Monday, July 9, 2012

wanna play?

I leave for Guatemala in T-7 hours and haven't finished packing yet, but I was so excited about this playsuit that I just had to share it with you before I go! This playsuit was sent to me by the nice folks over at Lalamagic, a new online boutique specialising in vintage inspired threads. A lot of the items in the shop are handpicked from Korea and Japan, where fashion is exquisitely fun and very very cute. This playsuit is a great example of what the store has to offer and seriously, who doesn't love polka dots?
I decided to belt the playsuit as a means to calm down the mass amounts of ruffles that run down the front. And then, of course, I had to continue with the pink theme by adding a hairbow and pink lipstick. I have to admit that I'm highly disappointed in the lack of following in the side pony trend... I've only run across one side pony since I made it my cause to bring it back. All the same, I thought a side pony brought the perfect amount of '80s kiddie kitsch into the playsuit, especially with a big pink bow on top. I found the bow at work, sanitised it to death, and then happily went home with a new accessory. I'd like to think that I snatched it off some little brat's head while at work, but that wasn't the case. I constantly find myself dreaming of acting out at work and just going bat shit crazy on my guests... But alas, I need my job too much to make these fantasies come true.
The dreaded saddle shoes are back as well! They added the perfect amount of playground pep to the outfit. That and I seriously need some new summer shoes. I keep meaning to shop around but I never find anything I like. My feet are much too narrow for flats or sandals and even some brogues. I have so many pairs of boots but hardly any fair weather shoes. Ugh, the burdens of living in Minnesota!
Anyways, I really must get packing. I also have a few blog posts to write up for you kids to keep you entertained while I'm building roads, singing with school kids, and reforest-ing from recent mudslides. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the week for updates and I'll have a mega post when I'm back. Till then, make sure you browse through Lalamagic and also follow them on Facebook! xx


Nancie Mwai said...

love the look and the print. Awesome photos.xx

Priya said...

You are my hero for wearing this playsuit (is that what they're called??) anyway I love polka dots and ruffles, so this is a love as well. Wishing you a fantastic and safe trip!!

perfectly priya

SafiyaMarie said...

Man that playsuit is delish! Also, I have rocked the side pony, just not blogged about it haha. Maybe I'll rock out another one just for you :)

Hope you have so much fun whilst you're away, I'm super jealous but excited for you at the same time :)

Anonymous said...

I don't know that you could possibly be more adorable...I have absolutely fallen in love with your perfect retro style. Definitely following your blog and can't wait to see more! Btw, I'm a MN gal too :)

<3 Cambria

CarrieAnn said...

Chloe, I just want to eat you up, you are adorable! NOM NOM NOM!

Jamie Rose said...

Ah this is so so incredibly cute! I love all the dots and the fun ruffles down the front. You definitely pull this off perfectly. I also love when you wear the side ponytail. I'll be trying that hair style sometime soon I'm sure. I just have to wait for the right day and outfit to wear one!