Jul 20, 2010

Military Issue

(Vest from Mango, Flowy Long Skirt is Vintage, Belt is Vintage,Shoes are from amiclubwear.com, Necklace from Fuddy Duddy)

Taking my cue from Vogue March 2010, I decided to go Military last Sunday and once again unleash the inner "soulja" in me. I took inspiration from the March 2010 Fashion editorial of US Vogue with the same title- Military Issue. I dont know what it is about the military trend but I love it and I am quite glad it was revived by Balmain, Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier and many more designers in their S/S 2010 collections. I have worn military so many times but I seem to never tire of the look! I guess G.I. Jane never looked so glamorous!

Let's get CLOSER....

(The skirt's uneven hem gives it a bohemian twist)

(The shoes are new found faves even if I've had it for over a year. Second Sunday in a row to wear this pair!)

Accessories are KEY. (Accessories had a touch of bohemian to contrast the hard edged look as seen in beaded necklace, bangles and ring, wore a nude Nina Ricci purse to match the shoes and vest)

For this outfit, I decided to go somewhat Military-Safari. I remained faithful to the army shades of khaki and camo green and added my own twist to it... with the very long and flowy skirt, safair vest and snakeskin strappy sandals. The skirt was quite immaculate to wear and I had the best time in it as it flowed and moved along with me. The cropped vest added structure and balanced out the flowiness of the bottoms and I used a vintage beige belt from my mom to cinch the look together. I do love how belts have that magic of making two totally opposing looks look so good together. I added more contrast to the rugged feel of the look by wearing a white and gold beaded necklace which spelled GLAM. I love adding twists like that rather than going all the way with a trend when it comes to accessorizing my outfits.

(Makeup is Shu Uemura Foundation and Concealer, MAC Brow Set in Bequile, MAC Pigment in Teal and Golden Olive, Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Lipstick-Matte, Bronzer is from Lancome)

If you would notice, I wore my hair straight today too! After a long time of curls and pony tails, I broke the routine and wore it fuss-free silky straight. It was getting a tad bit dry from my curling iron chronicles and I decided a lazy Sunday was perfect for de-tressing. I wore my makeup with green smokey eyes as well to match the skirt!
With such powerful weapons and my arsenal, I was well prepared for combat, full-force for the stressful week ahead. I decided to start prep early thus the Sunday tough chick look.

INSPIRATION: From US Vogue March 2010

More to share on what's keeping me so busy that I have to squeeze in time to blog.
Do watch out for that post!


  1. this is such an awesome outfit JL! i love it! i'm such a sucker for the military look! wow!

  2. I love the skirt and shoes. You are gorgeous as always


  3. love your version of military!!! so feminine but still within the theme. I love it=) And I already posted my Giveaway Update post for Glitterati!:)


    Will keep you posted when the final giveaway post is up na. Thank you again JL!!!:)

  4. This look is incredible. Wow, you can really pull off any skirt length. I've always seen you in chictopia and those snakeskin strappy shoes are my favorite. Looks difficult to match with anything but you can pair it with a looot of stuff ;) Nice JL :)

    Melai of Style and Soul

  5. great outfit! i love that vogue collection too :) i remember ripping out all the pages to tack onto my wall haha

  6. Oh you look gorgeous, I just love the interpretation of military x


  7. {hi from california} love the look, especially the statement necklace! great touch!

  8. gotta love that outfit. plus you look like a doll

  9. Military-chic! I love love love. (:

  10. Love your bag!!


  11. This is one of my favorite outfit of yours! Totally gorgeous!

  12. I'm so obsessed with maxi skirts! And your's is worthy of envy!

  13. what can i say???
    love your skirt very much!


  14. Love the movement of the skirt! What a nice deviation from bodycon minis.


  15. great look darling! love your version of military :)

  16. i loooooooove ur skirt!!! and ur make-up!

  17. You have a beautiful skin!! Where are you from??xoxo
    Christine Lilwood
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  18. What a great style! Gorgeous post and pictures...
    Lovely blog!

  19. I love the vest

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  21. beautiful! great accessories; they ARE key esp in your shoot...

    <33 [v] hobovogue

  22. I just came across your blog and became a fast follower! Love this look~the accessories tie everything together and the skirt is army green gone glam! Lovely:)

  23. LOVE the skirt- perfect :)



  24. WOW! this outfit is PERFECT that skirt is marvelous and u are simply adorable!
    thanks for visting our blog J! following you!
    keep the amazing posts coming ;)


  25. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE This Outfit!!

    Seriously i love ur skirt! awwww...
    Do u sell the skirt LOL? i want it..
    I have the similar gladiator heels..
    Thx dear for ur last comment in my post.
    U'r so drop dead gorgeous.. ^^

    Love, MM

  26. This is such a gorgeous outfit, Joanna! I love the statement jewels with this extravagant skirt and the khaki. It's military glam! I'm considering following you on your blog rather than chictopia since the images are a lot larger and I can see the details a lot clearer! Keep up the great work.


  27. luv the skirt, it looks so adorable..


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