Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just Peachy


Have you ever had one of those friends who is an attention-seeking, unforgiving, grudge-bearing, stubborn, yet beautiful, brat?! I hadn't... until I received this gorgeous, peach-colored blouse from Sugarlips. It is made of 100% Mulberry silk, and while soft to the touch, comfortable, and very lightweight, I've found that it has got quite a memory, or in simpler terms, it is very easily wrinkled. I'm not used to ironing my clothing, especially since:

1.) I'm always in a rush to leave the house every morning,
2.) I usually hang everything.

However, my closet was getting short on space (never-ending problem, right girls?!) and I made the mistake of letting the package sit in my room for a few days before opening it. Lesson learned: Never neglect your parcels, especially if they contain delicate, sensitive blouses! If you do, they will take a lot of your patience (and ironing!) to resume their normal attributes.

This top was so unique and caught my eye immediately. I love the shoulder epaulets, which remind me of military/police enforcement uniforms. Once in awhile, I can't help but feel like I'm wearing "a uniform" of sorts to work, don't you? Although made with a flirty and feminine fabric, the What a Peach blouse didn't go over the top with any ruffles, which I like. The sizing was a little off though, so this size Medium was 1 or 2 sizes too large for me. I would suggest ordering 1 size down, at least for this particular item. This is definitely one of those pieces I can wear from day to night, no problem.





Clothing: Silk blouse- c/o Sugarlips Apparel, (p)Leather skirt- Forever 21, on sale for $13 (similar here)
Accessories: Rose gold Sweetie watch & charm bracelet- Links of London, Rose gold/silver bow ring- Ross, $10, Earrings- local boutique, Belts- Forever 21, Purse- Christian Dior (thrifted, previously featured here), Prada Baroque-inspired sunnies- local flea market, $5! (Splurge here)
Shoes: Snakeskin Ankle Strap Pumps- Charlotte Russe, on sale for $10! (sold out, but similar here & here)
On a different note, I was recently awarded the  

award by a fabulous fellow blogger, Miss Ochi Bernadas of Ochi in the City! Thank you so much for this! 

I'm honored to be nominated by a peer style blogger, especially since I have been blogging less than 6 months and I've already received so much love & support from you all. Many of you may not know this, but when I first started blogging on Wordpress, there was a time when my posts weren't even public! Yes, imagine trying to share your style, while limiting your audience, to essentially, no one. Needless to say, I'm so glad to be blogging "out of the closet" now and I encourage you and/or your friends to express your/themselves too. Don't be worried about what others will think, and just do it. Trust me! Carpe diem and no regrets is the way to go. We're young, wild, and free, right? Okay, wow, I think I've gotten all the clichés out of my system. 
Now on to business!

It's my turn to nominate 5 talented young bloggers and I'm honored to announce them, 
in no particular order 
(drum roll, please):

 The Sparkle Girl- Keep up-to-date on the runway's latest fashions & trends! Catch up now :)
 Rachel, Glam Hampton- Love her style and her smile is simply contagious! Get inspired!
 Hannah, Dimples Diaries- A refreshing and creative take on the average style blog. Check it out to see what I mean!
 Kelsey, The Girl Talks- 22 yr-old makeup guru with a Master's degree, but trust me, she doesn't bite! How does she have time for it all?
♥ Chelsea, Chelsea's Culinary Indulgence- I'm warning you, don't click on this blog if you're hungry, but if you're looking for some new, easy-to-follow recipes, look no further!

If I could, I'd nominate each and every one of you bloggers, who, like me, are just having a good time sharing their style, recipes, fashion advice, travel tips, or whatever hobby it may be, because I think you're awesome and I support what you're doing! Blogging, believe it or not, takes a lot of time, and may sometimes mean missing the latest episode of Gossip Girl or Fashion Star, but we do it because we love it and we love you. Keep it up, and if you like, leave me a comment below and I'll be sure to check out your work! 

Liebster Blog Award Rules:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented that award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 different blogs (with 200 followers or less) who you feel deserve to be noticed!
5. Let each nominee know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

Thank you all for reading and visiting my little piece of cyberspace.  What are some of your favorite blogs? 

Hope you have a wonderful week! 
Get sneak-peeks of upcoming posts, OOTDs, and a glimpse into my daily life via Instagram (@theShopaholic247) and I appreciate all of your continued support via GFC & Bloglovin!

