Monday, January 4, 2010

Don't want to be left behind by anything or anyone

Navy blue velvet dress:many years back,Collage
Belt:vintage,mom's
Leg warmers:vintage mom's hand me down
Floral flats:Dirty Pretty Things
Beret/accessories:random/vintage


One of my resolutions in year 2010 that I've just added to the list? To add each outfit with a splash of colors. So I dug up old leg warmers my mom had passed down to me. I've gotten them for so long that I missed out there was something so beautiful waiting to be worn out. Them with floral flats are just another way I wanted color today.

Talking about shoes,I feel that I'm so dumb in a way. I mean I used to dance ballet for 9 years but I've stopped for a few years now. So I've got my old ballet flats(few pairs in fact) and I didn't even wear them out as normal shoes at all. Taking them out tomorrow to wear them and maybe stud the black ones I have as well.
Some bloggers have mentioned that they would love to spend less this year on clothes and do more DIYs instead. Pretty good idea to follow,so I'm jumping on the wagon too. I want to do more DIYs of my own so as to start saving and yet still have new reconstructed clothes to add to my closet.

One blogger I really admire for her beautiful style and awesome DIYs is Sophia of Phosphene. Many of you must have heard of her. She is so so creative and good with her hands on diys and she makes such lovely pieces. You have got to check out her blog right now if you have been missing out.

Also,don't forget to join the Heel Candies-One for you,One for me competition! You still have time,dateline's until 20th January 2010. Stand to a pair of shoes from Valerie and Jonathan Aston tights from me!
Keep those Q&A questions coming in too~

68 comments:

Eva Silviana said...

Arrrrgh love your berret!! Love the color :))

Lizzy said...

here it goes: this outfit is super adorable! i love everything about it. it's so ME!

QUESTION: what inspired you to start a fashion blog?

are the clothing that you use in the pictures of your own buying or clothing stores supply you with them?

Wai Teng said...

OMG CUTE! HAHA

Bubu said...

funny outfit honey

melly said...

! Phosphene's such a great read, wowza, she's gorgeous in a unique way. And yes, stud your old ballet shoes! So cool that you were a ballerina, I took classes when I was 7? But I was the biggest cow in the class, towering over my peers, definitely not a pretty pink ballerina moment.

ru.kurarin said...

that dress is gorgeous and i love phosphene's blog. i despair of being capable of DIY though.

Amy said...

You always look adorable, and this outfit is no exception. I love the color of your beret and your outfit looks adorable with the knee highs and flats.

Happy New Year, hun!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

asymmetricera said...

adorable, the velvet dress + floral flats are lush!

x

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

you look stunning! i'm really loving your floral ballet flats and your moms old socks, they look interesting(in a good way) together. that last photo of you is fantastic.

funny you mention diy's cuz i'm actually working on a big one now. i've kept it pretty secret and i'm almost done. can't wait to show everybody. headed to check out sophia's blog now!

M. said...

that velvet dress is gorgeous! I love DIY stuff!

lovelove.
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Jacqueline said...

I love the beret and the velvet dress is right on trend. You look so cute! I can't wait to see more DIYs from you =)
xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

FIAN said...

houu...
happy new year 2010 dear,,so sorry for the lately because my internet connection in bad before..

wew,,so great outfit,,love your shoes,,very cute dear..
and also love your shocks color too,,
<3
check my blog too,, ^^

Sher said...

Such a cute beret and leg warmers, dearie! And you look like a doll in that dress!!

I really admire Phosphene's diy skills too, she makes the most absolutely beautiful creations:)

xx

Fashion By He said...

happy new year...great outfit...

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KIRAFASHION said...

Hello Girl!

So beautiful in socks and hat!
You look so great!

Happy New Year, even though I know you have a different calendar, right?

kisses and hugs,

Kira

Cris said...

wow :O perfect *___________*


omg Happy new year :D

:*

MAGDArling said...

the velvet dress is awesome!;D

Dylana said...

I love that you have so much fun with fashion, mixing prints, textures, colors all in one outfit! It is so daring, yet so chic! Love your little shoes with the striped socks!


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Luczis said...

Aw, I love your hat. The color and the look.. it is just fab.. Actualy, the whole outfit is fab :D!!

Taylor Sterling said...

loving the socks girl!!

Ruta said...

I love this dress. So beautiful I am in love with velvet lately. I wish I owned this.

daisymay said...

cute outfit!!

Jen said...

that velvet dress is so gorgeous on you! and i love that idea of wearing your actual ballet slippers as shoes :)

Style Bird said...

I love this dress!! My question..What are your favorite magazines? xo ava

Ljubica said...

That is such a good idea to do with your ballet slippers!! DIYs are something I definitely need to do too! i have a box with ideas, half done projects, etc, etc.. so that's my resloution too! do DIYs!
xo
PS: great dress!!

Faridah said...

Your velvet dress is divine! Gorgeous as always.

Melissa~ said...

