metallic paws: Splash of Art

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Splash of Art



(colour editing made my hair look really purple here for some reason!)




Blouse: c/o Chaceylove
Skirt: c/o Choies (link here)
Clutch: c/o Choies (link here)
Heels: taobao.com

Ring: House of Harlow
Bangle: Lovisa

Choies always has such an amazing range of eclectic, one-of-a-kind pieces like this beautiful skirt. The print on the square panel reminds me of an oil painting encased in a white frame. Love how the mix of vibrant colours running over each other contrasts with the linear structure of the skirt! My abalone Sunburst cocktail ring by House of Harlow has a similar multi-coloured swirly effect in the inlay of the ring, so I paired the skirt with it.

I'm using this chic box-like clutch from Choies so often as well! I love how simple and structured it is, and the gold finish on the sides make the clutch resemble a precious book. It's just so classy and elegant in my opinion, and since it's black it's ultra versatile too!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day. Did you guys make any New Year's resolutions? I think my goal last year was to be more confident, and I have to admit that doing my blog contributed like 80% towards lifting my self-esteem, no joke. It sounds so silly but I couldn't believe that for every post people would actually be writing some positive comments, liking my style, and even when I delved into so many social platforms this year I was like 'wow, people actually want to follow/fan/subscribe to me!' LOL. Truthfully without my blog I would not have been able to let go of previous problems and I wouldn't have been able to mature so much. Now that I'm able to see a brighter future for myself, my next goal for 2013 is to be more passionate about this brighter future. I'm going to put more fire into everything and I'm going to get motivated...all the time!

Anyway that's my little story. What are YOUR goals for 2013? :)

75 comments:

  1. so beautiful babeee! gorgeous box clutch <3 love it!

    Laura x

    demure-porcelain.blogspot.com

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  2. I wish we have a Choies in
    my country :c I love that
    skirt and the clutch!

    I wish you a happy new Year Izzy!

    xx

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  3. Happy new year Izzy! Hope 2013 brings you lots love and happiness!

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  4. The outfit is amazing, I love the skirt! Happy new year!

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  5. Hi Izzy, I love the vibrancy and abstract print in this fantastic outfit. Wishing you a very Happy 2013! May it bring you everything you hope for...and more. It was a pleasure getting to know you this past year!

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  6. Love your skirt Izzy! <3 Gorgeous as always!

    Happy New Year :)

    http://bydetails.blogspot.com

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  7. That's a great skirt and interesting outfit! I think I'm going to buy a tee in a museum and see if I'm able to DIY a similar skirt :)
    I like how this outfit is somewhat futuristic in my eyes... IDK.
    Kudos on your past achievements and best wishes for this year!

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  8. simply gorgeous. the clutch is really cool, at first glance,i actually thought it was a book lol. Happy new year.

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  9. Happy new year! Love the colours in this outfit! The accessories are great too, really like the necklace and matching ring :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  10. You look gorgeous as always, Izzy!
    Happy New Year, hope all your best wishes come true in the year of 2013! <3

    xoxo
    Sujie
    Glam Mania

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  11. Wow! I love this outfit! so colorful<3 Happy New Year!

    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm awaiting my new stuffs from Choies! They do have unique finds I love! :)
    This ensemble looks great on you dear!
    Happy new year! Have a blessed 2013! :)

    ★♡ 1st 2013 Post Up! (^_^) ♡★
    Looking Forward to a Better 2013 ... Happy New Year to Everyone!
    My new year e-card and a few throwbacks!


    ❤ ~Chai
    http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ChaiChenPage

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  13. Happy New Year!!!
    Your outfit is beautiful and well done on your self esteem! I completely understand how that feels as I think I went through a similar phase!! So yay! I'm hoping your 2013 will be an even better year ! x

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  14. You'd look amazing with purple-ish hair! I love the panel on the skirt and the yellow blouse. It's really great your blog haleped you to feel more confident! For the New Year, I have more wishes than resolutions I guess, because I've done what I can and now it depends on the universities whether they accept me for my Msc. or not. XD But I guess this year I'll always take off my make-up before going to sleep. >.>

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  15. Love your outfit! Happy New Year :)

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  16. Love your ring, it has such great colour in the inlay. I love your clutch too :)

    Happy New Year x

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  17. Your outfit is so pretty :) Happy new year!

