There is something about stripes and mustard

Vero Moda skirt, GAP tee, H&M shoes, Gifted necklace
Hey look, my knees are purple! 
In our Philosophy class we talked about the public space and how we don’t use it anymore. It has become a danger zone where we humans don’t like to be in, we try to cross it as invisible as possible. Our teacher encouraged us to do something unexpected, to stand out, to use the public space in a unique way. I put his words into action and went out on this warm spring evening to take my photos in a busy spot. Awkward stares galore! In a few months we have a philosophy assignment and some of my classmates chose to do an invisible theathre. A thing where you try to evoke reactions from an ignorant public. The Candid Camera way. This might make for a fun experiment! 
Nikki
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  1. 29 March 2012 / 04:35

    Wow, that sounds really cool. I love human studies like that. Kuddos for taking pic in a busy place…it's hard to do in front of other who have no idea what you're posing (or trying to look like you're not posing) for. πŸ™‚
    -Kristen
    The Mrs. and The Momma

  2. 29 March 2012 / 04:36

    I love your outfit and I especially love your shoes. Now a days it is always hard to find someone who stands out in a crowd who tries so hard to just fit in and do what everyone else does. Would love to hear about how your philosophy assignment goes.

  3. 29 March 2012 / 04:39

    I like the striped top with the skirt! Very nice!
    –TS

  4. 29 March 2012 / 04:47

    i really need to incorporate mustard into my wardrobe. you look adorable girl! and i love the backdrop πŸ˜‰
    xo TJ

  5. 29 March 2012 / 05:18

    Aw yay! What a great experiment and you did extremely well. Kudos to you! I love your mustard tulip skirt and those adorable stripes! Great post!

  6. 29 March 2012 / 06:48

    Dit is denk ik mijn favoriete post van jou. Heel mooie foto's en je outfit is helemaal mijn ding.
    Klopt ook helemaal wat je zegt over de publieke ruimte, het is gewoon super eng en not done om iets te doen behalve snel wandelen van de ene plaats naar de andere plaats.

    xo

  7. 29 March 2012 / 08:23

    That sounds really interesting! I've got a lot better at taking my photos in public (like my last post, there was a family running in circles around the statue in the middle, right past me) and it didnt bother me. I got stares from the people that walked past the garden, but I didnt care. Shane on the other hand does haha! He always stops and I'm like just carry on!! hahah!

    Love the skirt and top though! I almost wore a striped top the other day with my yellow skirt, but decided to go for florals instead haha! Seems like everyone is wearing mustard lately! Must be the sunshine and heat! πŸ˜€

  8. 29 March 2012 / 08:59

    Zo waar wat je prof zegt! Ik betrap er mezelf soms ook op… Maar: gisteren heb ik public space ook eens op een unique way gebruikt: ik ben outfitfoto's gaan nemen! En al bij al viel dat nog mee, zo'n danger zone is het nu ook weer niet πŸ˜‰
    En wauw, zo mooi slank dat je bent πŸ™‚ Ik zou ook wel wat slankere benen willen hebben!

  9. 29 March 2012 / 09:57

    aan het eilandje genomen? ik hou vooral van je mustard! en ooh benieuwd naar jullie invisible thea πŸ˜‰
    Daniel maakt ons leven zoveel mooier, hihi xx

  10. 29 March 2012 / 11:53

    I LOVE your necklace!! The outfit is great and what a great experiment!

  11. 29 March 2012 / 12:24

    Wow – good for you! I'm always way too nervous to take pics in busy places…but these turned out great! Loving the stripes and mustard – so cute πŸ™‚

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  12. 29 March 2012 / 12:49

    Some questions today:
    1. I love these pictures. Where are they taken? The scenery is so beautiful!
    2. Philosophy is my jam. Is that your major?

  13. 29 March 2012 / 13:15

    the place is beautiful. and i like your personality wearing clothes…
    kisses
    fran

    showroomdegarde.blogspot.com

    i have new outfits

  14. 29 March 2012 / 14:31

    I love your note on the public space.. so true. And, great to see the inspiration behind the shot!!

