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maintenant | no. 004

17 June 2009

nicole richie 5

Loose, slightly sheer black tanks with larger armholes.

Tucked into a  c a r a m e l -colored leather pencil skirt.

Pointed pumps with cutout-details.

Black nails.

P e r f e c t i o n .

M a i n t e n a n t :

  • Obsessed with the entire shirt-tucked-into-little-high-waisted-skirts thing. Completely enamored; it is my favorite look, forever and always: easy, effortless, and always sophisticated. I think I’ve worn said outfit once too many times the past few weeks; a tee/tank tucked into my black bandage mini (fairly new, but already worn to death).
  • Pumps. I simply cannot get enough of the iconic shoe of femininity and sex. Brownie points for patent ones.
  • After resurrecting old images of Nicole Richie (from tfs, a.k.a. the holy grail) and newer ones of Ashley Olsen’s new(-ish) hair, I have been dying to hack off my hair to sport the longer version of the angled bob.
  • Deep purple nail lacquers, particularly this one by Sally Hansen whose name is unknown to me (there was no label). I love the connotations of the color: royal, mysterious, a bit sultry in an unexpected way. Somehow the shade compliments my skintone too; blues tend to look a bit harsher/unnatural on me than purples with a yellower base.
  • Need? More high waisted bandage minis. Currently eyeing every black American Apparel assortment, specifically this, this, and this. Eyeing, not buying, sadly.

Random  T i d b i t  of the Day:

I’m not one to listen to country music. Rather, I’ve been one of the few on the forefront of disliking it – I am hardly afraid of admitting that. But somehow “You Belong to Me“, by Taylor Swift won me over through the most adorable (yet cliche) music video. And now I’m coveting those adorable geek glasses. Yes, I’m a bit late on the trend, but I’m never one to follow immediately. I follow my own itinerary on the intake of current trends.


La C.

45 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 June 2009 12:51 am

    I loved when Nicole had this bob, I’ve had it cut just like this.. She was actually my inspiration!

    I concur, I am obsessed with the high waisted and tucked in tank look. It’s effortlessly chic!


  2. Rachel permalink
    17 June 2009 1:02 am

    Agreed-Nicole’s outfit is to die for! I honestly have not invested in the pencil/bandage skirt trend for fear of stepping out on the limb and taking the risk. It is something to think about now…

    Anyways, the You Belong With Me video is so “adorkable” I cannot help but smile. It helps that Lucas Till is such a cutie too 😉

  3. 17 June 2009 2:35 am

    perfection, indeed!

  4. 17 June 2009 2:49 am

    In love withall your post…you’re great!

  5. 17 June 2009 2:59 am

    I love those pumps Nicole is wearing & the polish too. Can’t wait for fall–there are so many dark colors coming.

    p.s. Love the adorkable video too. Ah love!

  6. 17 June 2009 3:30 am

    How I wish I had the figure to wear a little high-waisted skirt! Love this look too, Nicole looks amazing in this pic! 🙂

  7. 17 June 2009 3:46 am

    Nicole’s hair looks amazing. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of large armholes. :-/

  8. 17 June 2009 5:06 am

    She looks so pretty…I neeeeed some leather skirts…I have a dark purple one, but I want a black, beige, brown and maybe a red one…

    Have a great day, Honey!

  9. 17 June 2009 5:19 am

    I love the camel skirt!
    Lucy =)

  10. 17 June 2009 6:09 am

    I adore Ashley Olsen\’s new short bob! It looks so good on her! I wish I could look good with shorter hair:))

  11. 17 June 2009 7:03 am

    love the colour of the skirt, so chic!

  12. 17 June 2009 7:08 am

    This is one of my favorite looks of Nicole. I like her hair best like that…although she pulls off the bangs so darn well, too.

  13. 17 June 2009 7:12 am

    Ah Nicole never dissapoints. I love her skirt.

  14. 17 June 2009 7:57 am

    This look is so chic but super comfy! I love the skirt! And her hair is goegeous this way


  15. 17 June 2009 8:12 am

    That outfit really does look perfect on her. I have been looking for the perfect bandage mini skirt for ages but haven’t found the right one yet x Sushi

  16. 17 June 2009 9:44 am

    I think she looks very beautiful there. Thanks for posting this picture. I hope your week has been going well so far.

  17. 17 June 2009 9:55 am

    I love this outfit of hers….I agree–Perfection!

  18. Alize Morand permalink
    17 June 2009 10:03 am

    I kind of dislike all the elements of her outfit but somehow she manages to make it work and looks absolutely fab. Great inspiration, as always!
    Hope you’re doing well my Darling. Bisous!

