Stripes & Metallic // OOTD

This is my first outfit post!!! :] I spent a lot of time focusing on my words, not my face. I'm a writer first & foremost. I wanted my poetry, my creative writing, my thoughts to speak for themselves. But things change & blossom & grow. I realized that people want to know a person, a human. Who is Carmen? What's she like? She writes but what does she look like? I'm putting all your (non-existent) questions to rest. Here I am! :]



It's a gorgeous San Diego day. The sun is shining. The ocean breeze is light. The palm fronds sway gently. It's 70 degrees out & it feels divine. 


I determined that it's the perfect day for a tank, a light skirt, & some sandals. Thank you California for blessing us with absolutely delightful weather today. Luckily, it's a far cry from the terrible fires we had. 



If I can, I like mixing colors, patterns, & textures. I like looking at the details. At first you see the overall painting, then you take a better look & notice the little things. Style is like an art. :]



I love optical illusions. Look at my legs! Whoa trippy. Hehe.


Top: hand me down // Skirt: Forever 21 // Sandals: H&M // Earrings: H&M // Sunglasses: Marshalls

Woo. Thanks for reading y'all. Wishing you a happy day! What's your favorite thing to wear on a warm (almost) summer day? :]

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28 comments

  1. Such a cute outfit, lucky you living somewhere sunny like California! Wish I could dress like this in England haha!

    Efflorescent Dream
    xx

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  2. You are beautiful! And I think that outfit is really cute :)

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  3. Such a beautiful look on you! I'm dying over those sandals!

    http://amber-allnaturallybeautiful.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Shouldn't you be a model as well? Cute...

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  5. what a cute outfit! i love it! especially the shoes!

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    1. Thanks Helene. I had no idea the shoes would be so popular! :p

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  6. I think your first outfit post was a success! Love your nail polish, too!

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  7. Cute earrings. Loving the outfit.

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  8. you look lovely, love the outfit :)
    xo,
    Flo
    http://florenciasdiary.blogspot.com/

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  9. You look great! I love your outfit! Your earrings are so cute!
    I hope you like being a fashion blogger (or whatever you wanna be :P)
    I love being a fashion blogger!!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog
    xo

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely different than my usual, but I'm learning to express myself in a variety of ways. :]

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  10. Cute look. I love all the colourful accents.

    Ryli :)
    PearlofmyEye.com

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  11. I love your accessory choice!
    xx Sonya
    http://foreverornot.blogspot.com - blog about a Russian girl living in Oregon, USA with a passion for photography, traveling and exploring.

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  12. Congrats on your first outfit post!!! I love your neon yellow nails in here too! My nails are still black... I need to color them for summer soon! LOL

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    1. Hm...maybe I should try a black nail... :D

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  13. Well, I think it's a wonderful first outfit post! Love the details! =)

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  14. Cute summer outfit, Carmen! Especially love the shoes and how they match your earrings. :)

    Victoria, 'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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    1. Thanks Victoria. It's all about the details; thanks for catching them. :]

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  15. Hi Carmen! Thank you for your sweet comment. :) - So cool , lovely summer outfit. Love the nail polish too.

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  16. Fabulous first outfit post doll - loving the whole outfit! :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  17. Love the colorful accessories and your look!

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  18. Lovely outfit post! You look so pretty :) xx

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  19. cute neon accents!
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