22.2.10

*I can't think of a catchy title*

For nothing less than five minutes I just stared blankly on my screen, completely clueless of what to type. Apparently I still haven't figured it out yet because I am just blabbing about how unzipped my mind is. It made me think, why in the world did I start making this blog in the first place? Actually, I never put so much thought in the making of this blog. It's just one of those things that simply happened -- random thought that birthed into something greater than I ever imagined. I love fashion (duh!)... those are the first three words that come out of my mouth whenever somebody asks me about my blog. More often than not, there's no other words that follow my big three words, just period and my so-what-do-you-care look. It's not a mean look, I promise. But I think that's enough, I really don't owe anyone explanation unless it's the owner of Blogger who's intending to cancel my account due to a rare case of chronic blog boredom. I hope not.

Well, I'm NOT really the kind of girl who knows everything about fashion. Not even half. Trust me, there are more designer names that I can't correctly pronounce than those I can say without getting my tongue twisted. (Seriously, why can't they change their names into something tongue-friendly? C'mon make our lives way easier!) I am not even familiar with all the technical terms these "fashion" people use. What is this thing called? What kind of fabric is this? What kind of red is this? What the hell? As long as I look and feel good in it, I really don't care. Okay, if there's one thing I care about aside from looking and feeling good about the garment, it's the price. Nothing more. I am NOT someone who watches Project Runway religiously and feel like I can totally carry out a substantial conversation with Karl Lagerfeld about next season's collection. I am NOT someone who faithfully subscribes Vogue magazine since I was in my mother's womb and feel like I can totally take over Anna Wintour (if that's the way to go, I am totally qualified). But the thing about fashion is, it's beyond technicality. It's something you feel, something you see, and something you know is right.

Now enough about my senseless ramblings and onto sharing another outfit. If you like what you see, feel free to channel your inspiration. If you don't, just don't tell me having a red overload is a fashion no-no when Valentine's Day is past over. Because there's no such thing.
I don't need to post this next photo but I have a feeling that I have to. I really don't do make-up like the really major make-up other girls do on a daily basis. But I can't live without mascara. Never. That's all I need. And a lip gloss. Just that. I really feel naked without it. If you happen to feel the same way, tell me! It's nice to know I'm not the only one walking in this planet feeling naked whenever I have no time to put on a mascara and/or lipgloss.
Since I have to go to church, I need a cardigan. Even though I kinda think it doesn't look right. I really don't believe that fashion have rules. If it does, then it must be broken into million tiny pieces right now. You can put on clothes in whatever pattern, color, texture, etc. you want. Wear whatever makes you feel better...as long as it won't compromise you as a person.


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114 stylish comments:

Erika said...

Love this post Betz...I agree with a lot of the things you said... :)

Josie said...

This was an absolutely darling post. And I love the outfit -- you look adorable :)
xxoo Josie
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Leah said...

I agree... fashion has its rules but it's perfectly acceptable to break them.

PS... I can't leave without mascara and lipgloss too.

Jen said...

I really do love your outfit and especially the little hat :) I agree completely, you do not have to know everything about fashion to love it :)

Ibyang said...

there's no such thing as having a lot of red in an outfit :)

Nina said...

Bonjour, my dear sis! You look so French ... this girly outfit looks perfect on you!

the girl in stiletto said...

mine would be mascara & eyeliner. i feel nakedwithout them that i have to wear glasses to cover them up :p

// krissy ♥ said...

Fashion is not so fun anymore if you will be too preoccupied with "technical" stuff. Leave those to the designers, for us the fun part is in wearing the clothes we want to wear plus the stuff we know we look great in ;)

Vinda Sonata said...

can't agree more, betz! i find the "clueless" title very eye-catching, too. i really like the whole outfit, and your honesty is sweet. your posts are always so inspiring and positive. thank you for sharing! :)

Winnie said...

I totally agree, I love fashion but I don't know as much about various designers as other bloggers!

Sher said...

Oh I totally agree, Betz! We think alike when it comes to fashion and clothes!

And your gingham dress is total sweetness as are the red accents in your outfit:)

xx

Castor Pollux said...

i totally agree when u said 'fashion is, it's beyond technicality. It's something you feel, something you see, and something you know is right.'
i feel the same.
i've got a friend who always tease fashion bloggers and your quote would definitely shut her up . lol lol

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La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the red shoes and the hat with this!

