Dark Romance - Hapa Time

Dark Romance

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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New skirt - c/o Queen's Wardrobe, cardigan, cuff and belt - Forever 21, heels - Steve Madden Dynemite

I've been asked so many times about this lip color. It's one of my favorite and most standout lips - besides red. It's very simple really - I apply chapstick, some NYX lip liner in 836 Bloom and then fill in with Maybelline 160 Fifth Ave. Fuchsia lipstick. Tada 

This is my third high low skirt look for you guys :) It is very dark romance, is it not? I have one more high low dress to go! Of course, they are all very feminine looks, but very different to me too. You might notice in all I tuck in my top and add a waist belt. I think it works best with heels too. But so does most everything :)

Now onto some camera talk-- one of my sisters got an internship to go to Africa for six weeks or more. She is going to be taking the camera I use - a Nikon D60, which belongs to my dad. So I'm looking at buying a new body, a Nikon D90. Although it's very expensive, the improvements should be great! Does anyone else use Nikon and what kind of camera do you have if so?

P.S Don't forget about the Romwe giveaway in the Live Free post! You have 9 more days to enter!
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62 comments

  1. ra ra ah ah ahh ahh
    ga ga oh la laaa..want your bad romance!! or should i say...dark romance ahah beautiful outfit as always! :P

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  2. You look so gorgeous. Loving the whole outfit especially the skirt! <3

    http://thedamselinadress.blogspot.com

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  3. I am so crazy about high low skirts right now! Yours looks lovely!
    --TS

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  4. The skirt is really amazing and you styled it beautifully! xx

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  5. Love the skirt !!!! The flower print is really beautyfull !!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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  6. I absolutely love the skirt, the flowy-ness and the movement it creates! (:

    xoxo

    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  7. Such a lovely outfit! I love the skirt and the cardigan with the floral print goes so well with it!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q
    $50 Gift card GIVEAWAY!

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  8. You are INSANELY gorgeous, girlfriend! I adore every single aspect of this outfit. Your looks are definitely solidifying my decision of buying a high-low asymmetrical skirt. :)

    Sabrina x

    http://www.thepetitestyle.com

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  9. sexy ;]


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  10. i just can't believe how beautiful you are. love this romantic look on you!
    xxx



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  11. I love your outfit! Stunning as always! Good luck finding a new camera!

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  12. Wow, you look beautiful! I really love that look, absolute perfection :)

    Fashion in Pepperland

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  13. the flowy dress part is certainly taking my breath away....
    like a goddness!


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  14. YES! I like dark romances and dark thoughts..everything is superb.

    denimtarian.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow u look gorgeous! Love ur outfit...like always so pretty...
    Btw be sure to check out my new post .....it's about fashion horoscope!
    Xoxo

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  16. wow that skirt is to die for darling! you look really gorgous here!
    love and kiss,mary
    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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  17. wauw love it!
    www.smnth-s.blogspot.com
    LOVE

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  18. Wauw, che bella la camicetta, insomma abbiamo proprio gli stessi gusti!!!
    Beautifull!!!

    Kisses

    Marica

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  19. You are sooo pretty! I love your style! Followed your blog :)
    I just started with my blog,soo i would be happy if you check it :)
    www.teenfashioncorner.blogspot.com

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  20. Hello. I went from the D60 to D90 also. It's a good upgrade and I'm sure you'll get good results out of it.

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  21. You are so beautiful! :)
    Love the asimetric skirt and floral shirt! <3

    http://annacoman.blogspot.com

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  22. That skirt looks amazing on you!

    http://beautyrollercoaster.blogspot.com/

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  23. So lovely cardigan! Really pretty outfit!
    xoxo

    www.secretsofmissdaisy.blogspot.com

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  24. I just ordered a similar skirt! it looks lovely :)

    www.littlebirdbelle.com

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  25. you are so stunning. I love this entire outfit on you- that skirt- even though its black it really is SO romantic. There should be an asian, or hapa barbie doll- you'd be it. you're one of the most gorgeous women I know! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  26. You look gorgeous! I love that skirt!

    Marissa
    www.thesimpleswan.blogspot.com
    A Fashion, Beauty, and Maternity blog

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  27. GOSH.. What a gorgeous outfit!! LOve that skirt!! Soo fabulous! xxx

    ** I'm following you now... **

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  28. That skirt is so pretty! Love the floral top with it as well!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  29. I usually shoot my outfit posts with a Nikon D90 and would recommend it! Love the look, Jess. The floral print cardi is too cute.

    xo, alison*elle

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  30. I love all the black in this outfit! It really makes everything stand out more to me.

