metallic paws: China Doll

Friday, October 26, 2012

China Doll











Floral cardigan: c/o Stephieshop (this one is sold out)
Dress: markets
Wedges: taobao.com
Sequin clutch: taobao.com

Does anyone else have a large number of really lightweight, thin jackets and cardigans dominating their wardrobe? To many, such garments seem impractical and redundant for providing minimal warmth and beg the question: "why not just wear a shirt?" I'm actually a huge fan of these sheer, chiffon cardigans because you get to add an extra layer of 'interestingness' (for lack of a better word!) to your outfit whilst still keeping cool in the summer time. This one from Stephieshop has just the prettiest floral design on it, and without it this plain red dress would've looked quite dull and unexciting by itself. 

You may have noticed that I look unusually pale in some of these photos! The sun that day was blindingly hot and bright, and the light ended up being super harsh. Combined with the oriental background and prevalence of red in my outfit, the phrase "china doll" leapt to mind.

123 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as usual! The colors pop and the touch of metallic is just so special! I do love all of your looks, so girly, romantic, and just simply awesome!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  2. You are so stunning Izzy!
    Love this outfit so much because of the red :)
    Really want your wedges!!

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  3. But nothing ever looks dull and uninteresting on you Izzy! I know what you mean though, sheer cardigans are the best- there's no garment quite like it x

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  4. this is wonderful, Izzy! very colorful & the location is so nice as well!! <3

    xo/Ola
    blogdirtysecret.blogspot.com

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  5. Oooh loving the red and gold!

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  6. Oh, I love your floral jacket! It's really quite similar to the Zara one I have. :) It looks stunning against the bright red!

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  7. love the mix of floral and red! :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures as always! Loveeee the red in this look. And like how you paired it with a sparkley clutch :)

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  9. Really fun, colorful and gorgeous!

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  10. ah-mazing! as always!
    love your floral outer <333

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  11. Adorable! Love your clutch :)

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  12. LOOVVEEEE it.
    Just the dress, and the blazer, and the shoes, and the everything!

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  13. You look amazing in red! Can I say gorgeous? ;D

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  14. You look gorgeous! and love this outfit on you! I'm so jealous of the gorgeous weather! It's full on snowy here!

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  15. Your style is fabolous and unique, love this look!
    xoxo

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  16. I have plenty of impractical pieces that I just adore so I totally understand. This is also making me die to have a red dress (which I strangely lack in my closet) because it looks fantastic on you.

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  17. I love the location of your pictures, it's absolutely beautiful! And I know I say this all the time, but you look stunning! LOVE the cardigan:) Have a wonderful weekend Izzy!:) Xx

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  18. so gorgeous hun!!! i love this look so much!

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  19. gorgeous outfit, love everything about it! The dress shoes pull over are all gorgeous!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  20. Your blazer is so pretty! I'm in love with your shoes, you look so beautiful ❤

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  21. Loving the vibrancy of this outfit - you look great!

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  22. You look so pretty!!!!! I love your outfit esp your jacket. Like a china doll. ^__^

    Have a great weekend!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  23. The colors of your outfit befit the oriental background. You look lovely here, Izzy

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  24. You look so pretty in these pics. I haven't stopped by in a while and am loving your new layout. Stay in touch.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  25. So beautiful and you have such a sense in fashion! <3

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  26. Even if your skin was washed out by the son, I still think you have gorgeous skin. It looks so creamy and pretty. :) I never used to have cardigans, but this season I've totally stocked up on them. We'll see if I actually wear all of them. I find it hard to get inventive with cardigans. You look amazing girl! <3

    toni

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  27. love the look!
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  28. Nothing to make it more perfect then red colour.
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  29. Love how vibrant your dress it! Gorgeous.

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  30. Looking beautiful in red - definitely my favourites colour for everything haha

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  31. Such a cute dress! I really like the floral print cardi with it and the gold accessories too :)

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  32. You really do look like a doll, you know that?
    Haha, love that beautiful floral jacket! The red dress and wedges are such a hot combination too girl. Looking gorgeous as always :)

    Trendy Teal

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  33. You really are a doll dear!

