not quite black

shirt: aqua for bloomingdale's (similar), cargos: j brand (similar), hat + ankle straps: zara, nails: sephora by OPI "leotard optional" 

This outfit is somehow a mix of "very me" and "not so me." Black shoes, muted color scheme, plaid, and a hat are all very true to my usual style. But heels, a sleeveless top (sorry to be one of those girls but I hate my arms), and such a wide brimmed hat aren't something I typically reach for. The hat was one of my last purchases at the Zara sale, at under $10, it was definitely a lucky find. Believe it or not, the cargos would probably fit into the "me" category, since they were a pair of my go to pants 3 years ago. Remember that? When every single female celebrity out there owned a pair of these pants? Needless to say high school me felt like a kool kat owning a pair.

Wearing something like this at school wouldn't really make me blink an eye, but when I come home, suburbia tends to get to my head. Perhaps this wasn't the best outfit for blending in while running to Harmon's and Dunkin on an early Saturday morning. In suburban New Jersey. Specially cause there was a constant fear of knocking someone out with my headgear. YOLO.


  1. This is such a lovely post , dear!
    I love the photos too!

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  2. Sick cargo trousers, doll. Love 'em! And the floppy hat is perfect.


  3. I think you look really amazing. You should wear like this more often if you feel comfortable in it ofcourse but I must say. This outfit suits on you well!
    Xx Asli

  4. you look absolutely stunning! totally love that big black hat:) and godda love your last post too, we're all about chopping it off at the moment:)
    we're hope you are doing fine!
    lots and lots of love from switzerland,
    Nina and Rachel,

  5. Hey,
    the outfit is amazing!

  6. You look amazing in this outfit! Your blog is so good and love the header!

  7. You look so great in those jeans! I love the faded look!

    Fizz and Frosting

  8. i love the header, dear.. you have to showing off your pretty face ;)
    would you mind to following each other?

  9. this outfit is so so lovely! that hat is great

  10. your headgear IS crazy but in a good way. it gives this slightly fancy vibe to your ensemble and goes perfectly with your black heels. btw, I also like those colourful flower pots! :D

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  11. love the hat and the heels here, you look great!!

  12. You look so good! I am loooving that hat!

    Xenia xx

  13. I love your heels! Very lovely look :)
    -Vivian from stylemeendless

  14. I'm totally diggin' your shoes! And haha, I totally get the same way when I go home for breaks. Love the hat though, I think you totally rocked it :)

    fashion and tea

  15. I like it! The hat, the sleeveless plaid button down, the heels...yes, yes, and yes! :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  16. That's what's so fun about fashion... you can combine what normally represents you and experiment with something outside the box too! I really like this look! It has this grungy, and edgy sophistication, and looks great on you! Love the heels too :) by the way.. your hair is just gorgeous. I wish mind would naturally curl like that!!

  17. I love your style dear and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. These pants look great with a blouse and your hat is so nice with this look! Have a good day. xx Pip

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  18. What a great find with your hat! And loving those cargos! Thanks so much for your comments in my blog! come back soon! x

  19. I do love your styles!!!
    Hope we could follow each other...maybe??

  20. You're so pretty
    I love your style!
    Just come across your blog and I'm a big fan!
    Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin, twitter & instagram?
    Hope you have a fantastic day
    Lots of love
    Kate xo

  21. You look super cool and the heels are to die for! xo

  22. You look amazing, I really love your hat and shoes and you managed to put together perfectly!

    Have a good Friday

  23. What an adorable hat! I loved living in NYC because I could wear whatever I wanted and no one gave a crap. :)

    The Tiny Heart
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  24. This is TOTALLY an outfit I would wear out! I think anyone can pull off anything anywhere as long as you do it with confidence! I absolutely adore this outfit and your shoes are so cute!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind words. I am actually following you now on Bloglovin and I hope you'll do the same so we can stay connected! I look forward to reading your posts :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  25. love the look! i love a good pair of cargos, and these in particular look lovely on you. and the hat is oh-so-glam :) following you via bloglovin, hopefully you can do the same :)

    Ginger @ Chic by Night

  26. Love it :) I love the denim and plaid together but I also love the hat and the heels to glam up a laid back look. I can't believe the hat was that inexpensive!

  27. Love love love your hat sooooo much! Your whole outfit looks great! x

  28. oh! love that hat & shoes x

  29. gorgeous outfit! The Zara sandals are gorgeous!


  30. cool outfit. i love your hair! :)


  31. Great outfit! Your hair looks amazing, I wish i had this much hair! xx

  32. I liked your description of this outfit, I think it suits you wonderfully hun, the jeans are such a chic pair and love the adorable hat! Thanks for your suggestions on my previous post :) Happy Friday

  33. haha ohhhh suburbia. i know just what you mean- when i visit my parents in suburban chicago i get called a hipster for wearing a SUMMER SCARF. like wut. i personally LOVE this look- that hat is el gorgeous. was this sale recent?? i kind of want to go blow some money, haha

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  34. Love your wide brimmed hat and the cut of your skinnies. You are wise to observe the fashion mores of your suburban town..and then flaunt your style, anyway!! Go girl!
    XX, Elle

  35. I remember wanting a pair of those pants! When I go home to my parents' house, in a small town, I also feel like I stick out because of my wild colors and tendency to wear clashing prints. Although I would say that your outfit is actually great for a casual day running errands.


  36. This outfit is rockin girl! I love how you're trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone! I think the look is fun, edgy, and perfect for a summer to fall transition! P.S. Love those cargos!!!!

  37. stunning, loving those jeans! you look awesome!

  38. this outfit is lovely, i'm obsessed with your style!
    especially love the jeans and hat xo

  39. i really like this outfit mili - the hat is definitely a great find, i like that you've ventured out a bit from your usual but still looks pretty you to me! i remember the whole cargo thing too, of course i was guilty - haha!

    steph /


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