Ms. Prim and Proper
May 14th, 2012 • 16 Comments
Cream Floral Textured Top: Mango | Necklace: Forever 21 | Sheer black chiffon Maxi-Skirt: Mango | Sequined Clutch: Accessorize | Ring: Forever 21 | Bracelet: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Juicy Couture | Snakeskin Cream Shoes: LAMB
I was supposed to attend my cousin’s wedding last Sunday wearing this ensemble. Since it was an impromptu event, I didn’t really get to prepare and have a dress made in time. Thankfully, Mango’s current selection allowed me to build an outfit that projected the needed formality that a wedding event calls for.
Truth be told, I didn’t make it to the event. For one thing, I was just there to represent my parents so my presence wasn’t really all that necessary, next, I wasn’t really close to said cousin, and finally, I wasn’t in the mood. I didn’t want to go to a formal event pretending to rub shoulders and smile at my Chinese family members who would most likely accost me with invasive questions pertaining to my life in general.
I’m also pretty much bitter (I’m going through something, as mentioned in my previous blog post) so I don’t want to be festive at a wedding. You know that new Maroon 5 song: “Pay Phone?” There was a line that went: “All this fairytales are full of shit, one more fucking love song, I’ll be sick”–well, that was pretty much my mindset for the past few weeks so I didn’t want to be dick-ish and rain on anyone’s parade.
Or honestly, there’s also the fact that I was feeling really lazy that day and my other cousins didn’t really want to accompany me so we all just decided to stay in and watch a DVD.
But there’s just something ethereal with this top that I just can’t quite put my finger to.I love the chiffon texture that was made to resemble rosettes. It’s very dainty and pretty, definitely not something I expected from a retail brand like Mango.
I decided to embellish my outfit with silver hardware and silver details. I’m a fan of both gold and silver metals, I guess it all depends on how you want your look to come off as. Personally, I prefer gold over silver but there are just times when silver tones would stand out and make an elegant outfit noticeable.
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t wear such a bold lip color as I feel like it would make my facial features too harsh but I think it’s pretty much appropriate for this outfit. I love how the red makes my teeth look whiter.