I didn't know about this blog. I'm jumping on the wagon with you.Thanks!
Love that dress!!
Thanks for your comment!!

Erica Leigh said...

valencia!!!

that's a great idea to decorate your old ballet shoes. i mean, how cute would that be? :D

i also think it would be a good idea to spend less on clothes this year. eeek. especially since i barely have any pocket money left after the holidays (and the, uh, holiday shopping for myself! haha). more diy is a fantastic idea! :)

that's cool that you have leg warmers that used to belong to your mom! whenever i look at my mom's old pictures, i'm like "too bad you still don't have your old clothes, because i would LOVE to wear that!" boo. some of their stuff was so cute!

<3 lalalalove you!

Chasing Cherries said...

Cute outfit... Love that velvet dress... Amazing how you always dare to mix all kind of fabrics, colours and patterns :) Always nice to visit your blog girl!!

Mara said...

velvet dress! ah! reminded me of the Chloe velvet overalls. nice outfit! very...blue!

candybox said...

Hey you! I'm finally getting back on track now that I have school again! :3 Love the posts! I definitely need to be more consistent like you! <3

-xtina

michelle_ said...

this a wonderful outfit valencia ! everythings works together perfectly !
the hat . the velvet dress. and the socks . all wonderful !
and i notice u seem to be wearing those floral flats alot ! haha

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I adore your outfit! And those socks rock.

What's your favorite decade in fashion? Also, choose one--don't cheat and say the 60s and the 70s. ;)

stellectism said...

aaaw you look mad cute with those leg-warmers! the hat is nice as well! <3 love everything from head to toe. i wish i could do more DIYs too, as i'm more into shopping than doing stuff myself! =/

Annie Spandex said...

I LOVE the beret! It's darling with the socks and those flats are very cute, too :)

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

SUPER CUTE!

SCISI said...

SO ADORABLE LOVE THE SOCKS. AND I PLAN ON DOING MORE D.I.Ys THIS YEAR CAN'T WAIT:)XXSCISI

Leproust Vintage said...

Those leg warmers are incredible! Mom/grandmother hand-me-downs are the best!

Thank you for the well wishes and kind words! You are so sweet! :)

yiqin; said...

You wear the hat & knee socks so well! I am jealous :(

FashionJazz said...

Hello hun! Im finally back, now I have lots of time to catch up on all your posts! Luv ur splash of colour here!! Have a fabulous day xx

Alex Dom said...

cute berret!

Eloise said...

LOVE the dress, i'm following your blog for sure!

Pierrot le Fou said...

love velvet dress, its soo pretty! I love reading DIYs so look forward to them :) don't worry if your swaps a little late, it's snowed so much here I think the postal service is going to be a little wonky!

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SomedayNewYorker said...

Love the floral shoes.

Maggie said...

That resolution really does and will spice up future pictures!

camerafilmroll said...

You look good in the beret! I can't pull off a beret look. ):

Carmen said...

The dress is so pretty on you, love the knee high socks.

Carmen.xx.

Sophie said...

youre such a nice girl!

MOLLYKT said...

i love velvet, you wear it well!

raita 2 said...

oooh love the dress, velvet is amazing!

xx
http://raita2.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

HOLY SHIT THAT DRESS! combined with those socks and the shoes! LOVE!

xx
Niceandtacky

_nina_malvada_ said...

nice dress!

love the colour of the beret :)

ediot said...

heLLO dear. hope you had a great christmas/new year. you look so cute especially in the last snap! and i adore the outfit.
wish you all the best. take care.
p.s im back blogging :)

beautifulnemo said...

I love your DIY resolution:)
xxx

mango said...

<3 beret, i've been obsessed with them lately

bryna said...

love the beret and the color!

Aney, said...

Amazinggg velvet dress dear!

Maria Confer said...

Your socks and shoes are heaven Valencia Lia!

Lulu Letty

E said...

Adding colors to outfits is a great resolution to have :-) And I love this beautiful velvet dress!!!

Nora the Explorer said...

hi dear, hope you had a great holiday! i like the idea of adding more color to your outfits..that's one of mine too :)

prashant said...

look good in the beret! I can't pull off a beret look.

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Crystal Ball said...

I adore that velvet dress! I've been coveting one for such a long time now. And you have a great new years resolution. I'm sure it will make for many wonderful outfit posts in the future.

Tink in My Closet said...

Cutest socks ever!

Patty Ann said...

knee highs!!! ahh i have to do that too!!! oooo i have questions for you!

-do your friends ever wonder why you like fashion so much? what are their reactions to your interest in fashion??
-how many shoes do you own?
-how big is your closet? maybe you could show us a quick snapshot!

xx

AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

kanishk said...

you use in the pictures of your own buying or clothing stores supply you with them?

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Samantha said...

LOVE those flats! Excited to see your DIY ballet flats, too. I just checked out Phosphene and am getting crazy DIY ideas that I bet I would never finish, but thanks for the recommendation!

NBeteck said...

this is why Asians are some of the best dressed people in the whole world. Honestly.