Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Back to Basics

I never believed why people buy designer denims. I've always thought "why pay hundreds for a pair of denim when the same looking pair in Zara costs only a fraction of it?" BUT all of this changed when I snatched my first designer denim from 7-for-all-mankind a couple years back. From that moment, I understood why premium denims are labelled "premium". Everything lies in the cut. I noticed that muffin tops are less obvious and my legs just look leaner. These jeans were from an Australian brand, Satch. I find that aussie denims have flattering cuts. Ksubi is also a favorite. Their super-skinnies have a stretchy materials comfortable enough for a hot day in Jakarta. To me, a great fitting jeans is what differentiates between a sloppy and a polished casual outfit.

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Necklace by MyNameNecklace.Com
I got this lovely necklace a couple days ago and it reminds me of the one Carrie from Sexy and the City was wearing. Mine is the sterling silver "carrie" style name necklace. MyNameNecklace.Com also offers lots of other jewelries you can customize which includes double finger rings with text on it. and since it's christmas, they're offering a 10% discount when you use the codes "Christmas2010" or "GIFT" upon the checkout.
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Cotton Ink top, Satch Jeans, Wishdrobe Jacket, Tod's bag, vintage heart diamante belt from ebay, tea label orange bracelet, Pedder Red Shoes.


I wore this outfit to the Jakarta Culinary Festival Blogger's Dinner. There was 7 uber delicious courses prepared by some of the best chefs in town plus a little lecture on food photography tip by Foodtography (the company that takes food photos for hip places such Social House, Mr.Curry, and many more). I'll post up the food porns for the next post ! follow my twitter for spoilers.


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108 comments:

Tamara S. Putri said...

LOVEEE your shoes and your outfit looks so comfortable!!

Tamara
www.tamworddict.blogspot.com

Jing said...

I love your blazer!you have great style dear. :D

btd. said...

Great outfit for a dinner outing. I love it!

Dodo said...

Sometimes a good fitting jeans does make or break the outfit! And your jacket is adorable!

agnes said...

tu est très très jolie, et j'aime beaucoup ton look, j'aime beaucoup tes chaussures, ton sac, et ta veste.
Très jolies photos

Stilettostetico said...

Mmh so beyond your jeans' (obvious) "Trendy appeal" Here I (shyly) MUST confess that your so sexy / nonchalant "One bare shoulder effect" tend to catch All my Attention Dear . . .

à Bientôt, Antoine

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

i love the rawness in your banner. just feel like gotta spread my heart out to you on that <3

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

tanvii.com said...

Love Love love your shoes ... that jacket is fab too!!!

janettaylor said...

Great bag!

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AlvianaKalin said...

you look like a model in her off-duty look :))

Amalia Hani said...

i love the jacket...
and you look fabulous as always..

Amalia Hani said...

i love the jacket...
and you look fabulous as always..

Jane Reggievia said...

waw you look so very great in this basic style! i love ur belt, its pretty (:
and for the shoesss..stunning!
how bout ur school anyway? everythings fine right? good luck!

-Jane

febriani djunaedi said...

cute shoes. love it. like your jacket

http://cherrylemonadee.blogspot.com

jemina said...

I LOVE what you wear, you are stunning babe!!!

Kisses
J
xoxo

lalita tian said...

i agree! premium jeans dont show off my muffin top ;p. gstar is 1 of my favorite brand of jeans.

Rebecca Clairine said...

Cool outfit ,
Cute name necklace :D
And wow !!
Lovely shoes , im lovin it !
U look awesome per always ci :)

Xoxo,
Rebecca
http://rebeccaclch.blogspot.com

Laura Tenshi said...

I am not into denim that much, I think that jeans don't suit my body type for some reason, but I would love a premium pair like yours that are very fitting and make the legs look leaner. I always have trouble finding the right pair so that's why I gave up wearing them.
That military jacket is so chic, I especially love the buttons.
P.S. Don't mention it Michelle, I meant every word.
It's important for you to know that there are people who support you because I know how it's like to hear comments from people around you like " isn't it a waste of time? or "why do you even bother running a blog, you should do something else with your spare time"
Stuff like that only to bring you down and make your effort seem meaningless.
Don't let them stop you, you are doing a terrific job with everything.

Sian said...

Your shoes are amazing!! And that top sits so well on you, it looks really good =D I really like your necklace too, I might buy one when I've saved up some more money!
http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

Sweet said...

your pants fits you perfectly love...and those shoes are really beautiful...such a great combination...though you look so casual and is wearing the most basic outfits...but what can I say...you really know how to carry a simple look with great style and sophistication...

I also have the same name necklace...I just need to have it fixed asap...

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Melai said...

Love your shoes and blazer. We don't have the same, but our blazers look alike. I'll wear it sometime too :)

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

Rosa said...

you look absolutely beautiful and I know why pay more!!

xx
Rosa

My Stylish Little Secret
http://mystylishlittlesecret.blogspot.com

S + Y said...

