i'll be daisy, and you can be my gatsby.


F21 dolman top | F21 pink mid-rise denim shorts | Asos metal keeper skinny belt | F21 floral print wedges | Essie nail lacquer in Turquoise and Caicos

It's an understatement to say that colors have been dominant this season, but perhaps one of the biggest and brightest stars of them all is the color pink. Inspired by the Isabel Marant SS'11 collection of lace-up pink shorts and biker trousers, I fell in love with the idea of pink denim shorts immediately. Unfortunately, (and to the relief of the bf) I could not imagine emptying my wallet on an actual pair of Isabel Marant pink lace up shorts, but I found these to bear a fair resemblance.

Whenever we do photo shoots, I usually make the effort to match the scenery with my outfit. I like to mix up the ingredients of each post and have everything interrelate. Seeking a new place usually turns out to be quite an adventure, and has really helped us discover hidden treasures in our city that we would normally pass by leaving them unnoticed. Near downtown, there is a cove of elegant lofts that overlook the skyline and a picturesque city park. The area seems like a chic dream to live in. It is also a perfect spot just to take simple spring photos. 

P.S. On a side note, we went to the Velvet Monkey Salon fashion show last night to support our friend and fellow blogger, Liz, who was part of the runway. It's always such a stellar experience to go to local fashion events and see the amazing designs, makeup art, and hairstyling that people around us generate. 

       



126 darling comments:

Ofelia said...

love how your nails match your belt! love

xx
Glass of Fashion

Kelsey said...

EEEEEeeeee, I had no idea F21 had those wedges!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

John B. Marine said...

Looks like your beauty blossomed lovingly with these cute Forever 21 wedges. This is a very nice outfit. The top is chic, and the shorts are also cute. Nice outfit!

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Kathleen said...

supersuper cuuute!! i love the title of this post btw, omgg are you excited for a remake of the great gatsby movie?? well it's gna be a long time from now til it comes out, but omgg leonardo dicaprio, swoon haha. ps. i think we have the same pink shorts!! cuute! :) i love how u styled urs with the mint green belt! hope ur having a great weekend Jamie love! <3

<3, Kathleen.

Jo said...

I love your wedges!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Okay, the shoes are darling! I love pale pink (I have my eye on the pale pink Victoria Beckham ankle crop jeans) and teal is one of my all time favorite colors. I have the MAC nail polish in that same pale teal color. It's so pretty!
XOXO

Simuša said...

great shorts and heel! :)

o&k said...

great shoes:D:D:D:D
wow:)

add?

Valerie said...

Your wedges are so cute! <3<3<3 xx

Sarah said...

I LOVE that nail polish color! It's so cute!
Just darling with the shoes!

Kate said...

Gorgeous outfit, love your heels!!
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unmomentdemode said...

Great post.. You are so photogenic and gorgeous! Your styling is so perfect. I love the belt and nails.
xx
Jessica

Mita Adindayu said...

love your wedges :)

Anula said...

Great look!! Amazing shoes!!

pancakeSTACKER said...

Such a cute look! I love that you nail polish matches your belt. I'm a sucker for the little details! Love the floral wedges too!


xoxo!
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Petite and Hungry said...

really really like your shoes!

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Łucja said...

nails and shoes <3

Nettie said...

I love your shoes! :)

Fashion Fabrice said...

gorgeous!! you look so cute! the wedges are really nice and the shorts are so pretty;)love your hair!

Michelle said...

Your wedges are beautiful. I love the subtle coordinating of belt and nail colour (: I totally agree that your photo scenery/location is spot on for your outfits. xx

Henar said...

Aw, this is beautiful,
I love it!

Henar ♥
www.OhMyVogue.com

VeRo! said...

sooo nice!
love your shoes!


Veronica
blameboogie.blogspot.com

bonita said...

~ * ♥ * ~

I love how you matched your nails to your belt to your shoes to your shorts! Love the details of this outfit Jamie, it's gorgeous.
^ u ^

xox,
bonita of Depict This!
~ * ♥ * ~

marvelloussecret said...

Beautiful shorts and shoes. I like the combination of pink shorts and mint belt.
xx :)

Fashion Celebration said...

you look so sweet :)


xo
www.fashioncelebration.blogspot.com

Becky-May said...

I really love your wedges, perfection!

The Flower Girl

thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

Yeah, i've definately fallen in love with this outfit, one of my favourites that i've seen in a LONG time. Your so photogenic too, you look beautiful! xx

sixtypercentbaking said...

I love the belt and matching nail polish - great colour and compliments the outfit!

