Monday, April 25, 2011

A pleated skirt and a humongo bun

Blouse: LOFT via Buffalo Exchange; Striped Tee: H&M; Skirt: Com-Pleat Thought Skirt c/o Modcloth; Shoes: BP via Last Chance

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! Matt and I sure did, even though it wasn't really a holiday weekend over here. Did you know they don't celebrate Easter in Japan? Which meant no bunny or egg shaped chocolate for me. Sigh.

I got this skirt from Modcloth- I've been searching for a pleated maxi skirt for a while now, so when I saw this one, I knew it was meant to be. I feel like I'm going to live in this skirt all summer. I'm pretty sure I can wear basically anything with it. It's super duper comfy and sits perfectly on my natural waist. And if it's cold (like today), I can wear cozy leggings under it and nobody would ever notice! I think I'm going to need to buy hats to wear with this skirt...

Oh, and I'm wearing a humongo bun on the top of my head. I like to think of it as a messier, bigger version of the top knot. I've noticed that a lot of the cool girls here like to wear their hair like this, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It might be slightly ridiculous. 

PS It's the last day to enter into my Little Petite Designs giveaway for a pair of adorable suede feather earrings! Hurry and enter!

PS (again). I'm officially on Chictopia

57 comments:

  1. Wow...thats is a big bun! *GRIN* But it looks good! Way to rock the maxi skirt, girl!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  2. i love the skirt....but i REALLY love the big ole bun!

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  3. great look - love the skirt!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/
    (there's a GIVE_AWAY)

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  4. I love that skirt!!! :D :D
    That bun is pretty awesome, I wish I could do that
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  5. ps. i featured your humongo bun on my blog today! love it!

    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  6. Yay glad you found that skirt! It's gorgeous

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  7. Hello! I just thought I would let you know that I put your blog button on my sidebar. :)
    I love the skirt by the way. I've been keeping my eyes open for a maxi skirt too.

    http://mode-et-ma-vie.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love this look! So effortless!!
    http://www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

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  9. I am so in love with this! Ever since EBEW, I have been quite tragically obsessive about long skirts, which is sad, since I used to hate them a bit. I never thought I could wear them since I'm so short. And it's true, I still don't feel comfortable without heels, but they are so lovely :)

    Love your shoe pattern + stripes. And of course, your bun :) So interesting to see how a different country is inspiring you.

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  10. Ahhh love love love! You seriously are my fav. that bun is the greatest thing I have ever seen and so is that skirt! I want one!

    -Tessa
    totallytessa.com

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  11. I LOVE your outfit, maybe I'll try wearing my blue oxford over an outfit unbuttoned, I really like the way yours looks.
    And I adore the bun, I tried a big messy top knot yesterday out of necessity because it was hot and humid here.

    Fabulous!

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  12. I'm totally jealous of the bun & the skirt!

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  13. ahh WOW what a huge bun! it's almost as big as your head. that is a feat.

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  14. Loving this pleated skirt! Not too long, just the perfect lenghth!! Great bun too :)

    www.plentyforpennies.com

    Follow each other?

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  15. I love these skirts and yours looks amazing on you. I love the fact that you can sneakily wear leggings underneath. And the denim and stripes look cool together.

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  16. ha! This skirt is just fabulous, I love it. :D

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  17. Oh gosh, this must be one of my favourite outfits of yours, I like so many things about it: the pattern play with stripes and polka dots, the pleated skirt, the black and white combination - against it, the light blue shirt is almost like a subtle pop of colour. I think I'll save this as inspiration and strive to recreate it this spring :)

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  18. oooh boy that is a massive bun. i wish i had as much hair as you do. i'm loving all your posts about your new home!

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  19. I love this skirt! I've been tempted by a few, too, and I might just have to take the plunge... :)

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  20. Libby, Vintage AplombFebruary 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Wow, I love your outfit! Great combo of black, white, and denim and spots and stripes!! :)

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  21. this pleated skirt is gorgeous!! is it see through at all (did you have to wear anything underneath it)?

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  22. Thanks! It's totally not see through at all!

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  23. Good job, girl! :) Love that top, too. I am only mildly obsessed with horizontal stripes. Majorly obsessed with Buffalo!

