Hopeless Romantic

There is usually no such thing as a perfect photoshoot.

Either I have camera issues, or the light is weird, or it’s last minute and I don’t create the vision I intended. I originally planned on a completely different outfit for this post, something classy and vintage inspired. But the shots were coming out weird, and I just wasn’t feeling the look. So I scrapped that last minute and threw on something I felt comfortable in.

It turned out silly and weird and awesome, and I’m super happy with this set of photos. I think they really captured me haha, and I had so much fun taking them. I had to sort through a lot of bloopers to find these ones, but I’m super pleased with it! Hope you enjoy this OOTD 🙂

 A fun story about the tee I’m wearing here: I actually bought it in the children’s section of Old Navy while helping a friend look for a gift for her niece. It’s a child’s large, I think kids’ clothes today must run a lot bigger than they used to! Anyway, I just kinda liked the graphic on it, and it only cost $1.99 haha. I threw a bunch of layers on and called it a day.

Overall this look may be silly or childish or messy; it’s certainly not high fashion! I love its odd layers and untied Converse and messy ponytails though, I feel that it really captures who I am: a silly, hopeless romantic who’s far from perfect. And I think that’s what fashion is supposed to do: capture who we are.

Dress: Forever21, Tee: Old Navy (no longer available), Shoes: Converse, Vest: Thrifted, Sunnies: Forever21

(I’m also wearing NYX Soft Matter Lip Cream in Monte Carlo– stay tuned for a review soon!)

What do you think? How does the way you dress reflect who you are? Ever buy any kids’ clothes? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Love Kiki


All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

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117 thoughts on “Hopeless Romantic

  1. At less than $2 that’s quite a good deal, i love the way you threw on the denim vest on the T, and yea , i also think kids clothes run bigger than they used to in most stores. You look great in this outfit,sorry about the first photo shoot ,that happens to me sometimes and makes me want to give up on taking more pictures.


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  2. I really like this outfit, it’s so laidback while looking good. I like how you added on the many layers because it made the outfit interesting. I sometimes buy clothes in kids sections as well. I agree, I definitely think children’s clothing sizes are running bigger than they used to. But I’m glad because it’s cheap!
    I think of fashion similarly. Fashion should definitely be reflecting who we are in unique and creative ways that are unlike that of those around you.
    Love your lip color!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea 🙂 I definitely want to check out more children’s sections, I feel like there’s so many clothes there that could be reimagined!
      I totally agree, everyone is unique and fashion should reflect that!
      Have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by 🙂
      xo Kiki

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  3. I can definitely relate – I’m still trying to figure out my camera. I know lighting is everything in photography and I struggle with this. It can get rather frustrating at times and I know some of my biggest challenges are trying to find the perfect location to shoot… I think us bloggers are just too picky at times:p But your photos turned out great and I love that shirt! Super cute:-). Have a great weekend!



  4. Kay

    I love these photos, and the outfit! It’s casual, fun and a little edgy. 🙂 You look gorgeous! I know what you mean about photoshoots being a little tricky though – I both love and hate taking photos, when the light is bad it just gets so frustrating! But your photos are always gorgeous, dear. 🙂 Hope you’re having a fab weekend!! x x x



  5. Alina Bostan

    I think it’s more important to feel like your being yourself rather than portraying high fashion that you may not be comfy with. Love the post and the outfit, it actually suits you really well. Amazing that you bought the t-shirt from the children’s section considering it was such a bargain too x

    Beauty with charm


  6. Oh the struggle is real! I know exactly what you mean. I find I only end up using 1% of the photos I take lol. Lighting is a major issue for me. Where I’m living the Northerly light is perpetually blocked so taking photos is incredibly difficult. Yours though turned out really well, I think you look gorgeous and the lighting is perfect.



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