Sunday, May 26, 2013

NONCONFORMIST

Although it depends how you look at it.....


Although I consider myself to be a fashion enthusiast, I don’t generally tend to conform to fashion trends, however every now and again a new trend emerges that inspires me to experiment with my wardrobe apparel. One such trend is the denim-on denim trend. Some of you guys will know from my previous post that I didn't follow through 100% with the denim-on-denim ensemble – denim top and denim bottoms – and instead played it safe by just incorporating a denim bag. Well, I have been challenged by a couple of readers and this is the result.

Without sounding self-deprecating, you are forgiven in advance for not holding back with your opinions; denim-on-denim does take a bit of getting used to!




Denim shirt Zara
Jeans Dorothy Perkins
Booties ASOS
Bag Zatchels

Another custom that I haven’t fully conformed to is the Liebster award concept. Some of you will know that I was awarded a Liebster (see here) by the lovely Naomi who writes the witty and informative blog Coulda ShouldaWoulda. Despite the fact I enjoyed accepting the award, for my own personal reasons I haven’t followed the Liebster ‘rule’ of nominating another collection of bloggers (I hope that doesn’t render my award null and void??), however, if I had, these are some of the questions I would have asked:

1. If money were no object for 48 hours, what one thing would you do or buy?

2. What is your favourite accessory in your wardrobe e.g. bag, shoes, scarf?

3. What job would you be doing if you were living the dream?

4. What and where is your favourite restaurant?

5. Have you ever considered giving up blogging and why?

6. What are your favourite movies?

7. Name one thing in life that you wish you had done differently

8. Who would be or is your fashion Muse?

9. What one thing would people be surprised to know about you?

10. If you haven’t liked my FACEBOOK page yet, why not? Ha ha

If you decide to leave a comment, it would be great to see your answers to just one or two of the above questions as well. I sometimes find out about other great bloggers just by the comments they leave on other blogs.

Later x


48 comments:

  1. 1) an fully equiped island with its own water, heat and food source
    2) fav accessory is a hard one but at the moment all my hermes scarves ( but you probably know why I am saying that!)
    3)philanthropist / politician under a benevolent dictatorship so I could actually get stuff done!
    4)hard choice!! not fair really. so I will cheat and say my aunt's kitchen
    5)Yes bc I thought what's the point - who am I kidding - what do I know - the usual self doubt but I changed my view on blogging as now it is like a chat with a mate over a cup of tea is how I look at it now.
    6)whoa - your questions are tough - raise the red lantern stays with me and so does scarface but there are way too many - recently intouchables
    7)Not opened a cafe that turned out to be an expensive hobby
    8)Don't have just the one - sorry!actually one of my neighbours but that means nothing to you.
    9)That due to my split personality and being a gemini - my "other" side is so not like the one you see. slob/fashionista - OCD/couldn't give a crap etc
    10) I just put CSW on FB this week!

    x

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    1. aaaw thanks hun these are fab! I could definitely imagine you as a politician actually. Interesting about the cafe - what a shame! Gemini hmmm, that means your birthday is coming up!!!??
      xx

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    2. Yep! a big one...it was fun to do this! x PS I love the denim on denim by the way

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  2. Nice pics! Have a wonderful weekend:)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  3. First of all i don't like the denim on denim look soooo much. But step by step this trend and I will get friends.
    Your denim on denim outfit is nice, because the denim look used. And your shoes are just fantastic.

    2. Me favorite accessories are shoes. If are the shoes fantastic, the whole outfit is fantastic.
    8. My styling muse is Elin Kling.

    Dear Colleen, I wish you a great week

    Glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de

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    1. Yeah I think shoes are mine too! ha. Thank you

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  4. 1st of all congratulations on the award. second, .... LOVE IT! see how nice it looks? you did an awesome job styling it, the shoes are to die for and I am really loving the denim over denim on you. Looks gorgeous! I like everything about this outfit and see the beautiful satchel. Such a nice purchase.
    Hope you are having a happy weekend :)
    XX,

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    1. Yes I'm definitely warming to the full on denim on denim! Thank you x

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  5. I love your denim on denim so much, you look brilliant
    1) Lol i think am gonna have to pause on that hehe still searching.....
    2)Hummmm... I think my jewelries shoes and bags.
    3)Dealing with properties,interiors, Estates or maybe having my own brand
    4)huh? i don't have one, maybe when i am fully boxed it would have to be The ritz hehe...
    5)So many times i have considered giving up on blogging,especially when i just started years back it was a little tough.
    6)Am so bad when it comes to movies, I love soaps.
    7) hummm, so many things i wish i could have done right but i guess it's never too late.
    8)Not sure i got one lol.
    9)???
    10)done that 2weeks ago, never knew you had one until i found it down at the bottom, you need to place it right up so people can see.
    Kisses....
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thanks for answering so many of the questions, it was lovely to read them. Noted re. the Facebook page, thank you!

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  6. Cool outfit, love your bag and shoes :) x

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  7. 1. If money were no object for 48 hours, what one thing would you do or buy?

