Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Statue of Liberty | Beijing Streetstyle

green and black outfit chinese ribbon tube 'tude hungry hungry goldfish beijing streetstyle
"This is How I Roll" sushi shirt (gift from JJ) // 
Francesca's Collections black matte sequin skirt (gift from JJ's mom) (similar)//
From China black bead and white crystal detachable peter pan collar 
(similar herehere, here, here, here) //
From China gold spike headband // Thrifted Goodwill/Ann Taylor strappy wedge sandals //

Photography: Dad; thanks uncle for helping out!

WORST TITLE EVER. So, the only time I lugged out my SLR during my China trip was for this outfit photoshoot (sad, I know). My eldest uncle is into photography too, so we went all around our neighborhood in Beijing, posing in front of fruit stands, in parks, even stopping in an underpass (7/2). Thanks Dad for taking these photos! Something about the kelly green and spiked headband makes me think of the Statue of Liberty ... creativity bust.

I must have felt extra punny and cheeky that morning once I dug out the laugh-out-loud sushi shirt JJ got me from San Fran from my suitcase (which I have effectively been living in all summer). Then I got all matchy matchy and whipped out the trusty then-new detachable peter pan collar ($7) to balance the sequined black skirt on the bottom ($7). I like that the sequins create a hidden design and are matte so it's not too overwhelming during the daytime. Because it was so on-sale for a boutique item, JJ's mom bought it when we were shopping in Los Gatos and later surprise-gifted it to me.

I don't even understand why they're called "Peter Pan" collars - they look more like something wendy would wear. And if you can't remember, the little flying fella actually wore V-NECK POLOS ... if that's not a faux pas then I don't know what is. Still, ugly yet shocking things like Lady Gaga's meat dress go down in history along with George Washington's fake teeth (you do remember our childhoods' rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, don't you?). These detachable collars probably aren't a good idea during the heat of summer, because as I remember Beijing was entirely muggy and a zillion degrees the entire time, making accessorizing impractical.

So scatterbrained today. Should be packpackpackpacking.
peter pan wore polos she wore sushi in the underground neon lights on fire in front of a fruit stand matte sequins gloomy beijing hello, world! spike sequined steppin' bowflex sequin and sparkle you can't really tell but i look derp here
Readers - would you wear matte sequins more than shiny ones?
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Unknown August 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM   said...

Beautiful pictures, you look so cute! :)


ahoymichelle August 2, 2012 at 2:47 AM   said...

Oh my gosh, I am in love with your outfit - the sequins and the collar!

Hana Tralala August 2, 2012 at 4:03 AM   said...

i never owned a detachable collar. :( And i'm not going to call it peter-pan collar, lol :D But you look very happy and pretty :)

Jelena Dimić August 2, 2012 at 5:59 AM   said...

Fantastic outfit! I adore your sequin skirt! *.*

Joshua Tjandra August 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM   said...

cute tee <3 the collar & the skirt makes each other up so perfectly!

Jing-Jing August 2, 2012 at 2:48 PM   said...

Hmmm I'm not a big sequins fan tbh...I don't really like the feel of it lol ^^"
If I had to choose though I'd go for matte as it's not too in your face
Loooove the David and Goliath tee btw!! It's too cute and funny xD

lisacng August 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM   said...

I LOVE the title, and you're wearing green. Love the tee. I used to have one too from Delia's! Anyways, love the sparkly in the skirt matched with the collar. Don't know why they are called Peter Pan either!

ChocolateFashionCoffee August 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM   said...

gorgeous outfit, love the skirt :) following you now

Katie August 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM   said...

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Ashlyn August 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM   said...

First of all, thank you for visiting my blog! It means so much. Secondly, I love the look of tee shirts like this with skirts. Any kind of "graphic tee" (which I typically abhor but have found some noteworthy exceptions) paired with skirts or dressier things just makes me happy. You did a great job dressing yours up!
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Anonymous August 2, 2012 at 11:06 PM   said...

I actually really like your peter pan collar :) Love the surrounding pics too :)

.sabo skirt. August 3, 2012 at 8:47 AM   said...

The sequined skirt looks cute on you. It matched beautifully with your peter pan collared top. Pretty!

Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

hautepinkpretty August 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM   said...

You are the cutest!! Xox <3

Manuela August 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM   said...

You look so cute in this outfit :)

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Angie J. August 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM   said...

THAT SUSHI SHIRT IS SO AWESOME! Love how you dressed it up! I don't understand why it's called peter pan collar either...

I would definitely prefer matte over shiny!


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jessica-anne August 6, 2012 at 8:42 AM   said...

I LOVE that tee, it's such a cute design, and the quirkyness goes so well with the collar and skirt :) And you're so right now that I think about it - Peter Pan NEVER wore collars like that! I feel enlightened haha

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Glass to the Rim August 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM   said...

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Unknown August 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM   said...
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Unknown August 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM   said...

so cute!!!!love it!!!

GiuliaC_Sparkly Fashion August 7, 2012 at 9:52 AM   said...

Oooooh you look so cute! I love everything about this outfit, the skirt is very chic and the t-shirt is so adorable *__*

Unknown August 9, 2012 at 8:25 AM   said...

super pretty sequin skirt and lovely outfit!
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xix August 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM   said...

Um, I love your shirt. I think that trumps all the cute, graphic tees I've seen thus far! :D
But hahahah, I've never understood why they're called peter pan collars either. But after a quick Wiki search ( goodness, gotta love that site ), it's because one of the first Peter Pan actresses wore that collar as her costume ( ). ^^

♥ xixia

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