May 10, 2016

When a friend gives you a gift, it often reflects his or her perception of your personality. (OK, sometimes also lack of their time to think about it, for a while) This way you realize, what your friends suppose you could appreciate or need. Sometimes such a reflection can be quite surprising, while other times very pleasing, or even undesirable.

Recently I got a gift from my friend and it was this T-shirt with a notice OUTSIDER. I was quite surprised first as nobody, since my childhood, have ever seen me in a loose cotton T-shirt. Even as a child I was not comfortable wearing them. I like it on others in some cases but, personally I have always been more an elegant type than a sporty girl. And maybe because the loose T-shirts were mandatory for physical education at school, I built an aversion to them. Even as I generally refuse any uniformity.

But my friend thought this T-shirt would suit me, as in her eyes I’m kind of an outsider, doing the things my own way, ignoring mainstream choices. She also thought that white oversized T-shirt is neutral enough for I can style it anyway I want.



At the end, the notice OUTSIDER really inspired me and helped me to overcome my old aversion.

About being an outsider, I have to admit, she got the point. I hate to be a part of any groups, where one is supposed to think, act and talk in a certain way. I love communities consisting of the great individuals, even nerds or freaks who fully respect and enjoy the personality and differences of the others. Without any effort to be like anybody else. At the end, the notice OUTSIDER really inspired me and helped me to overcome my old aversion. I took OUTSIDER as a challenge to pair the T-shirt with other pieces, which all together could create chic, effortlessly elegant, yet a bit rebellious look.

Mixing different styles is really key to the most interesting outfits. I wore this casual T-shirt with well-tailored elegant trousers, lace up heels and brightly colored jacket. To make trousers look more casual, I rolled them up. The important part of such outfit is a statement jewelry. I chose to combine three different necklaces. But I think they looked harmonious together, more like a one piece and gave the look a feeling of Vivienne Westwood’s style. The scarf is used as a belt, as I liked how its colors play well with the rest of the outfit. The result was, I felt to be one hundred percent me and, moreover, very fresh, a bit impertinent me.

The best about a gift can be when it boosts our creativity and make us try something, we otherwise wouldn’t do. Now, it’s your turn to share your experiences with the gifts, that spurred you to try something new. Do you remember something like that?

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  • Reply Tamara May 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I love the tied scarf on the waist, great idea!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Reply Daniela May 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Thank you! I’m happy if it inspired you. 🙂


  • Reply Amy May 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    You may not usually wear them, but you are rocking this tee. Love it with the blue.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply Daniela May 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Thank you so much Amy for your kind words!


  • Reply Carmen May 11, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    You look so stunning in the second photo. Wow. Love that shot. You’re rocking the shirt. :]

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    • Reply Daniela May 12, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Oh, thank you so much for your comment! I’m glad you stopped by. 🙂


  • Reply Alessandra May 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

    I love this sporty look! You are gorgeous and I like your style!

  • Reply Keri May 12, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Ahh you are so posh!! Love this outfit. Especially those statement necklaces <3

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • Reply Daniela May 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Thank you so much! You are too kind. 🙂

      Have a great day!


  • Reply gail May 12, 2016 at 5:45 am

    I love unboxing the gifts from my friends because they always give a hilarious one, which reflects my style!


    • Reply Daniela May 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Yes, gifts are awesome! 🙂


  • Reply Lauren May 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Very cute look! I love the tee paired with trousers!
    Xo, Lauren

    • Reply Daniela May 13, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren! 🙂


  • Reply Yuliya May 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Oh you are so pretty, loving your hair x
    Yuliya at Yukova

    • Reply Daniela May 13, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Oh, thank you Yulia for very kind words 🙂


  • Reply Memories of the Pacific May 12, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    You’ve got beautiful hair, I love your curls 🙂

    • Reply Daniela May 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂


  • Reply Kelsey May 13, 2016 at 12:09 am

    very cool necklace! great look!


    • Reply Daniela May 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂


  • Reply Brown Eyed Toast May 13, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I love how you really adopted and rocker this unexpected but super chic gift! You make it look quite elegant as well 😉

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

    • Reply Daniela May 13, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you! I’m happy you like my experiment. 🙂


  • Reply Ambi May 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    You look stunning my dear, love your jacket. Its so chic. You have such a pretty hairs !! x

    • Reply Daniela May 13, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you so much! My hair have their own life. 😀


  • Reply Shannon May 16, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Love the statement you’re making here.


    • Reply Daniela May 16, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you Shannon! :*


  • Reply Katherine May 16, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Wow, very stylish! And I like your blog! 🙂

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

    • Reply Daniela May 16, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you so much Katherine! I’m so happy you like it! 🙂 <3


  • Reply Joyce May 16, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I love how you used this shirt that has so much meaning in your outfit! I always saw myself as an outsider growing up as well, and I’m glad that it allowed me to try to think differently. Love your cute outfit, the blue blazer is so pretty!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • Reply Daniela May 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! I’m glad you understand, what I mean as you felt that way yourself. <3
      Have a great day!


  • Reply Diana May 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    you look amazing!


    • Reply Daniela May 19, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you Diana! 🙂


  • Reply welovefur May 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I really like this look refined in every detail
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  • Reply Rachel May 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    So cool and stylish! love your whole look!


  • Reply Serein Wu May 22, 2016 at 3:14 am

    What a great way post! You rock those curls and that shirt! Great look! Great words of advice!


    • Reply Daniela June 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂


  • Reply Lisa Favre June 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    The tshirt is ‘magnifique’ but I also adore your blue blazer! You look amazing.

    Lisa Favre

    • Reply Daniela June 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you Lisa! 🙂


  • Reply Doina June 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Love the whole look!
    xx D from TSD

    • Reply Daniela June 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you Doina!


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