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Paper Moon said...

amazing shoes. and i love the colour of that blouse xx

JanM ♥ said...

You look so classy! :)


Audrey said...

That top is so beautiful!

Quiet a Dreamer said...

Thank you for your lovely comment! I am a happy follower of yours now, you have such a great style and blog too! Kudos!


Kat said...

wow you look sooo absolutely gorgeous!!! very classy and chic :D


Carrie said...

Cute bow belt! Adorable!

Dont tell me what to wear...I wont listen! said...

Love the shoes, great outfit :)
I'm now following you on Bloglovin too!


CY said...

Woo! Same to you too! Thanks :)

Joy said...

You thrifted that Dior purse? I'm so jealous. lol. I have a Dior bag in white that I got as a gift, but I'm afraid to get it dirty, but it deserves to be out and about, and photographed, haha.
I want to do more outfit posts, but it's so hard when I lack a photographer. I'm seriously thinking of getting a tripod & a camera remote, and maybe a room divider to use as a background. Maybe? Another thing, I don't find myself very photogenic. So we'll see...
By the way, I love your bow accessories and that leather skirt is great! I would think that leather skirts might appear too 'look at me,' but it's actually very subtle and sleek! I want it. Too bad F21's stuff sells out so fast.

CY said...

Yea, I thrifted that Dior purse for $50 (most expensive purchase on 1 item at a resale store ever!) and it's a caviar-ish type leather so it's very sturdy. I'd be afraid to use it a lot though if it were, say, supple lambskin. Lol.

Yes! I'd love to see some OOTDs from you, and I am not photogenic either. You could always wear big sunglasses in the beginning. That's what I do :) The focus is on the outfit anyway, right?? Haha.

CY said...

My General Tips on Photos (not that I'm a pro or anything close to it):

I have a DSLR & tripod but I can't seem to get the indoor lighting right, so I prefer shooting outdoors.It's also a lot more limiting using a tripod, so I prefer an actual photog. I typically have my boyfriend take my photos but he's been pretty pre-occupied with grad school apps at the moment, so recently I've asked family members. In my Vegas post, I had my sister take them, and in this one, I had my mother take them since I was on a deadline with Sugarlips. Otherwise, try doing it with a tripod and you don't even have to use a DSLR. I had a regular point & shoot in the beginning and my photos were just as good :) A custom self-timer setting could work too if you didn't want to buy a remote. Any plain backdrop would be okay, like a wall outside or by a tree. A divider would work well too if you wanted to stay indoors. Anyway, enough of me rambling. If you have any other questions, you can always email me. I'd be happy to write you!

Well... said...

Oooh, you got this gorgeous peach blouse! I remember looking at it. Its so pretty <3
Very soft and feminine. Love how you added a fun edge with your snakeskin heels!

Trendy Teal

Joanne said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I love the peach blouse :) It looks great!



SittingPretty said...

Hey there! I am just loving every part of your outfit! I am addicted to anything with a bow on it too so your belt and ring definitely caught my eye! Congrats on your award! I love Rachel at Glam Hampton and Giovanna at Olive and An Arrow! They are my blog buddies:) Another fave of mine is Dulce Candy. Loving your blog and I look forward to coming back!

XO Kelley

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

amazing amazing outfit! i especially love your python heels. so fierce. great blog :) xx


House of Hemingway said...

I think the top is very pretty. Peach is the kind of color that favors every skin tone and I love that. I know the wrinkles may be a pain but well worth it!


Hope you follow my blog ;)

April Cheung said...

gorgeous peach blouse! love the buttons. very feminine!


LoveT. said...

Great Pictures ,love the first one ,you look beautiful!
Cute Blog ,could we follow each other? :)

Lovely Greetings from Austria!

Sophie said...

thanks for your lovely comment. i wish i'd been at the premier as well!!! thanks for following me. love from your newest follower xxx

erica marie said...

Beautiful outfit, love the peach color. You look amazing and congrats on the award.

xo erica

khusbu said...

just found out about ur blog and loved it instantly..keep posting and i loved u're bluse as well :)

Jess said...

congrats on the award dear!! and lovely look, i really think it all goes so well together!! As for the blouse - have you invested in a steamer? I think the one we have was $50 and it really is amazing, I don't know how I lived without it before! All those blouses, dresses, pants, etc in light breezy material - the wrinkles will be gone in seconds if you have a steamer. really!! <3 and thank you for your sweet comment too!