  19. 17 June 2009 12:01 pm

    i love that tank tucked in a pencil skirt look, so comfy and so easy to do
    love it as well


  20. 17 June 2009 12:23 pm

    Love your blog! I ran across it the other day and immediately bookmarked it!

    Yesterday I blogged about a look Jessica Szohr was sporting, a short pencil skirt with loose fitting tank because I LOVE this look as well.

    But I’ve got a question, do you have any suggestions for the tank? I’ve got a ton of pencil skirts but have had a hard time finding a simple tank with large arm holes that will look simple and sophisticated.


  21. 17 June 2009 3:39 pm

    Hmm low-cut armholes work better on girls with a small/flat chest imo. It doesn’t seem to work if you have boobage peeking out of the sides of your top. 🙂

    • 17 June 2009 4:30 pm

      Lisa: Agreed! Which is why I avoid wearing them ): But In the case I do, I always have a camisole underneath. Which defeats the purpose of the tank. Hahah (:

  22. 17 June 2009 4:27 pm

    Oh, I love the loose fitting tank with the short pencil skirt! I love Nicole’s hair as well, and I agree with you on the dark purple nail lacquers. I absolutely adore them. I hope you’re week is going well! Great post 🙂

    – laur @ neonmango

  23. 17 June 2009 5:02 pm

    you’re right…it is so perfect!

  24. 17 June 2009 5:29 pm


  25. 17 June 2009 5:35 pm

    I love Nicole Richie’s hair!!

  26. 17 June 2009 8:02 pm

    Ahhhhhhhh, my style idol at her best. I love her. And Taylor Swift is adorable too!

  27. 17 June 2009 9:13 pm

    Nicole’s look is perfection, very simple but chic ❤ Loved her bob but I actually think she looks better now, with the long hair.

    Ashley on the other hand, looks so mature (in a good way) with it!

    I also love Taylor Swift and that video is so CUTE!


  28. 17 June 2009 10:25 pm

    im on the same thought-wavelength as you :]

  29. 17 June 2009 10:48 pm

    This is the best post I’ve read all week.

    1) I love Nicole Richie and her style; and this particular picture is perfectly divine.

    2) While I don’t like country music myself, I too enjoy a little Taylor Swift – her lyrics are always so cute and relatable (perhaps because they’re written by a teenage girl for teenage girls to listen to).

    3) Geek Glasses that are slightly Buddy Holly inspired have been a part of my wish list for months! 🙂

  30. 17 June 2009 11:53 pm

    The shirt tucked into a lean high waisted skirt is so classic. I love that look.
    Continue to stick with your own itinerary. That’s always the best choice. xo

  31. 18 June 2009 2:25 am

    Ahh, tops tucked into highwaisted skirts is my go-to look when I can’t be bothered to think! Always looks fab =)

    But it’s funny that when I was in high school, I thought that tucking tops into bottoms was so daggy!

  32. 18 June 2009 7:21 am

    i really love these vests too

  33. 18 June 2009 11:42 am

    Cute shoes!

  34. 18 June 2009 11:52 am

    ooo i’m also in love with the shirt tucked in into hiwaist skirt too 😀 simply sophisticated i think

  35. canthelpbutbe permalink
    18 June 2009 1:44 pm

    I wish I suited bandage skirts, or dresses. I have the wrong body shape though, teeny waist but broad hips, I look ridiculous!

  36. thebaglady permalink
    18 June 2009 3:29 pm

    You are sooo adorable!

    I love that picture of Nicole Richie. She’s so gorgesous!!

  37. 18 June 2009 4:25 pm

    Oh my, you’re soooo right, it looks adorable! 😀 long time since I been here, missed your blog!

  38. 18 June 2009 7:14 pm

    You and I have similar tastes! Loving dark purple nail polish right now and I have a Leger high waisted bandage skirt im dying to wear, gotta tone-up!

  39. 18 June 2009 8:38 pm

    I love Nicole Richie & I love everything she wears! eep! 😀

  40. kristine permalink
    18 June 2009 10:05 pm

    my favorite feature of yours is this maintenant column!

    its so cute (: love getting insight on your life & current obsesssions!

  41. 18 June 2009 11:07 pm

    OMG, you are so sugary-sweet 🙂
    Thank you. I love this post on Nicole by the way ❤


  42. abdcforever permalink
    20 June 2009 12:46 am

    omg nicole looks sooo good! luv her so much more now that she doesnt dress like paris hilton

    i luv taylor swift! yea shes the only country singer i liek

  43. rossovelvet permalink
    20 June 2009 8:53 am

    Purple, A.A., Nicole ! This time I totally agree with you ;D

  44. 29 June 2009 4:06 am

    I found very informative. The article is professionally written and I feel like the author knows the subject very well. keep it that way.

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