[ in the land of chiffon and metal ]

Today’s look is a fusion of the rough and the soft; the feminine and the edgy. I paired the metal handcuff bangles with my flowy ya-ya dress for two main reasons. The most probable of the two is the possibility that I might be going bangle crazy this spring. If you haven’t noticed the recent bangle overload in my looks…stay tuned my friend. The second reasons has something to do with a recent inclination towards aesthetic duplicity; the mixing of opposite and even conflicting traits somehow agrees with me at the moment.

* It was such a pleasant surprise to discover that Jessica of What I Wore mentioned fashionistatalk as her “fashion blog of the moment.” Thank you Jessica ;).

What I’m wearing:

  • Chiffon maxi dress by “YA-YA Aflalo”
  • 3 handcuff bangles by “b-side by ken & dana”
  • 2 large metal bangles by “b-side by kendana”
  • Nude heels by “Elie Tahari”
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32 Replies to “[ in the land of chiffon and metal ]”

  1. Wowza, from the looks of the last picture, you've been getting your yoga on! I adore the dress and all the gold bangles. I didn't get on the maxi dress bandwagon last year, but I might have to take the plunge this summer!

    1. Lol, I have been getting my yoga on. I took a little break from it but plan on getting back into to it any day now. Yeah, maxi's are awesome – easy to wear and accessorize.

  2. Beautiful dress! And I love how you paired it with several gold bangles. The change of seasons brings this inspirational air that makes you want to be more creative. Too bad I live in Mia, Fl. A place where is summer almost 365 days of the year. It gets annoying not to be able to wear as many jackets and jeans throughout the year. I love skirts, short shorts and dresses, but sometimes I wish our weather was less humid and hot. Very artsy the last picture btw!

    1. Really. Being from Canada, I can't imagine ever being tired of the hot weather but I can see how it can seem a bit limiting in terms of wardrobe choices. I guess you'd want to layer at times and you hardly get a chance.
      Lol, the last pictures is a bigger hit than I expected.
      Thanks Verov.

  3. gone with the wind, what else is to be said? I will travel to the US next week and have a short stop over in Montreal, my first time ever in Canada. So I will look outside the windows of the airport and see this series on my inner eyes, that is for sure. Thank you very much for sharing them with us

  4. I have have found your blog lately. Honestly, I adore your style, and your talent for combining clothes. You really inspired me… today I'm going to buy a maxi dress :).
    In your opinion, what basic items should every women have in their closet?
    What outfit would you recommend for the office, combining a skirt with a tee or a shirt?how would you accessorize a pair of pink skinny jeans for a stroll in the afternoon, or for a girls night out? If you have any suggestions, please drop a line. And sorry for the huge amount of questions…I couldn't stop myself :)).

    1. I like your question about basics so much that I think I will dedicate a full post to it. I think that depending on the type of an office you work in, you could easily pair the skirt with a button-down shirt or any professional looking top. As long as it isn't too flashy or open, I think it should work for the office.
      Now on the topic of pink skinny jeans. Because they sound like a statement in themselves I would let them be the central element of the look. Choose accessorize that will compliment the jeans without competing for visual attention. Maybe nude heels and a few light bracelets could work. There are a lot of possibilities but just remember not to over indulge with pink because too much pink tends to look forcefully girlie.

  5. Wow, the pose in the last one is pretty intense!

    Found this site from weardrobe and have found it quite inspiring! I'm hoping to put much more thought into what I wear and I think this is a good place for inspiration! 🙂
    I think maxi dresses are so cool, but alas, with my meager five foot nothing I'm not sure if I can manage to look anything but short in them.
    Maybe if I find the right print and tailor it to my size it might work.

    1. Kathyrine you'd be surprised how much height they seem to add to you when you wear mixis with heels or high platform wedges where the dress is long enough to cover the shoes. From my experience, when you buy most maxi dresses they are often a bit too long as it is so if you get them shortened to about half an inch off the ground, they'll look amazing.