Um, this is totally not a basic look! That jacket! Those shoes! Oh my oh my! :P

PS: The necklace is so cute!

xo
Sands

jacobian said...

yes you're right.those denim jeans are truly remarkable. :-)

Leia said...

Totally agree that you *need* a well-made, great-fitting pair of jeans! You look great in yours, love the way the jacket spiced up the basic outfit, and those shoes are to die for!

Leia

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love that jacket ~ the buttons are fantastic!

xoxox,
CC

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Gorgeous jacket Michelle! You look beautiful as always <3
xx
Marco.

Thanks for your comment :)

mellisaphie said...

gorgeous! I've never seen you smile before. except for the one with Mr. Louboutin ;) I love how your jeans perfect length for the boots

MANUELA MARQUES said...

perfect for an afternoon with the girls! the only thing that's missing is your traveling cappuccino in your hand :-)))

FASHION SNAG said...

I love your smile Michelle and that jacket is divine!

www.FashionSnag.com

FashionableAsians said...

I agree with you the quality of premium jeans is so different but the price is just too much to handle >.< The fit looks great on you tho and I love that jacket!!

ABIGAIL NY said...

Love that outfit, so killer!
Amazing!

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Bog-Bog said...

Oh, I want your shoes and the jacket!

Yajaira said...

love the jacket...
you look great..
love your shoes!

Robbie said...

These shoes are beautiful, fierce in a great way. Love the military details in your outfit.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, would love you to follow. Fab blog, now following.
xxx

theothersideofthepondmydear

hippiegonemad said...

your bag and shoes are to die for! another amazing post from you michelle... effortlessly chic

http://hippiegonemad.blogspot.com/

helena said...

Everything is GORGEOUS.
I love the shoes, I love the belt, I love the necklace (I want one as well) and the jacket.. I love it all!

x helena
SNAPME.org

*chameleon* said...

as always u look so cute!!;)

Nana said...

you're so pretty<3
and you've got amazing sence of style

Monroe Steele said...

love the outfit. the jacket, top and purse are amazing. visit me soon

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Stephanie said...

WOO! those jeans look so comfortable! enjoy them designer babies :P pretty photography xoxo

fashionablepris said...

Girl I love your outfit! gorgeous!! Love your name neckless:) so cute!

thanks for you comment on my blog:)

xxx
www.fashionablepris.blogspot.com

Mei said...

Lovely look :) it's basic & rockin' !!

Claudia Paola. said...

I LOOVE your shoes and your belt!!!! Great outfit- the whole thing is so chic!!

*Claudia* xx
Molto ❤ Fashion

Victoria said...

this outfit is awesome 1 love the shirt. and the jeans. and the shoes ! everything :D

Angga said...

Still in love with that shoes, and I completely agree with you, designer jeans just have the amazing cut ever!! I love 7 and rock and republic. Fortunately here I can get 7 for half price in this one particular store near my house.....
<3
http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

Alix said...

OMG this bag is gorgeous ! I already knew the model, but I'm especially in love with the color <3
Your shoes are quite a master piece too

See you !

Ayanna Michelle said...

How cute are you? LOVE that jacket. J'adore.

Quench Fab

A N G E L A said...

llove both outfits!!:D
amazing!

xx

fashionbit

Zarna said...

i totally agree with you! i used to shun premium denim..until i tried it!

you look lovely in these pics!

Catherine Au Jong said...

yes, that jeans look nice on you plus the belt. I really like it.
and the smile, that's for sure!

love.
catherine
http://etinological.blogspot.com/

THRIFTY FASHIONISTA said...

looooking really great!! :) your blazer is cute! and i believe its cotton! thats really comfortable! :) and your belt!! its studded!!!

herwaisechoice said...

The Tod's bag is absolutely gorgeous.. very classy! It is perfect juxtaposed with the military jacket.

Jen

Cassidy said...

Omg omg omg YOUR SHOEEES! You look lovely :D

L1L2 said...

love how the top hangs loosely when without the jacket; but even the jacket addition makes it a perfect ensemble. for some reason, those buttons and the bows in ur shoes seem very much in sync.

Beny Ricardo Sadewo said...

OMG!!!! your shirt!!! give it to me please!!! *eh

your military Jacket Michelle, ...
Where to buy?


Love,
Beny Ricardo Sadewo
http://purple-snap.com/

Bionica said...

your necklace is so pretty
btw love the jacket =)

-Bionica

Sanny said...

Look at you with your Carrie necklace! I always wanted one and now I want one even more! Hahah.. And you definitely rock that denim, darl! Excellent pick!

Have a blissful day! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

LOOK OF STYLE said...

the jackect is so cool!! perfect!!!
xoxo


lookofstyle.blogspot.com

Chiqui Francisco said...

i love your shoes and your military jacket **Envy**

cherie said...

oh i agree with u on the "jean" thing, premium ones make me look leaner as well. my staple is by cheap monday :)

love the slouchy top and your shoes is too cute for words!

vdcouture said...

effortlessly chic <3 i got my eye on your uber cool heels!

vdcouture

Ladinia DalinTasya said...

love the jacket !

xoxo
-T-

A Lot Like Fashion said...

