A Distant Memory

I’m still sorting through my Cuba photos (1500+ of them!!!) so the travel posts will have to wait. In the meanwhile, here is a straggler of an outfit post. This was from back in early February, I think? I didn’t even remember which sweater I was wearing underneath the coat. But it was definitely during one of our worst cold snaps. The weather is warming up fast now and bundled-up outfits like this are definitely a thing of the past. All of these items have been put away for next winter. Still, you guys know me. I’d take that kind of cold over summer heat any time, so I’m still trying to hold on to winter for as long as I could.

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Winter Rain

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If my smile seems particularly tight in these photos, that’s because it was freaking freezing and I had to keep my teeth from chattering. OK, that may be a slight exaggeration, but it is the coldest it has been since winter began. We’ve been having a lot of rain lately and the temperature has been steadily dropping, but for once you won’t hear me complaining because a) my winter break is about to start soon so I won’t have to brave the rain and wind anymore and b) according to old beliefs, if it’s cold and rainy around the Lunar New Year, it’s going to be a good year (as opposed to last year, when the Lunar New Year was dry and warm). So bring it on!

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P/S: This outfit is a direct copy of Jessica Jones’ signature look. Last winter, I wore an outfit inspired by her, but now that I’ve got the leather jacket, the jeans, and the boots, I decided to just copy it. Can’t you tell I’m already looking forward to “The Defenders“?

Sweater: gift, Jacket: Zara, Jeans: Sneak Peek, Boots: Clarks, Scarf: homemade


New Year, New Sweater

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OK, this sweater is not exactly new. It is actually a belated Teacher’s Day/Christmas present from my students, but because the weather had been so warm, I didn’t wear it until now (Teacher’s Day was way back in November, but I didn’t mind that they combined the two occasions – they are students, they’re always broke, so I would’ve been fine with no present at all.)

Clothes and/or accessories are very common gifts in Vietnam, especially for women, but I always feel a little awkward about receiving those, because often they’re not something I would buy for myself, and then I would feel bad about not wearing them. This, though, fits quite well into my closet, which goes to show my students really understand my style (if only they would apply the same amount of thoughts into their work!)

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Sweater & Scarf: gift, Jeans: Pull& Bear, Boots: Clarks


Rogue One

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Around this time last year, I wore my “dark side” outfit to see The Force Awakens, so this year, for Rogue One, I considered wearing something inspired by the Rebellion. However, at the end, I couldn’t think of anything, so here’s the unrelated outfit I wore to the theater.

I liked the movie. It’s definitely fan service, as in, you kinda have to be a Star Wars fan to fully enjoy it. But even if you miss out on the Easter eggs, you can still enjoy it. It was different, in a good way, from your normal Star Wars fare – it’s more of a war film than a sci-fi adventure, and some of the new characters are pretty awesome. Hey, who knows, maybe they’ll do more spin-offs of the spin-off to explore those characters. The Star Wars universe is big enough now (and has made so much money) that anything can happen (to make more money).

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Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: local shop, Jacket: Zara, Scarf: Candies, Boots: Clark


Lions And Lambs

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I received Jen’s inspiration for this week’s SIA, Briton Rivière‘s “Una and the Lion”, while I was in Iceland, which gave me the idea of finding some sheep to use as the background for my outfit photos. Sheep and horses are what you see the most while driving in Iceland, and it would be perfect since the painting also features a lamb (and the lion would be myself – I’m a Leo after all.)

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However, seeing the sheep and taking photos with the sheep are two different things. The sheep may be used to cars zipping past them, but they’re definitely not used to a car stopping with three girls wielding cameras running towards them and posing, because as soon as they saw us, they took off. So in the end this is the best that I got – you can kinda see the sheep in the distance. They’re there, I swear!

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As for the outfit, it’s my uniform in Iceland – cable-knit sweater, black jeans, black boots, and a big blanket scarf. The colors mimic the painting quite well, don’t they?

I’m on my way back to Vietnam tomorrow, to there will be more Iceland posts to come. In the meantime, don’t forget to check Jen’s blog for more outfits inspired by this gorgeous painting!

Sweater: H&M, Jeans & Scarf: local shop, Boots: Clarks


Hello From The Hague

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Hi there! I’m currently in The Hague, my first stop in the Netherlands. Photos of my travels will have to wait, but for now I have this quick and simple outfit as my interpretation for this week’s SIA, as inspired by the beautiful beadwork piece “My Sea, My Sister, My Tears”:

Naturally, I wanted to mimic the beautiful curves and swirls of beading, but since I have nothing like that in my wardrobe (travel or otherwise), I went with my plaid shirt, which has all the shades of blue, white, and dark red (brown?) found in the original, and took my photo with the sea in the background. The sea wasn’t as blue as I’d hoped – I was told this cloudy grayness was to be expected in the Netherlands – but it was appropriate, right?

Don’t forget to check Erin’s blog to see other interpretation of this gorgeous piece!

Shirt: Mango, Jeans: H&M, Boots: Clarks


All About The Coats

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After a week of warming up, the weather starts cooling down again (told you so) but I’m feeling super lazy about putting together outfits right now, so I’m wearing what I call “easy outfits”. Just something perfunctory – like jeans and a T-shirt or sweatshirt, and nice coats and boots. Voilà! Instantly put-together without having to put much thought into it.

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Jeans: Mango, T-shirt: Uniqlo, Sweatshirt: Zalora, Coat: Loft, Trench coat: Zara, Brown boots: Topshop, Black boots: Clarks