Summer Series Look #7

Updated on Jan 24, 2010
white vintage shirt - gray Steve Madden shoes - white Target tights
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Here’s the next to last look on my Summer Finn exploration series. I really loved this ensemble. It might be my favorite from the series! With this one again, I wasn’t inspired by any particular outfit from the film, but I felt strongly that this ensemble captured Summer’s spirit. I’ve had this vintage top forever and never worn it before because the buttons always popped open. But I finally sat down and sewed the button holes to make them smaller, and now I’m so happy that I did. I absolutely love the beaded detailing on the peter pan collar. So classic. And, sorry if my hair looks mussed; I had just been thrifting when I shot these so my hair got a bit disheveled by pulling multiple shirts on and off.

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Now, for the Chictopia 10 contest: I would be eternally grateful for the chance to attend this summit. I first joined Chictopia because I wanted to keep a sort of visual diary for myself. I love clothes, but have never really followed fashion designers. But, this Chictopia community has opened my eyes to an entire world I’d never before thought to enter. Not only am I learning so much about designers, fashion history, and the like, but what’s even better, is that I get to share my own style and learn from others. I fell in love so much that I even started my own fashion blog about two months ago. Everday I have the chance to travel around the world and see what other young women like myself are wearing, what they’re inspired by, what they’re thinking about. And, now I strive harder each day to up my game and show style I think worthy of this place, the wonderful people, and the fashionistas within it. I never thought I would say this but, on a personal level, I’ve actually made so many friends on this online community; it’s a community filled with love and support. For instance, I was chosen as one of the winners of the recent Modcloth Vintage Inspiration Contest which was such a shock, honor and boost for my self-esteem. And, inspired by friends I’ve made in this community, I have vowed to run a 5k and reduce my shopping to thrift stores as two of my New Year’s resolutions. Without Chictopia, this would not be!

On a larger scale, Chictopia has taught me that style and fashion come in all shapes and sizes. Chictopia itself is changing the face of the fashion industry. What does the word “fashion” really mean? Chictopia has innovated a space in which that very word and social concept can be shaped and redefined by everyday people. “Fashion” is no longer solely defined by the creative designers of Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and other institutions of like status that show their collections in New York, Paris and Milan. Chictopia is a space in which everyday people from every nook and cranny of the globe have the chance to take those designers and play with, re-envision, and mold a new fashion or a new style that’s available to anyone with a DSL line and laptop computer. Each of us has the chance to show our personal style collection, even if we’re far from those fashion capitals previously named. “Fashion” is no longer a product given to the masses by designers, but, thanks to Chictopia and similar communities, “fashion” is a constantly evolving process whereby the designer inspires the individual, and the individual can now inspire the designer. Chictopia has given each of us a change to make our mark on that thing we call “fashion.” From the thrifters and vintage shoppers like myself, to the ladies and gentlemen wearing designer pieces, we all meet together in this space to bring inspiration and creativity to one another across these varying lines of fashion culture. I would relish the opportunity to go to the Chictopia Summit to continue to learn from others (in person!), influence fashion, and also bring a bit of my Midwestern style to the Big Apple.

Comments (83)

