Last Friday was Teachers’ Day in Vietnam, and I wore this to a celebration at the school and a lunch with my co-workers. Compared to how I wore this dress earlier in the week, this styling seems much more “me”. Which is not to say I don’t like the other outfit – for one thing, it’s really easy to just throw on a dress and a pair of shoes, and my style has been moving toward that simplified direction for a while now – but it’s fun to accessorize too. Especially when you got a brooch that is the exact match to the blue plaid in the dress.
Dress: tailor, Brooch: vintage, Flats: Footglove
A round-up of my looks this week:
Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers!
A simple outfit today because it’s finals for one of my classes, and I just wanted to focus on the exam. Finals are tough for teachers too, you know. Though to be fair, finals in film schools may be more enjoyable than most – I had the class watch and break down the structure of Shaun of the Dead. How many of you got to watch a zombie movie for your tests? (And most of the students did quite well, if I do say so myself.)
Top: Old Navy, Pants & Necklace: local shops, Loafers: Footglove
Confession: I totally copied this outfit off of a student. Well, not the exact outfit, but I saw a student wearing a shirt dress with oxfords, and thought I could give that a try. Usually I would belt this dress, but it looks awkward somehow, so I eschewed the belt for a more loose-fitting silhouette. It’s a little funkier than my usual style, but I like it. Plus the blue shoes pick up on the touch of blue in the plaid, and that just warms my matchy-matchy heart.
Dress: tailor, Shoes: Max Dorian, Pin: Forever21
With Thanksgiving just two days away, it couldn’t be more appropriate. So if you want to participate, remember to send your outfit photos and/or posts to Jess (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Monday, November 30th.
A couple of weeks ago, while cleaning out my shoe rack to put away summer shoes and take out winter ones, I realized something: in my attempt to make my wardrobe more cohesive, my shoe collection has become quite boring. True, I still have my red T-straps and my vintage green cut-out heels, but I hardly ever wear them anymore. Now it’s all black or brown shoes for me.
That is why, upon seeing these sky-blue oxfords, I made my first impulse purchase in quite a while – they look so fun! With them on, I can keep the rest of the outfit simple, which suits me right to the ground. The color actually goes quite well with the rest of my wardrobe, and I got a few compliments on them already, so I’m sure this is one of the impulse purchases I’m not going to regret.
Top & Pants: local shops, Shoes: Max Dorian
See what I meant about the up-and-down weather? We’ve had three seasons in just one week. In the beginning of the week it was rainy and chilly and fall-like. The middle of the week was hot and humid. And now suddenly there’s a cold snap. And of course, it’s not going to last more than a day and next week is going to be warm again. By now I’m convinced winter is not coming this year, despite what Game of Thrones has been telling us. Maybe it’ll come when The Winds of Winter is released? :P
Jeans: Pull&Bear, Sweatshirt: Next, Blazer: hand-me-down, Scarf: Candie’s, Boots: Din Sko
And here are my looks this week – yep, it’s pretty much an example of “how to wear maroon jeans”:
I’ve been a little bored with my accessories, especially when I wore something with a big pattern like this, which doesn’t work with either my brooches or my necklaces. That’s why I tend to reach for my scarves if I want to add something to my outfit. Except the weather has been annoyingly unpredictable lately – cold and rainy one day, warm and muggy the next – so sometimes I just can’t be bothered. Do you guys have any suggestion to keep your accessories interesting?
Shirt: local shop, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Oxfords: Vagabond