metallic paws: hard to beat

Thursday, February 9, 2012

hard to beat

Whenever people ask me to describe my style, I usually say I'll pretty much try out every and any look except for the sporty, athletic thing. It must be due to my utter hopelessness at and lack of passion for all sports since the day I was born, that I just have a natural aversion to dressing in any sort of athletic garb reminiscent of those dreadful P.E. days where I would often pretend to be sick on and received my very first B in "attitude" on my report card. Totally worth it though.

However I can't deny that sneakers are so ridiculously comfortable to walk around in. The bouncy soles make me feel like I'm ready to do all kinds of hikes around the city (which I unexpectedly sort of did, looking for good places to shoot in). Sneakers just somehow give you that extra injection of energy and pumped-up high, merely by being comfy.

I'm still not the biggest fan of the sporty look. My sheer nonchalance for and ignorance of sporting remain just as strong as ever. However you can keep me satiated with gold, metallic embellishments (like the stripes on these Adidas shoes, which was what drew me to purchase my first pair of casual sneakers in the first place), paired up with the right amount of girliness, like with this pleated, flared black skirt.

Jacket: Sportsgirl
Skirt: Taobao
Sneakers: Adidas

Matte black cuff: Colette Accessories
Necklace: Equip
Cube cuff: Taobao
Rings: Lovisa, Taobao

Hard-Fi- Hard to Beat

thanks for everyone's support on the previous few posts by the way! I'll be getting to check out everyone's blogs shortly! xx


  1. Bit random, but how do you order from GMarket without that korean number that's needed that I think only korean residents get?

    1. hmm what Korean number? When I signed up for Gmarket I never had to type in any special Korean number...

  2. I pretty much wear sneakers every day. ahaha
    But very cute, gives a super school girl kind of vibe. (:

  3. You are rocking this loook :) I'm not much of a sporty dressy person either though I love my oversized hoodies. Those sneakers actually look really nice! Also loving the SG jacket!

  4. You look amazing! You pull this outfit off nicely, love it!

  5. Haha! Me too! I'm not a fan of the sporty look either. That is totally my sister's look though. I just think I'm too dressy for all that. I actually only own 3 t-shirts. Everything else is tanks or blouses. LOL. But the shoes look cute on your anyway! <3


  6. Lovely lovely pictorials Izzy!!! :)

    I used dress sportily growing up but am now chucking them all away except for my converse of course! :)

    accidental encounters

  7. i'm pretty sporty and athletic. i agree about the sneakers! they really are comfortable and you can do anything while wearing them.

    i love how you mixed everything up, Izzy! sporty but still being that pretty lady! <3

  8. You look like a doll in some of these shots. I am so damn jealous. You're so white too!!! I wish I could achieve how white you are but since I've been enjoying the beach lately this year, it's gonna be hard. Overall, I don't think I'll ever achieve it actually.. so never mind. I totally love how you paired it up with those shoes. Very wise! :)

    I work at the blacktown maybe parramatta one! It was so tiring... they just kept piling up. Wow, sometimes 3 times a day. That's crazy! I get scared ordering at subway... it always seems complicated but now since I work there, I guess I'll be able to manage now!

  9. Lovely photos! I'm so jealous of your warm weather right now. Out of interest, how tall are you?

    Yishi x

  10. wow these photos are STUNNING! seriously love them! and the outfit is so cute! your blog ios so amazing! love it! im following you! your blog is so cool, i dont understand why you dont have tons and tons of followers haha!


  11. aaa super pretty ♥
    love the outfit.
    followed yours, wish you following mine ♥


  13. Love this outfit!
    our blog is great and I follow you now! It would be great if you follow me too!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,

  14. i just realised that i don't own sneakers. ;o
    you are rocking this casual grily style.
    i love adidas, though. gotta get a pair. :)

  15. Thanks Izzy for your comment about Taobao - I'm going to have to look into that.

    I don't that many sneakers but this is such a cute, easy on-the-go outfit that I may go get some now. ;) Love your pictures and keep posting!

    Sending love,

  16. Thanks for dropping by my blog dear! I love your looks on lookbook too and I'm so glad we got connected! Your photos are fabulous and you're such a gorgeous babe.

