June 5, 2012

Peach Chiffon





No I was not attending an event. In fact I had no destination in mind at all when I threw on this Summery tea-party-esque look this morning. Isn't that why we have blogs in the first place? To get away with wearing whatever we want? It's much more feminine than most of the outfits I've been wearing lately but I think switching things up is nice for a change. 

I bought this peach chiffon dress from American Apparel for a wedding last Spring. At the same time I purchased this lace bodysuit so as to the layer the two sheer top portions. For a pop of colour I added turquoise socks scrunched down a tad, & my newest JC wedges. The socks-in-shoes made a significant improvement comfort-wise so I thankfully escaped today without any war-wounds. It was a cool day once again, so I topped things off with my military green Spring jacket (pictured here with & without).

Now, I have two (rather random) inquiries for you:

1. Spray-on tan, yay or nay? The above photos are a key example of how ghostly pale I am. Normally I don't mind, but with Summer & short-season approaching it makes me somewhat self-conscious. And I think tanned skin definitely goes better with this seasons key pastels/neons. What do you think?

2. This one is for my Deutschophile readers: I need some suggestions for good German films to help me practice for my upcoming German final. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

As always, thanks for reading :)

I was wearing:
Chiffon Dress - American Apparel (here)
Lace Bodysuit - American Apparel (here)
Jacket - Primark (old)
Necklace - F21 (old)
Pizan Wedges - Jeffrey Campbell via Nastygal (here)

67 comments:

  1. oh wow!! I love the dress! :) I like peach color.. this is very chic! x

    The Beautiful Mind

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  2. I love the colors in this outfit, Shawna! The socks are super cute and a nice finishing touch.
    "Isn't that why we have blogs in the first place? To get away with wearing whatever we want?" Hahaha, Yes, to answer the questions. It's so funny because when I'm wearing something really random and perhaps too overboard, I think to myself, "I have a blog, this is like a fashion-experiment, and totally acceptable." I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks like this. :)
    And as far as your paleness. I'm a pasty cake, too, so this is probably my biased opinion, but I think you look perfect the way you are. I also don't like "fake baking" or spray tans, personally. Mainly because all the people I know that have done fake tanning go crazy with it and end up looking maroon or orange (oompa loompa-esque). I guess as long as that doesn't happen to you then go for it, if that's what you want! But I really do stand by my statement of you looking absolutely lovely just the way you are :)

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  3. Ooh love this gorgeous dress, haha and yes, that's of course the reason why we have fashion blogs! I love the mint socks you added with the wedges, they're so fun and add that perfect touch of "pow" to your outfit! :)
    Hmm, and I'd say don't do the spray tan...you look good the way you are. Don't be self conscious about it! I'd be worried it might go awry and that'd be bad :/

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  4. I love this! Especially the socks with those shoes! Such a cute combination!

    To answer your questions:

    1. While I hate the orange look of an all over spray tan, I am super pale, and I hate my ghostly white legs. So I compromise. I spray tan at home (Neutrogena and Banana Boat both make great continuous spray self tanner, that's key), but only my legs. I feel like my arms, face, etc. don't really need it. I do a light spray once or twice a week during the summer. It's not enough to look orange, it just takes the edge off of my paleness. I highly recommend that route!

    2. "Run, Lola, Run!" Of course. :)

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  5. this dress is darling...and i love the pop of turquoise

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  6. Hahaha I agree so much with what you said about why we have fashion blogs in the first place! Sometimes I have outfits planned in my head that I really want to wear but don't really have anywhere to wear it too.. then I remember I have a blog :D It's like playing dress up for teenagers!! Your dress is so cute, I love the color!

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  7. Great necklace! I haven't seen a LOT of German films, but I loved Run Lola Run, like Laura said above!
    --TS

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  8. Hattitude Style Blog

    i'm kinda diggin' the pale look every since that "dear 16 year old me" film came out!

    i love this dress shawna though paired with the turquoise pop of colour. who would have thought of that! love it.