  6. Hello beautiful!Oh, i discovered your blog thanks to her featuring you.Congrats:)
    Anyway, continuing our talk…I am 16.About English, I like to say that I've known i since i was in mom's belly, as she was an English teacher back then.Anyway, I started private classes at 6 and now I'm in the 10th grade(stopped the private classes two years ago) but I have a great high school profile with 5 hours of English per week and 1 of English geography/history….and whatever I'll have next year.So, thanks for the compliment.I love this language.As a matter of fact, any language.I was actually determined to start learning Russian but first, I have to find a teacher and secondly I have to find the time to do it.I'm concentrating on English and French, and will start taking German classes again.Yay for cultural diversity:)
    What do you study?
    Love the bangles, by the way.Wouldn't mind to see more and more:)

    1. Oh Ruxandra. It's amazing that you so interested in learning languages and I hope you keep it up because it seems like you might be a natural at it. I've wanted to learn Italian for the longest time and can't wait to go there. I have this feeling that I would pick it up relatively quickly once I immerse myself in the environment. Anyway, I studied theatres and cinema studies at the university of toronto but I'm starting my masters in law soon.
      p.s. i'll keep the bangle comment in mind

    1. My mom actually took these but a lot of my pictures are taken by my dad as well. He's been interested in photography for as long as I can remember whereas my mom is still learning. What we usually do now is that my mom and I take the pics and my dad helps us select which he thinks are the best and most artistic.
      Thanks for asking Trishna.

  7. My mom actually took these but a lot of my pictures are taken by my dad as well. He's been interested in photography for as long as I can remember whereas my mom is still learning. What we usually do now is that my mom and I take the pics and my dad helps us select which he thinks are the best and most artistic.
    Thanks for asking Trishna.

  8. Oh Ruxandra. It's amazing that you so interested in learning languages and I hope you keep it up because it seems like you might be a natural at it. I've wanted to learn Italian for the longest time and can't wait to go there. I have this feeling that I would pick it up relatively quickly once I immerse myself in the environment. Anyway, I studied theatres and cinema studies at the university of toronto but I'm starting my masters in law soon.
    p.s. i'll keep the bangle comment in mind

  9. Oh Ruxandra. It's amazing that you so interested in learning languages and I hope you keep it up because it seems like you might be a natural at it. I've wanted to learn Italian for the longest time and can't wait to go there. I have this feeling that I would pick it up relatively quickly once I immerse myself in the environment. Anyway, I studied theatres and cinema studies at the university of toronto but I'm starting my masters in law soon.
    p.s. i'll keep the bangle comment in mind

  10. Kathyrine you'd be surprised how much height they seem to add to you when you wear mixis with heels or high platform wedges where the dress is long enough to cover the shoes. From my experience, when you buy most maxi dresses they are often a bit too long as it is so if you get them shortened to about half an inch off the ground, they'll look amazing.

  11. Kathyrine you'd be surprised how much height they seem to add to you when you wear mixis with heels or high platform wedges where the dress is long enough to cover the shoes. From my experience, when you buy most maxi dresses they are often a bit too long as it is so if you get them shortened to about half an inch off the ground, they'll look amazing.

  12. I like your question about basics so much that I think I will dedicate a full post to it. I think that depending on the type of an office you work in, you could easily pair the skirt with a button-down shirt or any professional looking top. As long as it isn't too flashy or open, I think it should work for the office.
    Now on the topic of pink skinny jeans. Because they sound like a statement in themselves I would let them be the central element of the look. Choose accessorize that will compliment the jeans without competing for visual attention. Maybe nude heels and a few light bracelets could work. There are a lot of possibilities but just remember not to over indulge with pink because too much pink tends to look forcefully girlie.

  13. I like your question about basics so much that I think I will dedicate a full post to it. I think that depending on the type of an office you work in, you could easily pair the skirt with a button-down shirt or any professional looking top. As long as it isn't too flashy or open, I think it should work for the office.
    Now on the topic of pink skinny jeans. Because they sound like a statement in themselves I would let them be the central element of the look. Choose accessorize that will compliment the jeans without competing for visual attention. Maybe nude heels and a few light bracelets could work. There are a lot of possibilities but just remember not to over indulge with pink because too much pink tends to look forcefully girlie.

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