Monday, April 29, 2013

Outfit Post: The Girl in the Mosaic


Style Mosaic: Putting it All Together for an Artful Ensemble
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." -Oscar Wilde

Ah, the age old axiom: Life imitates art, imitating life. Today's outfit was inspired by a collage I recently made, which was inspired by my love of street art (I took a photo on my iphone of a beautiful mosaic on display at a local park,) and my favorite Karina Dress

The Girl in the Mosaic: Original Digital Collage by Bella Q


The Girl in the Mosaic: The Real Life Edition

The dress was first worn a year ago, as seen HERE. The style is called Audrey, named after style icon, Audrey Hepburn, whose birthday falls on May 4th. So Happy Birthday dear Audrey, and thank you for being part of my style mosaic.

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For those of you who love classic yet wearable style, you might want to add Karina Dresses to YOUR style mosaic. In fact for 2 months in a row, the Karina Dresses dress spotlight falls on the Audrey- it really is that kind of special yet versatile dress! Those of you that love exclusive access to special sales, be sure you've signed up for the Nation newsletter. I happen to be the newsletter editor, and am really proud of May's Mother's Day edition! You can sign up by clicking HERE.

Also adding a cut of edge to my style mosaic are my first pair of printed leggings from Romwe . They have just started an in-house line of leggings that are affordable + come in a wide range of fun graphics and prints. The prices range from $25-60 so they are definitely affordable. They seem to be working out some quality control issues (look for my upcoming product review,) but for the price, meh, it's all right. 

Coupon Code: ROSC30 gets you $30 off YOUR next Karina Dress!
The icings on this mosaic sweet cake are my Sassy Vamps red floral headband, my rhinestone round sunglasses and that bitchin' bronze leather vintage clutch. Don't look too longingly at my vintage leather jacket, peeps. I bought it for resell, but honestly, I love it a bit to much to let it go just yet. But oogle the clutch, the shades and the shoes all you want. They are listed in the Etsy shop.  Don't forget to use your Citizen reader status to get a 15% savings when you shop. From now until May 15th, enter coupon code: ROSEBUD20 at checkout and save a little ching-a-ching. 

What are the essential pieces for YOUR style mosaic? Leave your answer in the comments.


Now Wearing:
  • Sassy Vamps red rose headband, get yours HERE
  • "Marquee Moon", round rhinestone sunglasses, listed HERE
  • vintage Rosaries, personal collection
  • Audrey dress c/o Karina Dresses
  • vintage leather coat, thrifted
  • vintage bronze leather clutch, listed HERE
  • printed leggings, c/o Romwe
  • slingback espradrelles size 7 1/2, listing soon
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40 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

That's some very fine accessorising you've got going on!

Grunge Queen said...

Ah, Bella, so many things I love about this post. One, I have been stalking the Audrey (ok, and the Lauren) Karina dress for a few days now - the way yours looks on you makes sure in my decision to buy one. Two, I love the way you've made the dress your own, with kick-butt accessories. Lastly, I woke up humming "Sadeness" by Enigma this very morning (flashback, 1990!) - we are def on the same aesthetic wavelength! Thanks for sharing. :) xoxo

spashionistareport said...

How do you expect the rest of us to hold a candle to that outfit? ;-)

I love the accessories as well. They are the dotted "i" and crossed "t" that make this yours.

I like to mix textures best. I'm experimenting with some pattern mixing as we speak, too.

Spashionista (Alicia)

Vix said...

I don't blame you for hanging on to that coat just a while longer, it looks amazing with the leggings, Sassy Vamps head band and wrap dress.
I don't know if I have a mosaic, it gets chucked on according to mood as as long as there's plenty of jewellery I'm happy! xxx

Anupriya DG said...

YOU surely are a BIG part of my style collage, gorgeous woman! As is Audrey Hepburn, anything 80s, rainbow hues & Carrie Bradshaw! :)

Frocktasia said...

Gorgous outfit Bella, I'm loving those fabulous tights...x

Helga! said...

Looking simply divoon, darling! XXX

Joanna said...

Fabulous sunglasses! Love your entire outfit!

Joanna said...

Fabulous sunglasses! Love your entire outfit!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That dress suits you to a tee and is very figure flattering. Red looks amazing on you.

I love how you stuck yourself in that collage.

When I first saw the leggings I thought you had tattoos all over your legs!

bisous
Suzanne

Krista Gassib said...

