metallic paws: Transition

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Transition





Blazer: english.gmarket.co.kr
Culottes: english.gmarket.co.kr
Belt: Ice (very old!)
Bag: Forever New
Shoes: Sportsgirl

I'm not really sure what I was going for with this outfit! I started off with this burnt orange-coloured pair of pleated culottes with gold buttons at the top, which in my opinion was reminiscent of a Japanese schoolgirl uniform. The reason I pulled it out was because I had never worn it out since, and I didn't just want to leave it to collect dust. However I encountered great difficulty in trying to match it with my other clothes. I think the culottes are now too young for my style and I just didn't like them anymore, a fashionable reflection of a bygone age of my life.

The navy blue blazer I ended up pairing the culottes up with, seems to be more work-appropriate and an indication ahead of my imminent corporate life. I didn't intend to wear the clothing items like this, but the contrast between the schoolgirlish culottes and the corporate blazer really does reflect reality. I'm about to graduate soon and can finally put an end to years of hard study since 1999 (I started going to tutoring when I was 9 in preparation for the OC Test! I can't believe I have been studying since!)  I'm so excited to start working as I love the idea of earning money rather than spending it on uni fees, but it will be difficult to get used to! Therefore in a corny sense, this outfit does sort of reflect my real life situation of being in a transition stage, going from study to work lol.


101 comments:

  1. So pretty as always, Izzy!
    Amazing autumn outfit, love it <3

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  2. this whole outfit is pretty flawless! i am LOVING that belt..so unique!

    XO Meghan
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  3. I think the burnt orange and the navy work really well together! And I love that belt with the gold on your blazer :)

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  4. Oh Izzy, this is such a chic outfit :) I love how youve managed to tie everything together so well, from the complimentary shoes and coat to to gold details. An I'm surprised they're culouttes and not a 'genuine' skirt hehe, the dark tan is such a lovely colour c: It makes the fabric look like a soft felt! It does have a Japanese school girl uniform feel, a slight nautical feel too! It's really rewarding to hear you've been working so hard since Year 9 and it'll all be worth it when you graduate, congrats IZzy :) And I like the transition adage haha, lovely outfit as always!

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  5. lovely colors! I'm looking forward to fall when I see this combination..

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  6. I love your coat! You really look great <3

    ♥♥♥

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  7. love this outfit!
    i think i saw you the other day on the way to uni, we cross paths near the kebab shop


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  8. I'm glad you're looking forward to starting working life next year! I'm not.. I can't imagine the early mornings, working through three thirty-itis, and the idea of working full time plus studying CA (chartered accountants) program + graduate diploma program. Not to mention I'm literally going to be spending my time in front of a computer 24/7.. but at least it means money to fund the online shopping addiction haha.

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  9. Gorgeous look ! :)

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  10. loving the autumn feeling the pictures gives, it looks like it comes from some korea drama. in love with the blazer and the skirt, the belt is just perfect too, you are as usual so stunning. also loving how school girlish it looks, reminds me of K-On!

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  11. You look gorgeous, Izzy, per usual! Loving how polished and feminine this look is; kind of like a more updated and grown-up version of a private school uniform, haha. Definitely a lovely transitional look to fall, as subtly emphasized by your pumpkin-hued pleated skirt! :) Love how the gold hardware belt matches your button and I'm both in love with and coveting those cool peep-toe sandals!

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  12. you look superbly stunning dear! :) and your boyfriend is so talented!

    xx

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  13. i love all these photos! they're lovely! <3
    your belt is super cute! >.<


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  14. the belt is old but still lovely

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  15. On the contrary....all the pieces you put together all contributed to this flawless look!!! I've said this before...you're always so picture perfect!!!

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  16. most of all in this outfit i love shoes)

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  17. Love your navy blazer! You look so chic!
    xx
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  18. such lovely pictures and a beautiful outfit!

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  19. I love your pictures Izzy ^^ Also have fun at work! I think I saw some tweets saying that there was a lot of work hahaha xD

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  20. Your coat is really lovely, Izzy!!!! :) You're beautiful as always!