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  9. great outfit!!! love the mix of colors!!

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  10. That dress is perfect on you, and you have such a sweet smile too. I really love how you paired the socks with the wedges. Great blog, I'm your newest follower.
    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

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  11. Your socks are great! LOVE them! About you being pale, no your not! Its light, fair, but not pale! It fits you, no need to tan I promise!

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  12. Beautiful!
    I guess I wouldn't spraytan if I were you. For example, I don't mind being pale in the beginning of the summer.

    Love,
    Evamaria

    http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

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  13. OMG your peach dress is so pretty but I'm super obsessed with the socks! Too cute!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  14. the dress is very pretty. and the socks are a very nice touch.

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  15. You. Are. Flawless.
    xo
    Olivia
    http://www.wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the colors you chose & the shoes you're wearing- amazing! As for the spray tan question, I totally think a person's natural skin tone is best. I've seen way too many people abuse the spray tan. And I mean, even if a person uses it sparingly, it still just doesn't feel completely right...your natural skin is just perfect. But, of course it's up to you! :)

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  17. omg i love this outfit! you look amazxing, love your style!
    and omg you blog is amazing! you have great style, following you now!

    x

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  18. Well, I can help you with both!
    Spray tan, yes, if it comes out of a booth and not a bottle. Bottles have never worked for me, too messy and uneven.

    And as for the movie: Vitus is an excellent movie! It's a Swiss film, and I can't exactly recall if they speak Swiss German for parts (which you wouldn't be able to understand at all). Otherwise "Der bewegte Mann", very funny!

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  19. love this shoes and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  20. wow, just wow, you are SO pretty, like pure natural beauty. I like these colors you are wearing and the dress is supercute! Lovely combination of heels and socks!

    Love,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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  21. That dress looks SO pretty on you! And you are rockin' the socks & heels combo - love it!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  22. I must admit I'm not a huge fan of wearing wedges with socks. I'm not brave enough. But congrats that you do :)

    Can't Afford Chanel Blog

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  23. First word when I saw your pictures was WOW! And I think it says everything!;) Perfect combinaion and I love every piece of your look!
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  24. i love this!! the pop of mint is perfect!

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  25. you look adorable! I love this pairing! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

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  26. The dress is cute! Very spring like. And here's proof that you don't need a tan-if you did, the color wouldn't look as good on you. trust me, I couldn't wear peach. you look great the way you are!

    i'd also like to have pale skin. i think my tattoos would show up better. =)

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  27. This is adorable! I love the dress..and it's perfect with the shoes/socks combo.
    I'm going to say nay to the spray tan...I think you're beautiful porcelain

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  28. This is such a darling dress! Love the addition of the turquoise socks!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  29. Looking very sweet ! ^^ That's such a cute dress, suits you superbly:) Ooh, I've never thought of putting socks to heels but these look SO adorable ! Great colour combinations.

    Thank you for the comment ♥

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  30. I love the pastel colors of your outfit!

    Take care :)

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  31. you look so nice! great dress, pretty colour of socks and shoes rocks!

    Love it all!

    xoxo, Lona

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  32. P.S. Lovely dress! And love your jacket as well!

    I'm in about to delete my blogger profile but will follow again once I've figured out my wordpress profile.
    My blog will get a new feed as well, as I've just recently changed to stylelounge.com and will give up thestylelounge.ca.
    Sorry for the inconveniene and thanks so much for your support!