This is such a sweet dress on you. Dang girl it just be all hugging you! The mosaic leggings are the shit love them they look like tattoos! Beautiful backdrop to this killer outfit! AND THERE WAS SUN!
XXOO

Ava G said...

I love this Bella! I think that is a fabulous dress, and I may just have to get myself one. (: The leggings are so cool, and I love the shapes and textures you put together.

Alexa

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

You look like the living legend that you are! Stunning!

pao said...

I like the real you even bettah. Great accessorizing. Love those sunglasses. And the leggings as tattoos. Still too much moola pour moi. Maybe I can just use permanent marker on my legs...or an old pair of nude tights?

gracefully50 said...

Such a COOL look, Ms Bella Q!
You rock! Again!!!

Linda Wolf said...

Awesome outfit from head to toe! I especially like the headpiece and the leggings. Cool!

Ofelia said...

This is a kind of cool urban outfit that influences me to wear more prints!
I like to see you wearing crucifix as necklaces; it give the outfit a funk-holy-touch!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look gorgeous! The sunglasses, the flower headband, your shoulders! (Is that weird to say?? Your shoulders look perfect!) I like the all the necklaces...
Becky :)

Val Sparkle said...

Love those leggings, and I haven't heard Enigma in years! I'm listening to it now.

That headband was made for you! It should be called The Bella.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

I know the main focus of this post is about the lovely Audrey dress, but I can't stop drooling over the red headband, and those cool sunnies! Fabulous, and fun, and I love this look Bella.

Sue xo

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

fantastical outfit and I LOVE the color of your toes!!

Willow said...

The dress is beautiful and it's a really lovely style, it looks especially good against those red and black striped tights! Great inspiration too, love the digital collage.

menopauselsupermodel said...

Those leggings are awesome!! for a moment i thought you had gotten some kick-butt leg tats!! I love it with the red dress!!

My mosaic is COLORFUL!!!

No fear of fashion said...

Oh Bella, this is fun... that head band with roses.. I knew it was your style. I am glad you already have one.
I love the dress and especially with the striped red/black legging.
Your glasses are so good... don't sell them!

Lovely Sara said...

Stunning from head to toe! Love the sunglasses, the dress, the headband. You are just amazing. I was a little bit nervous about turning 30 this year, but when I look at you I see there is nothing to worry about and looking extraordinary is not something just for people up to 25. Lots of love, Sara xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

The girl in the mosaic - now the only thing you need is the songs and the record contract. The album cover is perfect!

Lucys Lounge said...

you look great. i love this outfit , bella.

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Your dress is so like the art...it's sort of like the chicken and the egg. I believe Bella came first!! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

Jennifer Siopongco said...

The flowers look awesome on you! I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Blogger Versatile Award! <3(http://jsiopongco.com/2013/04/30/the-versatile-blogger-award/)

Have a great day :)

GeeGee said...

Ohhh! You look liken if you have just seceded from a Byzantine mosaic! I love this idea, very artistic.

Ariane Lasalle said...

Hi Bella!

Pattern mixing at it's best!
You look splendid!

Love and hugs

Arianexxx

Jill said...

You look great. I am a big fan of mosaics! Thank you for joining us for the "How I Wear My: Metallics" post. I love your gold bag and the way you styled the entire outfit is beyond. XO, Jill

Miss Simmonds Says said...

LOVE the pattern clash, very cute. Also adore those mad sunglasses!! xxx

Zickimicki said...

oh i love your frida kahlo head :)
xxx birgit

Kelly Roy said...

I'm not sure what my style mosaic is but yours is definitely rocking!The leggings make for a fabulous statement piece as does the headband from wonderful Desiree.

Forest City Fashionista said...

I love that dress - it looks so good on you! Nice pattern mixing with the tights.

J. said...

Love the accessories, especially the headband, somewhere along the lines of swiss miss and frida kahlo...you look amazing!

Lynn Dylan said...

Bella, I LOVE it! The bright red is gorgeous and the dress looks fabulous on you. I am always drawn to street art and mosaics, so I love the your digital version. I sent you some pics today, so let me know if you don't get them. Blooming madly in North Carolina,

xoxo
Lynn Dylan

The Style Crone said...

You took my breath away with your colorful and creative mosaic. So very Bella!

Adrienne said...

I love how creative this outfit is! The flower crown is perfection :)

Adrienne
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