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  18. Happy new year! There is a giveaway on my blog and I would love it if you took part!

    xx
    Out Of The Box

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  19. i love this outfit! it looks wicked summery, which is so far off from what the weather is where i live, haha. i'm hoping this year will be a good one.
    cheers to a new year!

    ~Jenn
    chīsana blogger

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  20. The skirt is beautiful, it reminds me of an acid version of Jackson Pollock! I love that it's encased in the little panel too, it makes it so graphic & clean.
    I agree with you totally about the self esteem thing, I was really surprised by how much my blog has helped to make me less shy, more confident over the past year too.
    My resolution this year is to say 'yes' more! I turn down way too many opportunities because they scare me, or I think I won't be able to do them, or I'll be rubbish at something. This year I'm going to just say 'yes' & throw myself in at the deep end, whats the worst that could happen?! :)
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas too & have a wonderful 2013!

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  21. Wow, what a beautiful skirt and I just love your ring! Happy New Year and thanks for following along on Wrinkled Chiffon! If you get a chance, I would love for you to stop by and check out my favorites in WORK, DAY and PLAY style from 2011...the year sure does fly by! Have a wonderful day.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  22. this is beautiful. I like the sunshiny yellow blouse and artistic skirt :) And love the jewelry. I have a very similar bracelet. :)

    memoriesoftimespast.blogspot.com

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  23. Happy New Year Izzy! I adore your outfit.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  24. Love your clutch!

    www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

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  25. Happy New Year Izzi!! :)

    Hope this year will bring you lots of joy and happiness!
    Keep 'em awesome outfits coming!

    xoxo
    Kim
    accidental encounters

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  26. Argh the time I've been away from Blogger and you've blogged so much T_T I'm absolutely certain you could pull off a garbage bag or something, so gorgeous ;___; I really love the colour of that skirt, and how incredibly verstaile you've mixed in the prints with your jewellery, and the yellow top is the perfect accompaniment! The pattern reminds me of those lead pencils that used to have a marble-print on the outside, such nostalgia haha, it does look like an oil painting! I think your choice of clutch is quite timeless and chic and not overdone, goes well with your shoes! I don't think I ever stick to NY's resolutions as effectively as I'd like to, but I'm really glad to hear your confidence has boosted up, look at chu gurl, nothing to be shy about! I think one of my main goals for '13 would be hanging out with several friends much more before most of them leave for exchange, time is never on our side. Great post as always Izzy!

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  27. you look sooo soo soo pretty ♥
    seriously!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    ♥,
    claireteressa.blogspot.com

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  28. I really like the accessories you're wearing! The ring is so mystical looking—I want!!!
    You always look so sophisticated :) I lack sophistication lol Maybe that should be my new year's resolution.
    It's good that blogging has helped you so much :) We enjoy reading and looking at the outfits you create, too!

    Happy new year!

    nyuu } lolitium.net

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  29. I love your skirt so much it look so good on you :)

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  30. I'm glad your blog gave you the self confidence you needed! You are exceptionally pretty and your fashion and style choices are inspirational. You deserve the love girl! :) I haven't really made any resolutions this year, but I think one that I want to assert more is to not let people make me feel guilty for things. I don't want to be treated like a child anymore for my choices and actions and I want to be able to say "no" to people and things that I don't want to do and to not feel guilty for it. Let's hope I stick to it!

    I love your skirt! The colors are so pretty and this whole look is just so soft and feminine. Hope you have a fantastic new year! <3

    toni

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  31. So pretty! You honestly have an awesome fashion sense and you're pretty! The heels look like the ones I've wanted, do you have the link for that please? >< I'm happy that blogging has made of confident of yourself ^^ My goal would be to lose some weight and study harder hahaha!

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  32. love that skirt on you! love ur blouse and clutch as well!! such a beautiful outfit!!!

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  33. I love your skirt and the house of harlow ring is beautiful! such a pretty blog, following x

    www.raincheckfortimbuktu.blogspot.com

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  34. A splash of art and gorgeousness! Haha, love that pretty skirt and the cool design :)

    Trendy Teal

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  35. Glad you've gotten so much out of blogging and actually achieved your resolution! May 2013 be just as successful! Love the skirt as well x

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  36. You are always soooo picture perfect Izzy....& this skirt is truly a work of art! Happy 2013!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  37. love the skirt much
    you look amazing izzy
    happy 2013!
    xoxo
    style frontier

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  38. The skirt is so cute and bright - so many outfit possibilities! xx

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  39. Such a pretty, colourful look! ^^ Amazing jewelry..

