Saturday, August 9, 2008

Look Back

Wearing vintage blazer and Levi's, H&M tank top, and Steve Madden platforms.

83 comments:

Hadley said...

I love the 08-08-08 thing.
so do the olympics promoters. haha.
love the glasses too.

P said...

Apparently 08-08-08 is a really auspicious date for the Chinese people. The number 8 is very lucky because I think the same word is used for "luck" and "eight" in Cantonese...or Mandarin? I don't know...I'm not exactly an expert. If someone knows more about this, do tell! Karla - you look awesome as usual. I love the colour of the blazer.

Anonymous said...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/08/china.eight/

Tiana said...

I remember when it was 06-06-06 and everyone freaked out. What about 07-07-07? I don't remember.
I like the YSL-esqe of this outfit!

entirely official said...

you always find the best second hand blazers

Cheyenne said...

I love those darker washed levis.
And happy 8-8-08 to you too!

Wendy said...

I'm just loving your tan blazer! And 8 is a lucky number for Chinese, so thats why the Olympics were set to begin on that date.

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copperoranges said...

i'm glad you're rockin the tight-rolled jeans! very cute. i'm mad at myself for doing a crazy eights post.

m said...

funky lapels !!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

the blazer is to die for!!

Miss Karen L said...

Hello! You have a wonderful blog, I love your style!

The blazer looks perfect for a warmer day - it's awesome!

Unwise Pedestrian said...

I'm so jealous at your ability to find the most perfect blazers! All the secondhand ones I try on are too big in the shoulders or not slim fitted enough for me, but yours always look great :)

Tinkerbell and fairies said...

Love your blazer!

Tali said...

YEAH, it was my birthday this year. Soo awesome lol I'm serious, I was happy. :D

You're ttyl not a nerd, even if it werent my bday I'd find it cool.

Farren said...

i was definitely aware of that mostly due to the whole olympics hype and it being the opening of the olympics. plus the news was full of statistics on how numerous chinese marriages were being held on that day because of 8 being a lucky number in chinese culture. altogther 8-8-08 was an interesting day.

inspiring-sabina said...

Oh, how I love a good blazer, yours is divine! I love your look and just posted on you yesterday! I hope my 'visitors' love you as much as I do!
Sabina x

Songy said...

according to Chinese people.. that day was incredibly auspicious that's why they had to opening ceremony that day.... all too superstitious if you ask me.

that second shot of you is so cool that it looks like something out of a mag!

hanna said...

If you live i Stockholm here in Sweden you are a "08", so there were 50 000 people celebrating whit a big party.. I think everyone noticed. Thank for a great blog!

Aurore said...

I love your blazer!

Concerning this day, I prefered 07.07.07m I don't know why :D

Kama Chameleon said...

hi, love your blog and your style. very inimitable, for me at least. glad to see you have your computer sorted.

Lisa said...

loving the beautiful blazer.

stunning lady lou.

I am sure fall is just around the corner. I can't believe it is already middle of Aug. crazy town.

happy Sunday.

love love.

Dropsofglamour said...

Hi there! Love your style as always. I'm not a big fan of the rolled up baggy jean ala Katie Holmes but you wear it well.

I think Mrs Cruise needs to get some tips from you.

lolita said...

A coral body-con skirt? Wow. Can't wait to see how you wear it!
xx

Sasha said...

I love this outfit. The blazer is very chic.

Daiane said...

i love how you styled the blazer, it looks chic! xo

Mimi said...

The ring and the blazer.....so lovely!

sofie said...

What a nice blazer :D

Sunniva said...

love this! perfectly laidback yet classy at the same time. can't wait to see you wearing your new buys.

Pose said...

Love this outfit, casual yet chic. I wsh I could wear heels everyday, but my poor feet can't handle it lol.

ria said...

ey, I just wanted you to know that I've linked your blog on mine, hope It's ok?

Bεαтя¡z said...

Love your blazer...
Can´t wait to see how you wear your new coral body-con skirt!
Besos :D

margaryna said...

great!

coco said...

just perfect. gorgeous!

Zoe said...

it was my 16th b-day :) love your style!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Yes, and 8 is my favorite number! <3

i think thats hauttte said...

you always look amazing in blazers! well, amazing in everything! haha 8 is considered a lucky number for the chinese, so thats why the beijing olympics started on 8-8-08!

wardrobexperience said...

I discovered ‘karla s closet’ some weeks ago and it turned out to be one of my favourite blogs. Your style images are thrilling me every time. Thanx for your inspiring work!
In spring 2008 I started my own fashionblog. I’m still struggling with blogspot, my old cam and having no inspiring photographer beside me… But now I’d like to spread my work all over the world to share it with all this fashionable ladies out there…
I’d love if you could add my blog http://www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com to your list of links. I added yours to mine already.
Thanx!

Thu said...

ooo, i do like that blazer. and then there was 07-07-07 last year when EVERYONE got married. yeah, it's cool, but at the same time, i wouldn't want my wedding date to be the same as everyone else's.

Anna Pope said...

You really do rock those rolled up jeans!

Robin said...

those jeans look good on you. It's just so you

emily said...

you look amazing! and haha, i noticed 08-08-08 because of the olympics. if it weren't for the olympics, i would have completely missed it.

griff'troc said...

I love the shoes

Fashion Tidbits said...

love the cut of the blazer!!!

