SPRING | ROMANCE

April 22, 2018

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but for my long time followers, you may have seen some changes on my Instagram feed and even in my outfits. The once edgy and moody, denim wearing, neutral loving person you once followed has slowly shifted and not only has my sense of style widened, my feed has gotten lighter as well. Who is this person?

Before you get all crazy and worried, I am the same person. But as seasons change, style evolves, I find myself changing too. Personal style isn’t something you have to pick and stick to forever, style is about what you like and how you pull it together.

That being said, spring has evoked a certain lighter spark in me. And to be perfectly honest, I wanted to change things up a bit. Even I was getting bored of my feed and wanting to see something different from myself. Inherently I am the same, but I’m also having some fun and experimenting a bit too. From wearing florals and prints to lighter neutrals (even pink!), to changing up my filters on my Instagram feed, change is happening! And you know what, I’m kind of liking it! Don’t worry, I am sure once seasons change yet again, I will find myself going back to what you know and love, but for now, I am enjoying playing with patterns, new colors, and new filters.

So back to spring and all that it encompasses. From cherry blossoms to flower fields, nothing shows off Spring and my recent style changes than this romantic, pink gingham and khaki look. Even the fragrance I am wearing, Aventus for Her by Creed, completes this spring romantic vibe. I love this fragrance not only because it was inspired by some of history’s most powerful women—empresses, queens, and heads of state but the scent embodies inner strength and radiance, and leaves a lingering mark on all she touches.

A little back story to this outfit is that I was wearing these exact pants and carrying this pouch when I met Chriselle Lim at a La Mer event in Malibu. I had a conversation with her about her new clothing line with JOA which was launching soon. So when her Chriselle Lim x JOA line launched at Nordstrom, I knew this crop top would be perfect with the high waisted, paper bag trousers I had worn a week earlier when I met her. I love her collaboration and have a few of her pieces including the blazer and the tie front blouse as shown in this post. What I really like about this crop top other than the soft, girlie pink and the billowing sleeves is that the length is adjustable so depending on how much skin you want to show, you can loosen or tighten the tie in front.

Top | JOA
Pants | Forever 21
Pouch | MCM
Shoes | old linked similar here
Fragrance | Creed
Necklace | Mango
Gold Ring | Via Savienne
Hematite Ring | Via Savienne

In addition to this look, here are some more of my romantic, springtime favorites for clothing, beauty, and fragrance.

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32 comments

Ting April 22, 2018 at 12:28 pm

I absolutely LOVE your change for pattern and color Christine! Life is too short to stick with one style. and I totally agree that from time to time we should all try new style to elevate our look. I found myself reaching to a lot of bright colors and patterns that I would never would dress them before I hit 48 this year. Love this ensemble on you. The top has the perfect pink hue and obsessed with the little details that you can adjust the front to show the right amount of skin you like. I even have the same forever 21 paper pants. They are so stylish and go with anything. Love everything you picked for the fresh spring look. Thanks for sharing this new change!

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Briana April 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm

What a lovely palette on you! You look great in this style!

Briana
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Jessie April 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm

Yes, I have totally noticed the shift in your styling from edgy, cool, and denim orientated Christine to this colourful, floral, and adorable Christine. I like this new look. I totally love how you have expanded your horizon and becoming versatile in your styling! I’m still trying to venture out myself. I feel like I’m like the old Christine, and I need to diversify my closet a little. This gorgeous top could be a good start for my transformation. Thanks for the inspirations girl!

xx, Jessie
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Open Kloset April 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

Hey Beautiful,
How are you?
I noticed your Changes but I love it sooo much:)
This Look is sooo Feminine and Romantic for me, Love the Top and the Pants Together:) Sooo Perfect match:)
And that Clutch…ohhh In Love:)
Beautiful Style Darling:)
Wish you Happy Monday
Love, Kisses Karina

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tales of two April 23, 2018 at 1:03 am

Love everything about this outfit — down to the delicate jewels! xx

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Lisa Autumn April 23, 2018 at 2:43 am

I am living for all these colors in this post! Well done!

x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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Simone April 23, 2018 at 3:50 am

I’ve totally fallen for your gorgeous top Christine! You have such an amazing sense for style, that combo looks perfect on you.

xx Simone
Little Glittery Box

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Bárbara Crespo April 23, 2018 at 7:06 am

Wow!!!
Love the outfit
That combo looks perfect on you
xx

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Courtney April 23, 2018 at 7:34 am

The look is so cute. I love the top.
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Olga April 23, 2018 at 7:44 am

That top looks so cute!Lovely outfit:-)

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Sandy April 23, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Hi Christine! I agree with you as seasons change, our styles can too and evolve into something different but just as beautiful. We should embrace whatever styles inspire us! Love your crop top and paper bag pants – so beautiful as always hun!

