Wednesday May 16, 2012


i swear i had a jersey shirt just like this in high school when sports chic was all the rage.  i think i also had a complete floral denim outfit too….not so chic, but terribly awesome at the time.

i’ve been really bored with my hair lately, hence the once-over-flip-over. roots are coming in. length is getting into awkward territory. i feel inspired to bleach my entire head after seeing Lulu with her new lightening white locks….but no one seems to be on team bleach-vanessa. apparently it’ll ruin my hair, color unevenly due to existing highlights lowlights and give me flyaways/frizzies from hell. as one friend said: ‘you know you aren’t going to look…pretty right?’ to which i replied: ‘dude, i know. I’m going for more alien than babe’

any advice?

wearing Zara Blazer (similar one here)

Romwe Jersey Shirt

Urban Outfitters Leather Pants (similar ones here) + (here)

Zara shoes

  1. by The Fancy Teacup

    On May 16, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I’m loving the combination of sporty chic with edginess. Such a flawless style you have!

  2. by kriss

    On May 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

    i LOVE your hair color. it`s edgy yet natural. you should keep it, but maybe you can change something about the lengths. thats a smaller risk as it will grow out. maybe something asymmetrical or like emily weiss ( ). no alien hair please :)

  3. by Mira

    On May 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    i like everything about your look. at first i thought that was an isabel marant shirt. love the combo with the leather pants. your hair is pretty if you bleach it like Lulu it will be really damaged – might look good but is it really worth it


  4. by SHEWOLF

    On May 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

    lmao! I’d think you’d look awesome as a blonde but I don’t doubt it will be damaging..I think my hair would fall out if I ever tried that but I’d hate blonde with my unnatural. No beyonce for me!

    love your whole look, the oversized jersey that isn’t really oversized , the heels , the leather pants, the blazer it all a surprising combo but it looks so good!


  5. by Igone. Te Vistes, Luego Existes

    On May 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

    wow… love the outfit! And the blazer too!You look great!


  6. by girlie

    On May 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Hair issues aside, I think you need to put on some weight because you look emasciated. Your ribs are showing underneath your armpits. Do you even eat a decent thrice-a-day balanced meal? You look like you need a trip to the buffet table, honey. I’m a little worried about you :(

  7. by Clover

    On May 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Love love love this outfit, cant fet enough of the sports chic at the moment! Ive been wearing my wedge high tops nonstop. Anyway, Im in a similar place with the ‘awkward’ hair length/too many previous colours and highlights etc too so cant wait to see what people say!

  8. by Laura

    On May 16, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Just O.M.G.!!!!
    I love love love your outfits!
    You are so great! beautiful! stunning!
    I’m in love with this outfit!!

  9. by love aesthetics

    On May 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I’m such a fan of your short perfectly sleek locks!
    Surely bleached hair would also look great on you, and how about black like Maria from Vanillascented?

  10. by nataliya

    On May 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

    love love this outfit!!!!!
    you look hot!

  11. by Frannie Pantz

    On May 16, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I am not a sports fan, but I AM a fan of this sports look! Very chic!

  12. by KIM

    On May 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Funny how time and fashion repeats.. looks great on you!



  13. by Neijah

    On May 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Good to see you back in the swing of things! Love this post!


  14. by angie rox

    On May 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    coolness. sporty spice.

  15. by SilviPan

    On May 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Cool style!!!

    Check out my blog:

  16. by caitie @ Thrifted & Modern

    On May 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    wow, you styled this amazingly! you look great.

    Caitie @ Thrifted & Modern

  17. by monkeyshines

    On May 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    fantastic styling with the jersey!


  18. by Tineey

    On May 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I LOVE this look! Saw it on Chictopia + had to see more. This is totally how everyone should wear sports chic.

  19. by Aurélie & Angelo

    On May 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    What a gorgeous look! Love it! xxx

  20. by Christine Kim

    On May 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I love this look! Go for the hair change! If anything, you could always change it back

  21. by Amelia

    On May 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I agree! I wish I could go blonde just so I can add lavender & pink into it.. sometimes blondes have it easy!

    — Amelia

  22. by jenaly

    On May 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    love this outfit. I want the top

  23. by Saint Allison

    On May 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’m loving the jersey T and white blazer combo. Awesome styling and those leather pants are killer!


  24. by T.