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  33. so-ooh pretty! I'm in love with your style, once again! everything is nothing less and nothing more than perfect <3

    And I know how you feel about summer skin look... Tanned skin definitely goes better with everything but I'm confused about products :/

    p.s. I'm not from German but Die Welle is greath movie...my recommendation :)

    Lots of love,
    Maja

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  34. Interesting set. Shoes and socks are interesting connection, in retro style;>

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  35. Amazing dress!
    And I love love love your wedges! <3

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  36. This dress is so adorable! Love its color!
    xoxo

    www.secretsofmissdaisy.blogspot.com

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  37. I LOVE the dress, and the shoes are amazing! Really lovely outfit :)

    xo

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  38. I couldn't agree more, main reason why I started a blog was so I could get dolled up and wear whatever I want on a daily basis!
    This i such a unique look and I completely love it.
    Yay on the spray-on tan! But you also look great just the way you are.


    xo
    Mix & Match

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  39. Being a fellow fair-skinned woman, I am trying to just accept myself for what I am! I am pale. My heritage is all from Europe (German, French, Irish) which means I have a reason for being pale. I think being pale is beautiful! I feel a little awkward the first few times I wear shorts in the summer but then I just get over it and get on to loving myself for who I am!

    So basically, I vote NAY on the spray tan. Us pale beauties need to fight back against all this must-be-tan-to-be-pretty nonsense.

    Love the color combo in this look! ;D

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  40. your dress is amazing
    and that necklace is my life

    www.bobbieaustinscloset.com

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  41. wow amazing shoes and I love how you wear socks in it..

    I love your blog. girl.
    Let's follow each other

    xoxo

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  42. hey there fellow Vancourite, love your blog. nice outfits and photos.
    Hope to see you around.

    I am following you now. Hope you'll follow back and keep in touch.

    Cheers, Jacquie

    http://chicadvisor.blogspot.ca/

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  43. Gorgeous smile. Love the pinks and blues together x

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  44. wow gorgeous dress and i love the shoes with the socks :)

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  45. In our country all people wanted to look pale! haha you look lovely as is! xx

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  46. love your dress and jacket!
    love your blog :)
    i'm your new follower, follow me back if you love to, thank you :)

    xx
    www.earlithaolivia.blogspot.com

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  47. I love your dress!!! Really cute!

    octoberchic.com

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  48. Such a pretty dress! I'm loving the nude bodysuit underneath to counteract the fact that it's sheer- that's a really good idea!

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  49. very cute dress!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  50. hi dear
    I love this color, gorgeous look
    I'm following you too,
    sabrina
    :D
    terejour.blogspot.com

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  51. Wow, those shoes are really pretty, especially with the socks and I love the colour of the dress. xxx

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  52. This look is just perfect, I love everything about it dear! I adore those cute socks, they go with the dress so amazingly well! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Xo, Imke

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  53. how gorgeous! I love the collar palette and how u styled the look!

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  54. Love this outfit, so so gorgeous! That dress is gorgeous and the socks + wedges I think only you can pull off so well!

    Following you now on gfc! :) Hope you can return the favour!
    xx

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  55. No spray tan for me. I got one a few years ago and it started to streak as it faded because I didn't apply enough lotion. I embrace my fair skin these days.

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  56. I love your outfit!!!!

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    xoxo

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  57. you have an amazing blog. So inspiring.
    Hope you visit me and if you like we can follow each other?

    http://modacontagiante.blogspot.pt/

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  58. you have an amazing blog. So inspiring.
    Hope you visit me and if you like we can follow each other?

    http://modacontagiante.blogspot.pt/

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  59. Oh your dress is absolutely gorgeous and I love the added colour with the socks. Personally I've never fake tanned because I'd be worried about it going wrong, but if you really wanted to do it I'd suggest just looking up on the internet good brands :) xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  60. You are just all sorts of adorable! Love that peach dress, and the shoes and socks... so cute. Following you! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  61. the peach is absolutely lovely! although i am pale too i have to say nay on the spray tan...its just seems...unnatural?

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  62. Adorable dress & you really are rocking sandals and socks -so cute !!!

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  63. Can't even express how much I LOVE this outfit! You look seriously beautiful!
    xx






    The Urban Umbrella

    xoxo






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  64. The socks & shoes look great together!
    Spray tan - Nay! It's too annoying and is a nightmare to scrub off

    Lucy
    x

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