I think the great thing about the blogging community is seeing people break rules and do their own thing and look awesome doing it!

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daisychain said...

I LOVE this post, and you look great.

Diane said...

This outfit looks great, with the cardigan also and it's not too much red, it's just good!

Anyway I was just telling my bf how strange and empty I felt walking outside the house today with no make up on:P

Anyway, nice argument on fashion

kiss

MissNeira said...

Red looks amazing on you!


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adin_22 (陳亞任) said...

your outfit is so adorable....I so agree with what you are saying....I think fashion is a freedom is expression...

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I totally agree with you. Without makeup sometimes I feel naked.
Happy Monday!

-The Trendy Fashionista
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Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love this outfit!! It looks so cute on you!

being miss east said...

you have such beautiful eyes...

LyddieGal said...

I don't subscribe to fashion rules either, if you think it works and you feel good, that's all you need.

I love your shoes, they are adorable!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i love this plaid jumper!
and man, i don't know a thing about fashion but i'm still running with it...

Viva La Fashion said...

cute beret! :D

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

such an adorable outfit betz!
i definitely agree with your post..
but i do follow project runway religiously..LOL. i just love how their imagination and creativity can produce such wonderful creations!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

Christen said...

What a fabulous dress - it looks so lovely on you!

lauren lanza osias said...

who needs rules!?! boo!!! the people who tend to look amazing and fashion forward are the folks who have the guts to break the rules, right!?!? i think the point of fashion is to express yourself and who's to say that what you are wearing is right?

you look adorable, that hat rocks!!!!

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Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely outfit, the hat is the best! I feel horrid without mascara too- I even put it on before going to the gym most days, so embarrassing.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Fashion Therapist said...

I love your combo of the plaid jumper and beret. SOOOO cute!!!

bananas. said...

you look ADORABLE!!!

i am with you on fashion...as much as i love it, i know that i don't know everything about it but the fun part is learning it and expressing yourself with your own sense of fashion.

vitaMinn style said...

Love this post, I read it twice! So funny and so witty and 100% true! I cannot handle mascara though, it feels so heavy on the eyes but I'm with you on the lipgloss! =)

theLastJedi said...

' the photos show how comfortable you are with yourself and whatever you wear.. hmmm, that makes you pretty.. and that's somethin' no designer whose name is not tongue-friendly could ever come up with.. =)

Lexi Colby said...

you're so pretty and skinny! i'm jealous!! love the outfit xxx

CMA said...

loving this look!
simple, parisian, chic
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the sweet comments, love it!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Vintage Vixen said...

What a lovely post! You look absolutely gorgeous and like you, I'd rather go to the shops naked than leave the house without eyeliner.
Thanks for stoppong by my blog.
Vix
xxx

Mademoiselle Chic blog said...

cute flats! :)

joei said...

not unique but you can just call it lady in red ;)

joei
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yiqin; said...

I love that you pull off the hat so well D:

Imogen said...

This outfit is amazing, definately one of my favourites. I love the dress its so cute and I like the shoes and the hat really suits you.

thetragicallychic said...

great post!

i can never use mascara... it always RUNS and i'll end up looking like a panda... thank God for false eyelashes :P

prettyneons said...

Fashion is for evryone and should simply be enjoyed, I toally agree with some points you've made in this post. Some folk take fashion to seriously.

P.S....Hat-want hehe ;)
peace
prettyneons

Jaime said...

LOVE the beret! :)

Inspiration in Italy said...

That outfit was made for you! You look stunning...and the best outfits are truly looking and feeling your best. I love reading your thoughts, your writing always draws me in!

xxxx
Rachel

MyStrawberryCocktail said...

oh i love this look! u look like a good smart girl:P the hat is amazing! its color is just stunning:)
xoxo

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I think the best part about loving fashion is that you can't possibly know everything. There is SO much to learn, every day and so many new ways to style an outfit. The possibilities are endless. :)

I bet a lot of fashion bloggers feel like you. They love fashion, and that's really all there is to say. :)

I love your outfit. That dress is adorable. It looks so cute with the red flats!

Oh, and I gave you an award on my blog. Be sure to check it out! xoxo

janettaylor said...

Lovely beret!

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Isquisofrenia said...

you look so cute love the red beret
and those shoes are adorable!

xo, Alexi said...

i loved reading on your take on fashion, and i completely agree! as long as it's reasonably priced and it looks good- it's your fashion! btw- love that hat!
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Missy said...

love the matching shoes and hat x

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DIANA DYE said...

