Even though I’m still working from home these days, I still try to dress up every day – it makes me feel like I’m still “going in” to work and helps with productivity. Of course, working from home means that my clothes don’t get dirty as quickly as when I commute to work, and at the end of the week, I would’ve accumulated a bunch of clothes that haven’t been worn long enough for the laundry (I tend to wash shirts after one wear, but jeans and sweaters take longer.) So what I do is to put together an outfit of “leftovers” – they don’t always work, and even when they do, they still kind of look randomly thrown together, like here, but at least it’s a way to use up the clothes.
I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in a while (mostly because I couldn’t find a recognizable costume that I can put together with things from my closet. Sure, I can dress up as Miss Marple all I want, but how many people are going to recognize it?) I still want to give a nod to Halloween though, and decided to put together this all-black outfit with a witch’s hat brooch – although, with all the stars on it, it looks more like the wizard’s hat in Discworld. All is missing is “Wizzard” written across it.
P/S: Yes, I already have this skirt in navy, so when I saw this one in the thrift store, of course I had to snatch it up. I love gingham, and this has pockets – what’s not to like?
I wore this to get my second dose of vaccine. Just like last time, I built the outfit around a sleeveless top and kept the rest of the outfit simple and comfy. It was such a relief to be fully vaccinated. Considering how I’m prone to the flu and colds, I was prepared for the effects of the vaccine, yet funnily enough, I had almost no reaction to either dose – just a bit of pain and stiffness at the injection site, nothing more. My mom also got her first dose a couple of days ago, so it was one less thing to worry about. Things are slowly improving around here too. The number of new cases is still high, but it’s on the decline, and the lockdown has eased up a bit, so fingers crossed!
For this week’s SIA, inspired by the flower collages/decoupages of Mary Delany, I had to dig into my storage and brought out this dress. I’s a hand-me-down from my mom, and I haven’t worn it in a while because it’s a little short for my taste now, but for this challenge, it’s perfect (so glad I didn’t donate it!) I layered it with a knotted black T-shirt and topped it off with my flower brooch as a nod to the 3D feel of the collages – and I mean, come on, you wouldn’t expect me not to wear a brooch with this, would you?
You still have until tomorrow to send me your outfits if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see how everybody did!
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Victo Ngai’s illustration for Christopher Caldwell’s novella “Serving Fish“, I knew I’d wear this shirt – I mean, it has fish printed on it, duh! And the colors match the painting quite well too. I kept the rest of the outfit simple, because let’s face it, this shirt is the star here. Besides, I don’t have a lot of pearl accessories either. But I did add my pearl brooch to my shoe as a nod to all the pearls in the painting.
Remember to drop by Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this illustration. I can’t wait!