TOPCOAT said...

really beautiful photos, xx

Natasha said...

You are so beautiful!! Love your outfit. Great blog :)

Fashion fly said...

Love the outfit and your wedges are amazing!
xx, Ana

CessOviedo said...

Have to love F21 for great stuff like the shorts and the wedges, oh my! just lovely, little touches of mint look so cute!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Zoe's Inspirations said...

Great shoes

X Zoe X
http://intrepidinspirations.blogspot.com

MG said...

I love those shoes and I really love that they're from F21!

Please may I? said...

Adoring those shoes. X x

Michaela said...

I love your wedges <3 So cute :-)

xoxo Michaela

Jelka said...

Your wedges are so adorable :)
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Lowri said...

Amazing shoes :)

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x

The S said...

I loved Isabel Marants collection this season. I wanted those shorts soo bad. but my wallet didnt...

Ellie..♥ said...

your shoes are beautifull!

ellie oxoxox
http://obsessedwithfashionx.blogspot.com/

internodiciotto said...

i love the color mix of the pants and the belt!

Shelby said...

great look, i was in love with the isabel marant shorts you are lucky to have found a look-alike pair! love them styled with the turquoise accents and floral wedges! <3shelby

www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

rohinie said...

OMGEE
those shoes are to die for...
loving it...and love your shorts...loving everything about it!!!

Rachella said...

You look so beautiful! I really love this. The shorts are gorgeous, but the shoes are PERFECTION. You are so pretty :D x

Gawgus things... said...

These are really great shorts - love them! XX

FaeLove said...

cute blog! found yours through rasberry jam.

new follower here =) and rockin outfit!

~Fae
http://www.rosypop.com

The Petite Blogger said...

nice wedges!!!!!!

xoxo jenna
http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

In a Dolly's World said...

Love it! Especially the top and mint colored nails!! :D
In A Dolly's World

fashion.gossipmk said...

Beautiful outfit, amazing shoes!!
Xoxo, K.

Victoria said...

Those shoes are just amazing! xxx

Estefania Lovelifefashion said...

You look great in your shorts and wedges Jamie ;) soft pink suits you :)
Kisses!

Manon H. said...

Love your wedges !

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MalibuMara said...

everything about this look is awesome! I LOVE it:)

MalibuMara

Naima Amarilli said...

So special darling, love all, you're perfect all the time!

(Now i follow you!)

Naima of Gioco di Donne

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Jasmin said...

Cute outfit!!! <3 the shorts...

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Raspberry Jam said...

Love your wedges!

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xoxo

Melina said...

love the wedges!
xx

Ms.Fashionista said...

Your wedges are to die for! Love the color of ur shorts too!

www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

xo

Young Gucci Purse said...

I am so insanely jealous of your shoes! And the teal belt with the pink shorts is darling:)
xoxo
leah
http://youngguccipurse.blogspot.com/

gaby said...

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Carolina Hardy said...

so cute outfit...!

xx
CH.

purse 'n boots said...

those shorts are totally amazing!! the look like the isabel marants---good call!! and your hair and makeup are absolutely perfect here!! hope you had a great weekend as well pretty!


xx
ashley <3

pursenboots.blogspot.com

sayablack said...

I adore your nails!!!
Pretty outfit :)
*sayablack from TOKYO*

Felicia said...

Those shorts are darling! I'm looking for own pair of pink and yellow shorts! :)

Toyin Lola said...

love the shoes

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LyddieGal said...

I love that you always go and find interesting places for your shoots, having a change of scenery really does wonders!

I love that you matched the belt to the nail color, and of course i'm crazy about turquoise!

Chic on the Cheap

E said...

I love the pastel colors in this look! and those shoes are so fabulous!

Shasie said...

Love the pastel pink with the black shirt! Cute!

Shasie
Live Life in Style

St. Udio said...

LOVELY blog. I'm in raptures. Your photography and style is so vibrant!Want to follow each other?

The St.Udio is filled with blue silk, cinnamon and whimsical white ribbons, if you care to take a look.

XX

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Miss Kwong said...

adorable wedges! look comfry to walk with them too!

u totally look great!!! :)

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life full of colors said...

You look so super cute ! I love your wedges !!!

TheStreetFashion5xpro said...

I really like your look...lovely pics and post!

Jenny Ong said...

I'm pretty sure we're all lusting for the pink Marant shorts :(

You look cute BTW! x

LULUCHERIE said...

cute pics and blog!
I'm having a giveaway on my blog. check it out :)

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Sabrina said...

