top: Dresslink; skirt: Forever 21; bag: Coach; shoes: Born
Ever since I was a small girl, my favorite book has been Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Stargirl fascinated everyone around her with her free spirit and radiant smile. With her pet rat, Cinnamon, and her ukelele (which, by the way is pronounced ooh-ke-lay-lay; did I get it right Kayla?), Stargirl never failed to be a beautiful mystery. However, everyone at school treated Stargirl like a trend, showering her with attention and affection only to abandon her with scorn when she became a bore, but Stargirl barely cared. She merely floated through her days, spreading love and joy wherever she could.
Now I'm no free spirit. I'm no boho babe or hippie chick. Sure, I occasionally walk around barefoot, but I frequently lose my shit. At the end of the day, I'm just another girl who wants to be happy.
"In our minds we tried to pin her to corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew."
from Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl
Let's talk outfit! Last month I posted a wishlist with a few tops from a website called Dresslink, and a week ago I received all my pieces so it's time for a review! Now ditzy me forgot to do a close up shot, but the embroidery on this top impressed me. For a one cent top (which, unfortunately, is now $4.60--still a great price), I assumed the design would be less embroidered and more ironed on. However, the top is indeed embroidered! While the embroidery on the light fabric does make the shirt a little bumpy, it doesn't take away from the top itself. Although the fabric is thin and somewhat transparent, it's no more transparent than most clothes these days, and the double layers helps keep things to the imagination. (The top actually has two layers of ruffles, but I tucked the lower layer in because leaving it out made me look short.) Overall, great top--especially for the price.
I paired it with this printed midi skirt from Forever 21 to achieve a bohemian vibe. I think the print collides well with the embroidery, and the flowing fabrics contribute to the overall sense of chill.