After the freezing cold of the past week, I’m ready for some spring colors, so I pulled out this coat even though it’s still a bit too chilly for it. It’s not until I looked at these photos that I realized nothing in this outfit really go together. Well, maybe the coat and the striped sweater do. I should’ve worn my darker trouser jeans, but these are warmer, and this scarf has a permanent home on my neck now, so I didn’t feel like taking it off. I guess my winter outfits are just a constant battle between being comfortable and being put-together… and comfort usually wins.
P/S: Anybody caught the SpongeBob reference in the title? Because the coat is, you know, coral-ish… no? I’m just a dork then? OK.
Sweater: Forever21, Jeans: hand-me-down, Coat: H&M (hand-me-down and dyed), Scarf: self-made, Brooch: vintage, Heels: Payless
ETA: Since I’m linking up to Mix-It Monday, here are a few ways I’ve worn this sweater before.
The Lunar New Year holiday officially starts this Friday at my school, but since my last class was on Wednesday, I got off two days early. I’m pretty sure I won’t do much during the next two weeks except to catch up on my TV shows, and that’s totally fine by me.
Anyway, I don’t usually copy celebrities’ style, but we’re having some unseasonably warm days (it’s going to cool down just in time for the New Year though, a Lunar New Year without some misty, drizzly rain for us would be like Christmas without snow), so when I saw these pictures of Elisabeth Moss at Sundance, I thought it was such a fun, recreateable look that I had to try it. Of course, I didn’t realize that the combination of tights + polyester dress + knitted cardigan on a warm, dry day would turn the outfit into one giant static ball. I must’ve zapped myself at least a couple of times.
Another thing I didn’t realize is that I had the necklace on backwards the entire time. Good thing I remember to check the close-up shot and switched it back
Dress & Cardigan (H&M): hand-me-down, Tights: Target, Boots: Steve Madden (thrifted), Necklace: gift
Happy Boxing Day! I hope all of you who celebrate it had a wonderful Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate it, I hope you had a couple of wonderful days as well. As for me, I’m still crawling through the last few days of the semester (funny, the last week or so of the semester feels the same no matter if you’re the teacher or the student) and dealing with my runny nose. The weather doesn’t help either – we’re now having what we call “sweet cold” in Vietnamese, which means it’s freezing but dry and sunny, as opposed to “bitter cold” when it’s overcast and rainy. I suppose the sun is nice, except it makes my nose so dry I’m starting to get nosebleeds again.
Well, that’s enough of my miserable health. It’s been a few uninspired weeks for me, style-wise, so I tried to put together something that is more blog-worthy and still comfortable. I think this long cardigan fits the “comfortable” part, but I’m still at a loss as to how to style it so that it doesn’t look like a bathrobe. Any suggestion?
Dress & Tights: Target, Cardigan: H&M (hand-me-down), Scarf: my mom’s, Belt: Vietnamese shop, Boots: Aldo
Like I said in last Friday post, I’ve been wearing a lot of neutrals lately, and while that’s not a bad thing, I do want some more colors to make my outfit look more cheerful during these grey months. I think another reason why I tend to wear so much neutral stuff these days is because I want to dress more professionally, so I don’t get mistaken for a student anymore So it’s probably a bit counterproductive that my first venture back into the land of colors is a short, plaid shirt dress that instantly screams “schoolgirl” on me. Oh well. I’ve got to learn to wear colors all over again, so baby steps, right?
The jacket doesn’t really go with anything, I know, but I want to keep the Take One, Pass It On challenge alive.
Dress & Boots: Vietnamese shop, Tights: Target, Belt: thrifted, Jacket: H&M (hand-me-down)
Day 2 of Take One, Pass It On! Sorry my blazer is such a wrinkled mess, but it’s linen, so short of not moving my arms at all, there really is no way I can keep it smooth.
Anyway, the arrow pin is because I just found out that Catching Fire is getting a release here in Vietnam, which makes me extremely happy, even if it’s my least favorite book out of the trilogy. The books were still translated and published in Vietnamese, but the first movie was banned from the theaters here (since it features kid-on-kid violence, I can understand why they got squeamish about it, even though banning it is totally missing the point of the movie.) It was a good thing I managed to catch it before I moved.
Shirt: H& M (hand-me-down), Blazer: Atmosphere, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Aldo, Brooch: Etsy