Monday, October 27, 2014

Spikes and Flowers

The title of this post reminds me of the time I was part of our company outing's "Miss Aloha" beauty pageant. It was all spontaneous and just for fun, not a real pageant. During the Q&A, I got the question, "If you were a flower, what would you be and why?" So I answered, "I would be a rose with all its thorns - beautiful, but able to somehow protect itself from harm. Because I believe as a woman, beauty does not only lie on the outward appearance but also from within, and I choose to be beautiful with power and strength as well."

The contest was all just for LOLs but I won and got some cash as a prize so I was happy about that and the embarrassing moments were more than worth it!

But seriously though, there has been a lot of hype about feminism lately. I was one of those oblivious to what the problem was because I have been fortunate enough to have been bestowed privileges that other women are deprived of elsewhere. I'm glad that these subjects have been brought up and people are more aware of serious issues like these so we can all join in on the fight.
Now on to the outfit. I wore this strapless, floral dress with a sweetheart neckline so this was obviously too much since I was headed to church. I didn't want to be extremely girly either so I threw on this distressed denim vest which had spikes on the collar. I think that definitely toned down the formality and flowery effect of the dress. After all, women can be feminine AND bad-ass at the same time. ;)
 

64 comments:

  1. thise floral dress is gorgeous!!

    xx

    isa

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  2. Cute floral dress - suits you well :))
    Kisses Emina

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  3. I follow you now, I hope you will follow me back. :-D

    Love Malene ♥
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  4. So pretty!!

    xo Shauna

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  5. I AM YOUR NEW FOLLOWER :) FOLLOW BACK ? ♥
    NICE BLOG,I LOVE IT *
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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog ^^
    Cute floral dress!
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  7. Hey du Liebe,
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    Liebe Grüße,
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  8. Love the dress - such a beautiful floral print x

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  9. What an interesting flower to be! The thought of the thorns protecting the rose is lovely, and how you portray yourself as one is just genius! Love the feminine vibe and you look lovely! <3
    xoxo,

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  10. I so wish it was still warm enough to wear things like this here. You look fabulous! x E

    Elizabeth Victoria Clark

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  11. Love this outfit! Especially the contrast between the flowers and the denim!
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  12. aw such a cute outfit! love the floral print!

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  13. great answer to the question you were given! & i love that floral print on you :)

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  14. aww lovely look Jeanne, love your floral dress and its a perfect match with your denim vest!

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  15. Such a ladylike look!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  16. Like your jacket !! ;)
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  17. I love the dress and you paired it well with the sleeveless denim jacket. Just gorgeous! xx

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  18. Wow! You live in paradise♥♥♥ what an amazing place!!! I love your blog. Thank you for your visit and comment, would you like to follow each other?
    Kisses

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  19. adorable outfit and I love you answer to the flower question as well. =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  20. Cute vest! I find they add that extra something to pretty dresses ^^
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  21. love the denim vest and floral dress combo!! so chic!!

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  22. Super Pretty!!!!

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    xoxo

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  23. cute outfit!

    x Mieke

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  24. So beautiful!

    Marie
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  25. Beautiful and wise answer! Pretty dress.
    The Doctor Diva

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  26. so pretty :)

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  27. I love the denim veste, looks great with the feminine floral dress!

    much love xxx
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  28. So gorgeous! I love the florals and denim!

    <3 Shannon
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  29. Such a cute look! Love the floral dress + the denim dress.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  30. Lovely set of dress and vest! You look gorgeous!

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  31. The dress is so cute! lovely outfit

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  32. Love the jean vest - new follower here.
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    xo Annie
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  33. Hi Jeanne! I love that dress! You look pretty!

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  34. You look great :). I like floral print!

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  35. You look so pretty dear. Love the denim vest! :)
    xx
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  36. This look is so chic! I love your photography, keep it up! And if you're ever looking for a new or revamped blog design, I'm your girl ;)

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  37. love floral and denim combo! very pretty on you ;)

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  38. You look so cute in your floral dress with the denim vest <3

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  39. Adorable outfit. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Great style. Before I read your response I thought rose flower. Great reasons behind it, you earned the win! I love a distressed denim vest, can't go wrong with it. Enjoy your weekend. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  41. Beautiful look!!! thank you so much for your comment!!!
    I follow you by Bloglovin now!! I'm very happy if you do the same.
    Have a wonderful weekend!! my like in bloglovin for your post too!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  42. Super cute print! Love your blog. Thanks for checking out mine. Just followed you on Bloglovin :)

    XOXO, Ruby

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  43. Ahh love your flower dress!

    
Xo, Wendy Watson from College Cheese

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  44. Lovely look!

    xx
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  45. Love the combination of the girly dress and the denim jacket. Like you say, it definitely gives the look a bad-ass edge!

    Claire // Technicolour Dreamer // Bloglovin'

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  46. This dress is so pretty and it looks great with denim vest!:)

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