Kathleen said...

You are so awesome! I wish I had someone to follow me around and take flattering paparazzi pictures of me in cute outfits.

this wheel's on fire said...

haha 8-8-08 was pretty amazing! so is that blazer!!

montypython101 said...

yes, 08-08-08 is COOL! haha, i like the shoes. hey hav u ever been to this LA vintage store called jet rag? cuz i went there and it was pretty cool tho i missed their legendary $1 sales.

R said...

I love this outfit it looks so comfy, the blazer, comfy jeans and tee all work so well. Not to mention love love those shoes!

meri keyt said...

hey karla

could you please check your mail box? i need your help.

merci bcp.

Vanessa said...

Hi Karla,
loooove your blog.
just wondering what size your levis are? Are they 501s?
Looking gorgeous!

frankie said...

You have such awsome shoes all the time you make me jealous! And the blazer looks great on that relax outfit.

FASHIONJUNK said...

fabulous outfit ! love the shoes

Z xoxo said...

08-08-08 is exciting indeed! You should see the amount of ladies around Hong Kong in the last stages of their pregnancy, aiming for a few 8's in their childrens birthdate.

I get nerdily excited on the other cool days too, like 01-02-03, 06-07-08, etc etc... It's something to be positive about right? Haha.

I love your style, bought some beige suit trousers yesterday and fully intend to cuff them and wear them with fierce heels! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Z xoxo

Martha said...

Coral body con skirt? that sounds really cool.
I think 08-08-08 is pretty awesome too cos it'll never happen again, well not for another 1000 years =]
I love your blog maybe we can do a link exchange?

Laura said...

Karla you look gorge as always!

Guys... I bought some marc jacobs boots like Karlas but I orderd the wrong size. I am now trying to find a happy home for them. size 39
and still in their Box!
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If any1 is interested let me know!

landis smithers said...

flawless picture post, baby girl. . .

Sunniva said...

I've sent you something ;)

xxx

Anonymous said...

You're so pretty!
In the second picture in your header, you remind me of Sarah Jessica Parker. Not sure why though!

Style Addict said...

This is a chic look, great blazer!

Style Addict said...

This is a chic look, great blazer!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Another amazing outfit, I looove those levis with the blazer

Kristina said...

Hey Karla... I'm Kristina and I've just started a blog, but I've been reading yours for quite some time now... If you get the chance to link, it'd be great, cuz you seem like an interesting person, not just as far as fashion, but other things as well. So, feel free to drop by my blog anytime, I'll be glad to hear from you;)

LEESH said...

if you got it, flaunt it!!

Alie Suvelor said...

i'm born on the 7th of july, so last year my birthday was 7-7-7: freaky!!!!

Marina said...

Simple chic!I always love wearing blazer with jeans. I love your style. You can wear simple white Tee and look on a million dollars!

Jenny Cindy said...

Love the oversized jeans and I just wanted to say that I think you're awesome. Your style is always such an inspiration to me and I love coming here every day to check for new posts!

Adiel said...

This look sure looks a lot better on you than it does on Katie Holmes...

karla said...

How stupid that I wasn't even aware of all the Olympic events and Chinese lucky day thing until you guys informed me!

tiana: Haha you're funny!

inspiring-sabina: Thanks for the feature and great blog too :)

dropsofglamour: I saw them on her not too long ago... I think she just needs a promising pair of heels.

lolita: Check out the most recent post ;)

fashion chalet: My favorite number is 18. It has an 8 in it, does it qualify as a lucky number then?

montypython101: Sadly I've never been..which is odd because I love discovering new vintage stores.

meri keyt: Did you email me recently?... I'll check!

vanessa: They're size 29 in men's and yes they're 501s :)

sunniva: Yes! I got your email, it was in my spam folder?!

kristina: I'll check out your blog lady :)

jenny cindy: Aw thank you!

Nita-Karoliina said...

you are my number uno fashion inspiration!!! i must say! you just look freaking great!

♥ fashion chalet said...

fashion chalet: My favorite number is 18. It has an 8 in it, does it qualify as a lucky number then?

yes, I should say so. <3
I also love #7 and #16!!!

Dakota77 said...

I love your style. The blazer looks so good with those oversized jeans:-). I really like blazers worn with jeans.

_Katt_ said...

I adore the blazer, the cuts the way it fits the body...

anna said...

really nice outfit! I love the blazer :D <3

Anonymous said...

actually, the number 8 in cantonese sounds like the word "rich" in chinese. 888-->rich rich rich! haha

kelsea said...

you rock those jeans!

elika said...

Karla, I completely adore your sense of style. Love the combinations that you bring out.
/Elika

jenny brew said...

i love this outfit. it so classic and chic with a twist of young and funky. the sexy heels and gold ring are the perfect touch. i put a comment on whowhatweardaily's post today telling them you did a much better version of one of their inspiration outfits. just thought you should know!

Anonymous said...

I really like your outfit! The blazer is so cool! / Lina labou.blogg.se

http://fabulousprincess.blogg.se said...

Really nice outfit. Cool! :)

Anonymous said...

the first photo in this post was in a German magazine, did you know? under "L.A. Street Style" (:

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I can't believe that blazer is secondhand.... I need to find out were it is that find secondhand cloths.

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That kind of color coordination is one of my personal faves. There is just something about beige and blue together.