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Am I kawaii yet?

I am often inspired by modern Japanese and Korean fashion. Most notably, I really like the look of long layered pieces draped over or slightly tucked into slim pants or flouncy skirts.

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I think it looks balanced and interesting, and I am still experimenting with this silhouette despite having a larger frame and thicker legs.

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The delicate netting of this top caught my eye at Zara. It’s fulfilling my need for spring but is thin enough to layer under a thick cardigan and coat since it’s still technically winter. The high neck is a pretty little peek-a-boo detail under my coat, and it has high slits on both sides.

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I layered a short black skirt under the top to add tiers, and in the warmer months I plan to replace it with a more flirty skirt in a color similar to the top to create the illusion of a dress.

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I matched the gold in the zipper of my boots with a gold pinky ring and thin necklace.

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Over-the-knee tights and leather boots kept my legs warm on this breezy March day.

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Top: Zara
Cardigan: Primark
Skirt: Madewell
Boots: Michael Kors
Tights: H&M
Necklace: Gift (very similar)
Ring: c/o SammyDress
Lips: NARS in Cruella

Do you have a particular culture that inspires your style? Is there a particular style you’ve always liked, but were too afraid to try?

Wool-n’t you be my neighbor?

It’s not a beautiful day in this neighborhood because my throat is covered in phlegm and misery and I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten enough Berliners to not fit in my jeans anymore. I did this to myself.

I showed my German boyfriend the beginning of a “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” episode and turned back into a 4-year-old as the trolley rolled into Mister Roger’s living room. We’ve had fun sharing the TV shows, candy and toys we liked as kids, since we grew up in two very different cultures.

But I subconsciously channeled Mister Roger in today’s outfit.

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Sweater: Madewell (similar)
Shirt: H&M (similar)
Skirt: Madewell (similar)
Tights: H&M
Boots: Sam & Libby for Target
Ring: My Grandma’s

Over-the-knee tights are a gift to those who have dealt with the absolute annoyance of their socks rolling down. I learned the trick is to use sock glue (this is my personal favorite) but the tights are killing it for winter. You get the illusion of socks, but also butt and thigh warmth. This H&M pair has a pretty thick control top, and are a much better quality than the ones at Urban Outfitters.

brb off to cough some more