Humbug Stripes

Top – River Island | Blazer – New Look | Skirt – Topshop | Bag – H&M | Cuff – gifted | Ring – markets | Watch – Toy

Hello lovely readers!

I’ve had a lovely, albeit, lazy weekend. It’s the first weekend after exams and I’m savouring every minute of it! I have ditched my old BlackBerry Torch, and instead bought an iPhone 4s; you know I’ve never been a keen fan of BlackBerry from this video, so it was almost a relief getting rid of it! Instead I have shiny new iPhone, complete with a Marc by Marc Jacobs case and the lot! I also have Instagram, so feel free to give me a follow; username: missiffa.

You all know that I am just a bit obsessed with maxi skirts, I’ve already mentioned how I love their versatility and, of course, floatiness! I wouldn’t really call my style the epitome of grunge, but I enjoy picking up a few inspirational pieces from the aesthetic from time to time. Like the maxi skirt, if grunge was your kind of style I’m sure that this skirt would be a staple for you. The spring/summer catwalks were awash with colour and much of it came in big bold stripes. I was particularly inspired by Boohoo.com’s coverage of humbug stripes . At Prada the stripes were proud and wide in orange green and pink, while over at Sonia Rykiel traditional summer shades of pastels eased along the catwalks. Personally, I love the idea of getting my inspiration from a classic hard-boiled sweet.

The purple tie-dye picture admittedly took a very long time to construct! I’ve only very recently started using Photoshop to edit pictures, and I intend to use the program to edit my photos in this way. What are your opinions? I’ve also provided another YouTube video for you all to view at your leisure, I have to say, I’m becoming slightly addicted  to accompanying my outfit posts with a YouTube video!

Love from,

Miss Iffa
xoxo

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  1. Natasha Fatah
    April 29, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    Hon, this is a fantastic outfit, I love it, I'm going to Pin it for inspiration. It's really great. I've a maxi skirt outfit lined up for the blog tomorrow – I love them too. And your video is great!xoxo~Natasha Fatah~~Natasha Fatah~

  2. CREATIVE MIND
    April 29, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Nice 🙂 Looking so cute..

  3. Lolitek
    April 29, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    I love your skirt! I mean.. it possible not to love it?xoxoLolitek 🙂

  4. Rachel Sullivan
    April 29, 2012 / 5:43 pm

    What a cute blazer! And I love the inventive photo techniques!

  5. Nezi
    April 29, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    Amazing photo editing! xoxo

  6. MechanicalGirl
    April 29, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    you look girly:)

  7. StaceyKo
    April 29, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    cool look!love the skirt!xoxo

  8. shoppingtherapy
    April 29, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    really nice outfit very stylish!!shoppingtherapy153.blogspot.com

  9. annchica
    April 29, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    Really cute outfit! :)http://annchica.blogspot.com ♥

  10. Nicolette
    April 29, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    lovely outfit! the colors work so well together, I'm in love with that blazer!x

  11. Adeola Naomi
    April 29, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    Great outfit!!!!Love all the pictures!!!xoxo

  12. Alice
    April 29, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    So gorgeous, I love the clash of prints xxx

  13. RENEW-IT
    April 29, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Love the outfit 🙂

  14. Elise
    April 29, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    very cute look !x

  15. LaiLa
    April 29, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    I like your outfit, especially the skirt and the cardigan :)HUgs!

  16. Elsa
    April 29, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    Amazing look! Love your jacket! So unique! Your blog is great! Would you like to follow each other?KissesOut Of The Box

  17. Modepistol
    April 29, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    Such a cute outfit!! i love the way you styled the long skirt – that combo with the striped shirt is perfect – classic and chic!!lovemodepistol

  18. chp_dzn
    April 29, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    You look absolutely chic and adorable! 🙂 <3www.chpdzn.blogspot.com

  19. Leila
    April 29, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures! 🙂 Your blazer is lovely!

  20. Clara Turbay
    April 30, 2012 / 12:42 am

    Excellent post!

  21. UnA
    April 30, 2012 / 6:18 am

    wow I love everything in itoxoxoox

  22. Nirukti
    April 30, 2012 / 7:03 am

    Firstly thank you for leaving such a flattering comment on my blog. You just validated my ego. 😉 Secondly, you have a brilliant blog running here missy,and lastly absolutely love how you paired the maxi skirt with a blazer. 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    April 30, 2012 / 9:43 am

    I like the new pic! I'm also impressed that you even edit your photos. That is way beyond my skill range.

  24. Martyna B
    April 30, 2012 / 10:04 am

    You look amazing!Love every sigle thing of this outfit!<3kisses

  25. Anonymous
    April 30, 2012 / 10:44 am

    Nice outfit. Great accessories and blazer.xoxoMagdalena

  26. RENEW-IT
    April 30, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    Cute Blazer. You look lovely!

  27. Anonymous
    April 30, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. Kisses!

  28. Vic Jazz
    April 30, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous style!Thank you so much for the awesome comment you left on my blog darling, I am glad you love my blog and I thank you for the kind words! 🙂 I love your blog as well and you are a real fashionista!http://fusionofbeauty.blogspot.com

  29. Baby Budget Blog
    April 30, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    LOVE the print and color of that blazer! So unique!! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

  30. Beaute Jadore
    April 30, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    Thank you so much for following, I love your blog! this jacket is awesome.www.beautejadore.com

  31. Lily
    April 30, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    I love what you did with your pictures, so creative and artistic. That blazer is so cute, you look great hun!Cheers,Lilyhttp://ninesonadime.blogspot.com

  32. Hijabi Inspired
    April 30, 2012 / 7:22 pm

    So i stopped blogging for a little bit buttttt i'm finally back, went through your new post and i hear thtis outfit, its probably because i love the color orange.. Keep it up! love it

  33. Anonymous
    April 30, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    another fantastic outfit with a stunning maxi skirt. 🙂 I like how you have so many, many different style, presenting a new "side" of you with each post. That's what a real fashion expert has to master. 😉 you're doing just so great!

  34. Anthea Lau
    April 30, 2012 / 11:01 pm

    Love your blazer so, so much, especially the patterns and the easy fit<3 Amazing!Would you like a mutual follow?:)Axxhttp://epiquemoi.blogspot.comhttps://www.facebook.com/epique.moi

  35. Wendy
    May 1, 2012 / 2:59 am

    Very chic… you have such effortless style!

  36. Christina Lala Lamz
    May 1, 2012 / 7:33 am

    Thanks for your comment 😉 You have a great blog and you write really well. Looking forward to follow you here.All the best, http://landoflamz.blogspot.com/

  37. Imsu
    May 1, 2012 / 9:58 am

    Hi Iffa!Thanks for your comment on my blog! You have a new follower here too. :)I wish I could ditch my old Blackberry and get an iPhone 4S too. I'm just waiting till I graduate (in a few weeks) so that my dad can get me one :PI use Photoshop too. It's really tough in the beginning but I'm slowly getting used to the functions and I love it now.Hoping to get to know more about Koi Couture from you and your blog!Cheers.

  38. Heather
    May 1, 2012 / 11:25 am

    I love these neutrals on you! That jacket is gorgeous :)XOhttp://pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

  39. Michelle's Style File
    May 1, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Fabulous layering!xMichellewww.michellesstylefile.blogspot.comGIVEAWAY

  40. Anonymous
    May 1, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    That's a lovely outfit- seriously loving the layers and that maxi skirt is heavenly! And of course, the icing on top is the blazer! Love it! x

  41. Skinny
    May 1, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Really like this look- love how you mixed the 2 different prints

  42. Andrea
    May 1, 2012 / 6:10 pm

    love your blazer..so cute!

  43. Marzena
    May 1, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    This look is awesome ! I love your jacket and adore your incredible shirt ! Kiss xhttp://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com

  44. Lolita in the Mix
    May 1, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    Like this outfit so much! great! Do you want to follow each other as well on bloglovin?xoxohttp://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

  45. His Little Lady
    May 1, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    what fun images! you are gorgeous girl! loving this outfit!xo TJ

  46. ASZIYA
    May 1, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    your blog is amazing hun! love it and your outfits. im your newest follower <3<3

  47. Lynette
    May 2, 2012 / 3:44 am

    love the clashing prints, you pull it off amazingly.

  48. Anonymous
    May 2, 2012 / 9:53 am

    you jacket is so lovely! s

  49. Abbie
    May 2, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! Im of course following you back, this blazer is fabulous love you whole outfit! Found you on Instagram to. Look forward to your future posts xxfashiontatt.blogspot.com

  50. Tessa:
    May 2, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    Love your outfit, lovely blazer you have!

  51. Chila
    May 2, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    LOVELY!

  52. My Trendy Journal
    May 2, 2012 / 9:52 pm

    Hi darling!! i just wanted to come and thanks you for the lovely message you left on my comments!! i would love to follow you, but i cannot find the GFC button :(lots of love!Mic.-

  53. Anouk Lannoo
    May 2, 2012 / 10:07 pm

    Hey Miss Iffa! I really like your blog too! You seem to be very creative, i love it!Following you 🙂

  54. Kelsey Jones
    May 2, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    OMGoodness I love your blog! I love your idea of wanting to create a bridge between Eastern and Western cultures and fashion! Plus you have amazing style love this outfit the skirt with the blazer is perfect!!! Newest follower! <3 Kelsey

  55. Flaviana Boni
    May 2, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    nice look!New outfit post on my blog!www.dressupforarmageddon.com

  56. Joana
    May 2, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Love this outfit, especially the polka dots and the darker shade of orange!xo Joana

  57. Nathalia Ruggiero
    May 2, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    Hey sweetie, thank you so much for your coment on my blog. It was lovely to have your visit.I really liked the blazer that you're wearing with the long skit. Awsome to know that H&M has this bag available, unfortunatly we don't have H&M in Brazil yet.

  58. MarieAntoinette
    May 3, 2012 / 7:28 am

    I love your maxi skirt, you look great!step by my blog if you'll have a minute 🙂

  59. Jaz xo
    May 3, 2012 / 8:57 am

    Thanks for your absolutely lovely comment!If your shoes are from H&M then I think we have the same ones, lovely outfit xo

  60. Emily Ulrich
    May 3, 2012 / 10:18 am

    Oh man, your blazer is worthy of every ounce of jealousy. The burnt orange color stands really distinct from the striped top, making the print mixing so much more interesting. Personally, I'm not a big fan of maxi skirts on myself – love how they look on others, but it's just not something I've found the perfect way of wearing yet. Of course, you pull it off completely and this entire look is gorgeous.

  61. LUAR
    May 3, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Ahh this outfit is lovely. You look gorgeous :)Thank you for your kind comment – it made my day!from L U A Rx

  62. Donna
    May 3, 2012 / 3:38 pm

    I'm in love with your blazer!Great blog by the way, come and checkout mine if you get a chance :)http://borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com

  63. lapetiteblonde
    May 3, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    love your bazer dear!!thanks for your comment and follow you on google friends connect!!xoxo=)

  64. Wida
    May 4, 2012 / 6:28 am

    I have a love for maxi skirts as well as you can see in my recent blog post!WidaMissing Amsie Blog

  65. Ioana-Carmen
    May 4, 2012 / 7:21 am

    u look amazing!Fashionspot.ro

  66. Mandy
    May 4, 2012 / 8:51 am

    Such a pretty outfit! You're absolutely gorgeous. 🙂 <3 Mandy xxhttp://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.comGIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

  67. Meera
    May 4, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    It sounds like you had an lovely weekend! Amazing skirt! xoxoMeera

  68. YinGSaran
    May 4, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    love your skirt!looks amazing.

  69. vintage process
    May 4, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Great pictures! I love it!!

  70. Violet E.
    May 4, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    so lovely

  71. Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    you look gorgeous! love your hair

  72. Nadine
    May 5, 2012 / 6:30 am

    Thank you for your really sweet comment ♥ I follow you and would be happy if you follow me too. You are really pretty and i love your blog :)hugsnadine

  73. Ayantika
    May 5, 2012 / 7:13 am

    i am in love with your outfit <3…you look like dreamy !:)http://bongsbelleza.blogspot.in/Love,

  74. Vivid Virginia
    May 5, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    Your outfit is so wonderful, you really look great! 🙂

  75. Abbys-World-Closet
    May 5, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Thank you soooooo much for the most amazing/ sweet comment on my blog 😉 you have a great style and I love your whole outfit!!! Following now!!

  76. Carolina Krews
    May 5, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    great skirt!xoCK

  77. ola
    May 5, 2012 / 7:49 pm

    love that jacket and I adore how you paired it with a vertical stripe. such a funky combo!xoxoolawww.stylesbyola.com

  78. simply megan.
    May 6, 2012 / 12:57 am

    I just love this whole outfit!!!…fabulous!! I'm glad you liked my blog, love yours to. New follower 🙂

  79. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012 / 2:26 am

    Amazing outfit, you have gorgeous style, I love this whole thing. Thank you for your lovely comment, you have no idea what it means to me, I'm following you now.X Janehttp://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

  80. SilviP.
    May 6, 2012 / 7:52 am

    Great outfit!Follow you.Thank you so much for leaving a message! I love every single comment. I really appreciate it that you're reading my blog.I would be glad if you liked and you will return again and again …Check out my blog:http://silvipan.blogspot.com/

  81. Minna
    May 6, 2012 / 7:58 am

    I think you're doing great job with your blog! Would you like to follow each other on Blogger and/or Bloglovin and Facebook? :)-MinnaMissingsparkles.comBloggerBloglovinFacebook

  82. Pandrea Florina
    May 6, 2012 / 9:15 am

    you look so innocent !! <3http://fcireasa.blogspot.com/

  83. Erin Z
    May 6, 2012 / 9:53 am

    Pretty cool effect!chimericalperfection.blogspot.com

  84. the dreamer
    May 6, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    Such an adorable blazer!Sarah xwww.tellhershesdreaming.com

  85. weasel
    May 6, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    I really like your blog. You have a very inspirating style! I follow you!

  86. Dilan Dilir
    May 7, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    you look amazing dear 😀 love your outfit and your blog 🙂 it´s awosme! following you now 🙂

  87. rach.
    May 7, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    beautiful!love, rach.www.so–hi.blogspot.com

  88. J
    May 8, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    Gotta love maxi skirts! Especially when they're chiffon. You're adorable!-The Mannequin

  89. Sara.Eshak
    May 10, 2012 / 2:51 am

    the jacket!!!<33333! everything else is really pretty i love the whole outfit colors work well together.

  90. Chioma
    May 12, 2012 / 6:00 am

    Love that blazer with the striped blouse!! Thanks for visiting my blog :)ChiomaCsEvolutionofStyle.com

  91. vio
    May 14, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    thank you SO much for your comment!love this look, great combi! :)// take a look: *MICROPHONEHEART.

  92. Law
    June 11, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    this outfit is really cute, love the blazer. Thanks for your blog comment xx

  93. Anonymous
    November 19, 2012 / 12:15 am

    I love the combi & the burnt orange shade of the blazer ♥http://hpbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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