14/09/2013

may the force be with you

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Wearing: H&M t-shirt (similar) / Zara skirt (similar) and heels (similar here and here) / ASOS sunglasses (similar) / Proenza Schouler bag (high street alternative) / Kure Bazaar nail polish in 'Caicos'

I did a short internship at a law firm in KL a few months ago and had to go shopping for office wear because I didn't have much that were suitable for a professional environment. I picked up this Zara pencil skirt in the sale and frequently wore it during my internship. After my internship ended, I wanted to continue wearing the skirt and was thinking of ways to incorporate it into my everyday looks without looking like a career woman instead of the student that I am. The skirt looks very formal and I wanted to tone it down, so I wore it with a loose graphic t-shirt because I like the contrast between smart and casual. I usually don't wear knee-length skirts because I find that they make me look shorter than I already am. To avoid looking stumpy, I wear shoes that: (a) give some height; (b) don't cover my ankles; and (c) show as much of my feet as possible. Boots and flats are instantly ruled out. The ideal shoes would be single-sole heeled sandals with thin straps, which are my trusty Zara ones. Since the outfit is pretty much monochromatic, I thought that a pop of colour would jazz it up and this was achieved through the bright blue mirrored sunglasses. I was chuffed when I saw them while perusing ASOS because I was looking for such a pair but didn't want to splurge on an ephemeral trend piece, so they satisfy my sartorial craving without costing too much.

89 comments :

  1. What a great look! I like the contrast between a sporty tee and an elegant skirt :))

    Lu, xx
    http://balgar-ka.tumblr.com

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  2. Seemingly normal pieces with a little twist to them are the best pieces.

    The Fashann Monster

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  3. Oh my gosh! That tee is awesome! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Love your tee! :-)

    xoxo

    Piera Anastasia

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  5. Amazing look!! love your style!!

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  6. Awesome tee, and I love the skirt with the contrasting fabric under the slit. Super chic!
    xL

    The Marcy Stop

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  7. Hello dear,
    would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
    http://gabriellawolf.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great outfit and love the way you styled your pencil skirt!

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  9. Great outfit, I love how you made it more casual with the Star Wars tee. I've always like a bit of a mix rather then one all together look

    x
    Liz
    Indulgera Blog

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  10. Hi, you've got a really nice blog there. Love it.

    I also have a blog at http://dancinginmyawkwardarms.blogspot.com/ about fashion illustration, I'd love if you could check out and see if you like it or not.

    Have a lovely time!

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  11. Hi there

    Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my post!

    I love this look and totally lusting after the PS11 bag :)

    xx

    www.thestylemma.com

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  12. what a cool top..great outfit!

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  13. Great look :)

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  14. Wow I just love your style! those glasses are amazing love the blue tint and the whole outfit in fact new follower <3 hope you will follow me back :) x

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  15. Nice shades, pretty dress.

    http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love the shirt!
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  17. I hope your short internship at a law firm went well :D I loved the outfit :D The skirt is amazing and really well chosen ^-^

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  18. I love the t-shirt and I love how you styled it!


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  19. Major love for the tee shirt!!! xx

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  20. lovely outfit!
    the skirt is so gorgeous
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  21. Omg you look so damn amazing! Seriously tee is so amazing!
    Your blog is amazing! Followed and looking forward for your next posts &outfits!

    Could you possibly check out my blog? Would mean so much to me!
    FASHION ENVIOUS

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  22. This is so cute! LOVE IT! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  23. ahh i love this! such a great mix!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  24. Love the star wars shirt :) Want one too.....

    Great blog :) Do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? Just added you as a new follower :)

    PS I LOVE FASHION AND BEAUTY :)

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  25. I want a Star Wars shirt as well :)
    Cute outfit!
    Xx

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  26. Cute tshirt and love your sunnies ;))

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  27. great outfit!

    cheers,
    http://www.abstractorganza.blogspot.com

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  28. Ahh, I love recycling clothes in different ways too! I once styled a LBD 15 different ways. This look is so fresh and edgy and so different than how you wore it at your law firm, I'm sure!

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  29. love the skirt!
    hope all is well with the internship
    would you like to follow each other? :)
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  30. I always love when people style fun tops like this with a chic skirt. You look amazing! Fabulous post, love. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xo

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  31. love your bag, you look so cool! xx

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  33. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you (bloglovin) and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com .


