That’s Iconic :: Little Black Outfit & Pearls

Hello, my friends! Normally, women don’t like to dress like each other, or worst, get caught wearing the same stuff in public. Women, however, also enjoy copying the outfits and styles of other famous women. Aren’t we complicated? ;D So I thought it would be interesting to take apart some style icon’s signature styles, mix with my own interpretation and person items, to see what kind of new (old) style I can come up with. Today’s post and future posts on similar subject will be collected under “That’s Iconic”.

My inspiration of today’s outfit came from a recent acquisition — a 3-strand pearl necklace. Normally, I am a custom jewelry kind of gal, but a girl is gotta have some pearls. My new business venture also brought me much closer to some fine pieces, it only seemed natural to add a few to my personal collection.;D Three-strand, after all, can be easily seen as grandma’s hand-me-downs. To wear multi-strand pearl necklaces without looking too stereo-type, one has to add fun factor, and who else, other than the girl wearing an all black Givenchy gown, standing outside of Tiffany’s at 5am?

Audrey Hepburn :: Breakfast At Tiffany’s

By taking Holly’s style apart, I see that the pearls, the black dress, high bun and big, bright eyes are key elements. Multi-strand pearls, check; black outfit, check; high-bun up do, check! Even tossed in a pair of fun heels since my skirt is shorter. Big, bright-eyes, oh I lost that battle long ago (ever since birth, actually), what about some dramatic eye makeup? Voila!IMG_6255IMG_6383 IMG_6392 IMG_6478IMG_6307IMG_6365IMG_6293

How does it look? Does it remind you of Breakfast At Tiffany’s or Amy Winehouse reincarnated into an Asian body? ;D Nonetheless, I had fun making this post and I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for reading! Until my next post.

:: Outfit ::

Twisted-front Cropped Top :: Isa Arfen (similar here);
Wool Full Skirt :: McQ by Alexander McQueen ( similar here & here);
Studded Black Pump :: Valentino / Rockstud Noir (here);
Accessories :: Chanel sunglasses; Simon Rocha stachel;
Saint Laurent belt; Cheri Couture necklace;



17 comments on “That’s Iconic :: Little Black Outfit & Pearls

  1. Danxuan

    Breath taking! Speechless! When I dress myself well, I will have a very good mood too. Love your post!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Danxuan, you are so kind! Totally agree with you on dress-up and feeling good. 🙂

  2. Joyce Mung


    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Joyce!

  3. Amei

    You are so funny about the battle you lost at birth : ))))
    You look great! I think I really like your little black top.

    1. petiteflower

      Hahaha, thanks, Amei. When it comes to dressing, one must overcome physical disadvantage and focus on having fun. 🙂

  4. brighting

    Gorgeous, sexy, elegant! btw, did you do your own makeup? looks amazing~

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, brighting! Yes, I always do my own makeup, sometimes I do for others as well. It becomes a pressing agenda for me to share some make up tips with ya’ll.

  5. SWQ


    不难看出,黑白搭配,包括各种灰色,当然还有红色,从来都没有背叛过你。。。这鞋也给面子,尤其是从侧面看。。。更不用说,这包,项链和墨镜绝对都是你的死党。。。 馒头发型可能不是你的最美演绎,但也绝对不失优雅与风度。。。 不过,咱们得要实事求是哈,跟赫本还是有一定的距离滴 — 人家出名那会儿您还没生呐 — 时间上的距离可真不小哦。。。:)

    看看楼上(尤其是“萌”太太 — 说的就是你) 马屁都拍成那样了,俺铁腚也不能输给她们。。。哼哼。。。

    1. petiteflower

      It is not a competition, thanks for the kind words anyway! ;D

  6. Shushu

    刚在微信上看到你的小黑裙,就迫不及待过来找大图。这身太典雅高贵了,你的博客真是越来越好了! 什么时候到加州来啊?想见真人!

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you, Shushu! We miss you! I hope to make a trip out to the West Coast later this year. 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you & your little one!

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  8. Allegro

    Stunning! You add a bit fun and sassy flair to this classic look, love it.

    1. petiteflower

      Thank you and welcome, Allegro!

      1. delia

        Love this post . Elegant . Black dress . Thinking about changing color of the bag ? Just suggestion .

        1. petiteflower

          Thank you! I chose this particular bag because of its shape. If the bag had a bit more texture, such as embossed croc, etc, it could be more interesting?