July 20, 2011


{dandelion by nicole richie}
black f21 top, vintage blue floral maxi skirt, Steve Madden flannel ankle boots, 
thrifted leather belt, vintage leather "seahorse" purse

Summer tends to keep me grounded and remind me to return back to the basics, to enjoy the simple things in life. Typically, I'm one to keep my head up, up, up among the clouds and the stars, where the kites soar and roam, as far away from reality as I can possibly imagine. Eventually, as Isaac Newton said, what goes up, must come down. To comply with that state of mind, I decided to dress a little more down-to-earth, with just a few basics from my mother's closet. Since I'm now based in Berkeley (GO BEARS! Sorry, it just had to be done!), I rarely remember to pack up clothes on my mini-weekend trips home, thus the mad scramble for anything wearable in my mother's closet. Thankfully, we're close to the same size, in both clothes and shoes, but style-wise, we couldn't be further apart. My mom is a lover of simple, necessary, easy-to-throw-on outfits while I opt for the road less taken, full of ruffles, sparkles, shimmer and glimmer. But I always appreciate both ends of the spectrum, as I do for most things. There are days where the necessities are all you need and this was definitely one of them.

P.S. I just wanted to give a hugs and kisses to all of my lovely commenters and new followers! You make my life! So let me just say a huge thank you! Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU! I'm honestly shocked by the enormous amount of support I've gotten in the past few days, it makes my head spin! (right round, baby, right round!) Every single one of you are so amazing! I can't wait to continue on this adventure with all of you!


Jardin de la Mode said...

Gorgeous outfit! Amazing worker boots ♥

t said...

Nice outfit!


Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

That is such a lovely skirt!

VIVIENNE said...

love the skirt!! x

Haute and Fierce

Sabrina said...

You look so adorable! I absolutely love your skirt and bag. The boots are a really nice touch too. Great styling!


Unknown said...

i've never worn a maxi dress but these pics make me want to try it soo bad! loving the floral. it's good for summer and fall!
congrats on all the success! can't wait to do blogger meet-ups with you


Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Great skirt and boots, my dear! =)


Unknown said...

totally love your outfit! the skirt and boots are amazing! :)

x Breshna

Sassy said...

Beautiful post and very fashion outfit. Follow each other?
I'm following you :D


fashionatlas said...

I love the skirt and the bag, i use small vintage ones like that on nights out, such a better quality bags than new ones xx

Femme Virtue said...

i love ur smile! u look so pretty!

everyonescelebrity said...

That is a FANTASTIC skirt!


Donna said...

What a wonderful outfit. You are so beautiful inside and out! I love the title of this post - so romantic.

You have a wonderful blog! I will definitly return to read more of your posts and I wish you all the luck in the world with it!

All the best,

Kathleen said...

aww you're always super cute Anisa love. i adore the floral blue maxi skirt! esp loving your steve madden boots ;). omgg we only have 1 month of summer left, lets have a hang out soon with Sherrie!! :)

<3, Kathleen.

Jacquelyn said...

Sharing clothes with mom is the best! I looove that skirt and those boots are awesome! You have a great blog, I'm glad I discovered it! :)


Natalie Ryker said...

i envy your combat boots


Caroline Robianto said...

love the mix between maxi skirt and boots :D


lop said...

i like the whole outfit!
your long skirt it's absolutely gorgeous!
good choice!

Sue Lyn said...

babe those boots are totally rad! loving how u pull off this outfit so well(:


The Mad Twins said...

That is an amazing maxi skirt! wonderful! and also lover you bag :)

xxx London

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Magda said...

i loveee your bag¡¡¡ great post¡¡ kisses :)

michelle_ said...

the skirt is really awesome ! i love how u paired it with the boots !

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Brittney said...

This looks awesome! The colours look amazing together and very down to earth, like you said. ;) LOVE the boots and the plaid peeking out of 'em. :)

Laura said...

Great skirt and how your combined it with boots!

MJ said...

Love that skirt! thanks for your comment-following you now!

follow me back!

Unknown said...

I love your blog! Unfortunately your reader gadget is somehow weird, can't click to be a reader :X...but I'll be back soon :)



um HI THOSE SHOES ARE AMAZING! I've never seen any like them. Don't take this the wrong way, but the remind me of fishing. No, not fishing boots. Or fish. Just FISHING. The act of FISHING. I don't know why, but I think fishing is quite a neat hobby and this is totally an awkward compliment. But it IS a copmliment! Because I loooove those shoes.

Gosh. That was really awkward. I should just stop talking. You look AMAZIIING. I love the ease of summer, too.



Loving the maxi skirt! and I love how you styled it with the boots! I love femenine and masculine together! x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow Anisa! You look so stunning! The skirt is so pretty and unique in the back! lol...yes, you can have Francisco because I have my eyes of the hot twins! If only all guys are good-looking and sweet, it would be so much easier for us, hehe :-) xoxoxoo

Bree said...

Lovely outfit. Like your skirt!
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Kel said...

That skirt is so lovely, only made better by your vibrant smile!

Love it!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

currently living in Purple Rain

cryskay said...

so cute! summer is perfect to pair basics with florals! i love your skirt & i've told you this before, but i adore those boots! xx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Anisa you look fab in this skirt and i love your hair in the previous post!

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Nnenna said...

Woot! You are totally deserving of all the loving! :D Speaking of loving, I love this floral maxi on you!

star-crossed smile

Jordana Lilly said...

you're too cute! loving this combo of romantic maxi with edgy combats. workin it! sorry i wasnt a part of the lovin before, but i am now!;)

xox Jordana

Runaway In LA said...

Lovely style! You pull off the skirt very well! :) And oh my God, I swear, those Steve Madden boots are following me... I was thinking about buying them online a couple of months ago, and here I see them again! Are they comfortable? I guess it's safe to say... I love your boots! :) hehe! new follower here(:


Natalie Ryker said...

i can honestly saw i love those boots


roberto syrious said...

woooow honey so cute!!!
love the skirt!!! and biker boots rocks!!!
love them!!

cute blog! i'm following you by google friends box hope you'll do the same ONLY if' you'll like mine!
sweet italian kisses

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Carlinn said...

So pretty! Love how you paired the skirt with edgier items!

Carina said...

Such a pretty outfit!

Christina of Profresh Style said...

Loving the back of that skirt- are you wearing it backwards? If so, ingenious! Just loving it so much. Work it mamaaaa

Zineb.C of Asidress.blogspot.com said...

Great outfit <3