OnlyCuteStyle hot pink floral maxi dress (S) // H&M floppy sunhat // Forever 21 satin bow belt (S) //
Xhilaration strappy mustard yellow wedges (5.5) //
Photography: Self-timer and camera
First [current] outfit featuring my new lopsided DIY angled bob :) I must say, I was quite proud of what I managed to do facing a dorm bathroom mirror with a pair of child-safe scissors (also, thanks to my boyfriend for fixing the mess of "stairs" in the back). This is what you get when you lose your sanity slowly from studying finals. Kids, don't try this at home. My parents didn't like it so I started to chop off the right side and now I just look downright silly. Yes, I miss my long hair and favourite accessory a lot. No, I unfortunately couldn't donate to Locks of Love. Yes, I am so glad I'm rid of probably 8 inches of dead, dry, brassy hair. I'm one of those crazy girls that needs a drastic hair cut that's bound to be noticed. Why else would anyone cut their hair then?
Onto this dress that I got from OnlyCuteStyle.com when I won April's giveaway from forever ago. I remember it was the tail end of last summer and I was still pining away for a maxi dress to call my own, so I boldly chose this one based on the model photo - dramatic, a deep almost-purple pink, and sweeping lengths. When I opened the box ... the only word that suffices to describe this dress is "eh." I stuffed it back in and brought it home to leave unloved in a closet somewhere. Why is it that anything purchased from asian online clothing stores looks cheap or at least nothing like the model photos? Today is a brand new day, so I decided to give this dress at least a first chance.
The corny little tie-ribbons on the shoulders I tucked into the bust of the dress: instant strapless dress. But the chest area was still really poofy and the hemming weird, so it was folded over and flipped inside. The unsightly billowyness around my waist fixed with a simple black belt that I wore backwards to accentuate the cute bow (boy do I wish I had my college closet with me now - there's a perfect brown belt that matches better). Also wish I had some chunky jewelry to jazz up the neckline with and my white ruffled bag. The good thing is the skirt part is fully lined and has some contained shape to it. Luckily this dress is petite enough for 5'3" me to walk barefoot in without tripping, so that 5 inch wedges weren't necessary but my favourite pair of yellow summer wedges are oh-so-necessary. I dusted off my floppy sunhat from last summer and threw it on my new self-imposed-angular-bob head and headed out, beach-worthy.
Note to self: had to jack up magenta saturation in Lightroom wayyy up since shooting at 2 PM is a no-go on a sunny Cali afternoon. It washes out colours and turns things yellow. Tripod is nice for stable lighting, so editing is a lot faster.
I'm going to sell this maxi dress in my blog sale, so if you want it now, email me!