I Love this outfit♥!!! I really do it’s the best thing ever!
The dress is so simple but soooo lovely wow! Am amazed I love!
and the accessories you use are amazing and go with it soo well! I want a dress like
That I’ll be out on the look out!!!
And yes that me as well am not a fashion annalist who could
Talk about new collections for an hour I just love clothing
And the way they make me feel!
Love Dye♥

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

I'm the kind of person who feels she's overdressed if she's wearing more than lipgloss.Fashion doesn't have rules,trends do. I think of fashion more as an art.I don't care about trends.You can't say about some style of paintings,movies,dance or music that they're not in this season,so... And is always been about attitude.Always.The shoes are cute. :)

Damsels said...

i dont think it was senselss i lvoe when i can get to read about how bloggers feel .. instead of jsut two quick sentences.

Pop Champagne said...

I don't get project runway sometimes. Sometimes what I love the judges totally trash it and it's not like what they're wearing is very good on them sometimes either. But ya I agree I buy clothes that are comfy and I look good in it, oh and afforable cuz I get it stained all the time!

AH said...

great dress! and those shoes are so cute!!

Alyssa said...

Thanks very much for the sweet comment on my blog. :)

You've got a great blog here! I like that you have a very natural look, which is all you really need because you're quite beautiful as it is. I also really like your outfit here. LOVELY shoes!

I added you to my blog roll and am 'following' you now! :D

trishie said...

cute outfit!

wonderfelle said...

love those red shoes and i'm totally the same way about mascara and lipgloss! i carry them both around in my purse all the time just in case i don't have time on the way out the door :)

Danielle Barbe said...

so cute with the hat.

Jannie said...

this outfit is cute and chic. i really love the tunic/dress. :)

very well said thoughts about fashion. and yes, many designers names sure are hard to pronounce. if it weren't for project runway, i would not know how to pronounce givenchy. hehehe...

you have a great eye for fashion though and you carry the clothes very beautifully. :)

ANN said...

This is so Parisian :) I love your dress!

SheWearSheShares said...

Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment on SheWearSheShares. For someone who says they don;t know much about fashion, you sure dress like you do.
Hope to see you again soon...

Susi said...

Thanks a lot for your comment on my blog!

I think your blog is really amazing. You are so beautiful!!!

This dress is perfect for you. I love the red things in this outfit.

I'll follow you now. You can follow me too, if you want ;)

SaraJ said...

such sweet shoes:)

sexylegsandbody said...

\lovely outfit and I am sure there are lots of girl who feel naked without a certain part of make up. My wife never goes anywhere unless it is to gym, if she doesnt have make up on.

Thanks for your kind thoughts on my last post, really appreciate your input.

Hope your week is going great.
Colin.

Texan in UAE said...

New to your lovely fashionable blog.. Loving it!... really cute outfit!!! love from UAE!

blackecstasy said...

gosh love ur cardigan
and all these photos are amazing ! :)
sorry for late reply btw . . .
have a nice day :)
xoxo

yudia aiiu

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blackecstasy said...

gosh love ur cardigan
and all these photos are amazing ! :)
sorry for late reply btw . . .
have a nice day :)
xoxo

yudia aiiu

http://blackecstasy.blogspot.com

blackecstasy said...

gosh love ur cardigan
and all these photos are amazing ! :)
sorry for late reply btw . . .
have a nice day :)
xoxo

yudia aiiu

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Susu Paris Chic said...

Hello lovely Betz,

Thanks for your comment! You have so much to say and you say it all so well. Your post was a true pleasure to read. And inspiring too. You are right in wearing just what you feel like - and you look absolutely adorable in your red beret!

Maskenlady said...

Wow, you're really beautiful :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling B!
Love your beret!

xoxox,
CC

gleenn said...

wow! i like that hat a lot :) very sexy outfit.

meraldia said...

I really can't live without earrings. I feel like naked. I wear them even at home. I can't go out without earrings!!

JoJo said...

I love your outfit! Especially the awesome shoes. They are my fave part. http://lilashionprincess.blogspot.com

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, sorry for the late response. life is feeling just a little too unorganized and crazy, ha. loove the red accessories. you look adorable !

xx lue

Marta Represa said...

