Simple outfit with nothing to describe or explain + Busy day = (Nearly) wordless post. Byeeee!
T-shirt: Uniqlo, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: Zalora, Necklace: Venice gift shop
For some reason, I’ve been really neglecting my skirts this winter (you can just tell by how wrinkled this skirt is.) Since January, I’ve only had four skirt outfits. I guess I just got bored with skirts. They’re more difficult to style than dresses, especially in the winter – you have to figure out what top to go with it, what tights, what kind of shoes, belt or no belt… I spent nearly half an hour trying on different tights and sweaters before settling with these, but I wasn’t happy with the result. The tights are completely lazy, and the neckline of this sweater, I realize, does not look good on a broad-shouldered person like me. I need something more boat-necked than this. Oh well. The truth is that I just wanted to show off my new heeled oxfords. I know, I know, buying new things is not the best way to break out of a style rut, but when I saw these, I couldn’t pass them up. Besides, they’re real leather, which means they’re super soft and comfy, so expect to see them a lot more on the blog in the foreseeable future.
Sweater: Gap (thrifted), Skirt: hand-me-down, Shoes: local shop, Brooch: vintage, Tights: Target
… wear stripes. It’s my third striped shirt in one week. Hey, what can I say? They go with everything. My mom got this shirt for me at our version of WalMart because it was dirt cheap, which also means that the quality is not the best, but it’s OK on cooler, dryer days (by that I mean it’s in the lower 90s and the humidity is under 70%) and it’ll work well for layering in the fall.
Shirt: Vietnamese shop, Skirt: hand-me-down, Belt: from a Target dress, Flats: thrifted, Pin: vintage
I’m linking up with Sunday Style on Plane Pretty!
I finally went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness today. You know what the best part about waiting for 2 weeks and then going to see it in the middle of the day is? There was nobody sitting in front of me, so it was like I had the theater all to myself.
As for the movie, I liked it, but a little less than the first one. And I was probably the only one in the audience who got all the nods to The Wrath of Khan – the original Star Trek is not that well-known here, and I only know Wrath of Khan from references in other stuff. I am no Trekkie, not by a long shot! Benedict Cumberbatch is awesome though (then again, when’s he ever not?) Also, it was a little weird seeing the Getty Center as the Starfleet HQ, because it’s so familiar and instantly recognizable, and yet it’s not used as an iconic landmark. It’s like seeing my own street on screen or something.
Shirt: Handmade, Skirt: hand-me-down, Belt: thrifted, Heels: Steve Madden (thrifted), Bracelets: self-made
When shopping I usually don’t pay much attention to those “staple pieces” everybody says you should have in your wardrobe, because I think that really depends on your life and personal style. What is staple in your closet might be an orphan in mine. That being said, I’m trying to simplify my style, making it more grown-up and less twee, and there are a couple of holes I need to fill in my closet. One of those is neutral, solid-color T-shirts. I was going to wear this newly hemmed skirt (a lot of you guys said I should keep this as a midi, but in the end I decided to go for knee-length) with a solid-colored tee, but then I realized the few I have don’t go with the skirt at all. So I defaulted to my striped shirt. Nothing wrong with pattern mixing, but sometimes a plain black or white shirt is all you need.
Shirt & Belt: Forever21, Skirt: hand-me-down, Oxfords: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange, Brooch: vintage