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9 June 2009
streetstyle, trendy crew, carisa's coworker in nightcap clothing eva

eva in nightcap clothing // image source: trendy crew

If I should ever book a flight to Barcelona on a whim one summer – carry-on slung effortlessly over one shoulder, bags in hand, with a sexy Spaniard accompanying me – then I shall wear this. I have quite the predilection for all things  o f f – t h e  – s h o u l d e r s (as many of you have witnessed). But with ruffles? I swoon! With one end tied in a knot to reveal a bit of a tanned midriff, and paired with loose, jersey-knit balloon pants – the look is altogether quite exotic and carefree. Wavy tousled hair, a leather cross-body bag on one shoulder, and strappy sandals for the day, finished with piles of gold chinas the leather bracelets. Substitute the bag with a clutch, and sandals for a pair of strappy heels for the evening. Je l’adore

And why my obsession with ruffles? They epitomize femininity as a sophisticated take on a girlish, but polished look. Layered for added dimension or an ethereal, cake-like appearance. The possibilities are endless!


On the hunt for: ruffled, off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, ruffled black bikini

Mmm, and ruffled shoes…

Ruffled ShoesBisous,

La C.

63 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 June 2009 6:23 pm

    I have a black dress cut exactly like that sweater. It has seen many a cocktail party. Feminine, but with an air of menace. Love it. ~Mary

  2. 9 June 2009 6:39 pm

    I love Barcelona! was there in march and would mind to come back again now!
    and ruffles with strappy sandals seems like the best way to dress there right now!

  3. 9 June 2009 7:19 pm

    I love it! She looks so -relaxed- in that outfit, ready to stroll through a street market somewhere exotic. I also want a bathing suit with ruffles :~)

  4. 9 June 2009 7:39 pm

    I am in absolute love with the Louboutin heels. Love them…

  5. Hannah permalink
    9 June 2009 7:48 pm

    I simply adore ruffles! Today, I wore a hot pink knit top with ruffles and round, pink buttons down the front. 🙂

  6. 9 June 2009 8:01 pm

    I love ruffles! I have a ruffle liberty skirt, it’s so cute.

  7. 9 June 2009 8:21 pm

    ugh, i can’t deny ruffles. you know that. i’m actually wearing some right now. check out Be&D’s kan kan items. and the outfit you featured is sexy and effortless. i love it, but i dunno if i’d ever be able to pull it off.

    • 9 June 2009 8:29 pm

      michtseng: I’m officially in love with Be&D.

      I swoooooon at their bags!! 🙂

  8. 9 June 2009 8:41 pm

    i am obsessed with ruffles! great post, love your picks, of course ruffled shoes are the best!

  9. 9 June 2009 9:18 pm

    Hello La C. I love that photo. That outfit looks great. I’d love to go to Barcelona. I especially do since watching Vicky Christina Barcelona recently.

  10. 9 June 2009 9:27 pm

    Nice! I love the look of big, almost architectural ruffles lately.

  11. thebaglady permalink
    9 June 2009 10:04 pm

    I love everything you’ve picked out!!

  12. 9 June 2009 10:32 pm

    So fantastic! Ruffles are so flamenco! The epitome of summer.
    thanks for the comment my dear!

  13. 9 June 2009 10:50 pm

    A girls clothes collection is incomplete without a few well-placed ruffles scattered about. And that Catharine Malandrino sweater? Swoon! 🙂

  14. 9 June 2009 10:59 pm

    ah.. i’ve been in love with all thing ruffles too…

  15. 10 June 2009 12:02 am

    ruffled flats!!! ♥

  16. 10 June 2009 12:20 am

    i am so in the ruffle zone with you. : )

  17. 10 June 2009 1:07 am

    Ruffles are like Barcelona, romantic, sexy, sophisticated, rich…
    I love both!
    enjoy your trip :0)

  18. 10 June 2009 2:33 am

    she looks stunning
    take a look

  19. 10 June 2009 3:08 am

    Ruffles are divine!! Gorgeous post, I hope you make it to Barcelona on a whim xxx

  20. 10 June 2009 5:38 am

    The Barcelona idea sounds spot on!
    Such beautiful feminine things!
    My school shoes have a ruffle on the top!


  21. 10 June 2009 5:53 am

    i can never get enough ruffles! 🙂

  22. 10 June 2009 6:31 am

    I LOVE ruffles, what a great post!!!!!!
    Btw, thanks for your support with pants/leggings – I’m going to wear it with pride!

  23. 10 June 2009 10:36 am

    That outfit is amazing, really love it!
    and I’m so in love with those ruffled Louboutins!!! Wish I could get my hands on a pair of those!

  24. 10 June 2009 12:07 pm

    Ruffles make me think of summer, too bad we’re in the middle of winter in here!


  25. 10 June 2009 1:27 pm

    I adore ruffles.