    On May 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I would not bleach your hair. Also liking the blue on the wall and how it matches your blue jersey. :)

  25. by Raez

    On May 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Looking good girl! You always look sporty chic, even in leather pants in what looks like really hot weather ;)

    Sorry though, I’m on team no-bleach…What if you tried a blueish black with a crazy shiny gloss? It would looks just as bold as platinum considering the blue tones would contrast with your warm skin.


  26. by LizaChloe

    On May 17, 2012 at 6:37 am

  27. by bonnie, clyde and marni

    On May 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  28. by Diana Pereira

    On May 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    she just manages to look good on everything, doesn’t she?
    LOVE to watch you

  29. by Lau Figueiredo

    On May 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Love your outfit, so cool!
    You have such a great style.


  30. by Megan May

    On May 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    yes i like !

  31. by Angel

    On May 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Bleach scares me lol. I’ve seen it ruin hair many times :/

  32. by Ashley

    On May 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Love this look – would work equally well with bleach blonde locks :)


  33. by stine

    On May 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Manic Panic flashlightning 40 volume (it’s the stronger formula). leave it on as long as possible. Next, Manic Panic Virgin Snow (white dye/toner). If you can’t find manic panic in china, it’s seriously worth it to have someone send it to you. I have obnoxious-fine, naturally mid-brown hair, and found that bleaching it helped it thicken. FEWER flyaways.

    <3 this look, but I do warn you that the ways you wear colors will change.

    DO IT TO IT!

  34. by Vanessa

    On May 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    christine….thank you!!! i’m going to look at it right now…..i may just wait for my current color to grow out and then bleach my virgin hair…but that’s gonna take forever!!!!!! le sigh

  35. by Rebecca

    On May 18, 2012 at 12:47 am

    take a look at Daul Kim, her hair was amazing blonde! Your hair’s lovely anyway though but it probably would look pretty fierce in a good way.

    P.S. out of all the ‘fashion’ bloggers out there, your part of the minimal minority, speaking maybe 2 or 3 here that actually has a good blog and their own personal style. Really enjoy reading it!

  36. by Rebecca

    On May 18, 2012 at 12:49 am

    p.p.s maybe talk to a hair colouring specialist and see what they have to say about keeping your hair in tip top shape?

  37. by Alicia

    On May 18, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I think bleach it – just did a big blog post on Soo Joo who has super bleached hair and she looks awesome:

    Wicked top – WISH we could buy Romwe in the UK,

    A x

  38. by Vanessa

    On May 18, 2012 at 6:47 am

    rebecca….that’s so flattering! thanks so much. really. it means a lot!

  39. by Honorata

    On May 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Great outfit:) I wouldn’t change the hair’s colour, it’s ok now:)

  40. by zweiteiler

    On May 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I really love this outfit! great shirt!


  41. by Lottie HALL

    On May 20, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Man- you are insanely good- Im always flawed with each post, your blog is the best chick x x x

    L o t t i e H A L L

    INSTAGRAM// @lottiehall

  42. by Janeoflife

    On May 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Do it! Do it! You would look amazing if you bleached your hair x

  43. by Magda

    On May 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    great shirt!

  44. by abby

    On May 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Fantastic outfit aside, I love your hair, but I think change is fantastic. Why don’t you dye the whole head to black and then bleach it how you want? I’m a blonde Asian, and yes – my hair is totally damaged but as long as you take care of you hair, you should be fine. And don’t bleach the roots! When your hair grows out, it looks totally cool.

  45. by Cassandra

    On May 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Love the outfit!!! And don’t bleach your hair, you will damage it!

  46. by Yevy

    On May 22, 2012 at 2:22 am

    i love the playful flare of the athletic top, combined with the sophistication of that blazer.

    great great stuff




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  48. by MAMEN

    On May 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

    bonito blogg te sigo!!!

  49. by Indrah

    On May 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Love this look! You have the best style
    Really like your hair the way it is

  50. by Cinja

    On May 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    nice look!

  51. by jan

    On June 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

    love your blog. im wondering how do u hv the gut to wear so fashionable clothes in china. which city r u living at. ppl just like to judge me when i wear something diff to others in china.

  52. by Vanessa

    On June 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Jan,
    I’m in Beijing. I never think about what other people will think when i wear what i wear. I like being different and so should you! :)

  53. by Ilaktionova

    On June 4, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I looove the outfit!

  54. by Lara 109

    On June 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Awesome look, you’re very stylish.


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