    Happy 2013 dear! x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  40. Izzy I just love your pics and style! Happy New Year! 。*:★(´・ω・人・ω・`)。:゜★。 I didn't had the time yet to think about my resolutions but I will.. Yours sounds good! I'll try my best so that blogging will have the same maturing impact on me :)

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  41. The photos look amazing once again :) I love how you've paired the yellow top with the skirt! I haven't really thought much about New Years resolutions as I don't really make them, but I think I might this year!

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  42. Happy New year 2013

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  43. Love your blog :) You are alway sooo stylish and pretty.

    www.visceralmaze.blogpsot.com

    Anu

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  44. Happy New Year Izzy. You look so pretty and and stylish in those photos. Love your blouse and skirt too..:)

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  45. i love your ring and clutch <3
    you look pretty as always~


    Gabriella Olivia,

    www.gabriellaolivia.com

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  46. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful outfits in 2012!! You look gorgeous in that panel skirt!! Happy New year Izzy, hope you have a great 2013 ^^

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  47. This is absolutely chic! The colours in this outfit are amazing too!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  48. The skirt is soooo pretty with the yellow blouse!! <3

    ♥♥♥

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  49. Another gorgeous post! That skirt is so unique. Wishing you the best in 2013, and so happy to hear your blog raised your confidence. You have great style and are stunning... you deserve every compliment you get!
    xL

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com/

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  50. Hey! I wish you all the best in the new year and may your blog live long and prosper!
    I love the light colour of the blouse and your hair is just perfect! I can understand the things you wrote about your blog and I am happy that it makes you gain confidence and live a happier live; and you are good at it because one can see the effort you are putting into it :)
    All the best,
    Natalia

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  51. i sooo love your outfit!!! now i really got me a white skirt! Hope you can stop by and check my giveaway

    http://delightfulideas.com/

    xo lala

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  52. love the outfit! the yellow top looks really nice against the skirt, you look like a breath of fresh air!

    www.twoplicates.blogspot.com

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  53. i love all the pretty colors in this outfit!
    the skirt is beautiful <3

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  54. You look gorgeous, and that skirt is so pretty! I love how you styled this outfit, it's so bright and sunny! Happy new year!

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  55. What a nice blog you got, I love it! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3
    MARC JACOBS GIVEAWAY!

    NEW POST UP!

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  56. Wonderful skirt and such a great ring! xx

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  57. Wow, you're so gorgeous! Amazing skirt!
    kisses)

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  58. You are so beautiful !!

    I love your blog and univers
    Please come visit my blog
    Kisses ♥
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  59. I love that you just don't pick out pretty clothes to wear... but make them better. If I saw this skirt, I would certainly not have ANY idea what to do with it.

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  60. I love how you styled the skirt! It is so beautiful and looks even more amazing with the yellow top :) I agree with Aki, I wouldn't have any idea how to wear it either but you make the most pretty outfit with it!

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  61. I really love the color scheme of this outfit :)

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  62. So pretty!
    I love your blog!

    I would really love if you checked out my blog too!
    http://itshappydays.blogspot.com.au/

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  63. amazing outfit!
    you look just so lovely<3
    kisses

    visit my blog please)
    http://yuliasi.blogspot.com/
    love, Yulia

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  64. Amazing look!
    I became a follower your new, also on twitter. Would you like to follow each other?

    http://nancymaterialgirl.blogspot.it/

    xoxo Nancy S.

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  65. This outfit is gorgeous!! I absolutely love the colours.. and you have me wishing it was summer over here!

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  66. So pretty! Love your style too! You look a lot like Qri from T-ara <3

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    1. haha that's a first...no way! xD thank you! <3

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  67. Love the outfit! The skirt reminds me of an outfit 2NE1 wore to a performance once. Maybe the skirt is inspired from it? I forgot which designer haha

    Stay motivated! Good New Year's Resolution you've got there :)

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  68. You look beautiful girl, im jalours of your hair and figure!

    Maybe we can write and share some cute stuff together look at my first blog message !

    http://rachelkromdijk.blogspot.nl

    maybe we can follow each other?

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