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Nicole Aguinaldo | A fashion, beauty, and travel blogger from the Philippines.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Breaking The Rules

Mixing and matching is always a tricky process. But in the end, you do what works for you.
When I was putting together an outfit to wear to a luau party this weekend, I thought I'd dress up this floral romper with bright red accessories. But then I thought it all looked too "matchy-matchy," to steal a term Michael Kors used a lot on Project Runway..
So I threw in this bright orange cardigan, and the outfit just came alive.

We all learned the fashion basics: what goes with this or that color, what material is perfect for this or that season, or what accessories to wear for this or that outfit. And I'm all for following the rules.
But I also want to be different, to be exciting, to stand out, and be memorable.
Predictability bores me, and I like the quirky and the unexpected.
In fashion, after all, breaking the rules just a little never did hurt anyone.














Outfit details:
Floral romper, FOREVER 21
Cabrdigan, MANGO
Bag, CHANEL
Wedge Sandals, SIMILAR TO THIS OR THIS
Locket and rings, PULSERAS BY KIM

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Special thanks to:
SHEILA ABESAMIS-RECASATA
Faces&Curves

PHOTOS BY NICCO RECASATA

32 comments:

  1. I agree, it would have looked too matchy with more red but the orange works really well :) it's a really easy way of making your outfit more interesting. Now I just need to buy cardigans in every colour of the rainbow xxx
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  2. You look beautiful love the dress. Enjoy your weekend doll.
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  3. Love how you have styled this outfit. Wonderful!!!

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  4. Wow, you've got a great sense of style, I'd never thought of doing that, haha.. You look lovely!

    Hopeless✈Wanderer

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  5. Amiga arrasou amei o look linda e estilosa bom final de semana.
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  6. Beautiful floral print dress :-)
    Greetings.


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  7. Great combination of this cute romper! And totally agree with you, never be too matchy-matchy! ;)

    Love from Munich, L

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  8. Love everything about this look... The pops of color are beyond amazing and your photos are STUNNING! So perfect. Have a great weekend, doll!

    xo, Bekka
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  9. Thoughtful tip! You're gorgeous as always :)
    M
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  10. lo love this dress!
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    kiss

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  11. You look so beautiful! I'm all for what you said about breaking the rules. It's my mission in life to break all the so-called fashion rules haha. I agree that predictability can be quite boring. Great job, Nicole! <3

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  12. amazing!
    xoxo
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  13. Looks like you mastered the "mixed-matched" trend perfectly! That pop orange looks great on you!

    Best,

    Tamara B.
    LilMissStyle Blog

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  14. I love the print and cut of this dress! Great for summer!

    -Rae
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  15. love this mixed match outfit .... the dress is so sweet!

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  16. Fabulous post!
    I wish u an amazing Sunday dear!

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  17. I am also for breaking rules and being original. bravo.

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  18. You are very beautiful my dear!! I love the look you've created!! Nice dress and make up. ;)

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  19. You look amazing as usual, I love the floral print!
    Viky

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  20. Pretty colors on you!
    x, Courtney
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  21. I think the orange goes really well with this dress and enhances the shape of it. It's great that you added it!

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  22. Good pick! The orange looked pretty against the dress.

    Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

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  23. You look gorgeous!
    Love all the vibrant colors in your outfit and the I love the way you styled it!
    <3
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  24. wow!! so stunning photos, you look wonderful! amazing colors!:)
    Emma xx
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  25. adorable bag! love all the pops of red in this outfit

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  26. lovely post,

    Lots of love.
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