Satch and Byde make some of the best clothes in the world :) Love the shoes and the bag too!
XX

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christine shelley candrawinata said...

i love this post ! you look so thinner ! envyy ><
and i love your shoes ;)

Dressing Up For Me said...

Love your bag and your whole casual look!

Emilie said...

Great outfit! Love your blazer :)
x

ediot said...

that's such a great chic everyday outfit. i love the shape of the tee.
and yes- Museums are the best.
i especially like the ones where you can do some experimenting too..
and yes audio tours are fantastic!
hope you're having a good week
take care lovely

x

Diane said...

you look great in those jeans, as always!!

kiss

Erika said...

Ohmigosh I am SO in love with your shoes, Michelle - cuteness!! :)

menina elegante said...

fantastic look!! I love the belt and those shoes are just fantastic!! :) You look great!

www.majormusthaves.com said...

Love your shoes! You look beautiful as usual. Love your style.

michellehendra said...

you blast my mind like usual. :D the bag is pretty and the jeans fit you perfectly love.. can't wait to see you this monday :)

xx

Venus In Virgo said...

Those shoes are so cute! I love that over sized bag as well. Nice new avy you uploaded, take care XOXO

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Beautiful shoes and outfit!! I agree with you about the designer brands too because their quality last forever and the cut will always be timeless! xoxoxoxoo

Juliet said...

I am currently dreaming of the Levi's "fitted" jeans that come in different shapes, can't remember the name. But I do agree, money gets better with jeans, and not just the cut, but also the fabric has difference.

juliet xxx

mckenzietruman said...

Just discovered your blog! Truly love your sense of style and your awesome wardrobe! Absolutely love your camera and all of your pictures.

McKenzie Truman
http://galwithcurves.blogspot.com/

Steffanie's Style said...

love the jacket and shoes :)

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GoldBlackMirror said...

Hi how are you?
i like so much these shoes!!, the basics are the clothes more important in our closets.kisses

Lee Oliveira said...

Fantastic outfit..
Love this tailored jacket.. your shoes are to die for!
LOx

blorange dice said...

i love your jacket, and those jeans definitely look good! hudson is my personal favorite brand. that shirt's really cool too!

p.s. dinner with the best chefs in town sounds great (:

E said...

The structured military jacket looks perfect with that soft loose top!

BuNnYLuverz said...

ty for the congradulating me! those shoes are soo amazing! i think my friend has them too! ur style is awesome

**OnYxStA** said...

simple yet tres adorable!

love it <3

http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Aren't designer jeans the best? I haven't bought a new, new pair recently, but have found some great, unworn designer finds at thrift/consignment stores recently. Take care!

Kate Lee said...

your necklace is 16" or 18"? looks very nice on u!

Filicia said...

I really really love your smile on the first pic. : D and the outfit is great!

dyni.felicia.one said...

great outfitt..
i love your blazerr :)
nice necklace..

xoxo,
http://dynifeliciaone.blogspot.com

Meg.Meh.P. (Capturingfashionindia.blogspot.com) said...

wow! Love everything about this outfit!!! the jacket, the bag, the shoes!!! to die for!!!
<3 'em all...
Great pictures and great style you got sweets..
Keep it coming.. you are so inspiring...
I like your blog and I'm a follower. A request, can I get your blogpost updates via email?
Do check my blog, and I would appreciate If you follow it.
XX
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Beenie said...

I love your bag !!

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Loresfashion said...

great jacket

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Pink Stilettos said...

Love the look and those heels are too cute! xoxo

Pink Stilettos

Lolade said...

loveeee the jacket... defo a hype on lookbook

www.lollihearts.co.uk
x x

monica said...

that white tee is pERFECT

and your hair looks fantastic

Francesca C said...

I like your style!Lovely shoes!!
Thefunnygame

Marcella Cornelia said...

love your military blazer :D

The Little Dust Princess said...

Hey I'm a new follower! : ) You look so adorable..great outfit. : ) Can't wait to see more posts :D

xx The Little Dust Princess

丹晨 said...

wow.
the jacket.
thats all i can say (:

Fatiha Faulzi said...

Do premium jeans really make a difference? I've been contemplating on one but i'm not sure if it's worth the savings... Btw, looking great!

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

ZionaLee said...

i love your smile here! :D
you look so natural too :)

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emily said...

love the outfit, especially the jacket! and there is seriously nothing like the perfect pair of jeans.

minkandcappuccino said...

love your tods' bags and cute heels :)

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Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like your blazer

stellectism said...

hello babe! such a sweet smile on the first shoot mich. I'm totally hooked on this style. Very chic and casual. And pretty as always !

Will said...

Thank you for stopping by at me blog.
Like your jacket very much:)

xx
me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

janet said...

one of my fav look from you, michelle! you look soo stunning! LOVE it!

Anna said...

Great comfy outfit!

xx