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when trends don't work out

Don't you hate it when you really want to wear something trendy... but instead of looking fashion forward you just look like an idiot? This is a pretty common occurrence in my life (I blame it on the fact that I'm vertically challenged & "curvy") and the reason why you won't see me wearing culottes or mules on the blog anytime soon. Most of the time it doesn't bother me much but I'm seriously bummed that I can't effortlessly pull off a neckerchief like Leandra Medine can. The struggle is real when you've got a short neck.

dress: forever 21, cardigan: cheap monday, shoes: forever 21 (based on these schutz sandals), neckerchief: urban outfitters










And here's an awkward collage for selfies because I really liked the lip stain I was wearing. Because I have pigmented lips, I'm usually not a fan of lip products with sheer coverage. This Jordana twist & shine moisturizing balm stain in honey love is the exception. It applies in such a way that it blends in with the natural color of my lips instead of lying on top providing lackluster, spotty coverage. The best part is that it's only $3! #drugstorewin

33 comments

  1. You rock that neckerchief though! And that lip color is so gorgeous on you *.*


    -Vivian
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  2. I feel like this is a major struggle in my life, especially with working in fashion I constantly want to try different trends, like culottes, but I just don't have the body type to pull off all these trends so I'm right there with you. I love the striped dress with the oversized cardigan and I have to say I actually love the neckerchief on you and would love to even see it in a brighter color. And honestly good for you for trying a trend that you liked, you totally rocked it!


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  3. Cute look! love the sandals!!!
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  4. Great lip color and I'm totally loving those sandals!!! xx

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  5. Camilla Julie Skov HansenMay 26, 2015 at 6:58:00 AM EDT

    Haha, I so now that dilemma, but I think you look amazing though!
    The sandals are amazing!!
    xoxo,

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  6. Hahaha I know what your talking about. A lot of trends don't work out for me too but I wear them anyway. I don't care that I look like an idiot :) If I like it I'll wear it. Culottes make my legs look even shorter and thicker. I have at least five pairs of them. You look totally amazing Mili. Love the dress and the cute sandals. Someone needs to send me that lipstain! We don't have that brand over here :D

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  7. Girl, I loveee those shoes and I think they look great on you! I do agree though, trends can be really hard to pull off when you're not stick thin! Have a great day:)


    xx
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  8. You are so funny. I totally know what you mean. Although I am currently loving culottes, there are some trends I try and think "why do I bother?" I actually think you are pulling off that neckerchief well. Also, I totally wanted those sandals from F21 and didn't get them in time! I bought another pair, but I like those better. :(

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. I think you look adorable and are pulling the neckerchief off quite nicely! Love the stripes and love those sandals so much:) Have a great Tuesday!


    Laura
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  10. I cannot pull of culottes; my legs are too short. Doesn't work. So I hear you on wanting to rock the trends, but not necessarily being able to execute.

    LOVE that lip stain on you- hello, gorgeous pout!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. When you find a trend and you really want it to work but it just won't... it IS such a bummer. I feel you. But I feel like neckerchief would seem awkward in general for most people but you're still rocking that outfit! Love those shoes!
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    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  12. the last two photos are so cute and i love ur gladiator sandals! xO!
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  13. Love your shoes so much!! U look so cute! Lovely photos!! Xoxo
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  14. I hate when you try a trend and it doesn't look how you hoped it would. Always a bummer. I love this cool striped dress on you!
    ~Sara

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  15. I used to hate it when trends didn't work out. It sucked. I think that's when I decided to figure out my own personal style. Not every trend looks great on every body type you know? And that lip stain, I am so loving that color on you.

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  16. ahh I so know what you mean - I have a deceptively short neck as well. And truth be told, not all trends are going to work for everyone - I can't pull off culottes either :(
    That said, I love this striped dress - I wore one in my last post as well - great minds think alike! :)

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  17. I hear you on not all trends working for you. But that just means we find what does and not it!


    Love your sandals!


    Diane
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  18. I love your sandals!!! They're stunning!! X


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  19. I love those selfies! the girly pink shade of your lip thingie indeed is very pretty and to be honest that neckerchief is not that bad either! I know they can be tricky, especially when they're small and you kind of don't know if they're too tiny or still normal. at least that's how I've been feeling when I have been dealing with them. oh and I love your sandals!

    Maiken - Part of me

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  20. I love your dress and sandals! Super cute

    xo

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  21. Such a great casual look! I love those sandals! :)


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  22. Hahahaha girl, you crack me up. Pulling off the bandana/tight scarf look is hard for anyone. Love that dress, though!

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  23. You are too funny!... I think really the only ones getting away with the bandana tied around their neck are cowboys... That dress is super cute and pretty on you!


    Amber
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  24. Seriously, SO cute! Love it from head to toe, darling! Those sandals...swoon!

    Sending you much love & Happy Wednesday!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  25. You're so cute in that little scarf! I feel like I could never pull it off. :) I love twist and shine as well, it's gorgeous on your skin tone!


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    Kylie
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  26. haha you're so funny! I agree with you about when certain trends come along and it just wouldn't be something I could pull off. I think you actually look cute in the scarf! I like that lip gloss too!! :)

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  27. So funny!! And we love that color on you, and that striped dress is seriously cute. We can't pull off a neckercheif quite like leandra either so we feel you :)

    xx 365Hangers

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  28. Haha, fantastic collage at the end - gotta love those drugstore wins! I'm gonna check this product out now.
    Ughhh, and I feel your pain. Neckerchief's are tricky to pull off in my opinion. I don't know. I know I can't! Ah well. At least we still look awesome in our black and white street style :P


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  29. The lip stain is really pretty on you! I'm the opposite of you and my lips are super pale so I hate sheer lip products. And don't worry about culottes, you won't catch me in it either, I find it to be really ugly.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  30. I think you dress for your shape pretty damn well lady :) I do love this outfit on you!

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  31. I love how you keep it real! I see bloggers pull of gorgeous pieces and then it doesn't exactly translate the same on to myself all the time. I'm short and most of the time the mini skirt I buy online end up knee length. This is why fashion industry needs real women models and not tall giraffes.

    xo Sheree
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