    Kisses ♥
    http://annchica.blogspot.com

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  34. Amazing bag and jewelry! :) I want your eyes and hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
    xx

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  35. Again, Izzy, you could pull of everything, but wearing red is always a bigger in my books. I love how you managed to play pairs with the dress and heels, you look gorgeous! And the cardigan is a nice addition that eases the bold palette with such lovely florals! Hm that's what I actually lack, lightweight coats because all mine are quite heavy-duty for the winter and not weather friendly for Summer. I absolutely love sheer, I think its transitional across all the seasons, I'm glad you composed this outfit so flatteringly! You looked like a chinadoll, the perfect porcelain gem :3

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  36. I was going to say the bightness of the sun/lighting works,it makes the red really stand out in contrast to the brightness of the sun.Makes your skin look beautiful,very china doll like :) The scenery in these photos are beautiful,the buildings are stunning,lots of colour and details.
    I love how your photos are so sunny,and warm,when its getting ever colder here in the UK,brightens up my day :D
    I'm guilty for having a lot of cover ups/cardigans in my closet,its great to layer up,to create a look without getting too hot,especially in the summer.
    I hope your well and have a lovely weekend x

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  37. I love this outfit, the red dress is wonderful, and the items go well together, especially the jacket :)
    And yes, I have so many lightweight cardigans in my closet haha, I don't even know how to wear most of them x)

    xx

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  38. I really love your outfit!! Nice blog!! Thanks for visit and for your lovely comment! I’m glad you like it!! Maybe you would like to follow each other on facebook and gfc? Let me know dear <3
    Kisses Demi
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  39. lovely outfit!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the beautiful colors!

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  41. You look perfect! The red colour look so good on you!
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  42. Hi Darling, red is definitely your colour, it just stands out beautifully on you. You've taken a already stunning look to the next level by adding the pretty floral jacket. A++
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  43. guilty as charged. It's Fall here now, and I wish I didn't have so many lightweight cardigans sometimes because it's so freaking cold, and I don't want to layer everything in my outfits. hahaha. You are gorgeous, Izzy! I love this outfit, and I seriously am crushing on that cardigan! Have a lovely weekend!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  44. Let me first start off by saying that you are insanely flawless and that your sense of style is amazing! I've hopelessly fallen in love with your blog and I love how you put your outfits together. All your photographs are lovely, thanks for the inspiration :) x

    Have followed your blog, do check mine out when you have the time!

    ♡, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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  45. ohh you are so slim!!!!! you look gorgeous!!

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  46. I love the whole thing so much! That dress is simply gorgeous as well as your shoes and blazer:)

    Kisses!

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  47. Oh Izzy, I want your
    wardrobe haha! You
    look great again.
    This one is so vibrant!

    xx

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  48. Greeat photos honey! I love your blog, great job! :)
    If you'd like to follow each other just let me know!
    x

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  49. aww thanks! love your cardigan...you look stunning! :) x

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  50. Wow, you look absolutely stunning! I love your blog and I am now following you!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  51. WOWW!!!! You look so gorgeous!!! Love this outfit ;)

    ps. soap or brush clean is definitely a better alternative to clean your brushes because makeup remover will always leave residue and worst if the makeup remover is oil based, it will leave oil on your brushes. Hope this helps :)

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  52. Stunning! Love the pop of floral and the red wedges are fab!xx

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  53. too amazing to desribe by words.

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  54. You look soo beautiful <3 These vibrant colors look great on you honey!!

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  55. You rock the color red better than the red queen Izzy! And that floral cardigan is just so perfect! <333

    Kathy
    http://mypeachdays.blogspot.com

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  56. I love the color red :D It's like a power color~ You look beautiful! I actually don't have a lot of sheer jackets in my wardrobe since I find that they're too impractical to wear in New York City since it's usually too cold in the fall months to wear something like that yet too hot to wear in the summer lol. I do like the idea of wearing it over a dress to cover up a bit like how you worn it here! :) I'll have to try that.

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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  57. I love your floral cardigan! And I agree with you that a large number of light jackets and cardigans are a must! They are perfect for creating beautiful layered looks without adding any extra bulk and weigh.

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  58. Hey, you are absolutely right that without this cardigan the dress would have looked less interesting, this is a good fashion advice!
    And you look lovely as usual and I love the bright colours in these pictures. What is this place exactly?
    Have a nice week!

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  59. Interestingness is something we could all use a little more of ;)

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  60. Your cardigan is so pretty, I love the floral print and it looks beautiful with the red dress! And how cute are your red wedges? so very cute!

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  61. Amazing post!

    2 words.. LOVE IT!

