My sister and brother-in-law have moved into their new apartment with an oven and everything, and our family starts to make a habit out of having dinner over there at least once a week. In a weird coincidence/serendipity, yesterday my dad was given a fresh turkey by one of his colleagues, who knows a turkey farmer – turkeys are gaining popularity here. Long story short, we decided to have an early Thanksgiving/Teacher’s Day celebration (November 20th is Teacher’s Day in Vietnam) instead of waiting until the actual Thanksgiving, because a fresh turkey will definitely taste better than a frozen one. And it was. We had turkey, with roasted root vegetables and pumpkin soup – classic Thanksgiving feast. Hopefully we can make this a tradition from now on, because like I always say, we need more food-based holidays in Vietnam
By the way, the outfit is my attempt to recreate this (right down to the photo), but I don’t think I can pull off that “disheveled chic” look. I just end up looking straight-up disheveled. Also, I swear my tights are black, even though they appear purple. I should probably dial back that color correction.
Sweater: Fedora Boutique, Skirt & Scarf: hand-me-down, Tights: Target, Heels: Forever21
Yesterday I talked about how I miss thrifting, but you know what I miss most about LA? Having friends with whom I can discuss movies and TV shows. Especially now that the holiday season has started and all these big movies are coming out. That may sound weird considering that I’m working at a film school, but none of my co-workers are film buffs in the same way that I am, the way that my friends in LA are. My co-workers don’t get excited about Catching Fire coming out next week, they would never consider using The Avengers to teach a class on writing an ensemble cast (which is what I’m planning to do), and they certainly won’t scream when they find out Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is going to be a movie. Even the students, who may be more in touch, aren’t that passionate about those fandoms. I can still talk to my friends on Facebook, of course, but it’s not the same. I’m thinking that when the new season of Sherlock premieres in January, we may have to have a Skype viewing session…
P/S: I’m going to be wearing a variation of this blazer + skinny jeans + boots combination pretty much all winter along. It just works, so why mess with it, right?
Cardigan: Target, Blazer & Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: Forever21, Boots: Vietnamese shop
Orange + green will never not look like a St. Patrick’s Day combo to me, but given how orange (or pumpkin, or “koi” as the pompous God of Names for Colors at Pantone calls it) is the quintessential fall color, I think this will do.
P/S: If you think the post title is from some romantic poem… well, you’re not wrong. Except it’s a romantic poem from The IT Crowd.
Dress: Vietnamese shop, Cardigan: Target, Boots: Journee via Amazon, Brooch: vintage
This outfit is stolen directly from Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb (down to the cuffed jeans; I added the cardigan just because I don’t like sleeveless things.) I like that it’s a more grown-up version of the “dress + legging” look, and it allows me to wear this dress more – the dress is actually super comfy, except for the fact that like most Forever21 dresses, it’s too short.
Anyway, I’m in a bit of a pickle. My best friend from high school just asked me to put together a playlist for her engagement party. It’s just going to be an intimate dinner, so she wants something relatively slow and relaxed, which I have plenty of… only most of them are kind of sad and not suitable for an engagement party. So I need some help. Anybody has suggestion for some slow, romantic indie music?
Dress & Shoes: Forever21, Cardigan: Target, Jeans: Hermes
The cold is great, but can you stop it with the rain? Since August, we haven’t had more than three dry days in a row. It literally poured right after I finished taking these pictures. I promise I won’t complain about the sun so much from now on.
Dress: Miss Sixty, Blazer: thrifted, Boots: Aldo, Scarf: hand-me-down, Belt: old (and really needs to be replaced)