Thursday, August 12, 2010

loved the way you are

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Top: My Mum's. High waist shorts: Thrifted Levis. Shoes: Chuck Taylors (faded in the sun to a lighter baby pink). Finally a change to the grey ones ---> here. Bag: Alexander Wang. Shades: Ray Ban. Fedora: Trash and Vaudeville. Necklace: Random NY shop. Silver bead bracelets: Fashionology (gifted)
I'm going to think of Mum every time I wear this top (worn last weekend). She wore it one day in St Lucia while I was there and I asked to take it back to New York with me.
To let in more air for herself, she had slashed the neck wide and cut off the sleeves. It has a hole in too (not seen). Perfect.
On the day I was leaving, I saw her bent over the top with a needle and thread, about to repair the hole on the front. "No leave it!" I said. "Oh." she replied: "You sure? You want the hole?"
Ahhh - bless.

68 comments:

  1. Awww, that is so sweet of your mom to give it to you and the fact that she was ready to repair the hole! I love the pink chucks.

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  2. such amazing photos! Love them!

    xx,
    Helena
    www.BrooklynBlonde.com

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  3. i looove the pink chucks! i have some myself and nothing beats chuck taylors. nothing. :) glad you had fun in st. lucia!

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  4. mothers are the best, aha :)

    great outfit, as usual. the pink chucks are so refreshing & i'm honestly stillllllll lusting over that bag!

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  5. Cute ensemble! Love the Wang bag! ; )

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  6. Clothing that comes with a story is always the best. Also those shorts were made for you!!!!

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  7. You look great! I really love your hair!
    xoxo Debby

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  8. Love the outfit Karen, you are gorgeous
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    x

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  9. That's a great outfit, and a great story. Your mom sounds like such a great influence.

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  10. Really loved that shirt. But I can't find the hole?!

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  11. Those Chucks are genius!!!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  12. Sometimes hand-me-downs are the best accessory in a girl's wardrobe!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  13. oh this is a fabulous look.


    LOVE & HUGS
    minnja

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  14. gifts from mom are the greatest ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  15. i really like you blog. will be back! love you hair

    please visit

    fuckthatfashionart.blogspot.com

    kisses

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  16. i love the photos.especially in the 5th one..it looks like the cab is driving away :))

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  17. i aodre your pink converse mixed with your gorgeous bag- they look so cool together!x

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  18. LOve the print on the top! You look very girly :)

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  19. ahhh so sweet - great top too. Love the flower. ck :) x

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  20. I just LOVE this outfit!

    Huge kisses

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  21. your mum sounds cute :). I love your pink shoes they are so cool xx

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    could you follow me as I am following u xx

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  22. I love ur hat and pink converse <3

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  23. cool pics dear as weel as your look! Love the tee! <3

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  24. Awwwww! Mummy's are the best!

    Mine was busy last night, getting all her gold bags out to give me for a wedding this weekend - bless her!

    Loobs xx

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  25. adorable outfit and I love the story about the shirt:)

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  26. You look beautiful, and i really like the mood in these pictures! Nice job Karen ;D

    xx,
    Dimogonda blog

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  27. Fabulous Outfti. I wish I could pull off chucks like you do. And congrats on the Vogue feature... that is something :)
    *Nathalie

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  28. how cute! that´s how mums are…holes are not usal! hihi! so cute this story and i love the pink chucks you are wearing with the outfit!

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  29. I LOVVVEEE this whole outfit!!!but what stands out to me the most are the pink chucks!!awesome!

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  30. those all stars look great with the top.



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  31. Damn, the hair, THE body, you are absolutely fabulous!

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  32. Everythink is too cute but you're holding out the lipstick. What's the colour and brand?

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  33. Love the outfit! Clothes that have a meaning behind them are the best(:

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  34. Love the combination and i love that ur not afraid of wearing a hat! :) Love it...

    xoxo M.

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  35. Just saved this look to my inspiration folder

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  36. I love clothes that have a sentimental value:)!!

    Cathy
    thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  37. i really love your t-shirt! is amazing and very very cute!

    is the first time i visit your blog bui i will be back very soon!

    kisses from spain!


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  38. you look soo effortlessly chic love the look girly!! =]

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  39. so cool !!!

    xxxx

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  40. oh, God ! the best pics ever and I love your pink shoes ! <3

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  41. you look amazing! bet your mum will love these photos - make sure you frame one for her!

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    Waveney xx

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  42. love da chucks :)

    and great bootie :)

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  43. This is a perfect hot weather look! Gives me some inspiration for my upcoming trip to NY!

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  44. I love it I love the tee it's too cute =) and you sure can rock pink Converses I love it!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Fashion Snag - this is very much how my Mum is. I love her so much.

    Elise what the Vita - it is there to the side on the front but every shot I chose to post happened to not show it!

    N Nylan Hoj - lippie is MAC Show Orchid.

    Waveney - I might just send her one actually. That's a really good idea.

    Anonymous - me too. I LOVE pink CHucks!!! God knows why I never got them years ago.

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  46. SOMETHING so hot about pink chucks and yellow taxi cabs. Love the hair and again, Congrats!! :)


    xx

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  47. Great style and perfect context/setting for the shoot. I have some pink converse sneakers myself :) gotta love 'em, love how you mixed the flower image on the T with the leopard print of the bag, cool. xx

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  48. Love the top, its just beautiful
    the shorts were made for you!
    xx

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  49. im so jealous of you a.wang bag !

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  50. Aw sweet story behind the top... your pink chucks go well with them

    xo www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

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  51. Fashion Chalet - thanks E : ))

    purelovefashion - yea i love pink chucks. Love em all actually.

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  52. Love your tee Karen! :)

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  53. omfg your hair is so beautiful

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  54. super cute! i love the back story.

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  55. How sweet, you'll always have a little piece of your mom with you now :D

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  56. The pink converses are so cute :)

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  57. how cute are the chucks, love the colour. Never did I imagine that pink chucks could look so cool

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  58. i love ur photos! really nice shorts and converse shoes
    xo

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  59. Love the vibe in all ur pics, u nevr fail to impress or surprise...never gets boring...I just want to c more n more....my sis n I r lovers of Chucks, imperfect things, n of evrything u post/wear/blog about etc....we have similar taste...but of course u do it way better...we r learning lol....One Love from vintage thrift shop gal...(who has to show her twin sis everything on ur blog even if she's busy lol) I mean this is way more impt!!!! lol

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