mariuqss
mariuqss on December 23
=)
K9jenn
K9jenn on March 16
Cute outfit!
Apple0416
Apple0416 on February 03
cute!
natbeesfashion
natbeesfashion on November 18
so cute!
barrylou
barrylou on November 15
super cute <3
lexilu
lexilu on July 17
Adorable <3
taliarosecamilleri
taliarosecamilleri on July 10
cuteee
londondude
londondude on August 16
so very sweet and girly! I adore this look!
kattenelvis
kattenelvis on June 16
Very chic!
Ispy
Ispy on April 09
I just love this
LoveCharles
LoveCharles on March 28
Super adorable!
nanysklozet
nanysklozet on March 13
this is so blair waldorf! <3<3
pink_lace
pink_lace on March 13
OH Gosh, I really love this look! So pretty and fabulous! The blouse, shoes and the bag are so so awsome! Favorite look!! I will become a fan!
elixir16
elixir16 on March 02
love the shoes
lala00
lala00 on March 02
pretty!
bangandchic
bangandchic on February 26
AMAZING look!!<3<3<3 (vote chic)
honeybird
honeybird on February 23
Is there any way you can post a tutorial for doing your hair like that? It's adorable! <3
aCullen
aCullen on February 23
I actually used a tutorial that strawberry koi put up on youtube. She's got all sorts of vintage hair-do how-to's. Let me know if you need a link!
TheFashionJunkie
TheFashionJunkie on February 22
So cute, i love the soft colours and your hair is divine!
hrmionerox3491
hrmionerox3491 on February 19
so cute!
Sophielin
Sophielin on February 15
You are adorable! It was so nice to meet you at the Chictopia 10, hope you enjoyed the fashion presentation.
aCullen
aCullen on March 04
It was wonderful! It was great to meet you, as well, and maybe we'll see eachother again soon. Annie.
BonitaBarnes
BonitaBarnes on February 12
cute !!
michelleftw
michelleftw on February 12
Adorable!
ramona09
ramona09 on February 12
great outfit ! congrats
AsianGoddess1610
AsianGoddess1610 on February 09
i have the same shoes but in brown! very cute outfit
kelseybeth
kelseybeth on February 08
this is really pretty!
themodman
themodman on February 07
love your thoughts on chictopia. i agree wholeheartedly. maybe we'll see each other at chic10! mm.modman@gmail.com modmen.wordpress.com/
EmilyNicole
EmilyNicole on February 07
love the skirt
laikacheena
laikacheena on February 05
CONGRATULATIONS. =) Enjoy this experience. You deserve it. =)
thriftnstyle
thriftnstyle on February 05
Lovely! Especially the shoes! And oh, congrats, dear!
Annebeth
Annebeth on February 05
congratulations and you look amazing!
blonderedhead
blonderedhead on February 05
congrats! i'll see you in ny!
bebehiLeen
bebehiLeen on February 04
congratss :))
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on February 04
congratulations!! im excited to meet you in person! :]
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on February 06
im a little nervous too :] i cant wait.. its coming so soon!!
aCullen
aCullen on February 04
yes! i'll be seeing you very soon. i'm really nervous; i'm planning all my outfits already!
katherinelou
katherinelou on February 04
congraaats!
Catherinee
Catherinee on February 04
congrats!
jujulie1234
jujulie1234 on February 02
i absolutely love this outfit
passionfrootz
passionfrootz on February 02
love the purse
bay7
bay7 on February 01
Cute!
anchovypizza
anchovypizza on January 30
gorgeous!
laurenmini
laurenmini on January 28
SO CUTE
MrTeavee
MrTeavee on January 27
yay
secondskin
secondskin on January 27
Can you believe we were not friends already! Whoa! I thought I had done that months ago! You are GORGEOUS!! I have been loving your summer inspired looks!
orsola
orsola on January 27
such a feminine look!
KrolewnaJeczybula
KrolewnaJeczybula on January 27
so romantic !
diamondsandpearls
diamondsandpearls on January 27
favourite summer series look so far, love everything including the hair :)
COMEOVERTOTHEDARKSID
COMEOVERTOTHEDARKSID on January 26
Cute & chic!
secondskin
secondskin on January 25
LOVE LOVE LOVE the braids! You are such a darling!
LadyLola
LadyLola on January 25
Love this :)
augustaLOLITA
augustaLOLITA on January 25
i agree!! lovely indeed!!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on January 25
Lovely! :)
OurPaperMoon
OurPaperMoon on January 25
such a adorable llook! love how you style your hair! -coco
FindersKeepers
FindersKeepers on January 25
adding to my favorites!
chasinglightsxo
chasinglightsxo on January 25
Love your blouse and the skirt. And your hair is super cute braided that way!
sdebru
sdebru on January 25
Great hair! Great look! <3 <3 !!!
piglet
piglet on January 25
Beautiful, I love this!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on January 24
adorable vintage outfit!! that purse is gorgeous and l love the shoes and blouse too! chic voted
fadetoblack
fadetoblack on January 24
loooove your haaaaair!!
awaveringheart
awaveringheart on January 24
Cute. Love the blouse especially.
panda101
panda101 on January 24
i really love your blouse ! where did you get it??? beautiful!
sazzychiq
sazzychiq on January 24
wow love this vintage look and the hair!!
mitzicocoa
mitzicocoa on January 24
That blouse is so beautiful. Love the outfit. Also, your hair.
LauraGregorio
LauraGregorio on January 24
love the shoes :)
mavi_puig
mavi_puig on January 24
What adorable outfit!
youngbones
youngbones on January 24
love this photo, the lighting makes your lovely outfit even better.
CorksandCaftans
CorksandCaftans on January 24
cutest braids!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on January 24
Nice shoes!!!
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on January 24
i adore this!! adding this to my faves for sure!
chocolatepuddin
chocolatepuddin on January 24
cute :)
xMFDF
xMFDF on January 24
Cute outfit! :DD
swingthedayaway
swingthedayaway on January 24
i love this look. the shoes are so cute!
nennen35
nennen35 on January 24
ADORABLE!!
patriss
patriss on January 24
i love the bag and shoes
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on January 24
This is so adorable!! Love the colors and your shoes are very lovely
chubbylumpkin
chubbylumpkin on January 24
very cute and sweet!
ConcepcionCarger
ConcepcionCarger on January 24
lovely,, i looove that blue bag!
Dixichix
Dixichix on January 24
love your look!
kirsty
kirsty on January 24
loving this look xoxox
bell
bell on January 24
So sweet I love this.
libys11
libys11 on January 24
im so in love with this outfit!!!!! i think i like this the best among all the summer-inspired outfits you have.. :D so lovely from head to toe!!! D:
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on January 24
this is very sweet and lovely.. i love the top and your shoes
audreyj
audreyj on January 24
This is the most awesome pretty outfit i've seen in a while.. Totally gorgeous, love the braid!!
GlossyCheshireCat
GlossyCheshireCat on January 24
so cool & pretty :-)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on January 24
what a sweet look!
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