    I love this mustard color.. and that necklace is gorgeous.

    xo everything-pretty.com

  15. 29 March 2012 / 14:57

    I love this outfit! Mustard yellow is such a perfect color. You are so pretty!

    xo, Natasha
    paper crowns

  16. 29 March 2012 / 16:27

    love your blog – just came across it! Definitely a new follower πŸ™‚

    Sarah
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

  17. 29 March 2012 / 16:43

    You look great! Love the skirt. So glad you braved the awkward stares & used the public space. I think it's an important thing we've been ignoring for a while.

  18. 29 March 2012 / 18:35

    I love this experiment! and i love stripes and mustard. you look good!

  19. 29 March 2012 / 20:54

    I always feel awkward taking photos in crowded places too! You look really great in that look, I especially love the skirt πŸ™‚

    Greetings from Barcelona
    Fashion in Pepperland

  20. 29 March 2012 / 22:12

    Very interesting thought… We all try and blend in a little too much and feel uncomfortable standing out. Love that you went and took pictures in a busy spot πŸ™‚

    You look super cute! Love the yellow skirt!

  21. 30 March 2012 / 02:37

    Your necklace is so beautiful! It goes perfectly with that skirt!

  22. 30 March 2012 / 12:33

    Cute skirt, I love mustard and stripes together πŸ™‚ That necklace is so pretty!

    You're so brave to take photos at a busy spot, was it with your tripod or did you have a photographer?

    Enjoy your weekend, Nikki!

  23. 30 March 2012 / 14:27

    Cute look, love the colour of your skirt! β™₯

  24. 30 March 2012 / 15:27

    Super schattig rokje en erg mooie foto's! πŸ™‚

  25. 30 March 2012 / 16:28

    navy stripes and mustard are classic. they will always work. there is something so nautical about it…perfect, since you're at the harbor!

  26. 30 March 2012 / 18:32

    Sounds like a great experiment! I love the mustard color on you.

    Catherine
    FEST

  27. 31 March 2012 / 04:48

    Stripes and mustard are definitely always perfect together! Nice location too!

  28. 31 March 2012 / 07:13

    love the skirt!

    i love anything yellow

  29. 31 March 2012 / 09:48

    Heel mooi, en leuke foto's ook :).

  30. 31 March 2012 / 14:52

    i love the way you show your own style here.

  31. 31 March 2012 / 16:48

    Heel erg leuke foto's Nikki! Die ketting staat je heel erg leuk en past ook héél erg mooi bij je outfit πŸ˜€ !

  32. 31 March 2012 / 19:03

    staat je heel goed, dat gele !

  33. 1 April 2012 / 01:12

    you are too cute.

    xo, lizzie

  34. 1 April 2012 / 11:23

    The colour mustard goes so well with your hair!

  35. 1 April 2012 / 20:52

    I hate taking photos in public, but that may be because I use the self-timer… It's such a lovely location – worth the stares!

  36. 2 April 2012 / 05:40

    Nikkiii!!! It's so weird that right after your comment about your mom contributing to your DSLR, I found out that my parents are getting one for me!!!! I'm so exciting, I'm flipping out! Waaaaahooo!!

  37. 2 April 2012 / 05:41

    Anyway, sorry that was such a spastic comment, but I felt like it was necessary.

  38. 2 April 2012 / 06:40

    That is so brave of you! Some days I'm too anxious to go to a super busy place and not do something to stand out. I think its awesome you did that!

    And this outfit is great by the way!

  39. 2 April 2012 / 10:12

    Your necklace is gorgeous! Love the yellow as well.
    Please check out my blog too at Miss Tangerine πŸ™‚

  40. 2 April 2012 / 12:39

    You look so cute Nikki! I love that you decided to take your photos in a busy spot…sometimes, I think it can be more fun that way πŸ™‚

  41. 2 April 2012 / 13:17

    cute outfit! i love the color of your skirt and your necklace

  42. 2 April 2012 / 19:06

    The color of skirt is amazing!

  43. 3 April 2012 / 18:02

    So cute ! I love that !

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