Lookbook: Pink Pashmina

I bought this skirt about a year ago and this was my first time wearing it. Not because it’s not cute, I mean, it’s a pleated skirt, how can it not be cute right? It’s because I do not know what to wear it with! It seems like everything I put with it just doesn’t look right. I’ll put it on, try to pair something with it, hate it then take it off. I just happened to notice it in my closet that day and decided I need to make it work. To be honest, I still don’t think it works as much as I wanted to but I think the bright pink pashmina helps to take the focus off the outfit as a whole.

What I’m Wearing:
Sweater: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Tights: Wet Seal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Pashmina: bought it in Taiwan about 5 years ago

I bought the skirt so long ago and I was a little bit bigger then, so it’s a whole size too big now. I had to roll the waistband down twice to make it fit. I actually liked it better anyway as it made it into a better length (above my knees rather than below). I bought this pashmina the last time I was in Taiwan with my family and it is awesomely warm. I don’t typically wear it as a scarf because it’s a very big piece and better worn as a shawl but I was just feeling like a scarf that day and put it on. I was warm all day even though it was raining and I was wearing tights with holes in them.

My hair is so interesting as I’ve never dyed/highlighted it before but it always lightens up when I’m in the sun. When I came back from Cabo people have been asking me if I highlighted my hair.


I promise I don’t do anything too special to my hair but I know that many of you are still waiting for my hair tutorial. I am going to try to put some time aside this weekend to at least write a post about my hair tools and products to start you off with.

Also, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about my digital perm and how it’s holding up since I got it done. My hair now is still wavy but the curls above are a result of my curling iron. However the digital perm has helped my hair retain a curl. Even at the end of the day my curls still look like they do in the picture. Before I got the digital perm my hair would hold a curl for all of 30 minutes before falling out. For all of you that are debating on getting a digital perm I say go for it! I love my hair now more than I ever have, all because of the digital perm.

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  • Kellie
    March 31, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I want a digital perm. What exactly is it? My hair doesn’t hold curl well either. It’s so super annoying to spend all that time curling it to just have it drop and go flat within an hour.

  • tam pham
    March 31, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    you look great! i love the skirt!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    March 31, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    adorable skirt and i love how you paired it with that colorful scarf.

  • trulyblessed521
    March 31, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I have a pleated skirt too! Mine is gray, and it’s so hard to match it with anything so I wear it maybe once a year. Yes, I totally recycle my clothes for years on end!

  • Emily
    March 31, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    i love the pashmina! i’m in taiwan 1-2 times a year so i’m definitely gong to try and hunt one down on my next trip.

  • Fashion Moment
    March 31, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Oh, I love this outfit, you look so lovely!


  • Mrs.Zeus
    March 31, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    You stunning as always!!!
    those tights are super cute!

  • WendyB
    March 31, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I love the skirt and think the outfit is perfect. Well done.

  • Hanako66
    March 31, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    You look adorable! I am still thinking about getting a digital perm….I have the same problem with my hair keeping a curl! I am waiting for a trip to Seattle, I don’t know anyone in Southern California that has done this and I am so scared!

  • candacerose
    March 31, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I love your outfit, and your pretty hair!

  • freeTEYme
    March 31, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    fabulous shoes as usual! and your hair is really pretty!

  • ...love Maegan
    March 31, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    oh the tights and the PINK!!! love it!

  • MizzJ
    March 31, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Cute outfit! Love the color of that pashmina, it’s very springy. As for the skirt, the shorter length is definitely better as it keeps the skirt from becoming too matronly. You could go totally preppy and pair it with a button-down? Or what about a cute cardigan, skinny belt, and some saucy red shoes?

  • Lainey
    March 31, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful comment! I adore your hair, it looks so clean and fresh! I wish I hadn’t started dyeing my hair. Now it’s just fried. Cute outfit as always!

  • God Made Me fuNky
    March 31, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    The outfit looks fab. And the pashmina is just perfect. Love the color.

  • Kaitlyn
    March 31, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I personally think this looks fantastic together. Great job making it work 🙂

  • goodfinking.com
    March 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I tried on that skirt just the other day at BR (sale rack, haha) and yeah, I loved it but agree, it’s too long. So I didn’t buy it. Felt a pang of regret when I see how fab you’re workin it.

  • lookrichbitch
    April 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    def like the length of the skirt. if it were any longer, i think it’d be a little matronly. no wonder you didn’t wear it! 🙂

  • Nicole Marie
    April 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    love the bright scarf!

  • xs
    April 3, 2009 at 12:26 am

    the pink pashmina definitely brightens up the outfit!

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista
    April 3, 2009 at 12:26 am

    loving textured tights. i wore almost this exact outfit in nyc.