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  34. I like your outfit :)

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  35. you look great and like the blog
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    take a look at our latest post
    greetings from Holland

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  36. haha love this. you look great!

    come say hello-
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  37. Such a cool top <3 I've just discovered your blog and I adore it!! You have a great style !

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  38. Fabulous combination, love that skirt!
    Do visit my blog and if you like follow on GFC, Bloglovin, twitter & Facebook, leave a comment and I'll follow back!

    http://feistyfoxdiaries.blogspot.in/

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  39. Love your tee! Star Wars <3

    Stop by sometime, xo Natalie
    www.lavagabonddame.com

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  40. Just had a flick through your blog and really enjoyed it :) Your photos are lovely and we own a lot of the same things! Surely that's a good thing? Haha. Such a good job, you're doing - and kudos for the Star Wars t-shirt. I approve. Haha :)

    www.emilyblogsalot.com

    -Emily.

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  41. Love this look! Please check out my big Nordstrom post at www.loveolia.com! Would love if you could take the time to VOTE for me! www.loveolia.com

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  42. love this look on you! a good pencil skirt is a classic !

    -issa @ wewearthings.com

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  43. The tee with that skirt is a great styling!

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  44. This tshirts are such a huge trend! Love that Star Wars one!!

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  45. Great look! I want your bag and tee! So cool!
    With love,

    Joy
    n e w b l o g | justlikesushi.com

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  46. Very nice look! Thank you for visit my blog! Visit my last look if you like! Little black dress whit Mr Wolf boots

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  47. Love your outfit to bits, you look gorgeous!
    Mafalda ❤
    www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  48. you have a lovely blog <3 this outfit is so cool!!
    follow?
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    kisses ♥

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  49. Great outfit! You look fab.

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  50. Great outfit! You look fab.

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  51. I love this outfit, you have such an amazing style!

    Inge
    www.fashionenvie.be

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  52. Nice pics !

    xx Julien

    http://oohjules.com

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  53. Awesome outfit! Loving that shirt a lot :)

    WITH LOVE,
    LINSEY / POSE-BLOG.COM

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  54. I just found out your blog!
    Your style is amazing!

    http://latroublemaker.blogspot.gr/

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  55. Love your tee!

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  56. absolutely love this look! cool casual with a corporate skirt <3 great style!!

    xx Brigette

    http://michetteee.blogspot.com.au

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  57. Lovely blog, follow me and I'll follow you back!

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  58. Love your outfit to bits, the skirt and heels are gorgeous!
    Mafalda ❤
    www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  59. I love the t-shirt and the combination! :))
    Kisses from:

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  60. love the mirror sunnies!:) cute outfit!♥ I followed you on bloglovin and I liked your facebook page with my personal account (petra lorencová)♥ you can follow my blog too if you'd like;) kisses!♥

    www.lorietta.cz


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  61. Your sunnies are incredible!!!Love them so much!
    Nice outfit dear! Can't wait to see more of it!

    Sending you much kisses from Belgium!

    Come and have a look at my new post if you want <3

    Kisses, Lima xoxo

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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  62. great call on the t-shirt with pencil skirt. i have to try the look sometime.

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  63. Love this look! Star Wars tops are really popular right now!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  64. Great post! Totally love the photos :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  65. wow, great look!and i' in love with your mirrored sunnies!

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  66. Love the look! The length of the skirt is perfect, and this skirt combined with the geeky Stars Wars top is sublime. Would love to wear this myself :)

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  67. LOVE this t-shirt on you! It is perfection. xx

    http://thestylecrusader.com

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  68. Love this outfit combo!
    xo Kat
    www.withlovefromkat.com

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  69. haha... you dress up this tee shirt very nicely!
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    IG @gracenjio

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  70. Nice outfit!!! I like the tshirt so so much!!
    =)
    xx
    L.
    www.lalouuula.com

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  71. Nice outfit!!! I like the tshirt so so much!!
    =)
    xx
    L.
    www.lalouuula.com

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  72. All black looks are my favorite, you look super chic! xx

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  73. J'aime beaucoup le Tshirt "Star War" hihi! Lovely Blog!!
    Gros bisous!

    www.maudtali.blogspot.com

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  74. Such a cool outfit... Love it!
    April xx

    http://aprilrosepengilly.blogspot.com.au

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