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Top: My Mum’s. High waist shorts: Thrifted Levis. Shoes: Chuck Taylors (faded in the sun to a lighter baby pink). Finally a change to the grey ones —> here. Bag: Alexander Wang. Shades: Ray Ban. Fedora: Trash and Vaudeville. Necklace: Random NY shop. Silver bead bracelets: Fashionology (gifted)

I’m going to think of Mum every time I wear this top (worn last weekend). She wore it one day in St Lucia while I was there and I asked to take it back to New York with me.
To let in more air for herself, she had slashed the neck wide and cut off the sleeves. It has a hole in too (not seen). Perfect.
On the day I was leaving, I saw her bent over the top with a needle and thread, about to repair the hole on the front. “No leave it!” I said. “Oh.” she replied: “You sure? You want the hole?”
Ahhh – bless.




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07237524712889788695 FASHION SNAG

    Awww, that is so sweet of your mom to give it to you and the fact that she was ready to repair the hole! I love the pink chucks.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15351733153185849179 Helena from BrooklynBlonde

    such amazing photos! Love them!


  • http://unstoppablestyle.blogspot.com/ unstoppablestyle

    i looove the pink chucks! i have some myself and nothing beats chuck taylors. nothing. :) glad you had fun in st. lucia!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12734790195957956508 Dani

    mothers are the best, aha :)

    great outfit, as usual. the pink chucks are so refreshing & i’m honestly stillllllll lusting over that bag!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00580153267765137812 MissZuri

    Cute ensemble! Love the Wang bag! ; )

  • http://doncadaily.tumblr.com/ Donca

    Clothing that comes with a story is always the best. Also those shorts were made for you!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03633688925143790279 Debby

    You look great! I really love your hair!
    xoxo Debby

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05036625160523455518 Bub

    Love the outfit Karen, you are gorgeous

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14836427943460859691 Elle

    That’s a great outfit, and a great story. Your mom sounds like such a great influence.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08313694301301037005 Elisa @ What the Vita

    Really loved that shirt. But I can’t find the hole?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01543497487978632368 J.S.

    Those Chucks are genius!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16860051308786508890 Fatiha Faulzi

    Sometimes hand-me-downs are the best accessory in a girl’s wardrobe!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01921770950613589858 minnja

    oh this is a fabulous look.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16802644295099928921 Sarah Dee

    gifts from mom are the greatest 😉


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08651040515126111051 Looking Fab in your forties

    So in love with that bag!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12259904556759824131 Eden

    LOVE that look:))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01304367008740150149 vv

    i really like you blog. will be back! love you hair

    please visit



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17185549358278463128 Adeline

    i love the photos.especially in the 5th one..it looks like the cab is driving away :))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12864990134536939251 *rachelwears

    i aodre your pink converse mixed with your gorgeous bag- they look so cool together!x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    LOve the print on the top! You look very girly :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04740618063991841721 Glamour Bbey.

    Love your shirt!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06168084286393759971 Jackie Gloves

    I love the second pic!! :)

  • http://pkjb.wordpress.com/ pkjb

    ahhh so sweet – great top too. Love the flower. ck :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14524376488974366558 Cristina S.

    I just LOVE this outfit!

    Huge kisses

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14998359995226538091 Haidée

    your mum sounds cute :). I love your pink shoes they are so cool xx


    could you follow me as I am following u xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01598365426698245685 behindblueeyes

    I love ur hat and pink converse <3

    http://www.nevermindsir.blogspot.com – I invite you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14592118471244508314 MELISSA Z.

    cool pics dear as weel as your look! Love the tee! <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14636518231085880238 Loobs

    Awwwww! Mummy’s are the best!

    Mine was busy last night, getting all her gold bags out to give me for a wedding this weekend – bless her!

    Loobs xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11069442469001275982 Walk This Way

    adorable outfit and I love the story about the shirt:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17787532830803230743 Gon

    You look beautiful, and i really like the mood in these pictures! Nice job Karen ;D

    Dimogonda blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10952380211973710073 Karoline

    Love the Tee!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12213183542760426153 Nathalie

    Fabulous Outfti. I wish I could pull off chucks like you do. And congrats on the Vogue feature… that is something :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00325841470229145960 Silvia

    how cute! that´s how mums are…holes are not usal! hihi! so cute this story and i love the pink chucks you are wearing with the outfit!

  • Anonymous

    I LOVVVEEE this whole outfit!!!but what stands out to me the most are the pink chucks!!awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    those all stars look great with the top.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13400391157562721526 Lionne

    Damn, the hair, THE body, you are absolutely fabulous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18129378288557935688 N. Nylan Hoj

    Everythink is too cute but you’re holding out the lipstick. What’s the colour and brand?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12762308448178747223 Li

    Love the outfit! Clothes that have a meaning behind them are the best(:

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12775193464756888086 Modemädchen

    Love the combination and i love that ur not afraid of wearing a hat! :) Love it…

    xoxo M.

  • http://ficklesense.blogspot.com/ fickle sense

    Just saved this look to my inspiration folder

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17907163257040362889 The Style Strutter

    I love clothes that have a sentimental value:)!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16250673304818995979 Tere

    i really love your t-shirt! is amazing and very very cute!

    is the first time i visit your blog bui i will be back very soon!

    kisses from spain!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12283590309230661219 Michelle Elaine

    super cassssual


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05479660870779798748 Maggie ☮

    you look soo effortlessly chic love the look girly!! =]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03355134988307297736 Carina
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08336292593170097888 claarax.

    oh, God ! the best pics ever and I love your pink shoes ! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11485546911680695818 SEWING STARDOM

    beautiful! great blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02722199117982168004 Waveney

    you look amazing! bet your mum will love these photos – make sure you frame one for her!


    Waveney xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10588508304788464579 kirstyb

    love the converse xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05228257285374633000 bravegrrl

    love da chucks :)

    and great bootie :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11763250585589747813 Oak Vintage

    This is a perfect hot weather look! Gives me some inspiration for my upcoming trip to NY!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11848986721701869557 Laura

    I love it I love the tee it’s too cute =) and you sure can rock pink Converses I love it!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Fashion Snag – this is very much how my Mum is. I love her so much.

    Elise what the Vita – it is there to the side on the front but every shot I chose to post happened to not show it!

    N Nylan Hoj – lippie is MAC Show Orchid.

    Waveney – I might just send her one actually. That’s a really good idea.

    Anonymous – me too. I LOVE pink CHucks!!! God knows why I never got them years ago.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11267720228499916079 Fashion Chalet

    SOMETHING so hot about pink chucks and yellow taxi cabs. Love the hair and again, Congrats!! :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14595759066556488931 purelovefashion

    Great style and perfect context/setting for the shoot. I have some pink converse sneakers myself :) gotta love ’em, love how you mixed the flower image on the T with the leopard print of the bag, cool. xx

  • Anonymous

    Love the top, its just beautiful
    the shorts were made for you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02934408371093405102 LUU H.

    im so jealous of you a.wang bag !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16258282341157979763 Amalina

    Aw sweet story behind the top… your pink chucks go well with them

    xo http://www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

    Fashion Chalet – thanks E : ))

    purelovefashion – yea i love pink chucks. Love em all actually.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12369313973182515156 J

    Love your tee Karen! :)


  • http://izalindenn.blogg.se/ iza

    omfg your hair is so beautiful

  • http://www.citizette.com/ Lizzy

    super cute! i love the back story.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10964071130889869163 thischicksgotstyle

    How sweet, you’ll always have a little piece of your mom with you now 😀

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18240576280814058508 Tinja

    The pink converses are so cute :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11067099662057535855 Tegan

    how cute are the chucks, love the colour. Never did I imagine that pink chucks could look so cool


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18358390586754793742 Aimee

    Love your pink Chucks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05358490872856022974 JUSTYNA DĄBROWSKA

    i love ur photos! really nice shorts and converse shoes

  • Anonymous

    Love the vibe in all ur pics, u nevr fail to impress or surprise…never gets boring…I just want to c more n more….my sis n I r lovers of Chucks, imperfect things, n of evrything u post/wear/blog about etc….we have similar taste…but of course u do it way better…we r learning lol….One Love from vintage thrift shop gal…(who has to show her twin sis everything on ur blog even if she’s busy lol) I mean this is way more impt!!!! lol


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