Thursday, December 8

Colorblocking!

Yeah. Read that title carefully. 


When I first tried this dress on, I thought it was ill fitting. The chest was too tight and it was too low. But I still loved it too much. Excuse the following picture, the color representation isn't great but it was the only straight shot full body I had. 


That's better. The skirt started with a small crocheted top, a nude panel, a light blue panel and a dark blue panel. It was a bit short for my liking but not unwearable. Someone commented that I wear a lot of wedges... which was really true this past season. Wedge love.


 Dress: (Thrifted)
Wedges: Aldo (49.50, on sale from 70.00)

I also did a strange, side-swept pony tail braid for this dress. Just experimenting for fun. 




I wore this dress on a night out when I had dinner at Tempe Marketplace. An outdoor mall near my college campus. The place was called Kabuki. I don't usually like expensive sushi places, but I thought that this place was worth the higher than average prices. The food is really so good.





Their happy hour menus is pretty fair and I loved their sushi so much that I signed up for their reward program. There's really something to be said about quality and originality in sushi. I love salmon, but I'm constantly looking for new ways to experience it.



PS. Finals week! Wish me luck.

36 comments:

  1. wow! u looking great btw! :P good luck! hehe:P has a great days:)

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  2. i love your hair, i can never braud my hair myself if my life depended on it, and i havea love for wedges too. it's the only type of shoes that don't hurt my feet.

    omg i crave sushi now!

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  3. ahhh i love kabuki! The shrimp tempura is soo delicious! you're dress and your hair are adorable:)


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  4. Thanks for your comment,well there was lots of different trends in the eighties I suppose,so I focused on the punk trend,like Vivienne Westwood in the picture.
    Great colour blocking,hope your having a wonderful day x

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  5. I love the dress! It's a more 'neutral' way to do colour blocking. (if that even makes sense!).

    Good luck in your finals! :)

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  6. Beautiful dress, I'm glad that now you loved it because is great.
    Cute hairstyle too.

    See you :)

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  7. Hey !
    That's a lovely dress, I don't think it's ill fitting at all !
    Like your braid too :)

    xoxo

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  8. GOOD LUCK! ♥

    Love the outfit; anything with crochet is a-ok in my book. I think something so simple adds so much detail and interest ;)

    ..and might I add - Wedges FTW! I love heels but wedges are so much more comfortable/easier to get around in. I probably have way too many pairs.

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  9. Nice dress!

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  10. The dress isn't exactly what I would wear, but you look great in it, girl! :) I adore the hair style, though! I simply just love braids! :D

    And sushi! OMG! Haven't had those in a while. I think it might be the perfect time to change that...

    Good luck on your finals! :)

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  11. Good job with the blocks. Blue works well with nudes.

    Yum! Is that sushi I see?

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  12. I like how you put together your ideas in this blog.

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  13. The dress is very pretty and the sushi look so good! I must go out and have sushi soon!

    Ariane

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  14. Aki, you look adorable girl! That dress looks great on you. Love the colored layers. And YUMMMM!!! The food looks scrumptious! :D You did a superb job with your hair!
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  15. I like your form of color blocking. It works for you, and it looks super cute. The colors aren't overwhelming, either, which I think can be a potential problem with the color blocking trend. People take it too far. You look gorgeous.

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  16. lovely ruffles and colorblocking...oh AND yummy sushi...wow.


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  17. love the braid in your hair! the sushi looks so yum! xx

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  18. the dress looks cute on u! some pieces just take some time to grow on u. it always happens to me.

    the sushi looks so yummy. i loooove hh deals lol.

    gl on your finals!!

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  19. Good luck with your finals. The food looks yummy, your dress is lovely (I am a fan of the colourblocking) and your hair looks really nice like that :)!

    Sarah
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  20. That dress is adorable and looks great on you and I really like the crochet top part.

    And girl, wedges are love. I adore wedges over any type of high heel no matter what season.

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  21. I love wedges. I could wear them all day! They're just super comfy and add the right amount of height I need. I love that top! and how the color blocking is already done for you. and Your hair is just super cute styled like that!

    Happy Weekend!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  22. I love the sideswept braid! Not strange at all. :) Best of luck with finals, sweetie!

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  23. Yummmm, sushi! And your braid looks great! I'd like to try this style.

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  24. My mom's full Japanese, so I got to eat a lot of good sushi and travel around Japan. Nothing like where I live, in Texas. The dress looks good on you, the side-swept ponytail braid and the bag completes the look.
    Good luck on finals!

    Allie
    silkandshortcake.blogspot.com

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  25. As much as I love your dress, that sushi stole the show. It looks delicious!! Love the braid too. Very pretty :)

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  26. hi aki! love your colorblocking dress as well as your braid = very cute!!
    xo ~ kristina

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  27. Your dress is adorable. And I just love your braid! :)

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  28. Your dress is so pretty! I love wedges too, and yours look great :)

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  29. thanks for the comment! I think I'd rather have papers than finals lol, less of a surprise and more time I guess. And it's brie, so gewd! Good look on finals as well!

    mango
    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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  30. You look lovely, this dress is adorable and I also like your hairdo!
    About your question on my blog, my haircut is pretty easy to style...I just have to pay attention in blow drying my bangs, because I tend to have wavy hair and a wavy fringe is a no-no. But I noticed you have pretty straight hair so you won't have this problem!

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  31. mm those sushi look super yummy! love your dress! the detail crochet part is so cute!

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  32. Love love love the wedges!! I'm craving for a cute pair of wedges for the summer now (I'm in Australia. =D)

    ♡ M.May

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  33. You look great! Love your outfit

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    xox,
    Isa

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  34. mizzsandychau - I can only do two types of braids, so trust me, I'm not that far ahead.

    Gabriele - I totally get what you mean. It's more toned down than doing so many bright colors.

    Allie - I've had sushi in Japan once or twice but much more in the States. It makes me think my sense of good sushi is twisted.

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