Happy Accident

Photos by Ale Veyna and Sarah Veyna


Outfit Details:
Black Tank Top
Turquoise Pencil Skirt (Similar)
What I love most about documenting my personal style on this blog is finding different ways to wear pieces that are in my wardrobe. When I left the house to photograph this outfit, I was wearing a white crocheted top. After taking a few photos, I realized that it looked way too bulky underneath the tight pencil skirt, and decided to take it off and leave on the black tank underneath. I initially wasn’t too thrilled about the outfit change and wanted to go home and put on something else, but my sisters insisted that I photograph the outfit as is. I’m glad I did because I really love how cool and effortless this outfit looks. Also, given that temperatures were high this weekend, it was probably a good thing that I got rid of the  extra layer.
I’m curious, how do you all find new ways to style pieces that you own?
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  • Reply Katie M

    I like the color blocking between the bright blue skirt and the black top and shoes. Great look!

    June 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Cee

    Love your sandals, they're the perfect finishing touch on this summer outfit!

    June 29, 2015 at 2:47 am
    • Reply

      Thank you, Cee! They're my go-to shoes this summer. I love that they match well with pretty much anything in my closet.

      June 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Carmen Varner

    The black top is the perfect choice. Sometimes you have to put in the time & outfit changes to see what works best. :]

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    June 29, 2015 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Carmen Varner

    The black top is the perfect choice. Sometimes you have to put in the time & outfit changes to see what works best. :]

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    June 29, 2015 at 3:58 am
    • Reply

      I totally agree, Carmen. Sometimes it just takes a bit of effort to make a certain piece work with your particular style.

      June 30, 2015 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Tina Phan

    Yess the black top worked out nicely! Don't you hate it when that happens, when something looks nice in the mirror but it totally doesn't photograph well? hehe Definitely has happened to me before


    June 29, 2015 at 9:23 am
    • Reply

      Yes, I do! However, I think this is a case of an outfit looking good in my head but not in real life. I didn't bother to stand in front of a mirror before I left my house.

      June 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Jennie Emma

    Love this outfit! So simple yet classy!
    Jennie Emma

    June 29, 2015 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Anna - Alina

    heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon!

    June 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply The Heba Blog

    I also look back after taking photos in general and observe how my outfit looks like and I start to realize things that I hadn't thought of before. Always an eye opener!

    Heba xx ||

    June 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
    • Reply

      Right? I think that keeping a style diary has really helped in determining my personal style.

      June 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply Rachel Dinh

    You look great! i love happy accidents.

    June 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply katherine lou

    You already know how much I love this outfit! So chic Helen! I don't really have a new way of styling as of right now. Besides reading other blogs and looking at look books, Hawaii doesn't really allow me to wear much!

    June 30, 2015 at 11:46 am
    • Reply

      I feel the same about living in California. I always see these very cute outfits on Pinterest, but then I realize that it's too hot to ever wear them whenever I try to pull off a similar look.

      June 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • Reply Valentina R

    love it dear!!!
    Follow me on facebook if you want <3

    June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Closet Adventures

    Totally agree with Katie (previous comment), I'm digging the color blocking!


    June 30, 2015 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    I love your blue pencil skirt! It looks so good on you!

    July 1, 2015 at 4:34 am
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