Somewhat (by somewhat I mean faintly) inspired by Emily Browning's character (called Baby Doll) from Sucker Punch (here) but a little less "ero" from the "ero kawaii" and more "kawaii"- so the cropped top is replaced by a cream coloured blouse, short skirt replaced by dusty pink shorts, and heart-decorated stockings instead of over the knee black socks.
Key necklace: House of Harlow
Scalloped shorts: Zipia
Stockings: Forever New
It's probably hard to tell but I had a silk bow in my hair that matched the bows on my heels lol :(
I love this pussy bow blouse! It's so versatile- I've worn it to semi-formal events and interviews when paired with a black knee-length skirt and black kitten heels. I bought it before blouses had become all the rage so it was just part of the sensible OL range on Zipia for people looking for sensible work attire, thus it wasn't grossly overpriced like what happens with any item that suddenly becomes trendy.
I bought these scalloped shorts from Zipia in a size S and they are very, very uber tight.I struggled for some time trying to pull the zip up all the way so I could wear them high-waisted style but in the end they looked uncomfortable anyway! Size M would have been better (the largest size usually available on the site). Silly Zipia, looking at their growing international customer base you'd think they'd be considering how much more profit they could be making with a more generous (and reasonable) size range!
one of my favourites:
The pink knit cardigan I had been wearing earlier before it got hot!
original concept for the outfit: