Rosanna

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Ode to the OC: Sweater, Manners; skirt, Zara; slides, Something Borrowed.

My first encounter with Rosanna was back in 2010 when she made Preview magazine’s Best Dressed List and my sister and I were poring over her super cool street style pics. Back then, we liked to dissect all the girls’ photos and zero in on which ones we liked best. Hers stood out not for the heavyweight brands she wore or her perfectly made up face–quite the contrary actually. We loved how she made local department store brands look like a million bucks, how she put together pieces unexpectedly with confidence and a sense of playfulness was a winner in our book. I admit I was expecting to see that Rosanna when I asked to feature her. When I finally met her though, she admitted how her style has evolved into a more muted, neutral, basic normcore aesthetic, outgrowing her trendy and quirky phase. She has also retired from blogging and the social scene (at the tender age of 20 something!) upon moving into their new home down south, which feels very much like a vacation home you’d never want to leave. Her brand new look is a reflection of a slower-paced lifestyle and work, mostly shuttling between the house and their factory. I completely understood the shift, as I experienced the same growing older. Her quirky signature trademark wasn’t completely lost, though. Beyond the neutral palette I saw her former self in the way she put together her outfits & accessories, particularly her shoes. The unexpectedness was still there, replaced with more errand and work-friendly pieces that makes it easy to move about while staying stylish. She is almost accessory-free, save for a few signature pieces she wears everyday, like her nameplate necklace gifted by her mom. It’s a more mature, grown-up style that still hints at her former fashionista self, something that’s not easily lost on the innately stylish. Come and see for yourself.

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Dress, Topshop; shoes, Massimo Dutti.

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Dress (worn as vest), Forever 21; top, J. Crew; shorts, Zara.

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Top, Monki; skirt, H&M; shoes, Church’s.

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Hat, Wabi Sabi; top, Zara; culottes, Monki; shoes, Charles & Keith.

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Jacket, Zara; top, custom made; skirt, Stradivarius; shoes, Charles & Keith.

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Vintage rings from her mom and earrings from J. Crew on a catchall tray from Aranaz TU.

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Aranaz “Charlie” bag.

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Vintage hat from her Tita.

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Their beautiful Silla Loca chairs are the main focal points in the outdoor living room.

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