Serenity






When I look at this predominately artic white outfit, three things come to mind.  How much I love structure, the freedom that comes from unrestricted movement with over sized items, and comfort.  These three things combined always make me feel so free and relaxed.  Sure they often do have a man-repeller effect, but since the fashion world is rather accepting at this time of frame consuming silhouettes, outfits like this one seem a little less taboo and my readiness to experiment has evolved.  

More often than not, larger than life structural pieces do not sit well with the opposite sex, but we can hardly dress specifically to please them all of the time now can we?   Yet in an unexpected twist, my other half actually liked this look.  Sure he thought the pants were the result of a samurai x hippie collaboration (if ever there was one), but regardless, the thumbs up was welcome. 

I thought I would wear (and post) these culottes prior to getting them shortened slightly in the future.  The sheer volume can be a little over whelming on my size especially with flats which is even more evident when I compare my look to that of Veronika Maine's model. With heels they are rather lady like and are such a stark contrast to what I normally wear.  But you know, I am really enjoying the extra length and size right now.  


13 comments:

  1. A perfect white Samurai!!

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    1. You went with the Samurai interpretation too :) I can absolutely see the connection.

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  2. perfect outfit...
    love the g-shock watch...

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  3. Mandi, I think the photos are stunning. I'm liking how pure this whole look is.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Sue. I really love how dramatic these images are in black and white. I don't think it is easy to capture over sized looks easily on someone as tiny as me so I'm particularly grateful for Tom's photography skills

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  4. beautiful outfit. so pretty & comfy. love the shoes.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. Loving this top by Ellery! Interesting and easy to pair up with many different bottoms. Great photography also..so serene! x

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  6. I love a good structured garment, and your outfit is ticking ALLLL the boxes Mandi. While I'm still on the fence about Birkenstocks. they really work with this look xx

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  7. I love your look and your glamorous photography! The Birkenstocks are a man repeller but they will get use to them ...AF hates them!
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  8. This is such an interesting look. The combo of structure + volume is really cool. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  9. Cool pictures! Like an editorial! Have the same Birkenstocks and recently got them in white as well. :)

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  10. I love that! I guess man repelling ensembles are starting to lose their "repelling" effect hehehe! I love the volume of this all and the structure. I can totally see the hippie x samurai thing here. It's a pretty cool observation from your other half

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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