Flamingo Friday

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H&M blazer (old), Loeffler Randall rider bag (in gray), LKB Stila pumps c/o

I've been meaning to blog about this fun blouse which combines my love for whimsical prints and girly tie-neck bows. I haven't seen much flamingo pattern in the form of dressier pieces (almost turned off it forever via Dad's Hawaiian shirt collection) so was happily drawn to this. I brought out some bright pumps to accentuate the pink, and toned the rest of the outfit down with a conservative blazer. This purse is too small for me to use as a work bag, but I wanted to show the pretty color pairing for a more casual outfit. 
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Several of you have asked about sizing from this company - their team mentioned that most of their styles are made for petite women and sizing may run a little smaller than that of US brands. I tried on a few pieces and find the XS (also labeled US 2 / EUR 34) to consistently fit similar to an H&M sz 4 / 34 or a 0 in American brands. I usually take a 2 / 32 at H&M so this top was blousy, but not overwhelming. The poly material had good drape and resemblance to silk crepe in my opinion. 
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Measurements of XS when lying flat: 16.5" across the armpits, 13" across the shoulders, 23.5" total length.
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I've been wearing this LOFT skirt at least once a week and wanted to mention that it's now on final sale for $26 online. Even though it's patterned, the color scheme is soft enough for the skirt to serve as a "neutral" against other prints. I have to reiterate how pleasantly surprised I am with the material and construction (and esp for the price - completely worth the alterations)!
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On an unrelated note, an item I picked up recently is this Piperlime Pim + Larkin boat-neck top in black. I have an old lacy black top that's been a go-to for nights out and have been looking for an update. The XS here fits also similarly to an H&M sz 4 and is slightly boxy and straight cut. It works for me as a casual fit - haven't had a chance to take photos yet but wanted to share before sizes were gone!


  1. I love this elegant outfit on you. The pink pumps look so cute and shinny! However, when I clicked the LKB link, all sizes in this raspberry color are currently sold out...

  2. What a fabulous top!!! I love that it's fun but still work appropriate!

    ❤ Temi Truly

  3. This is such a beautiful outfit! Love the colorful details for work...that printed top and pink pumps are PERFECT!!!



  4. OMG! You look wonderful! This outfit is absolutely beautiful and simply adorable. I love it always so much see you wearing such pencil skirts as they are obviously made for you <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. That top is gorgeous! I love the flamingo print; I've never seen anything with that print before!

    Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

  6. Great look! Love this fun print.


  7. I love the top and the bag!


  8. I love how playful and feminine it looks, while still being work appropriate. You have an incredibly good taste.

  9. The bow blouse is so pretty! Perfect outfit<3


  10. Looking fabulous as per usual. I love the flamingo print! I've very into fun prints like that too.

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  12. Love flamingo prints..even did a post of few cool clothes at the beginning of summer.. your look is simple classy and feminine... love the addition of a muted blazer.. pink shoes are a great pop..


  13. I like the skirt quite a bit. I am not so sure about the heels. The color seems too "cotton-candy" and I will hesitate to wear them for a work environment (a bit cheesy). Just curious if you picked this color? Will those be shoes you would purchase if they are not c/o?

  14. Very pretty. Have a good weekend.

  15. love that lace top you linked at the end. could be so versatile with future pairings! and the satchel looks oddly mint green, like your nails! :P

  16. I love your look! The colors are so pretty :)

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  17. The clothes are look comfortable and it really make you look charming and it is stylish.
    That is the style i like.

  18. I love that top! The pairing of the skirt, blouse and heels are such a great combination!

  19. Love this whimsical print! Such a fun piece to wear.


  20. The flamingo top is amazing! Beautiful ensemble that is suitable for work yet fun to look at. Great look!

  21. She looks elegant with her outfit. I like her cardigan. Find accessories that will add beauty to your outfit.


  22. Great outfit!! So fab!

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