    Go to Paris for the weekend

    2. What is your favourite accessory in your wardrobe e.g. bag, shoes, scarf?

    These really long fringe earrings I bought a couple weeks ago

    3. What job would you be doing if you were living the dream?

    A really famous fashion blogger!

    4. What and where is your favourite restaurant?

    Uchi in Austin

    5. Have you ever considered giving up blogging and why?

    Yes-sometimes it makes me feel vain and conceited. Also it's so time-consuming!

    6. What are your favourite movies?

    Amelie, Chocolat and The Lives of Others

    7. Name one thing in life that you wish you had done differently

    Majored in Engineering!

    8. Who would be or is your fashion Muse?

    Kate Moss

    9. What one thing would people be surprised to know about you?

    I can't look at blood!

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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    1. These answers are amazing, thank you so much for taking the time to answer them - great to know a little more about you. Your answer to number 5 was interesting, I did a post on this a while ago x

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  8. 1. If money were no object for 48 hours, what one thing would you do or buy?
    Shop till I drop! I would raid all the fashion stores!

    2. What is your favourite accessory in your wardrobe e.g. bag, shoes, scarf?
    Shoes!

    3. What job would you be doing if you were living the dream?
    Super famous fashion blogger and clothing designer.

    4. What and where is your favourite restaurant?
    None. But I would love to wine and dine in a fab restaurant in Paris. :D

    5. Have you ever considered giving up blogging and why?
    Yup!
    Alotta criticisms that are not constructive at all. I blog for myself and don't even get paid. Sometimes I'm like, 'is it really worth it?'.

    6. What are your favourite movies?
    Tyler Perry's movies esp. the Madea series.

    7. Name one thing in life that you wish you had done differently
    I choose not to dwell on regrets (maybe cos they are plenty of them, loll).

    8. Who would be or is your fashion Muse?
    Ermmmm, I really don't av any but I kinna love Kim K's wardrobe!

    9. What one thing would people be surprised to know about you?
    Can't point out anyfin atm, but I like to think that I'm full of surprises. :D

    P.s- Love ur outfit! You nailed the denim on denim look.

    http://justporsh.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for answering so many of the questions. Really interesting to read. I'm so sorry to hear about number 5!

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  9. I don't like very much the denim-on-denim trend too! I prefer having a contrast on my outfit or denim shirt or denim bottom! But you look good as always and your bag, and your shoes are so beautiful!! There is always something in your outfits i would like to have! =)

    Time to answer =)

    #1 try to see as many countries as i can

    #2 absolutely rings!!

    #3 i don't know yet, maybe personal shopper so i could speak lots of foreign lenguages and work in the fashion industry too

    #4 Mmmm i don't have one. BUT i like pizza so much and i love eating it in a restaurant by the seaside

    #5 Yes, when i noticed that, in the very bigging, people didn't even read my post and were just looking for new followers, this thing made me crazy but then i discovered people like you that read me and i changed my mind

    #6 This is difficult! SO many movies but recently i'm in love with "The Help", i saw it 5 times ;)

    #7 i'm young (20 years old) and i regret "loosing my time" for 3 years with a boy just because i felt sad for him. I think it's the worst thing i did to someone but the fact was that i tried to break up with him and he said sad words (he had problems in his family) so i couldn't break up with him at all but at the end i finally succed, it's better for both even if he hates me now

    #8 mmm...there are so many but Elisabetta Franchi recently took my heart =)

    #9 I hit my boyfriend during the night if i dream him with someone else but i realize it only when i hear him shouting in pain (hope not to kill him one night ;) )

    Big kisses
    Ylenia

    www.wallofstyleblog.blogspot.it

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    1. #5 at the very beginning* (i didn't write well sorry)

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    2. Oh wow these are answers are really interesting too. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer them. I love the Help too, I laughed at number 9 and I really appreciate you sharing number 7.

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    3. It was a pleasure =)
      Kisses
      Ylenia

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  10. Love your double denim! It's a great combination on you!

    I've been really slack on the Liebster award front too... Most of the blogs I waS thinking of awarding it to have already got one!

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  11. Cool light blue double denim look! Love your booties too...
    If I had an unlimited budget for 48 hours...I would buy a ticket for me and my family to travel around the world and book suites at the best luxury hotels!

    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/
    ps. tahnk you for your lovely comment

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    1. You are welcome Nina, luxury hotels sounds cool! x

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  12. I've succumbed to double denim too even though I thought I wouldn't! I think it looks great as long as there is some contrast as you have here with the light and dark. My favourite accessory......I love shoes and bags but my Mulberry Bayswater is my absolute favourite. I've had for a few years and I'll use it forever!

    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I adore denim on denim!