    Gem
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  21. haha it is funny when you just start throwing things together and its like ta da! although you could pull of anything :)

    Jessica
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  22. absolutely flawless! Love it!

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  23. You look amazing! I love this entire outfit, especially that blazer. I want that blazer. Gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  24. This is a fabulous look. I think you should keep these great culottes for a while more, they could be a great layering piece for fall with tights and clogs.

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  25. Love your look!! You look so pretty!! :)

    xo - Sheila

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  26. the colors are perfect! <3

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  27. i love all of your outfit! so pretty you ;)

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  28. I love this whole look! Esp those shoes. So beautiful. It's like a great take on a school girl look but grown up.

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  29. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who knows those kind of shorts are called culottes. You don't ever hear that word anymore! LOL. I can see how they are youthful, but I think you completely made them age appropriate. That navy blazer and those heels scream adult and the culottes just end up looking like a really cute short skirt. I think this is a fabulous outfit! <3

    toni

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  30. You look lovely, Izzi! There's an air of elegance around you and the whole outfit seem to fall into once place together. :)
    Good luck with your new beginning in life! x

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  31. I love this early fall outfit! The belt is beautiful too (I'm obsessed with belts XD). I totally understand your feelings, I'm dying thinking that not only I have to take a MS. course, but most probably also a Ph.D one. I'd rather work already than study for such a long time :/

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  32. I want your blazer!! Love the whole look, your skirt made your outfit pop!

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  33. Hope the transition is a smooth and exciting one Izzy :) I've got another year and a half to go ... The outfit is really charming, I'm especially loving the shoes!

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  34. Looove that blazer! And this has such a school girl feel to it ^^

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  35. the blazer and the belt are gorgeous.
    and yep you look like a japanese school girl haha
    hugs!

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  36. I love your outfit!
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  37. Grown up school girl! Looks great, if only we were all so lucky to wear a uniform inspired by this ultra chic look when we were in school. Love the orange and navy mix. Happy Friday doll!

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  38. I love your outfit :) Great blazer and pleated skirt! That's a long period of going to school, it's great your done :D

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  39. i love this dark navy and burnt orange combination. ;)
    it got chilly here in the nyc. totally calling for a nice light jacket like that.

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  40. Love your shoes! Do they have gold heels?

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  41. You are so beautiful ! And have amazing hair ! Such a great style too !

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  42. aww how cute -- dressed in the "transition" that is about to come. you look very pretty! and i say that every time i leave you a comment, because you always are! LOVE your belt. <3 :-)

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  43. it's called "ultra-chic-japanese-schoolgirl" and I LOVE it. The gold details really do it for me! I love the buttons and especially that belt <3

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  44. Amazing outfit!!I love the color combination of orange and navy blue. The belt is awesome!

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  45. Girlfriend you do preppy better than anyone I know! This looks like something wonderful out of gossip girl! So jealous! Best of luck with your mid semester too sweetie, I will also have to pull out the study at some point :( Love hearing from you! Love Barbie xxx

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  46. Omg you are so gorgeous it's crazy! I love the outfit, you pulled it off perfectly

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  47. You look amazing darling!
    So great!

    Huge hugs Gittemary.com
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  48. Love your outfits, posts, and blogs! Come by and let's follow each other! Would love to do that:D xx

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  49. Wow..congrats on your upcoming graduation. I have two years of high school left and then the years of uni (dear lorddd just let me be rich) but anywho, am loving the fall hues in your outfit :)

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  50. Your photos are the best!! OMG!!! And you're really pretty!! Congratulations! Good luck Izzy! I wish you all the best! :))
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  51. I love that blazer! I want a pair of culottes too, haha pretty but practical.
    Congratulations on graduating soon, that is amazing. I can't wait to graduate, but I've got a while to go.

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  52. Lovely outfit as always! Loving the belt! It is a touch of awesomeness x

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  53. Simply stunning dear, but you always are! Love the shorts!

    Xo, Imke

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  54. Looking gorge as always, loooove those shoes! Ah that's so exciting that you're graduating soon, good luck! xxx

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  55. Lovely look and i love how you tie your belt.

