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Outfit Post: ⚓ Oh So Nautical!

11/10/2012 09:12:00 AM Chai Chen 74 Comments

As a blogger (well I can't really label myself as a fashion blogger because my posts don't focus primarily on it but ... somehow I love fashion posts soooo), I guess it's inevitable not to share our fondness on clothing, accessories, shoes, and whatnots so outfit posts are included (such an excuse? LOL). But most bloggers would post their looks and blog their stories first before uploading in their other social media platforms. Me - I normally post straight to my lookbook account before I blog hahah. Guess I have more other content to share and post lah~ And there's still so many stories behind the outfit posts that I want to share but there's so little time to write hehehe. Oh well ... here goes my next post ...

You can see how much I love how longsleeves tops like this one as they can easily transform your look to something more formal. Good take on office wear I guess. It's even much better when it has this cute emblem ala-Harry Potter if I may say; making the look more college-like! Even perfect for a younger look & feel! I'm dominated with stripes in this look hence I say it's oh so nautical! ⚓  I spent time looking for that anchor icon as well to go with my look's title. LOL. Crazy right? I know!

There's a reason behind every style. There's a story behind every look. Bloggers spend time to tell those tales that others couldn't. Some might say we give such a big fuss over outfit posts and takes. But it's as important as every story that non-bloggers tell their friends. The only difference is that, we managed to put them in a post like this one. And we share it to the rest of the world, smooth sailing via cable wires and internet connections. Because we know in one way or another, our posts could inspire someone else ... the way we were inspired to dress up ... and the way that other people couldn't even spark that inspiration ....



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For this particular look, all I can remember was I wanted to achieve a preppy school-girl look without looking too-teeny-bopper. If I paired it with pleated peplum skirt that may have looked like a cheerleader outfit, I guess I would look too young; which may not be appropriate for an office attire anymore hehe. So I just used one of my old plain white skirt. This one is really versatile and I've worn it for quite a number of times now. I have it for ... I guess 4 years now? Really good quality!

Nautical Vibes! Gimme Stripes!
You could read in my outfit posts that it's really a challenge for me sometimes ... not all the time though but quite a number of times; to dress up corporate without looking too old. At the same time, I keep a balance in being age-appropriate. Having a dress code everyday can be troublesome yet fun at the same time. I played around with this look then with just minimal accessories but catchy ones. Just like these sunnies! They look much like the original Prada 27NS (That's what it's aptly called and now I know!) whereas it's a mere imitation of the curving temple frames and rounded sunglasses. Cute right?

The Fraternity Girl Society - 1988

Silver and Black accessories go well with my grey and burgundy knit top. I had this top for a little more than a year now and I'm glad to find out that burgundy is in-style this season so this matches the trend. Woot! This is really one of my favorite tops because it has a collar that makes it easy for me to mix-and-match for office wear. While the patch may be for school emblem or group / society (yeah that's soooo me!); it ain't really just fit as a school top.

With Footzyrolls Rollable Shoes
The skirt gets pulled a few inches up when I sit down or bend like for this photo but when I'm standing up, it ain't really that short. So hah! I can wear it at work. LOL. And normally, I just wear it with flats so as not to make it hard for me to walk. And since I'm just in one floor normally; I wear my rollable shoes so I can walk and run comfortably with them while at work. It makes it easy for me to do my floorwalks and do other stuff so thankfully, I got at least this trusty pair.

At the end of the day at work, what's most important is getting the job done! Doing it well in such a fashion sense like this one is just an added bonus! Take that for inspiration! (^_^)


What do you think? What are your inspirations?
  1. Silver Love Connector Rings, FIVEbyFIVE http://fivebyfiveph.multiply.com/ 
  2. Xoxo Accessories Rhinestone Accent Silver Bangle Watch, XOXO 
  3. Silver Square Bangle Bracelet, a'postrophe
  4. F21 Grey & Burgundy Long Sleeves College Patch White Collared Knit Top, Forever 21 Philippines 
  5. LOFT Big Waistband White Skirt, Ann Taylor The Off Price Store
  6. Black & White Bow Design - The Candy Striper Rollable Shoes, Footzyrolls Philippines (Official) http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com/2012/07/footzyrolls-rollable-shoes.html 
  7. F21 Love Earrings, Forever 21 
  8. Black Sandy Filigree Rounded Sunglasses with Curving Temples Frame, a'postrophe
  9. 3 Black Diamonds With Rhinestone Accent Connector Rings, SM Accessories



Where to find this look?
⚓ Oh So Nautical!
Lookbook | Tumblr | Facebook

Get this Look?



Can't get enough of the stripes / nautical look? Check out these amazing finds I saw from one of the best online shops I frequently visit ... Chinese-Apparel.com.


CHAI'S TOP 3 STRIPES LOOK FROM CHINESE-APPAREL.COM

Striped Women Summer Jacket- $6.90
Striped Big Number Dress Rose Red - $8.90
Beautiful Women Striped Blue Long Sleeve Dress - $18.50


Share with me your looks too! (^_^)

Chai

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74 comments:

  1. Great outfit! I also really love that blue and white striped dress!
    xoxo
    Lauren
    BadLuckBarbie.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful :)
    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com

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  3. I love your shirt and skirt! :3 You know, I upload photos on Facebook before I blog. XD And thank you for your comment. <3 I appreciate it a lot. xoxo

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  4. Love this top!!! And I love your glasses sweetie!