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.com

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  62. The red shoes are so striking, especially as they're the same colour as your dress. The floral jacket really does give an extra dimension of interest to your outfit - especially since the dress is a block colour. It all looks gorgeous against the harmonious backdrop :)

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  63. Love the jacket & clutch ! I want those pieces too ♥ Lovely.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  64. Pretty Izzy....you always nail it in anything you choose to wear!!! I'm always glued to your photos!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  65. these pictures are so beautiful ♥ it's weird to look at them in this very moment because when i look outside, i see snow haha

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  66. Really amazing outfit! I adore the color choice! Wonderful!

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  67. the red really pops and looks amazing on you! i love ur shoes!! so beautiful <33

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  68. soo gorgeous! i love your red heels. and your eyes look amazing here xx

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  69. You look gorgeous! I love the red dress and the floral blazer is amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  70. Wow, you look absolutely amazing. This look is perfect in every way!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  71. You are rockin in red girl! Love it!

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  72. You look so cute! Love this color and floral is my fav pattern :D

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  73. I bet you were the prettiest girl at china town! <3 You look beautiful in red Izzy!

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  74. What a great post, I love the style and the vibrant colors.

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  75. You're so pretty!
    I love the floral jacket and your wedges are adorable :)
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  76. Hi my dear,
    i choose one of your outfit for "THE BEST OF THE WEEK", you can find the post here: http://valefashionmeow.blogspot.it/2012/10/the-best-outfit-of-week-25.html

    xoxo

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  77. so stylish :) love your bag, shoes and everything xd You're so cute :)
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  78. love your outer ☺
    you look pretty and stunning as always

    ♥,
    claireteressa.blogspot.com

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  79. Gorgeous photos, you look amazing! I love the floral cardigan and those red wedges... I want :) xx

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  80. you look so pretty with your red redd & shoes!

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  81. This is such a beautiful mix of everything oriental! You look stunning in red and gold! The backdrop is perfect too!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  82. the title of the post says it all. you look like a doll! really gorgeous! :)

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  83. oh, i\m in love with that cute cardigan! such a lovely print!

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  84. soo pretty!!! red colour suits your light skin very well. i love your blog, i'm following you. do you mind if we follow each other?

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  85. Super love the look dear! I really adore your floral cardigan, the light effects, the background, your sequin clutch, everything! :)

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  86. You're stunning! The red with your skin tone is incredible.

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  87. Pale BUT BEAUTIFUL <33!
    And I need more thin jackets! I have a few that are ..in between? So it's frustrating when it's too cold and they don't provide enough warmth; or when it's too hot and they're too thick!! Haha. Definitely need to learn how to shop better ;~;

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  88. So cool and trendy! You look great!
    Kisses and hugs!!!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  89. Izzy, this outfit is amazing! You are gorgeous and probably the most fashionable law student I've ever seen!

    I hope you're doing well!

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  90. You look beautiful as usual!! Your skin looks perfect and flawless. The floral cardigan looks really good.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  91. Thanks for your sweet comment again, they always make me smile =)
    Of course you look stunning, wow! You're so right about the jacket, it really makes your outfit complete <3

    Love, Denise

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  92. You look amazing in red. The shoes are incredible. I adore the floral jacket.

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  93. You look so stunning in red and I love your makeup!

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  94. gorgeous photos and love the cardigan <3

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  95. I have the same pair of shoes, but in black! XD lol I saw red ones in the store too...but I normally do not wear red. You match the color really well, though :)
    I agree, I like lightweight cardigans~ I need more D:

    -nyuu
    lolitium.net

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  96. these photos are way too stunning! great colors:)

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  97. Super cute look, loving those pumps !!
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  98. Beautiful photos, you look absolutely stunning! x

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  99. the red shoes are amazing!!!

    i love sheer cardigan too!!

    thanks for stopping by. visit us soon

    xoxo

    selvia

    am2pmchic.com

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  100. You are really doll! <3
    nice pictures!

    Do you mind to follow each other?
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  101. You always know how to put the red touch with others nicely! Great outfit there :)

    xx
    crunchy cheese me

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  102. great outfit!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because love your blog!!
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  103. the jacket is beautiful on you.. and you have nailed it when it comes to wearing red, or even a red dress!

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  104. My god the weather there must be amazing. Everything is so colourful and.. nice.. ;tear; can you tell I'm missing summer? I'm a bit weird though because as much as I love spring-fall, or basically everything besides winter, I've had this really odd.. fondness of snow, NOT slush, but just snow lately. The colours are never as pretty though!

    I do actually have a number of lightweight blazer/jackets and I try to get interesting designs for this very reason! It really turns an outfit around.

    Oh, and really liking your makeup here!

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