Dark Romance

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!


  1. jazz
    April 11, 2012 / 4:24 am

    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! 😛

  2. Jeline
    April 11, 2012 / 4:35 am

    You look so gorgeous. Loving the whole outfit especially the skirt! <3http://thedamselinadress.blogspot.com

  3. Thrifted Shift
    April 11, 2012 / 4:49 am

    I am so crazy about high low skirts right now! Yours looks lovely!–TS

  4. Diane
    April 11, 2012 / 4:58 am

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

  5. Stephanie Hadrath
    April 11, 2012 / 5:01 am

    Love the skirt !!!! The flower print is really beautyfull !!!xxxstephaniehadrath.blogspot.comshbyhadrath.blogspot.com

  6. Cathy
    April 11, 2012 / 5:05 am

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

  7. Suzie Q
    April 11, 2012 / 5:08 am

    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!

  8. Sabrina
    April 11, 2012 / 5:35 am

    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 xhttp://www.thepetitestyle.com

  9. Lunapark Queen
    April 11, 2012 / 6:09 am

    very very nice outfit 🙂

  10. Ka Mila
    April 11, 2012 / 6:20 am

    sexy ;]www.live-style20.blogspot.com

  11. ATW
    April 11, 2012 / 6:23 am

    i just can't believe how beautiful you are. love this romantic look on you!xxxhttp://pulcinellata.blogspot.com/

  12. Geraldyne
    April 11, 2012 / 6:29 am

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

  13. Susann
    April 11, 2012 / 6:39 am

    Wow, you look beautiful! I really love that look, absolute perfection :)Fashion in Pepperland

  14. Miss Kwong
    April 11, 2012 / 6:43 am

    the flowy dress part is certainly taking my breath away….like a goddness!Find me on: Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  15. Denimtarian
    April 11, 2012 / 6:48 am

    YES! I like dark romances and dark thoughts..everything is superb.denimtarian.blogspot.com

  16. Antee Gurung
    April 11, 2012 / 7:13 am

    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

  17. Mary Lou
    April 11, 2012 / 9:44 am

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

  18. samantha
    April 11, 2012 / 9:58 am

    wauw love it!www.smnth-s.blogspot.comLOVE

  19. Van S. - PureGlam.tv
    April 11, 2012 / 10:07 am

    Very beautiful look – love your skirt… so wonderful!CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN OR 600 US$ GIFT VOUCHER GIVEAWAYVan – PureGlam.tv / Bloglovin / Facebook

  20. Marica
    April 11, 2012 / 10:10 am

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

  21. Magdalena
    April 11, 2012 / 10:19 am

    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

  22. Greg
    April 11, 2012 / 11:19 am

    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.

  23. Anna C
    April 11, 2012 / 11:35 am

    You are so beautiful! :)Love the asimetric skirt and floral shirt! <3http://annacoman.blogspot.com

  24. Miss Daisy
    April 11, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    So lovely cardigan! Really pretty outfit!xoxowww.secretsofmissdaisy.blogspot.com

  25. thehautecookie
    April 11, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    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

  26. Marissa Saunders
    April 11, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love that skirt!Marissawww.thesimpleswan.blogspot.comA Fashion, Beauty, and Maternity blog

  27. Modas_diva
    April 11, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    GOSH.. What a gorgeous outfit!! LOve that skirt!! Soo fabulous! xxx** I'm following you now… **

  28. Baby Budget Blog
    April 11, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    That skirt is so pretty! Love the floral top with it as well!www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

  29. alison*elle
    April 11, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    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

  30. Jenna
    April 11, 2012 / 5:15 pm

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

  31. Giovanna
    April 11, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    Love love love your skirt! So fab!xxGiovannawww.oliveandanarrow.comShabbyApple Gift Card Giveaway!

  32. el_martina
    April 11, 2012 / 6:02 pm

    this skirt is amazing!

  33. Lia
    April 11, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Amazing outfit, love it :)Liatheperksofbeingagirlygirl.blogspot.com

  34. Nina Papaioannou
    April 11, 2012 / 7:03 pm

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

  35. socialitedreams
    April 11, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    loooooooooooooooooooove this outfit, the skirt is fabulous

  36. Anonymous
    April 11, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    you're so beautiful!

  37. Elvie
    April 11, 2012 / 7:55 pm


  38. seszen
    April 11, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    this skirt is really amazing!!www.seszenatmidnight.blogspot.com

  39. Gagan
    April 11, 2012 / 8:21 pm

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

  40. Stylist Steph
    April 11, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Amazing skirt, I am in love! Great shoes too!! as always!www.styliststeph.blogspot.com

  41. Lisa Campbell
    April 11, 2012 / 9:30 pm

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

  42. Anonymous
    April 11, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, love the shirt!Azzurra-Bellini.blogspot.com

  43. Well...
    April 12, 2012 / 1:17 am

    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

  44. Nieszka
    April 12, 2012 / 3:21 am

    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

  45. Ashley K
    April 12, 2012 / 4:46 am

    You are really converting me into liking high low skirts!-Ash Beauty Flawed

  46. Anya adores
    April 12, 2012 / 5:04 am

    WOW amazing outfit . you look divineAx

  47. Vivian
    April 12, 2012 / 7:26 am

    Simply gorgeous!xo VivianFlightgirl Fashion

  48. Diva In Me
    April 12, 2012 / 10:55 am

    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 =)

  49. Kate F.
    April 12, 2012 / 12:23 pm

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

  50. Tippy
    April 12, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Lovely outfit but can you make an entry on how you do your eyes?tipsybytippy.blogspot.com.au

  51. Sabrina
    April 12, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    hiiivery very pretty :Dsabrinaterejour.blogspot.com

  52. Alba
    April 12, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    wow!!! This outfit is awesome!!You are so gorgeous! I follow you!Would you like follow each other?xoxo

  53. maggiechn
    April 14, 2012 / 10:02 am

    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. :)http://captivatemaggie.blogspot.com/

  54. Veronyca Su ♥
    April 14, 2012 / 12:27 pm

    always enjoy reading your blog :)and love your style !!!always stunning :)and that skirt is totally worth to buy !!! love it ~verockstar.blogspot.com

  55. Destination Heart
    April 16, 2012 / 9:26 am

    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!

    • Jess
      April 16, 2012 / 11:35 am

      oh my sister takes my pictures 🙂 I think she's much better than a tripod 🙂

  56. WearAbouts
    April 17, 2012 / 2:54 am

    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 <3Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.com

  57. Connie
    April 25, 2012 / 1:33 am

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