Such a cute otfit! I love the red beret!
xx

Hannah ♥ said...

you look so adorable! & I love what you wrote - my blog happened in the same way

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xx

Manon said...

I love this post.
And your outfit is so cute!

MOLLYKT said...

this is such a lovely post- i totally agree!
love your skirt :)
and thankyou for the lovely comment :D
xxx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Betz I love you! I love this post! And I LOVE this outfit! The red beret and shoes are the true finishing touch! I'm like you, I feel completely naked without my mascara and lip gloss. I won't step foot out the door without it!! :)

E said...

This is so adorable! And what lovely sentiments about fashion! I wish I could put my love for fashion as eloquently as you did!

S.Elisabeth said...

Totally agree with your points on fashion; totally. And I adore your outfit, you look so cute!
Ah and I'm one of those girls who puts on make up once in a blue moon (actually more like eyeliner and blush... I have funky eyes, so I hardly ever wear mascara and I tend to lick my lips a lot instead of using proper lipstick/gloss/chapstick!) but all my friends are like you, feeling naked without something!

Rosie Unknown said...

Wow, great post!

And I love the outfit, the shoes are super cute!

Sonya said...

Cute hat!
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Closet Full of Nothing said...

Red is so darling on you. Amazing look :)

xoxo,

Coco

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pensandlens said...

You are such a darling...lovely in red, black and everything....

Take care always,

Sweet
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mwuah xoxo

monica said...

that beret looks so good on you..i cant pull off hats well so im def mad jealous

Kristin said...

I'm not a big fan of fashion "rules" other than when it comes to a garment fitting, so I think red can be worn any old time. You look adorable!

English Rose ♥ said...

I loved this post - not only do you look darling but you expressed yourself beautifully - i agree with so much of what you said =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
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KIRAFASHION said...

I do love the red here, I am so into red for the nect season!

Jess said...

oh i agree - the whole technical side of fashion i am pretty clueless about but fashion is about way much more than just that. i love your red beret :)

Lottie said...

love this post!

Nathalie said...

This is such an adorable outfit. The beret and the shoes make it absolutely gorgeous
*Nathalie

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so glad i found your blog...your style is amazing...

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Raez said...

so so pretty! i lvoe the pink jumnper and the chic beret;)

xx raez

noomiedoodlesfashion said...

very cute! very chic outfit!

noomiedoodlesfashion said...

very cute! very chic outfit!

noomiedoodlesfashion said...

very cute! very chic outfit!

Fashion Court said...

completely agree, darling - i'm not a pro at fashion, but if it looks good/feels good - i desire it! haha

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Cute flats!
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michelle_ said...

i love that jumper dress !
you look soo cute !
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carlyjcais said...

Hi Betz!
Your blog brings sunshine into my life so I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. You can get it here:

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Jen said...

i love this outfit on you so much, especially with all the little red accessories :)

and i definitely understand where you're coming from in this post. sometimes i doubt myself as a fashion blogger or a blogger in general as well. i love fashion, i follow the shows, the collections, everything, but i still don't know even close to 25% of the designers out there and all those trends. you're right though, fashion is more than that. :)
thanks for such an inspiring post!

kookie kulasa said...

eeep betz I've missed quite a lot already! I've been so busy at work :| I hope all's well :)

Haute World said...

Cute look - love the dress and the hat! I think fashion should be fun and not taken too seriously. If you enjoy trying different outfits and use it as a way to express who you are, that's all it should be about.

cherie said...

you look so chic in plaid. i just love how you paired everything. have a great weekend!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Oh, you are absolutely beautiful! Your outfit is beautiful, flawless and guess what is my favorite part? -Yes, the beret! You look amazing in it. :-)Wishing you beautiful weekend. Please, do not forget to participate in my spectacular Giveaway!!! :-)

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful outfit!

Rue des Modèles said...

you look super cute with the red hat!

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You look absolutely sensational! I love your hat! xoxoxoxo

B a la Moda said...

I feel the same way you do about fashion. i wish I could remember more things sometimes. You look very cute.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

LumpexoHoliczka said...

wow!
You look stunning! I love hat and dress, so cute:)

xoxo

L said...

I love the combo and the beret. You look lovely.

Mom Daughter Style said...

you look gorgeous in red and black

Morgan-Ashley said...

this is such an adorable outfit, i love the red, its a great color on you :)