Saturday, August 7, 2010

Time Travelers


Club Monaco top, F21 skirt, Steve Madden sandals, Michael Kors bag, Harriet Grey ring from BeautyMark

Like most girls, I both love and hate the humidity.  Despite walking around the city feeling like a steamed bun, the moisture acted like a miracle product giving volume and texture to my usually straight, heavy, and lifeless hair! It was also nice having the bestie do a French braid for me the night before our adventure into historic China. She flew over from Korea for the weekend and we managed to squeezed in all the major sites in 4 short days -- the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven to name a few. Together with J, we were the 3 musketeers roaming the through the city eating Peking duck, bargaining at Silk Street Market, and (sadly) getting scammed by pedicab drivers. It was amazing sharing a piece of Beijing with them.

Keeping wardrobe choices light, short, and breathable was key to surviving the heat on this trip. The yellow silk top was from a few seasons ago but I still love the pick-me-up color and the origami details. The cotton floral skirt has bits of yellow to compliment the vibrant colored top and I opted for simple sandals and belt in neutrals to avoid looking like I'm heading to the circus. One thing I missed? Sunblock on my feet. I have to live with a hideous sandal tan for the next little while!







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44 comments:

Jess ♡ said...

Ahhh amazing! :) I love love love this look and all the photos of the architecture and what not <3

HC! said...

i love how bright your outfit is. perfect for a summer day!
Haute Californian

LyddieGal said...

Busy day! Love your outfit, the yellow and print work so well together, and your ring is so gorgeous!!
Glad to hear someone enjoys humidity -- it is my already frizzy hairs enemy.

Chic on the Cheap

Haven said...

You look gorgeous!

And so does your hair! There's very few people humidity does wonders for when it comes to hair. :P

libys11 said...

just so pretty!!! these photos are mind blowing! :D

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Ashley said...

Awesome photos! Love the outfit as well! XO

sharonlei said...

What a grand adventure the three of you shared!! I bet every single moment was amazing, especially because you got to meet up with your bestie!! Me and my bestie live thousands of miles away from eachother too, but everytime we see eachother we always pick up where we left off.

Your outfit is adorable Carolina! Perfect summer outfit to kick humidity in it's bootay. Today was probably one of the most humid days this year alone. Ick!

I hope you're well hun and I hope your package gets to you safely. :)

xx Love & Aloha

nicole said...

I hate sandal tans! And the sad thing is, my feet are more tanned than the rest of my body :( This is what I get for not going to the beach haha. Any way, if you hadn't mentioned humidity and being in China, I never would have guessed it because you look so fabulous, chic and breezy! (yes, I said breezy and I meant it! lol) I love the colour of that CM top and how your skirt complements the colour as well. That MK bag is super cute! I know you've been back for awhile but welcome back! Hope to see you again soon xo

janettaylor said...

Lovely look. I have same ring in forest green! :)

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Couture said...

Love your top and ring!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Cute look- loving the top and bag!

Ven said...

lovelyy photos :) love ur blogg!! :))

xoxo

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

Such a cute outfit!

xx,
Helena
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Ashley said...

I love the bright top with the floral skirt! Beijing looks amazing. I have similar mixed feelings about humidity...my hair won't curl without it but it's so ick sometimes.

xoxo, Ashley

Lust Sin Deceit ~ Karen-Yen said...

Wow I really like that skirt, but could never actually wear it myself (as I can't wear anything printed or with patterns). Beautiful pictures, I'm chinese but have never had the opportunity to go back and visit China yet.The closest thing I have to being in China is the cultural centre we have here in Calgary that was modeled after the Temple of Heaven.

Lainey said...

I love the brightness of that top. Such a gorgeous color.

Olivia said...

cute skirt!! :D

style-haus said...

the colors are so pretty and love how cute/flirty this look is. really dig the MK bag too!

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Emilie said...

You look adorable!

Glamour Bbey. said...

Beautiful look!

Alexandra said...

oh you knowwww im dying over this post!!!! you look fabulous and i love the pics of the forbidden city!!!! miss china ohhhh soooo much!!! <3

lisa said...

But you always look so pretty and polished! Nobody will even notice the sandal tan. ;-)

Francesca C said...

very nice look!!!!

Niki B. said...

gorgeous pics! and how cute are you? love the outfit :)

x Niki
A Haute Mess

Andee Layne said...

great look! so Summery!!! xo

MarchMusings said...

You're so lucky to be visiting China. Would love to go there someday

Amanda "Creamy" Apriani said...

I love your flowery skirt.. ^-^

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ari said...

loving the yellow top and floral skirt combo!
xoxo
ari
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soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Love the colours in your outfit. The scenery looks amazing too :)

Marinka said...

I love your outfit and the way you put your pictures together to create a story.

DoReen said...

gorgeous outfit, love the bold mustard on you!

Sarah V. said...

Cute pics

XX

Spela said...

like your blog! nice outfit!


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jenni said...

awesome photos! you look amazing in all your photos, I'm green with envy!!

I love all you outfits, and I want your closet !

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agnes said...

très joli look, j'aime beaucoup cette petite jupe

The Owl's Closet said...

oh wow, beautiful pics! i love ur chic and comfy outfit:) sorry about the sandal tan. ugh, i hate it when that happens, too. looks like ure having a blast!

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Stevia said...

i love your outfit here
so summery ;)

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fashiontrain.blogspot.com said...

Nice shirt. The color just pops. It can worn so many ways.

Miss Molly said...

really really lovely :)

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FASHION ICE said...

love the color of ur top! come follow me xoxo

Style Worthwhile said...

love the look!It's super cute and summery.

Jacquelyn

Style, She Wrote said...

Great outfit. Definitely works with the landscape.

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J E S S U said...

Cute purse!

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