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  5. Cute outfit. Lol, I actually thought you were wearing the real Prada sunnies :3
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  6. You are so nice, my dear~! :*

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    xxx

    Tatiana


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  7. nautical is very timeless, great look sweetie :-)

    kisses Keke (Pakize)

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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  8. cute nautical outfit hun. whenever I go on your blog, everything freezes and loads very slowly... think it's because you have one too many adverts and stuff on your blog! :/


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  9. you look so gorgeous Chai!! i really love the Nautical top, Nautical is my all time fave on anything :) love your jewellery too, so adorable <3


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  10. Thanks Lauren! Really appreciate it. :)

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  11. Ohhh Ania! You're always so sweet. Thanks a lot. :)

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  12. Haha sometimes we have different strategies. LOL. :p Thanks Kristen! :) Keep in touch!

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  13. Hahaha looks real right? Except without the Prada name imprinted on it. LOL. :)

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  14. Of course Bonnie dear! Love your posts too. :)

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  15. Kisses girl! Thanks for the lovely comment. :)

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  16. Thanks Gab! For some of the pages, the photo sizes I upload are bigger. I'll try to lower the resolutions for fast loading. :)

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  17. Thanks so much Christine! :) You're so nice to me too. :)

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  18. great nautical outfit!
    I love the sun glasses :)
    ♥ looks really good!!

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  19. Thanks my dear! :) The glasses are really cool. :)

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  20. i love your outfit^_^ beautiful glasses and rings^_^

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  21. Hey, I just found your blog!! :)
    You look absolutely amazing!
    Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog and follow if you like!!

    Chiara

    Books in my bags

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  22. Лидия ФроловаNovember 11, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Great outfit! Love your sunglasses!

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  23. Love your long Sleeve! You look so cool with the Sunnies ,gorgeous! :)
    kisses

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  24. I loved your sunglasses!! Great post!! Kisses!! http://thebeautyfairyblog.blogspot.gr/

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  25. Really cute outfit, love the sunglasses!

    Thanks for leaving me a comment - would love to follow each other if you'd like to :)

    - Ciara xo

    http://ciara-fay.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Thanks so much dear Anna! Really appreciate it! :)

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  27. Thanks Chiara! Yes, will check your blog. :)

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  28. Ohhh dear the URL shows 404 Error Page not found. :( Please give me your correct URL so I can visit.:)

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  29. Great giveaway Lidia! :) Love that dress! :)

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  30. Oh thanks dear! Happy weekend! :)

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  31. Cute outfit, love stripes!

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  32. Great post!

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  33. I love the sunglasses!

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  34. Lovely dear!
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  35. I love nautica l style!

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  36. Aww. I wonder when are you gonna have enough free time for Pottermore because I so want you to try it na. c: And thank you. c:

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  37. Amazing look Miss Sailor!! :) I love your style and the way you describe your looks, it makes you originalfrom other blogers! :)
    Kisses

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  38. you have really tatto? *__*

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  39. Thanks Rosalinda! I appreciate you visiting me again and commenting. :)

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  40. They're such a fave for me too hehe. :)

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  41. Hahah go ahead and try it dear. I'll try it some other time. LOL. :p

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  42. Yay thanks Monika! I appreciate it. :) You're always so gorgeous hehe.

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  43. Yes dear, I have a real tattoo on my ankle. :)

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  44. You look great! I adore the Prada Baroque sunnies!
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  45. Mónica - Mes Voyages à ParisNovember 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Love your sunnies!!!! You are too cute!!
    xx
    M.

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  46. Thanks girl! Yeah always visiting your blog dear! :)

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  47. I like your top and the flats! http://neverdreamedaboutthis.blogspot.com

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  48. Thanks Valentina dear! :) Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

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  49. Thank you dear Tanii!!! :) I appreciate it!

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  50. Love the stripe top!!! I remember hyping this look!!!! Your shades are super cool too, it does look like one of the prada sunglasses

    The Closet 365

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  51. I adore your outfit :)
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  52. Thanks a lot Ania! You're always so sweet and kind to me. :)

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  53. DressCode:HighFashionNovember 14, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    The nautical look always reminds me of summer (well, it comes back every summer...) so your post is like a ray of sunshine in grey & cold november! Thanks for that, dear!

    Best, Jen

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  54. Hahah thanks Jen! Nice description for me! :)

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  55. I love this outfit you are adorable (:

    xx

    Dearest Lou

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  56. I like this outfit. Alway loved this preppy look, and stripes just rock :-)!

    Xo

    Jennifer | My Scrambled Style.nl

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  57. I've tried them and it's fun to play. Although I'm kinda anxious because Gryffindor's points aren't enough to beat Slytherin and the house cup will be on 21st. ;A;

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  58. I totally. I always feel like I am spoiling my upcoming blog posts when I upload same photos on my other SNS. Hehehe :)

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  59. Haha cool! I have no idea yet but will find time. :p

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  60. Haha LOL. It's fine! :) Just upload! :p

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  61. I'm in love with your sunglasses! :)

    Jamie Kate

    http://allaroundchekwa.blogspot.com

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