The Search For The Perfect Striped Tee

I know I wear stripes a lot – I’ve lost count of how many striped tops I have – but I think I keep buying them because I’ve never found the right one. There’s always something wrong with it, either in the stripes, the neckline, or the fit. My black-and-white striped sweatshirt is the closest to the perfect striped top that I have, but even that one is a bit too short, plus it’s a sweatshirt so I can’t wear it year-round. This one is pretty close too, but it is also too short, and I prefer a wider neckline. All I want is a simple striped top, boat-necked, not too fitted, preferrably with black-and-white stripes, but I’ll also take blue-and-white, even red-and-white, or red-blue-and-white (like this one.) Is that too much to ask?

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Spring Uniform

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Is it me, or is March the longest month ever? I have been ready for it to be over for two weeks now. Maybe it’s because I’m always extra-busy in March. So much so that I’ve missed yet another blog anniversary – that’s right, the blog is 5 years old now! Hooray!

And also, because I’ve been extra-busy, I’m keeping things simple. This outfit is nothing special, but I’ve been wearing versions of it on days when I can’t be bother to think about clothes. It’s comfy, relatively put-together, and, dare I say it, a bit chic too, so it’s a winner.

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Top: Old Navy, Jeans: Sneak Peak, Flats: Vagabond, Coat: Mango


Weekly Capsule 47.3: Back to Basic

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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.)

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Top: Old Navy, Pants & Necklace: local shops, Loafers: Footglove


Weekly Capsule 42.4: Eight Days A Week

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I know my last two outfits for this week are not very blog-worthy – this one, for example, is the same as the last time I wore this shirt except with different pants and a necklace instead of a brooch (it is, in fact, a direct copy of the catalog photo of these exact jeans… I think). But it’s Friday, and I’ve been teaching 6 days a week (Monday-Friday, and half day on Sunday) for the past four weeks, on top of my usual script reading and translation work, so give me a break. Please.

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Top: Old Navy, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Oxfords: Vagabond, Necklace: Icings

My looks this week:

black jeans black blazer brown ankle boots by 14 shades of greymint shirt leopard scarf maroon jeans brown booties by 14 shades of grey

blue striped sweatshirt black jeans cropped trench coat black oxfords by 14 shades of greyblack striped top maroon jeans black oxfords by 14 shades of grey


Weekly Capsule 38.2: The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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It’s been quite stressful last week. Monday went deceptively well, and Tuesday was OK except it was raining cats and dogs so I couldn’t take photos of this outfit until later. And then on Wednesday I had such a bad case of food poisoning that I had to call in sick for two days. Then on Friday my nephew was sick with bronchitis, so I had to spend Saturday at my sister’s place to help out (he’s better now.) So please excuse me if I end this week’s posting a little earlier than usual.

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Top: Old Navy, Jeans: local shop, Oxfords: Vagabond, Brooch: vintage

And my looks this week – not that it counts as a “capsule” when you have two completely unrelated outfits:

 white top brushstroke skirt black pumps by 14 shades of greyblack striped top black jeans black oxfords by 14 shades of grey