Great outfit dear! I adore those floral wedges of yours ;-) Cute blog!
x

the nyanzi report said...

your style and photography never cease to amaze me.

EevvaStyle said...

so pretty!

Clara said...

lovely look!
xxx

fashioneggpplant said...

love your outfit! was supposed to buy a similar pair of wedges last month :)

Taylor Sterling said...

I love the pastel colors and the pretty floral wedges!

Sassi said...

wow, very cute! love your wedges.
X

Amber said...

I love this outfit so much!! It's so SO freaking adorable!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love the pink shorts with the pop of green from the belt :) such cute color!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

this free bird said...

You got those adorable shoes at Forever21? Gah they are perfect for spring/summer!!

ps-you have great hair and it has reminded me a cut is imminent in my world. eeps!

xo,
Carrie

Fashionista* said...

Gorgeous shoes

Elisa said...

love the shorts! amazing!

p.s. haha i'm doing gatsby for my english exam next monday, ironic :')

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lucia b.h. said...

OMG!!! i love all your shoes and bags!!!
are really amazing :)
kisses from MExico

http://ilovemyclosetandyou.blogspot.com/

Meggstatus said...

Those wedges are too too too cute!

jess said...

I love the shoes. The print is awesome.

Sarah said...

love your outfit!
nice wedges
xx

Pippa said...

Cute shorts :)

www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3
Last day of my give away! xxx

Julie Khuu said...

Love the wedges hun...so cute!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Ebony Bolt said...

LOVE THE BLOG ! AMAZING SHOES !!!!! YOUR STYLE IS SWEET AND UNIQUE http://hdyd.keds.com/design-contest/designs/316

Desirae said...

Ohh, I love the shoes, shorts, belt, all of it!! The title is also too cute!! I love The Great Gatsby.

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Zarna said...

i love this look! the shorts & wedges are beautiful!

HeatherClark said...

ooo i love the pink shorts and the print shoes! would have never guessed either were from f21.

i just posted about pink shorts myself

:)

http://www.heatherinacandyshop.com

Ashley said...

omg matching nails and accessories. im dying, so amazing

http://www.postmodernrunway.com/

Arnold Teja said...

Nice wedges! Perfection!

Andrea Reh said...

I want those shoes!

Just discovered your blog and will be following you from now on - would love it if you could stop by my blog sometime (and perhaps follow me too!).

Andrea x
andreareh.blogspot.com

Holly said...

I love the combination of baby pink with the blue accents. So springy! And blogging has also made me see the world through different eyes. ;-)

winnie said...

absolutely amazing shoes! you always have the best looks :) keep them coming!

-Winnie
http://winniereally.blogspot.com

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

love those wedges! x hivenn

Lovely B. said...

I'm following you now. :)

follow me too please :)

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thanks!

AgataP said...

amazing shoes and shorts!

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Syrious said...

wooow love this outfit!!
you're so beautiful!!
really love it!!! nice post!!
love it!!
hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same
xoxo

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Rohini said...

Adorable outfit! I love those wedges. :)
Xx

Laura said...

Really nice outfit! Love it

Xoxo dear

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Grace said...

Love it!
The wedges are adorable!

Aimee said...

Love how the colour of the belt and the nailpolish match, so subtle! xx

Aimee said...
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Cuspian said...

really cute shorts and i love the colour of your nails!

CUSPIAN

Caroline said...

VERY cool blog!
I follow you now :-)

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Angela said...

Sympa cette tenue!Bravo;)
Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

Diya said...

oh my...I have those wedges from forever21 but you look SO much cuter in them!

In Her Stilettos

Miss Woody said...

you're so pretty !! love your wedges !

Blicious said...

LOVE your outfit! the floral wedges are amazing!

xoxo
b

vonilicious said...

I picked up these shorts as well! They are so perfect. Great look and I love your shoes.

Thu said...

Awesome shoes, lovely. xx

Britt+Whit said...

absolutely LOVE your floral wedges. Great F21 finds!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Ebbie said...

I have to get those wedges, they are so adorable. F21 is actually one of my favorite places to get a cute pair of affordable shoes.

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Clélia C. said...

so cute !

panna e caffè said...

love your short! so cute!

xoxo from france

M said...

The wedges are gorgeous. That nail/belt pastel bright colour is amazing too!


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Elin said...

Wow, I' ve liked this cause it's so pretty, gorgeous wedges xxx

Tonya said...

This outfit is so perfect! First off...I LOVE the floral wedges. How cute are those! And I love the mint nail polish and the matching belt! So lovely, especially against the pink shorts. Love it!

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geishcharles said...

freakin cute! following u now:))