Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Valley Girl

There's a fine line between looking like an 80s valley girl and a hipster clone at Coachella. My attempt to tack on two opposing sides of the style spectrum has landed me into claiming this experiment as my favorite so far. The comfort in wearing shorts is unparalleled and this floral skort did not fall short in assuring that. This outfit hatched from pure instinct and I wasn't bluntly going for California girl with the daisy-dukes-bikinis-on-top. It all fell into place with the denim bralet and floral shorts. Nothing like a pair of buckled lace-up wedge boots and a cross medallion to skid the look from going overly risqué.
Forever 21 blazer | Topshop denim bralet | Topshop high-waist floral shorts | Trunkshow lace-up wedge boots | Forever 21 (from SanFo) cross medallion | Louis Vuitton Palermo GM | Photo credits : Ela
Coachella fashion in a nutshell. If ever I wind up in Coachella, (stalking Brandon Boyd or just for the heck of it) i'd definitely wear this outfit all over again, but I'll probably ditch the blazer. haha!
I wore this last week in Rockwell where all the Holiday sale lured me into gambling the very humble foundation of my B-fund. And when I say gamble, I lost; so much for change come the new year. 
So there's pinkberry, and then there's the Purple-berry. The year of the Rabbit may have bunny-hopped off but this adorable Blackberry case just hopped its way into Isa's Purple-berry. Sooooo adorable! Anyway, capped the night by having dinner at Greenbelt as an early birthday celebration for my mother :)

2012 is looking mighty fine. I have never immersed myself with so much positivity in my life. Ever. I'm hoping to keep this attitude for the next 12 months. It's unnecessary to put undue pressure unto myself so early in the new year, hence no resolutions for me. I would love to see each obstacle as an adventure and avenue for learning. I shall kick start my 2012 adventure by packing my bags for an upcoming Davao trip in a few days! Meetings, company events and business trips left and right; new year in the corporate world usually means new target and more work so I'm bracing myself for a wild ride ahead. So, strap yourself in and enjoy the ride ;) As Michael Kors would say, break a stiletto


Eunica said...

wow! you rocked this outfit really well!

HAPPY NEW YEAR,ANA! More blessings to you and your family ;)

Vina Yabut said...

I love your corset and blazer. Great look! :)


Gellie Abogado said...

I have officially fallen in love with your skirt. I am a sucker for anything floral <3

Ana Maria said...

@ Eunica - Why thank you soo much :) Happy new year to your and your family!

@ Vina - Thanks so much Vina ;)

@ Gellie - Thanks Gellie ;) Me too! Plus points for actually being a pair of shorts, so it's extra comfy! haha

Chyrel Gomez said...

Hello, Ann! Happy New Year! I'm so behind with my blog readings that I am seriously thinking of filing a leave for it!

I love the entire look and very valley girl and coachella ready. What concert are you watching this year? I so wanna do Smash Project this March 8 and Death Cab for Cutie this March 5th kaya lang boyfie's going home to Bukidnon and the dates are so close to his birthday. He wins over them bands. Hay naku! I'm so talkative, pwede na itong blog entry.

Will spam your blog on my rest day. Happy New Year ulit! XD

Eden said...

this outfit is lalalove! i'm going nostalgic just looking at it, but so chic and upbeat at the same time. and holy shit i want that blackberry casing:)) where can i get that here in Cebu you think?


Karina Dinda R. said...

Hello pretty! Love your outfit ^^ You have a great blog, mind to follow each other? :)

Karina Dinda R. ♥

Momma's Runway said...

Love this look! The boots and the corset is LOVE! :)

Momma Y<3

{Bon Vogueage}™ said...

Cute outfit!! :) I'm following your blog!! Hope you follow back xoxo

Pineapple Monsters said...

Love your outfit especially your boots!


Ana Maria said...

@ Chy - Hi Chy :) Me tooo, terribly busy I hardly have the time to visit other blogs :3 I'll be on a very tight budget this year so unless Brandon Boyd's coming back, Im not watching any concert. Would love to watch Katy Perry though. HAHA ;)

@ Eden - Hi Eden :) Thanks so much for dropping by :> Cell shops, probably? :)I think my sister's friend got that from a kiosk at the mall

@ Karina - Hi Thanks so much Karina ;) Sure, followed you already ;)

@ Momma Y - Thanks so much :D

@ Bon Vogueage - Why thank you so much ;) followed you back already!

@ Nix - Thanks Nix :D

winda octavia said...

hey, dear !!
we're friends in chictopia..
i hope we can be friend in blogger too =)
follow me if you like my blog, and i will follow you of course, dear !

Kumiko Mae said...

aww i think you did really well dressing up on this one! havent tried pinkberry yet! so looking forward to though cause it just opened in my country :D

Ana Maria said...

@ WINDA - Thank you so much :) Yes of course :D

@ KUMIKO MAE - Hi dear :) Thanks so much :> This one's gotta be my fave so far <3 You should try it, it's really good!

Liezyl Gomez said...

ill wear this outfit sans the blazer to coachella! brandon boyd, i LOVE!

Ana Maria said...

@ Liezyl - High five! ;) thanks for dropping by!

Lhey Ralston said...

Absolutely Fab! Love it! :)

Nikki Abella said...

I love your shoes!! :)


Followed you dear! It'll be awesome if you could follow back. :)