Feminine Menswear

Something simple but still fun for the weekend. Suspenders always seem masculine to me, so I played around by pairing them with a skirt. My loafers would be a better fit for the “feminine/masculine” theme I was going for, but I only remembered this after I’d taken the photos. Oh well. It’s Saturday. My mind was elsewhere.

Shirt: Old Navy (thrifted), Skirt: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Suspenders: thrifted, Flats: Payless

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

One day I’ll do a post just with outtakes with Taco…

This dress is another last-minute piece that I just added to my 30×30 line-up to replace the yellow floral skirt. I don’t have any good excuse for it other than “I feel like it.” So, basically, I cheated. I just got the dress back from the tailor’s shop (I got it made along with the polka dot one, but this needed some alteration) and wanted to show it to you guys. I’ve been looking for a simple white dress for a while and this one fits the bill perfectly.

By the way, where does that phrase “cheater cheater pumpkin eater” come from? I Googled it and apparently it came from the nursery rhyme “Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater”, but why it got modified to “cheater cheater” I have no idea. Probably just because it rhymes.

Dress: tailored, Shoes: Steven for Steve Madden (thrifted), Necklace: self-made

I Lost My Faith In The Summertime…

… ’cause it won’t stop raining.

Actually I didn’t. Quite the contrary. It’s just a nice line of lyric from my favorite Oasis song, The Importance of Being Idle (mostly because the video is awesome – Rhys Ifans FTW), which I always use to describe a rainy summer. It’s been raining a lot this week (I snapped these quickly in between two thunderstorms), but since I’ve been missing summer rain so much, I absolutely love it.

Also, I stole this outfit from Elaine.

T-shirt: Forever21, Skirt: thrifted, Belt: Vietnamese shop
Flower pin: Modcloth, Sandals: Easy Spirits (thrifted)

Fourth of July

Indoor photos again because it’s been raining nearly non-stop for the last couple of days (not that I’m complaining.) This is not exactly red, white, and blue, but it’s my contribution to the Fourth of July festivities. The US has been my adopted home for seven years, so the least I could do is to wear an outfit that (sort of) celebrates its Independence Day. So what are your plans for today?

I just realized that this time last year, I was at #23 of my 30×30 (technically it was 33×33) too ! How’s that for a coincidence?

T-shirt: H&M (thrifted), Skirt: thrifted
Flats: Payless, Bracelet: self-made

The Escapist

It seems I’m always at this spot whenever I wear this T-shirt

The other day while talking to a friend about finding a job, I said that if I could get a steady paycheck from writing, I’d be happy to go off to some mountain somewhere and become some sort of hermit, only to rejoin society when needed. It was a joke, of course (you can’t be a hermit to make it as a writer… unless you’re J.D. Salinger. Actually that doesn’t count because he wasn’t a screenwriter), but it made me realize my escapist tendency. All the stuff that I’m interested in, the stuff that I write, read, and watch – fantasy, sci-fi, period drama – aren’t they all forms of escapism? Maybe “escape” is too strong a word; I’m more of a daydreamer, but then where does daydreaming end and escapism begin?

… Man, this is totally my quarter-life crisis talking.

T-shirt: Walmart, Jeans: Forever21
Flats: Payless, Necklaces: Icing
Post title: song by Coldplay