Some people at the school got invited to this event honoring a filmmaker at the Swedish Embassy, so I got to tag along as the interpreter. It wasn’t very formal, but for once I wasn’t overdressed. It’s nice to be on the same level of dressiness as everybody else – there was actually this one lady with a pleated polka dot exactly the same as mine! All in all it was a nice evening. And hey, free food. I can’t think of a better way to end the week, can you?
Dress: tailor-made, Belt: Vietnamese shop, Heels: Madden Girl (thrifted)
Another not-so-great outfit, but I don’t have to go into the office today, and honestly, it’s getting so hot here I don’t even feel like trying anymore. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to reading Sandman.
T-shirt: Walmart, Skirt & Flats: thrifted, Belt: Forever21
I’m not happy with this outfit. It’s kind of boring and the proportions are all wrong. But it was my first day at the new job and even though the dress code is pretty casual, I wanted to look professional without overdressing – so it’s blouses over T-shirts (no matter how nice). I bike to work, and I’m not confident enough to wear a dress or skirt while biking yet, what with the horrible traffic here. And until I can master jaywalking across four lanes of traffic with my bike in tow, I’m not going to wear anything that can make me fall on my face. That means no heels and no wide-leg pants. So taken all of those into consideration, I guess this is the best I could come up with.
As for the job, looks like it’s not going to be that busy at the moment. It’s the end of the school year, so I’ll just have to come in a couple of times a week to make sure everybody turns in their finals and work on some syllabi and stuff like that. I won’t start the real teaching assistant part of the job until the next term starts, in August.
Shirt: Target, Jeans: Hermes, Flats: Payless, Necklace: self-made
P/S: I’m linking up with Work Clothes, I Suppose. Appropriate, no?
A bit late because Jess was busy with school, but here is this week’s inspiration for Style Imitating Art, an illustration from the book Flotsam by David Wiesner:
I’ve never heard of Wiesner before, but a quick look at his portfolio shows some amazing artworks, so I really want to check out his books now. Send Jess (email@example.com) your submissions by next Monday, May 20th. Enjoy!
I wore this to lunch on Sunday with a friend at this great little restaurant, in one of those old houses left over from the French colonial period. Whenever I go out with friends, it always strikes me how much of a hermit I am – other than my favorite bookstore (we did make a stop there after lunch), I have no idea where to eat or to hang out in the city. I like lounging at home, but sometimes I do feel I need to get out more, before I turn into Howard Hughes (minus the former glamorous life.)
Shirt: Forever21, Jeans: Hermes, Brooch: vintage, Flats: LA Fashion District
I spent the long Labor Day break last week catching up on season 2 of “Bomb Girls”. My verdict: I enjoyed it, though not as much as season 1. I think it’s more suitable for a 6-episode season instead of 12, because there are episodes in this season where I can definitely the writers scrambling for a storyline, while the continuity in other storylines is not carried through at all. Not to spoil it for anyone, but suffice to say there are a couple of big events at the beginning and the middle of this season, but by the end it’s like they’ve never happened at all.
Same with season 1, I still find Betty’s and Kate’s storylines much more interesting and think that they should be developed more, while rolling my eyes so hard at Gladys’ storyline. Not to mention that the guy playing her new love interest has the worst fake British accent I have ever heard. He sounds so annoying that I turned the sound off whenever he appears in a scene – it’s not like I’m that interested in Gladys to begin with. Still, it’s fun to watch in a nighttime soap opera kind of way, and the costumes are pretty.
The show won’t be renewed for a third season, which I would be OK with had it not ended on a cliffhanger (just like The Hours - crap, maybe I should stop reviewing all these new shows. Both new shows I reviewed didn’t make it past the second season!) Well, I’d live. But if you want to save the show, you can go here.
I just realized that I moved home from LA a year ago. It’s been a bit of a restless year, but then again I’ve been restless since I graduated and had no idea what I was going to do next. Now I got a new job, exactly one year after the move. Funny how things work out, isn’t it? Anyway, next week I’m going join the working stiffs and have to dress up all business casual, so I’m going with something simple and easy for today.
Dress: tailor-made, Sandals: thrifted, Necklace: self-made