Here is another neutral outfit from me. This one is on purpose, not because I couldn’t find any pop of color to add to it, but because it was inspired by this, as part of the Pinned It and Did It challenge. Although it didn’t turn out nearly as sharp as the inspirational photo (never knew I needed a grey blazer until now), I liked it.
It’s been feeling more spring-like around here, except for us “spring-like” means rain and humidity, so it really isn’t as nice as you’d think. Good thing that nature makes up for the miserable weather by putting all kinds of trees in bloom. Our grapefruit tree has been blooming for nearly two weeks now and I wish I could capture how incredible the fragrance is. Not sure how many of those will bear fruits, but at least we can enjoy the flowers for now.
Shirt: hand-me-down, Blazer & Belt: thrifted, Jeans: Target, Heels: Payless
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.
I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, just like I don’t celebrate any made-up holiday that has little base in tradition and seems solely designed to make people buy stuff. I did go to a book fair today though, so I put on my thickest sweater, old jeans and old boots. It’s not the most blog-worthy outfit, but it’s warm and comfy, and that’s all that matters right now. The boots turned out to be a great decision too – the book fair was insanely crowded, and with these I could stomp around without worrying about anybody stepping on my toes. Seriously, it was like a feeding frenzy around each booth. Man, how I miss those quiet library book sales my friends and I used to go to back in LA.
But hey, come to think of it, a book fair is the perfect place for me to spend Valentine’s Day, so maybe I did celebrate it after all.
Sweater: hand-me-down, Jeans: Forever21, Scarf: self-made, Boots: Payless, Socks: Target
The new school year started on Monday and I finally began officially working as a TA. Looks like it won’t be very busy, not yet anyway, which means I can still keep my freelance script reading job (yes it’s frustrating but hey, I’m getting paid to tell people they suck! Nicely, of course), and I’m just happy to have a schedule to my day. I definitely work better when I have a routine. Does it make things too predictable and boring sometimes? Sure, but I hate the unknown even more. I guess that’s why I come back to this outfit formula time and time again too – it’s pretty much routine for me now to reach for some variation of this in the morning because I know it works.
Shirt & Belt: Forever21, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: Payless, Brooch: vintage
P/S: Apparently this is such a familiar outfit that I didn’t realize I already wore it (albeit with different accessories)!
This dress is great for summer, but I hate how the neckline looks on me, to the point a perfectly good dress is becoming a closet orphan. That is, until I had the brilliant idea of wearing it backwards, and bam! I’ve got my preferred boat neck. It’s not the first time I’ve worn something backward, so I had no idea why I didn’t think of it sooner (before I tried to fix it by wearing a knotted shirt over the dress.) I may have been so excited about this that I forgot to iron the dress or pick out a pair of shoes that actually go… maybe next time I can actually think more about how best to style it, other than just how to wear it.
Dress: Old Navy, Belt: Target, Brooch: vintage, Flats: Payless