Subliminal Dressing, Part II

I’m continuing my theme of “if I dress like fall, it will come”. It’s difficult to see, but there are Japanese maple leaves printed on my scarf, and the long skirt is also fall-ish (it’s linen, but still too long and heavy to be worn in the height of the summer.) It wasn’t until later that day when I tried taking the scarf off that I realized I totally messed up the knot. I should’ve remembered how to tie right knot thanks to all those years wearing the red scarf of the Young Pioneers, but in my defense, it’s been over 20 years since I last wore it.


Beige Is My Color

At the risk of sounding like the most basic ever, beige really is my color. Or, more exactly, it’s my light neutral color. Pure white is too harsh on my skin, and while cream/ivory works too, there’s something about beige that really balances out my yellow undertone and makes me look not so sallow or pale anymore – and this top is a prime example of that (yes, it’s an entire beige outfit, but I’m talking about things close to my face.) However, as I tend to reach for darker colors,  plus pure white are always the go-to light neutral in most shops, I don’t have a lot of beige tops in my closet. I need to remember this the next time I reach for yet another white broderie anglaise top.


End-Of-Summer Syndrome

I’ve been sitting here staring at the blank post for fifteen minutes trying to come up with something to say about the outfit, and I got nothing. It’s usually the case at the end of a season when I’m so sick of wearing the same clothes and just want to bring out my next season wardrobe already, but I can’t because it’s still too warm, so I end up putting random things together and call it a day. Usually it only happens in the summer though, because I feel the opposite at the end of fall/winter – I don’t want to stop wearing these cozy clothes!


Ice Cream

It wasn’t my inspiration when I put this outfit together – I just wanted something light and simple, because it’s been too hot – but when I looked at these photos again, they just shouted “ice cream” to me. I mean, it’s not crazy, right? The skirt looks like a waffle cone, the shirt is the ice cream (vanilla), and the shoes and belt are like the chocolate sauce/sprinkles on top. What flavor would that be? Chocolate chip, cookie dough, Moose Tracks? Maybe I just really wanted some ice cream while I was writing this post.


Planet Of Fire

Well, the unseasonably cool weather couldn’t last. We got some heavy rain last week, but now it’s warming up quickly. Before it gets completely scorching though, I managed to have one last hurrah, one last layered outfit – to be honest, it was a bit too warm for three layers, but as I mostly sat in an air-conditioned room (attending the thesis dissertation of the screenwriting students), it wasn’t bad. This outfit was built around the idea of pairing this waistcoat and blazer together, but I couldn’t find the right bottom to make it into one cohesive look. In the end, I was inspired by the costume of the Fifth Doctor on Doctor Who – more exactly, this outfit is a mix of his regular cricketer’s kit (the white jacket and tan trousers – his are striped though) and his floral waistcoat in the episode “Planet of Fire” (hence the post title). I even include a floral brooch as a nod to his celery boutonniere.