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  31. Amazing outfit, love it :)

    Lia
    theperksofbeingagirlygirl.blogspot.com

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  32. Your look amazing!! Love your high low skirt!!
    XOXO
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/
    http://trendsurvivor.blogspot.com/

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  33. loooooooooooooooooooove this outfit, the skirt is fabulous

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  34. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I REALLY REALLY LOVE UR STYLE :-))

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  35. this skirt is really amazing!!

    www.seszenatmidnight.blogspot.com

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  36. This outfit is stunning on you! The floral top goes so well with that skirt!

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  37. Amazing skirt, I am in love! Great shoes too!! as always!

    www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

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  38. Every time I read your blog, I want to run to Forever 21. I need that shirt!

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  39. Gorgeous outfit, love the shirt!

    Azzurra-Bellini.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh wow Jess, stunning as usual!
    I have such a weakness for high-low hems...haha, this one is a gorgeous skirt too. Love how its partly sheer too. The floral blouse is perfect with it.
    Great lip color alright! Haha, I see why people notice it :)
    Congrats to your sister too!

    Trendy Teal

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  41. Stunning Jess! You look lovely. You know I like that lip color. I still have to get it because I love it!! Your floral top is wonderful. The pattern and colors are pure loveliness.

    Good choice on the Nikon D90. That's the one I have :) Yes, it is pricy. My bf and I split it about a yr or 2 ago after our trip to Europe. Just couldn't capture the true beauty on our regular cam so we decided on that one. It was our first DSLR so we were looking for something that was user friendly. My bf also wanted a cam that we could capture video once in a while. It came with the AF-S NIKKOR 18-105 lens. I still have a lot to learn, but have a lot of photos that I took with it on my flickr. I always wondered if the shorter lenses (the ones that go to 50) produce better portraits??

    Happy shopping! :)

    memoriesoftimespast.blogspot.com

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  42. You are really converting me into liking high low skirts!

    -Ash
    Beauty Flawed

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  43. WOW amazing outfit . you look divine
    Ax

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  44. You look great!! I like you in the high-low skirts. You look really good in them.

    As for cameras. I believe both D90 and D60 are great choices. My sister is using D60 and her bf has a D90. Recently when I visit her in SF, she has been using her D60 to capture some really great outdoor pics. She upgraded her D60 to a better lens. I on the other hand own a Canon. Mine's 1000D and I upgraded it to a better lens too which is sufficient for my camera to take really good pics.

    My opinion is, if you have an OK camera (affordable), invest it in a better lens. If you can afford any camera, just buy the best body and get variety of lenses. Hope this helps you =)

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  45. super chic skirt!..your eye make up looked so dramatic. mind sharing how you pt it on? :)

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  46. Lovely outfit but can you make an entry on how you do your eyes?

    tipsybytippy.blogspot.com.au

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  47. Gorgeous in love with the print top and fabulous skirt
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  48. hiii
    very very pretty
    :D
    sabrina
    terejour.blogspot.com

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  49. wow!!! This outfit is awesome!!

    You are so gorgeous! I follow you!

    Would you like follow each other?

    xoxo

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  50. i have a canon 7d and i really love it. i've never used a nikon before, but my friends who do have it say that their stock lenses are usually better than the canon ones. that really shouldn't matter because it's always good in investing in quality lenses. if you have the money tho, canon 5d is pro status, and then the 7d... but all that's gibberish since you're going for a nikon.

    anyway, just wanted you to know that i love all your looks! they're always so effortless. :)
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  51. always enjoy reading your blog :)
    and love your style !!!

    always stunning :)
    and that skirt is totally worth to buy !!! love it ~

    verockstar.blogspot.com

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  52. I love this skirt!
    It would be great if you have time you visit my blog!

    http://silvipan.blogspot.com/

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  53. so do you take all your pictures yourself or someone else does it for you?? i am just curious.. I am an amateur photographer and I suck at self portraits so just wondering!

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    1. oh my sister takes my pictures :) I think she's much better than a tripod :)

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  54. that color is so perfect perfect perfect on you (i'm talking bout the lipstick). I love a dark look every so often (or pretty often, in my case!). You look fantastic, jess <3
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com

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  55. I seen quite a few wearing this kinda dress recently. It looks sexy on you =p

    oh your sis's going to Africa, is it the one that takes pics for you? I hope I have an awesome photographer that can take good pics for me. But I find I usually lose my patience posting for pics anyways LOL

    & I just have a crappy 8MP digital camera but I think it's good enough for now LOL

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