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Miki April 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

I love how you styled this beautiful JOA top with the paperbag pants. The clutch is so cute. Being a style chameleon is so good. You wear each and every style so well! Change is great when you embrace it and it suits you 🙂

Xo,
Miki
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Mercy April 23, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Oh yes, this is a fun and pretty outfit! Love this style on you!

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Bag at you April 24, 2018 at 12:41 am

Babe you look absolutely amazing! That top was made for you and love how you styled it with the trousers! Hope you are doing very well! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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Jessica April 24, 2018 at 6:22 am

What a chic and edgy look dear! I absolutely love your outfit, especially the top!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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Ankita Bardhan April 24, 2018 at 6:37 am

Ooohhh I love how effortlessly pulling off the paper bag pants! But that JOA top totally stole all my attention, plus we adjust it accordingly…how cool and clever is that!
I can relate to the second paragraph on a spiritual level! Style was never sticking to something forever, that’s what television or cartoon characters do, not people in real life! So many times I got told “oh you’re going through so & so style phase”.. but no it’s just I liked something and I think it looks good me so I am gonna wear it.. it’s just as simple as that!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! 🙂
xx
Ankita | Real Girl Talks
http://realgirltalks.com/

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Elizabeth T. April 24, 2018 at 7:47 am

Love this look so much, Christine! <3 🙂 I'm so happy that it's finally spring and we can start dressing for the warmer weather!

XO, Elizabeth
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Codrut @ AboutStrollersBlog.com April 25, 2018 at 3:12 am

I like the outfit, great style! Pink reflects personal power and high social status… cheers!

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Erica Luczakowsky April 25, 2018 at 4:46 am

A little bit of light and pastels never looked so good! I totally agree that it can get so easy to get set in a certain way, and not want to break from old habits. Just like you said- Seasons change, so why can’t our styles? Loving this look on your, girl, and can’t wait to see where your style continues to go!

xoxo,
E

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Aurela lacaj April 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

I have been following you for a long time and I always loved your edgy looks but I must admit the soft feminine looks are my favourite. I am same as you, I been changing my IG feed every week as I am still trying to find what I really love at the moment but definitely the brighter colours are beautiful for the Spring season. I love the look and the high waisted pants compliment that crop top perfectly. The fragrance looks amazing, I bet it smells just as good. I can’t believe you met Chriselle! I love her and her style. I want the blazer you got too! Beautiful girl!

Aurela x
http://www.aurelafashionista.com

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Jacqueline April 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm

I’m totally going through the same thing right now too! I am loving that color on you I’ve actually been wearing more denim these days and am trying to incorporate color into my life. It seems like a natural transition.

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Vanessa April 25, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Hey girlie!
How are you? Let me tell you that this look is everything. The way you styled everything is absolutely gorgeous. Your pants are my absolute fav and with that top they look stunning! Also I fell in love with your bag, the design is so unique yet cute. Thanks for sharing! I loved it!
xo!

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Jessi Malay April 25, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Loving this outfit for spring babe!! I’m obsessed with the whole JOA x Chriselle collection! I have this piece too, but haven’t worn it yet!! <3

XO, Jessi
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Sheree April 25, 2018 at 11:01 pm

You and me both babe! I’ve def noticed a warmer tone on your instagram feed as well as a grainier and more romantic wash as well and I LOVE it! I think we don’t have to be wedded to a particular style or feed or any fashion label as we all evolve and change in personal tastes. The Chriselle x JOA collectino really suites you well as well as the new theme. It is girlie but kept a certain quality of cleanliness in the lines and cut of the pieces. I can’t wait to see what summer brings to your outfits!

xo Sheree
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Darya April 26, 2018 at 1:59 am

OMG girl!
These wide pants combined with pink top are amazing! It’s the best outfit for spring for sure!
Also, I love that you always have elegant and simple hairstyle! Looks so beautiful!

xoxo
Darya

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Varuna Jithesh April 26, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Nice and perfect looking outfit..

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Massiel April 27, 2018 at 8:03 am

This outfit is for me, the definition of Spring in colors, it’ simply perfect. The romantic crop top and those high waist trousers are simply perfect!

Xo,

Massiel

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Bea April 27, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? 🙂

Xx,

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Nina Nguyen April 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Loving this outfit Christine!!! Hope you’re having a great weekend xx- Nina
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Heather Rowland May 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm

I’m loving your lighter outfits and these wide leg trousers are stunning with your tied top too! Gorgeous look!

Heather xoxo
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Corina May 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

This is such a beautiful outfit for the warm season. I am in love with the top!

xo Corina
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Rachael May 31, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Love these pants just bought them!

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