highlighter dressing part deux



ASOS aran jumper, polka dot top c/o Glamorous, vintage skirt 

Erm, so this happened. Too much colour? Never. I picked up this orange skirt for $6 at a pretty fantastic vintage store in Toowoomba (above the big Lifeline store in town – heaven!) The skirt has a waffle-like texture and gives me major retro air hostess vibes which I LOVE. Mad Men meets Pan Am meets a double ended highlighter pen. Because who doesn’t regularly relate their outfit choices to pieces of stationery? *awkward silence*

Also, for Brisbane/SEQ readers, if you’ve got a certain panache for putting outfits together then be sure to check out Westfield’s Project: Street Style. Up for grabs is a $1000 gift card and momentary fame/glory/kudos. Just rock up to the Street Style Studio at Westfield Chermside on Thursday 23 or Saturday 25 August to be photographed in your best ‘off duty’ outfit. I’m not entering but if you do and end up winning, shout me some Kikki K stationery please? I’m running out of pens.

You can find more details on Project: Street Style here.

28 Comments

  1. Jenesuispas Milano August 21, 2012

    I love this match!
    I don't know how you perfectly mix pois + orange + pink <3
    Have a wonderful week!

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  2. VIPXO August 21, 2012

    I love block brights so this outfit is perfect! xo

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  3. You look amazing, pan am is actually my fav show. I almost cried when It got cancelled!
    -E

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) August 22, 2012

      I haven't watched (we didn't get it down in Aus), but was surprised that it got cancelled. I thought it would've been a hit.

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  4. Rachel, Cold Knees August 21, 2012

    really love this look, double ended highlighter, great comparison :p love the hint of polka dots too xx

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) August 22, 2012

      I am just a tad obsessed with stationery. Pink and orange highlighters were always my faves. Never been a big fan of fluoro yellow.

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  5. Hannah August 21, 2012

    This is such a wonderful look, you can never have too much colour!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  6. Natalie Ear August 21, 2012

    dat skirt!!!

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  7. Her Persona August 21, 2012

    great colours, liking the skirt

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  8. B August 21, 2012

    Wow, I love that skirt! I can never find any skirts with splits that don't look too business casual nowadays. That one is a hit! I also love the polka dot collar peeking out, nothing beats a good polka dot collar!

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) August 22, 2012

      Thanks. I think the bright orange colour also plays a huge part in preventing it from being too businessy haha

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  9. Sharmaine Ruth August 21, 2012

    you pull that off so perfectly!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  10. Mat August 22, 2012

    double ended highlighter is it, i think the three items looks ace together

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  11. Josephine Pearl August 22, 2012

    Love these colours together, you look great. The shirt worn underneath is so cute too.

    Jo. x

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  12. Peta August 23, 2012

    oh you've visited my town! Toowoomba really does have awesome op shops – i'm one of their biggest customers.

    Peta x

    http://theseaandmechange.blogspot.com

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) August 23, 2012

      Yes! I have family there and have been up recently over the past few weeks. I was wondering whether or not to give up the location because if word got out there might be less treasures for me haha.

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  13. Bunny August 23, 2012

    I would not have thought orange and pink can be together. So cute!

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    • soph (owl vs. dove) August 23, 2012

      Usually I'd stay right clear of the pairing, but for some reason thought these two pieces were just meant to be.

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  14. Magali Vaz August 23, 2012

    I love how your paired these colors together. I am not that experimental/gutsy. -_-

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  15. Your Only Black Swan August 27, 2012

    That skirt is one hell of a find! Woohoo, lucky you! Loving the brights and pop of polka dots!

    x Lauren
    youronlyblackswan.com

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  16. carolina August 27, 2012

    love the colors! ๐Ÿ™‚ so pretty! i just found your blog and i wanna know if you want to follow each other ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Kailey August 31, 2012

    Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I l o v e the colors, and the dotted collar popping out is so so cute! <3

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  18. Sarah September 9, 2012

    You look adorable, awesome find on the skirt, I love op shopping in out of the way places.

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