Last week I mentioned that I don’t wear skirts and dresses as frequently anymore now that it’s warming up, and here I am, with two outfits featuring skirts this week so far. In my defense, it’s been raining a lot, so it was cool enough. Anyway, there’s not much to say about this outfit – it’s very typically “me”, with a collared shirt, plaid skirt, and brooch. I originally wore my navy-and-brown heeled oxfords, but they’re a bit heavy for the outfit (though they match the skirt quite well), so I switched to these sandals. They’re quite old (>7 years old!), but they’re still going strong.
P/S: The title is from “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry. Yes, I know the exact lyrics is “When the winter’s here […], wear your bright clothes”, but it fits.
If I have to describe my style this summer in a few words, they would be dresses, linen, green/brown, and embroideries (usually broderie anglaise or a nature motif like flowers and leaves.) Those are the things I tend to navigate to while thrifting. My style hasn’t actually changed; it’s just that thrifting has helped to focus it and define it more. This outfit nicely reflects that. This linen embroidered top (yes, another one, I know) is not thrifted – it’s an early birthday present from my sister – but it fits in perfectly with my aesthetics. My sister knows me so well.
P/S: The title is a line from Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars”. Yeah, it’s cheesy, but it’s been a while since I used a song as my post title, and given my outfit and the desert roses blooming behind me, I thought it would be appropriate.
This tunic is what I call a “one-trick pony”, meaning I only have one way of styling it – with a pair of skinny pants or jeans. However, after looking at the lookbook from the boutique where I got the tunic, I saw a number of similar tunics paired with culottes, so I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, I quite like it – it has echoes of the traditional Vietnamese áo dài, which consists of a long tunic worn over a pair of wide-leg pants, but looks more modern. I guess I can call this tunic a two-trick pony now!