    Thank you for your sweet comment.
    Selvia
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  56. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

    Regards,
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  57. Wow this outfit is really beautiful the jacket and the shirt are beautiful...Xoxo

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    Xoxo

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  58. This outfit is oh-so-cute and perfect transitional outfit for fall Izzy! It does look a little like a Japanese school uniform but I still like it, especially with the navy & orange together ;)

    XoXo, Kimberly

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  59. I need that blazer too!! <33


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  60. You never fail to put together gorgeous outfits and take stunning pictures in them too! Haha, love the chic blazer and that perfect shade of orange on your skirt. ♥

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  61. Well you did a great job, trust me! This look is so sophisticated, <3 it!

    xox, Denise

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  62. Hi, Izzy! Congratulations on graduating soon! Soon you will be able to spend even more money on clothes :-P
    Great outfit, the belt is really beautiful, I wish I could find something similar! Enjoy your student life as long as it's possible, I'm sure you will miss it when it's over :)

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  63. Gosh, I admire your style soooo much! You look amazing! Hope all goes well with your graduation :) I'm sure it will!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  64. Who cares what you were going for. All that matters is that the end result is perfect.

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  65. You have a lovely sense of style :D

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  66. love the shoes! love your hair so much x

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  67. I love your blazer, lovely pictures! :)

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  68. really adore your style, izzy! every shot reminds me of a scene in a korean telenovela! so romantic and so beautiful! :)

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  69. congratulations on finishing school by the way! :)

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  70. Oh izzi, trust me. Once you start working you'll be dying to go back to carefree uni lifestle (minus the exam/studying part)

    I miss uni life so much!!

    x
    Kim
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  71. Well the resulting outfit is trez chic! i love the blazer and everything else!!!

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  72. Absolutely amazing look! I love your bottoms! They look super comfy.

    <3 Melissa
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  73. Love it <3 everything fits together perfectly! And great make up ^^

    kisses,
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  74. I always love your outfit photos you're such a natural in front of the camera!! I guess it takes time and practice :) Loving the belt and the cute blazer Izzy! Haha ive ben tryna avoid chocolate so much cos i get horrible pimples gahhh, id rather get fat over bad skin xD

    ox Goodluck with your assignments

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  75. You look sensational!
    wonderful shoes!

    I invite you to me.

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  76. beautiful autumn look! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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  77. great outfit! it has this cute japanese school girl charm :)

    xoxo
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  78. Very cute coordinate ! I love the gmarket stuff :)

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  79. I love how your outfit reflects,whats happening in your life right now.The shorts are very cute,I love them and think they look fab on you.The blazer adds a sophisticated edge to your look,I'd love to be wearing this to my work!
    I wish you all the best with graduating and working x
    :D Thanks so much for your comment,I know what you mean about facebook,Ive only just started a FB page,everyone I know has been on it for years and is addicted to it lol

    Hope your well and are having a wonderful weekend :) x

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  80. stunning as always! love your heels and belt! x

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  81. Whoa! :) I love the look!!! Very classy! :">

    Gem
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  82. This look does have a tailored uniform look to it, plus you spiced it up with great accessories.

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  83. soooo classy and gorgeous :DDDD loveee this look!!!

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  84. I love the classy blazer paired with the shorts! I like how you mixed the two items for a schoolgirlish+corporate look :)

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  85. such a cute outfit!

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  86. you look so pretty !
    This outfit is perfect, love it ;)

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  87. Hi Izzy, I think this outfit is very lovely! The culottes are sooo cute! I like the vintage look! - Yana

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  88. This is the most amazing blazer I've ever seen! :D

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  89. The outfit is very nice! And yes, such a time can be filled with mixed emotions! But hopefully the positives will end up overtaking any less positive ones and all becomes just lovely memories in our journey forward ;)

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  90. omg i love this outfit so much! you look so pretty ♥

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  91. You still rock the school girl look, Izzy!!! :)

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  92. Looking very chic Izzy! Loved the tailored blazer and your shoes!

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  93. Thank you for your lovely comment :) I love this outfit! The burnt orange culottes go perfectly with the navy blazer, such a lovely combination :) xx

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  94. i love ur skirt!! and ur shoes!! lovely outfit!

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