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  24. this is the perfect look! I plan on buns and maxi skirts all summer too!

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  25. I really like the big top bun! I am going to try it. And that outfit is super cute, love the pleated skirt. cuuuuute.

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  26. What a great humongo bun! I wore one the other day that made me a good 3 inches taller. Leggings under maxi skirts sounds like a good idea. Do it!



    Ps: I'll be sure to have some of my Easter candy with you in mind!

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  27. I search endlessly too for a pleated maxi skirt I finally had success at DI. I love when they come through for me. Your skirt and bun look fabulous!

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  28. um hi most amazing bun i've ever seen. brilliant.

    xoxo,
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  29. Stephanie&SuchFebruary 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Umm obsessed with this outfit.
    I want it!
    SO CUTE!
    And so jealous you are in Japan!

    xoxo
    www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

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  30. How much do I looove this? That bun is insanely fun! I also love you in the maxi! I think I want to try one now!

    XO

    K

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  31. CUTE skirt! I really like the fact that you can wear leggings underneath without notice! Glad I could introduce you to filly designs! :) :) You would look so cute in those clothes!

    Sorry you didn't get any chocolate bunnies. :(

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  32. Holy hair, I'm loving your huge bun! It works perfectly with your long pleated skirt! Boo to no Easter egg hunt - I can't believe the bunny didn't follow you to Japan..

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  33. Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.comFebruary 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    love the pleated skirt with the messy huge bun. So cute. Sorry no Easter candy for you.

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  34. I love love your humongo bun! So cute!

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  35. Your bun is so cute! I wish I had long hair so I could do a messy bun like that, haha. That skirt is adorable as well! Maxi skirts are pretty much the most comfy thing in the entire world.

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  36. Maxi skirts and giant buns - genius combination! I did something similar myself here:

    http://blackcloudvanity.blogspot.com/2011/04/where-shadows-lie.html


    Always a winner to add a couple of inches to my height, although you have to watch out for low hanging branches...

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  37. Pretty much, this is my current dream outfit. Perfect maxi, chambray, stripes, and that top-knot! You are flawlesssss.

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  38. Loving the big bun! It's a great look on you. :)

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  39. Love the bun!!! Way cute outfit!

    www.melstevens1.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the maxi skirt! I don't get how people just effortlessly pull it off. I tried and I just look like a mom (not saying there aren't stylish moms out there :)).
    Love the outfit!

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  41. Sounds like you're still having a blast living in Japan. We're just barely getting settled here.

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  42. You've found the perfect pleaded skirt, ModCloth is defo great for unique pieces like it! I want a huuuuuuge bun like yours, looks lovely!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

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  43. As soon as I saw your (adorable!) hairstyle, I immediately thought of this quote from Mean Girls: "That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets."

    Loving this look!

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  44. Something about the slouchy unbuttoned shirt and humungo bun just work so wonderfully. I'm pretty sure I'd look like I had a beehive on my head, but this looks fabulous! Can't wait to see what else you pick up from the "cool girls" in Japan! (psst.. you're one of them!)

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  45. aw love the skirt a lot and that bun is waaaaay fun!

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  46. Your humongo bun is inspiring. Is all of that your real hair??

    Ask the Duplex

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  47. How on earth did you get your hair like that?!!! Teach me!

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  48. The bun looks great! I wear a bun on top of my head a lot - it's easy and cute!

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  49. This is so ridiculously cute, I can't even get over it!! I was just eyeing that skirt on modcloth tonight, actually, and it is so, so cute on you! I also ADORE the giant bun... I've been meaning to try this for a while, but am not sure I have enough hair to do it justice! You've definitely re-inspired me to give it a go though!

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  50. I seriously need to grow my hair to do a successful bun. I also need to get a skirt like that :) Thanks for making me realize what I need.

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  51. cute skirt, love this outfit!! and the bun! i'm SUCH a bun lover... so cute

    *liz

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  52. I love the look of the loose, flowey outfit with the huge bun and heels. Stylish but kinda laid back at the same time :)

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  53. Your gorgeous ! Cute outfit ! (:

    http://jelenadoll.blogspot.com/

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