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nicki fanning said...

Hi what a beautiful shirt, amazing colour on you. Love your blog, just found it. I'm just getting back to blogging if you get a chance to check it out.

Just goint to follow you now.

Greetings from Dublin xnicki

Yuliya ♥ said...

Lovely clutch!

Always Maylee said...

I love this outfit! Love the peach top and your shoes are killer! LOVE all the bows, you know how much I love bows, they are so cute! Of course, I'm following back! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Estilo Hedónico said...

I love your outfit!!!



Hannah said...

Thank you very much for nominating me it means so much that you enjoy my blog and would recommend it :) You have a superb blog!

Kathleen Lisson said...

That belt is amazing. Your style is so chic!

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Mrs. Kindallicious said...

I love your outfit! So classy, sassy and glamorous! I am your newest follower!



Fashion Lookbook said...

Love your outfit. Very classy.

Clara Turbay said...

it´s great i´ll be back soon.

Traveling in Flats said...

Completely in love with you top, oh my god. This look is so, so pretty as well; I loved the way you styled everything!
Thanks for the comment on my blog and I'm sorry you couldn't find my follow button :( It should be at the very top of the page on your left hand side. I'm definitely following back as well, you're blog is amazing!

- Nita

Ang Lam said...

I love your pumps!!!!!!!!!!!!!And awesome outfit dear!!


Corinne said...

the shirt is gorgeous! & i love how you paired it with those killer heels!!

xx Corinne

Sandra Leiva said...

I love your blouse <3

Chelsea said...

Thank you so much for the nomination! I was so excited when I saw it!!! I love checking out all the pretty outfits on your blog. Keep doing what you do!

Steph Yt. said...

oh wow. i absolutely love this top on you! The shoulder epaulets are very very cool. I had this mini military obsession and really really wanted to buy a vintage soldier jacket during winter, but then found out that curvy girls just don't seem to be able to pull off the style. However, I am definitely still on the lookout! p.s oh gosh you're so totally right about being in a rush every morning, story of my life.

omg. i love how you styled the ring! it's super super sweet!! What!! You're coming to hk? If you have time, we should definitely meet for a coffee/tea sometime! and oh gosh, with the heat wave now, in may, i am dreaading july.

Ginger and Lace

Que said...

Love your style, following you back via Bloglovin, Im currently unable to follow anyone through GFC, havin problems with it.

kisses from South Africa

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Love your top and sunnies! Congrats on the award!


Diana Markus said...

Love the shoes!!

Cool blog! I am a follower on bloglovin too now ;)

LifeStyle Journal said...

beautiful outfit and amazing shoes!!!!

Follow you now via GFC!!!
I would more than happy if you do the same!
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pqaua1991 said...

great stylization! :)

Kelsey said...

You're sweet! Thank you :) I'll be doing my post shortly.
I love these oversized blouses I've seen while shopping lately. I just bought one today in a persimmon-type color.

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Ruth Logan said...

LOVE this outfit and all the textures used. You look so pretty!

Ruth xxxx


Elegantesque said...

Stunning look !



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Isabella said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! :-) What a great outfit, I love your peach blouse and high heels, perfectly combined! X

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Cute outfit! X


Melanie said...

I am usually not the type to like animal print shoes but fabulous heels you have there! I was eyeing the blouse from Sugarlips too!

To answer your comment on my blog, I use a sony a-nex 5 camera. No filters used. Just some slight photo editing on Pixlr. =)

Melanie of Aetherlily

Cindy Aparbal said...

Hi, love your blog would love to see you following me at http://cincity26.blogspot.com/ Happy blogging!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

Hi! You're wonderfully accessorized! The stretch/coil bracelet is fantastic, and great little vintage envelope clutch you have there, also!
Thanks for dropping by my blog - I e-mailed you the link for SnobSwap!

The Fashionable ESQ

SweetIntent said...

not only are u wearing a fab outfit head to toe but the accessorizes make the outfit looks like a million bucks... Love the coil watch, I would love one for my small write

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