Ummm...no. I absolutely adore those clogs. I can't help but think of Alexa Chung when I see you wearing them - you just look marvelous!

    Can't wait to see your review of the straightener. I've never used a straightener myself but I've heard magical things about their abilities!! :)

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  39. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG. I LOVE THIS LOOK ON YOU - SO SIMPLE AND CHIC

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  40. I hear such great things about Misikko hair straighteners... I must get one, I need a really good straightener now that my hair is short.

    You look simple adorable, E! I love that sweater!!

    xoxo
    Amy

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  41. I hear such great things about Misikko hair straighteners... I must get one, I need a really good straightener now that my hair is short.

    You look simple adorable, E! I love that sweater!!

    xoxo
    Amy

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  42. I hear such great things about Misikko hair straighteners... I must get one, I need a really good straightener now that my hair is short.

    You look simple adorable, E! I love that sweater!!

    xoxo
    Amy

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  43. I hear such great things about Misikko hair straighteners... I must get one, I need a really good straightener now that my hair is short.

    You look simple adorable, E! I love that sweater!!

    xoxo
    Amy

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  44. That cream sweater looks so cozy!

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  45. Love your top, it's so interesting and textured.

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    x

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