I dont understand why she choose cream colored shoes for this outfit, but I think I get everything else. It will be interesting to read female comments on whether the apron-like dress straps and the cami straps overwhelm the upper half of the look- I believe they do, but cannot imagine this dress worn in any other way, except for a total minimalist way. Love the red belt over navy and her fabric flower collar, is it like a lei? Jorge from W Palm Beach
I love her originality, the layering of the cami, apron dress and necklace. The necklace reminds me of a bangle necklace Dries Van Noten has done for fall, in fact the whole look for me is kind of Dries goes minimalist. She looks charming and elegant.
This look is a really nice take on classic with a twist. In regard to her shoes, well, let’s look at the options: Blue (too staid), Red (too ‘matchy’) White (let’s not go there). The cream is great – it gives her a casual, not trying look,(hard to do in heeels) whilst elongating her legs and lending her a retro vibe which compliments the quiky quality of the necklace. Well done. The only negative for me is her posture. With that super skinny frame, she hardly needs to try to appear smaller, by slouching into a pigeon-toed stance. Stand up – you look great!
It’s a cute piece. I like the navy dress (it reminds me of a jumper dress) and the floral necklace to match and the nude pumps (although, id prefer mary janes). It’s almost lolita-inspired, very cute! ^^
I think she looks very fresh. The shoes elongate her legs – we don’t notice the shoes, they don’t detract from her at all. None of it does.
I really don’t get the knock-kneed, pigeon-toed stance so popular these days. Good early childhood nutrition and care are nothing to be ashamed of! It’s kind of like making fun of people who weren’t so fortunate and insulting to the parents who made sure you didn’t actually have knock-knees and pigeon-toes!
Then again, maybe she was tired of standing there in heels.
i agree with the comment about why nude shoes work- simply most other colors would not! i think the outfit is a perfect mix of casual and cute and the floewr necklace adds the perfect touch to make it not boring
wow, santa maria! i mean, she’s stunning. the lei is a very nice touch, especially since it’s made out of unorthodox flowers. love the blue on the dress. for some reason, the skinny belt doesn’t bother me, though i feel that it should.
she’s lovely and her shoes are great however I think the belt the lei and the bracelets all together do in fact give her a bit of a cluttered feel with such a “light” look… not in a good contrasting way… pretty girl though.
It’s easy to miss the gorgeous composition in this shot! Just look at the background…the trees and sky look like stained glass.
And I love the closed umbrellas on the tables around her…she’s got that same look to her, what with the length of her dress and the belt.
Other than a cami, should could wear a long sleeved t-shirt, but that might look a little odd. I’ve also seen girls wearing those tiny bandeau bras (tops?) under tanks that have this shape. It sometimes works.
i love this look — fresh, young, fun! the “lei” as it has been referred to is actually a Lizzie Fortunato necklace! Go http://www.lizziefortunatojewels.com to see more — she’s been getting a lot of great press.
Unnecessary neck adornment. It looks like shower poufs cut up. Love the navy dress and belt but the singlet underneath meh…either a strapless top or singlet with narrower straps would have looked better. A nice silk rib or really sheer jersey.
She almost looks like a waitress with those tables and chairs in the background, albeit, a charming and endearing one.
I think her posture, facial expression and pigeon-toed stance goes with her outfit and background–I think it all helps create that innocent, shy and endearing quality. Her attitude won’t say “bashfully endearing” if she stood tall and proud with a big smile.
And yes, nude heels help elongate legs–that’s actually a reason why many on-stage dancers opt for nude-colored shoes in performances.
Good choice of shoes. Here’s my take on the pigeon-toed stances…a) Yes, they allude to gawky adolescents b) They can visually elongate limbs and add interest–see compositions where angles add interest to straight lines, and c) Often shows off footwear better.
she’s gorgeous. i love the navy blue. one of my favorite colors. and it all seems so effortless. the colors are magnificent put together with the reds, pinks, blue, and the pale purple or the lei. i wonder if it was apart of the apron-like dress or a seperate.
love the minimalist look though the shoes are coming up a creamy yellow on my computer which would also be a great choice. The simplicity of the belt with the choice of the flowery necklace complement each other quite nicely. i would definitely wear that!
I just moved back to the US after living in Asia for 5 years. I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and always joked with my friends that I would see “The Sartorialist” once I moved to New York.
Well, I stepped out of my evening class at Parsons and low and behold I spotted you on 16th and 5th! Wanted to say hello via the blog because I didn’t want to interrupt your conversation then!
she is fabulous, love the outfit and very pretty girl. only thing is she is too too skinny, can’t notice it as much in this photo but the one on face hunter you can see her arms and they look scary thin
I think she’s very pretty. The cloth she’s wearing are not so special, but for me – the belt and the shoes just turn the look to great! The shoes give length to her legs and the belt gives color, waist line and sets in place her rather un-shaped dress. Polina
She’s beautiful. I love skinny belts it completes an outfit especially one that is dark or a solid color such as a black dress would go with a bright colored skinny belt and shoes matching the belt possibly. I love her style. I think she did a great job with her outfit.
I think the shoes matches some beige flowers I see on the necklace, since is a very big piece on the upper part of the outfit, the shoes color made the perfect balance and the belt oooh, the belt in red , just perfect!! :-)
She looks great, really elegant and yet at the same time as if she’s thrown it together partly for fun. This outfit is young and experimental, while the colour palette keeps it professional and slick. I am off to recreate it this minute!