  26. 10 June 2009 2:02 pm

    Why’d you cross out the bikini? haha

    • 10 June 2009 4:14 pm

      Meream: It’s a checklist of things to buy. And I just bought the most adorable black bikini with ruffles! 🙂


  27. 10 June 2009 2:05 pm

    One of my favourite fashion is ruffle! So girlish and chic.

    Have a great day, Honey!


  28. 10 June 2009 2:48 pm

    love ruffles toooooooo

  29. 10 June 2009 3:47 pm

    Lovely shoes!


  30. 10 June 2009 4:30 pm

    I’d pick the Azzaro dress! =)

  31. 10 June 2009 4:32 pm

    I adore all of these clothes! I actually have a pair of ruffled sandals liked the ones you posted, but they’re steve madden. I just love how carefree ruffles are.

    – laur @ neonmango

  32. 10 June 2009 5:34 pm

    Oh my, she looks absolutely stunning. Love that top, and the fit of those trousers is amazing!! Yum, the ruffled Louboutins are sooo gorgeous.

  33. 10 June 2009 6:16 pm

    that off the shoulder sweater is so gorgeous!

  34. 10 June 2009 6:56 pm

    You’d totally love BCN. I’ve always lived here, but still, sometimes I surprise myself looking at the buildings and falling a little bit more in love with the city. Maybe I should make a post of the city.. I don’t know lol
    Btw, I absolutely adore the ruffle shirt, if only I know where to find an affordable one…

  35. 10 June 2009 7:09 pm

    Swoon, perfect outfit! Is that you? And I too adore ruffles, use to hate them as a child and now I embrace them!

  36. 10 June 2009 7:52 pm

    Amazing style, I want those ruffle sandals!


  37. 10 June 2009 8:13 pm

    I like the ruffles at the top of blouses and dresses!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Would you like to exchange links?

  38. 10 June 2009 10:12 pm

    Oh how I love ruffles – so girly – so wonderful

  39. kristine permalink
    10 June 2009 10:46 pm

    i lurrrrve your collages!

    those shoes & that outfit are die-worthy!!

  40. 11 June 2009 2:11 am

    Love ruffles too (I live in a black ruffled tee)! And your picks are great but I’d take the sexy Spaniard too!


  41. 11 June 2009 6:47 am

    Oh, how I love love love Barcelona! But why wait ’til you go there? Your ‘outfit’ sounds gorgeous, and deserves to be worn now 😉

  42. 11 June 2009 7:30 am

    I love this look on her. Excellent laidback outfit for the sassy times in Barcelona.

    As a matter of fact, when I am back in Europe, Barca is on my #1 city to go to for some serious leisure.

  43. abdcforever permalink
    11 June 2009 7:35 am

    ruffles r still too girly for my personal style, but i luv these looks anywayy! luv ur collages!

  44. abdcforever permalink
    11 June 2009 7:36 am

    i havent been here in foreverrrr!

    congrats on 200 (: nd write more stories if u can; i luv em!

  45. 11 June 2009 8:51 am

    I love that outfit too, but a simple black patent flip-flop would be a better choice with those pants.
    MMMMMM, truffles. What?…….oh, never mind.

  46. 11 June 2009 9:42 am

    I want the black shoes. They are to die for!

  47. 11 June 2009 11:25 am

    Is that you?
    You’re too cute!!

    I love ruffles too!!

  48. 11 June 2009 11:51 am


    I’m totally in love with ruffles too! LOVE those sexxaayyy Loubs!

  49. 11 June 2009 11:51 am

    PS/ To answer you question; I’m from Singapore; but I’m interning at Taipei now:D

  50. 11 June 2009 2:19 pm

    I would never have dared to wear ruffles again but you have made them look sooo chic and updated! The look is perfection, you look so exotic! Bravo!

  51. rossovelvet permalink
    11 June 2009 5:20 pm

    Ruffles are perfect to give an edge to summer looks !

    Adorable post, really ! x)

  52. 11 June 2009 6:25 pm

    Cute top!=)

  53. 11 June 2009 8:11 pm

    love! she looks so beautiful!

  54. girljapan permalink
    11 June 2009 10:20 pm

    I hope you’ll forgive me for being late and catching up! I was dealing with some “not woman but GIRL drama” hence my other post with some demented chick… (i’m too to old for that crap) so please forgive my lateness!

    I am on the hunt for those ruffle sandals, it is heating up quick here in Japan and I don’t want to wear stuff shoes all summer! I love your posts!

  55. 12 June 2009 12:18 pm

    a girl can never have too many ruffle pieces 🙂
    I love that ruffle sandals! They’re so incredibly cute!


  56. 12 June 2009 5:38 pm

    I am so with you on both off the shoulder and ruffle little numbers. Femininely delicious!

  57. 13 June 2009 1:08 pm

    I adore those ruffled shoes!

  58. 16 June 2009 5:49 pm

    I’m all about the ruffles this summer. Especially the 70’s revived look.

  59. 26 June 2009 11:42 pm

    I love her outfit! super sexy 🙂

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