    Oh and I just realised you're living in Sydney. I'm absolutely thrilled because I'll be staying there for a while this year! ;)

  17. Love your photos!
    new follower! xx

  18. You should try modeling for a brand because you certainly look like you've done this since..forever! Lovin' the outfit and you look pretty. :)

    I detest P.E. since the day I had my first lesson.. I remember that I always talked my way out when we had to do gymnastic moves and when I had my period, I always skip P.E. using it as an excuse haha. Oh the good old times.

    I'm certainly not a fan of sneakers, but like you stated above, they are comfortable. However, I do like high tops or any design that is a bit girly or paired with bright pastel colors on a white base colored sneaker.

  19. Your look is beautiful.

    I invite you to

  20. You're so pretty! And I love how you wear this outfit and paired them up! :)
    I think you deserve more love in your blog so I followed you.

  21. Wow I love this outfit. Love the denim top and the sneakers, its a fun twist on the little black dress. Gorg!



  22. Cool outfit. =)

  23. So pretty!! loved the sneakers!!

  24. Hey Izzy! Thanks so much for your comment! I really love this look, and so professional too! Following you now, would be awesome to get a follow back :)


  25. Hello there sweetie! I just found your blog, I LOVE it, congrats! You have great style and this post and outfit are the same :D
    Would you like check my personal blog and why not follow each-other? Let me know!
    You can check my cooking blog 2 and if you like it support me by following, but I can't follow you twice because I have both blogs with same!
    Contest and giveaway on my blog, check it out!
    Hope to hear from you!

    Hope you're having a great day!

    My cooking blog, support me:

    xoxo Kiki

  26. I love your pictures, always so great. The blog is amazing ♥♥♥

  27. Oh, i love this!!
    Love how you've combined it with sneakers!! :D


  28. oh, i like your style, you're so cute!

    Anyway, I followed your blog, hope you can follow back, too!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  29. Hahaha this post made me laugh, cause I have the exact same attitude towards sport as you! God how I hated the gym classes in school.. Anyway you look lovely, I especially like that denim jacket :)


  30. You look so pretty! Love your style :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment, I'm now following!

    Have a great weekend!
    xx, Susann

  31. u look beautiful as always. the sneakers add extra energy & youthfulness to the look! love your style & post.


  32. it's my first time of meeting a gorgeous fashion blogger who is very sporty too :) i really hate sports but you make me want to buy sneakers right now ahhaaa :)

    much love, clare from

  33. love it althought i do not think those shoes go as well with it as flats would :)

  34. Thank you for commenting on my blog sweetie! I love your outfit, that denim jacket looks great!x

  35. Hahaha, I have always been the exactly same way about sports and sports outfits! I also always have pretended to be "sick" or absence of the sports activities, and I own only ONE pair of sneakers that will last me til forever... hahaha... :) so cute that I am not the only one on this one! Anyways, you look gorgeous! I adore the skirt and jacket, so pretty! And your gold detailed Adidas sneakers are awesome- they look comfy and cute! :)
    Good luck!

  36. Wow, theese pictures are simply amazing! I love this outfit espicially the dress. You are really wonderful !

    Btw, would you mind telling me which camera are you using-these shots are great !

    xx -S.

  37. wow what a wonderful, cute outfit and stunning photos! i love your blog and you are so pretty, THUS I am going to follow now!!!

  38. I absolutely love this jacket! Nice photos!

    new follower!

  39. Wonderful pictures and outfit! Love how you paired sneakers with this pretty dress, great idea!


  40. Hi there! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love love love your style as well and follow you back on Google and Bloglovin:)I love both bracelets and the kicks!

  41. Haha I'm just like you. I used to be really sport when I was younger, but just got sick of it and changed completely. I don't do any sports now, but will only start jogging just to lose a bit of weight.
    I like your outfit. The sneakers give it a very youthful feel :D

  42. Amazing outfit! Love how you combined blue jeans jacket and black dress with white sneakers with gold stripes! Amazing cage bracelet!

  43. I love your looks and the pictures are amazing!

    check out mine :)

  44. veeeeeeeery nice!!


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