    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  14. Hi Colleen! I like the denim on denim trend, you styled it perfectly! Great shirt and skinny! Love your bag too! Here my answers:
    1) a travel to all around the world
    2) bag
    3) fashion stylist or flight attendant
    4) actually I havent, I like to change!
    5) yep, sometimes but I love the relationships it creates
    6) Batman!
    7) lol the choice of university
    8) I havent but one of my fav is Kate Moss
    9) oh well I think nothing in particular

    xoxo

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    1. Great answers, thank you so much for taking the time to answer them all - Batman Returns is my favourite out of them all!

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  15. Love this look! particularly your jeans and the shoes.

    I will answer Q.5 and 7 since the answers are related.
    I wish I had started blogging 7-8 years back when I was still in college and had more time. Now I sometimes wonder how long I will be able to continue blogging due to time constraints :)

    On a separate note, where are you going on holiday?

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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    1. aaaw it can be time consuming can't it. I didn't even know blogging existed until about 10 months ago!

      New York hun

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  16. Congrats for the award!! Love this outfit!! Amazing bag!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    Chic With The Least
    Also on Facebook and on Bloglovin’

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  17. Wow Colleen.. You look HOT! Love the denim on denim thing on you looks so chic and cool- I love this look!!!

    I love everytime to read your thoughts and the interesting posts you upload..

    2. favorite accessory - scarves. especially my vintage ones.
    3. owning my own gallery.
    8. fashion muses - kate moss, Kate Bosworth , Olsen sisters, Mad man.

    kisses,
    http://rosdays.blogspot.co.il/

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    1. You do look great in your scarves. Oooh owning your own gallery, that's interesting. I hope you achieve that one day!

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  18. Awesome outfit...I love denim on denim, and the booties are simple killer. I finished your picture and send it on-line to your e-mail address ,please let me know if you like it so I can send out the original.

    Take care...

    Lubica

    http://lttreasure.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thank you thank you, I will check my email now.

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  19. Pretty and feminine look!! I love your sandals!!!
    Have a good week dear!!! g+ and like for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  20. Dearest Colleen,

    congrats that you dare you to wear denim on denim because it looks really perfect on you and you should wear it very often!

    Here are my answers:

    4. What and where is your favourite restaurant?
    Near to our small village there is a special restaurant with the name "Quo vadis". The host is a very interesting person and we have always a lot of fun there, because for example he ask us to help to cover the Pizza´s.

    5. Have you ever considered giving up blogging and why?
    Yes, I did! Because sometimes I believe it´s much to much time which I spend for blogging and the day has only 24 hours :) But after thinking about a little bit more I decide to continue because I have so many fun with it!

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    1. Thank you for answering these questions Rena - you are lucky to live so close to your favourite restaurant! I agree about the time issue and I don't even blog as often as you!

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  21. You are 1 brave lady! Light denim on denim is not for the faint of heart!! You look beautiful my dear :)

    I'm still struggling from a weekend in Amsterdam (I've been good and only had 4 bottles of wine, so there. Hahaha) so my brain's not properly functioning. But incidentally I have an answer to Q2. And you'll find it in my new post :)

    If money were no object, I'll buy houses in each place I'd love to live in, and start a foundation that will help children from 3rd world countries to stay off the streets.

    If I were living the dream (and money's no object), I'll be singing, writing, traveling and hosting my own news magazine show. And because I said money's no object, I don't care if I get paid or not.

    Enjoy the rest of night x

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    1. oooh hosting your own news magazine show - now that sounds very interesting and what a lovely idea about the foundation! thank you for sharing this!

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  22. haha..love the title of this post!! And your shoes!!

    Btw...smokey eye for darker skin can look amazing! So go for it! Doesn´t always need to be black or grey...any color can create a "smokey feel"!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  23. i'm a fan of denim on denim. i think you did well here, and i love that you chose a neutral shoe to keep the focus on the denims.

    [oomph.]

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  24. I like the denim on denim ensemble, babe, I think you look hot. And those heels... SEXY.

    I don't think the Liebster committee will take your award away, no.:) But I'd love to answer two questions, the first and the last. I haven't liked your page because I don't have a FB account, at all.:) And if sky were the limit, I'd get a flat in NYC, a flat in London, a flat in Berlin and a villa on Ibiza. Humble, aren't I?:D

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  25. great denim combo! loving the sandals!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  26. I wasn't either very found of the denim on denim trend... until I wore it... and surprisingly, like it!! ;-)
    You look terrific darling. Well done!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  27. I loved your pictures! You look very beautiful and stylish! Strangely enough, in a town where I was in the UK, last week, people look at someone wearing denim-on-denim and comment "what are you doing? We never wear denim-on-denim!" And I simply loved wearing it! So, it's OK whatever they say!
    I love your shoes and I was really willing to see a Zatchel bag on a blog! Well done! It look great!

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  28. The dog day is coming,pls keep your passion and release you energy,buy a good bootcut jeans and dressing up yourself!

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  29. Perfect monochromatic look, Colleen! Love the perfect match of your fabulous heels and the amazing bag <3 ... Kisses from Vienna,

    Katja

    www.collectedbykatja.com

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  30. Love your look .........! it's an amazing :)
    http://femensleatherjackets.blogspot.com/

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