Valentine’s Dinosaur

dinosaur sweater grey circle scarf blue jeans work boots by 14 shades of grey

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.

dinosaur sweater grey circle scarf blue jeans by 14 shades of greydinosaur sweater grey circle scarf blue jeans work boots by 14 shades of grey

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Sweater: hand-me-down, Jeans: Forever21, Scarf: self-made, Boots: Payless, Socks: Target

8 Comments on “Valentine’s Dinosaur”

  1. I admit to clapping in delight at the sight of your dinosaur sweater! It reminded me of this photo we took of a dinosaur statue at the Artis Zoo during our Amsterdam trip, pics here at 😀

  2. Gah, I *love* this outfit!! Completely and absolutely worthy of being on your blog. Maybe not what you usually post, but distinct, boho, relaxed, and really great. I love baggy sweaters, and I love socks with boots and skinny jeans. This is really very lovely.

  3. Isabella says:

    This outfit is perfect to wear while getting lost among a sea of books! The dinosaur is a delight, and I love those boots. Did you end up getting any books? 

    • Salazar says:

      Thanks Isabella! I did get a couple of books on the history of religion in Vietnam (for research) and some children’s books, but otherwise the Vietnamese book market is sadly short of my favorite genre – fantasy and sci-fi. I guess I must write those myself if I want to rectify the situation 🙂

  4. Kate says:

    It really does seem like a perfectly appropriate celebration for you. We didn’t (and never have, actually) do anything for the “holiday” but were very happy to see that the madness consisted of three days’ advance selling of pretty generic bouquets which disappeared completely by two days after. *Sigh* If only every fake holiday were ignored like this. Best story of the day, however, was when my colleague, a gay guy, wished the office girls a friendly Happy Valentine’s Day, and they all were so embarrassed. Too familiar and intimate. The cultural gap was pretty funny after he explained it was a very common well-wish to anyone in America.
    I also ADORE that you’re rocking the hiking boots. I busted mine out a few times during this chill, too. Aren’t we supposed to both be living in moderate climates?!

    • Salazar says:

      I know, right? It’s even more ridiculous for me because Vietnam is supposed to be a tropical country. My friends in the US are all like, “You call 60F cold?” and I’m like, “No you don’t understand!”

  5. Anna Belle says:

    That sweater is awesome!! Love it!

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