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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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