OOTD: The Strawberries Taste Like Strawberries, Retro Spring Style

I'm so sorry to have been on hiatus for so long! But good things are in store:  I finally bought a DSLR camera + tripod + remote. Which means I'll no longer be using my shotty iPhone camera for outfit shots, and I won't have to rely on anyone to take photos for me anymore. (Plus, I'm really awkward when I have pictures taken by other people, kind of like that episode of Friends when Chandler has trouble naturally smiling in photos).

My awkward factor didn't completely dissapate in these photos, as Jordan and I were on the way to dinner, and I asked Jordan to take a few shots of my outfits. I'd say he did a damn good job for a first timer; he was so into taking pictures that he kept taking them the rest of dinner. He took some pretty unsightly photos of me eating that'll make their place in a scrapbook one day.

We've finally got some Spring weather down in Charleston. I've been aching for this moment since I first started buying pastel dresses and sandals in January (I like to plan ahead). I went into Forever 21 after work the other day, and I swooned over this strawberry print blouse. Isn't it just perfect for Spring? They didn't have a small (*insert cry-face*), but the oversized fit allowed me to size up to a medium without the blouse looking completely weird. I may ask my friend Marie if she wants to go strawberry-picking again this year; now I'm getting a photo theme in mind (I'm such a dork).
I'm also a big fan of contrast in my outfits. When wearing something loose & flowing up top, I prefer to wear a tighter fit on the bottom. It really brings attention to my figure (yowsas!) and creates a balance to the ensemble.  The airiness of the shirt is a great juxtaposition to the weight of the denim below.


 Outfit Details:
Strawberry Blouse - Forever 21
Super High-Waisted Jean Shorts - eBay
Flower Crown - DIY
Platform Shoes - ModCloth
Fox Ring - Forever 21
Scallop Bag - ASOS


Every time I wear these shorts, I feel like I should be on the set of Now & Then--not to mention paired with my curly pixie cut. Retro chic, baby!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. The kids around here are on Spring Break this week, so I have a feeling that I'll be seeing a lot of action at work in the next few days. I'll be sure to make time for posts though, honest! 
'Til next time, kittens.




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    1. Ahhhh you're wonderful, thank you! I can't wait to add some of your dresses to my closet, I've been eyeing the kitty cat one for quite some time now :)

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  2. I really adore this outfit. It is very Americana looking without getting Daisy-Duke cliche sort of a feeling. The print is adorable and so are your curls!

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    1. Thank you! This outfit is by far one of my favorites, mostly because it's comfortable (and the shirt doesn't collect cat hair, win!)

      Truth be told, I HATED my curls growing up. Straight hair was really in style when I was in school, and I even went as far as to get it chemically straightened (which didn't even work, although I'm sure it was for the best). One day in high school I just sort of woke up and said to myself "Hey, why am I trying to be like everyone else? That's no fun at all," and I've worn my hair curly (and have embraced my weirdness) ever since.

      <3

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