Weekly Capsule 48.3: Welcome To December

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We finally got our first real cold snap of the year, one that looks like it will last more than a couple of days. And, as expected, I also got my first sore throat of the year. Luckily we always have honeyed limes on hand now, so my throat got better real soon and it didn’t become a full-blown cold.

The outfit is another one of my attempts at pattern mixing, but again I think I’ve flubbed it. The blues match… but that’s about it. There is nothing else that links the two patterns together. *sighs* Baby steps…

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navy plaid shirt navy sweatshirt by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: Uniqlo, Sweatshirt: local shop, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Hush Puppies


Lunar Holiday Capsule 04: Stain-Resistant

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I picked this outfit specifically for firework watching on New Year’s Eve and going to my uncle’s yesterday for the New Year feast. It’s dressy enough, but still comfy, and the sweater and jeans are dark – but not black – so I didn’t have to worry about getting food or drink on them. I actually spilled wine on myself as I was trying to open the bottle, so it’s great that I was wearing wine-colored jeans!

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Shirt: tailor, Sweatshirt: Next, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Boots: local shop (they’re all cracked and gross so I’m using them as glorified rain boots for now), Brooch: vintage


Lunar Holiday Capsule 03: Belated Galentine’s Day

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I wore this last Sunday when I went to a coffee shop with a friend for some catching up before the holiday and a belated Galentine’s celebration. We had a great time, but I wish we could walk around for a bit – we couldn’t, because the traffic was insane. I didn’t remember it being this crowded on the days leading up to the Lunar New Year! The only good thing was the bus was nice and empty because all the students have gone home for the holiday.

Anyway, with these last three outfits, I think I’ve got enough to mix and match for the rest of the holiday. Yeah, they’re all pretty much the same – sweatshirts, jeans, and boots, but it’s my uniform and I’m sticking to it.

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gray lace sweatshirt by 14 shades of grey

Sweatshirt: H&M, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Boots: local shop (they are falling apart even as I type this, so I need to look for a new pair, and soon)


Lunar Holiday Capsule 02: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

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I posted this outfit anyway, even though it’s not very blog-worthy, because all these pieces are going to be parts of my holiday capsule. Plus I wanted to link up to this week’s Work My Closet challenge, which is to wear red, pink, or purple, to get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Now if you guys have been reading the blog for a while, you know how I feel about commercialized “holidays” like Valentine’s (and if you don’t, I have one word about them: ugh), but I’ve never been one to turn down theme-dressing, so here is my contribution to Valentine’s. Oh and eating a lot of chocolate too.

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Shirt: tailor, Sweatshirt: Zalora, Jeans & Boots: local shops


Weekly Capsule 05.3: Swamp Thing

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Here’s a tip: want to wear a scarf with your cowl-neck sweater? Just get a giant blanket scarf and cover up the cowl-neck part. Bam, you’re done.

Figuring out how to style said giant scarf, without making it look like a living thing trying to crawl onto your face, is another matter…

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orange sweater green blanket scarf black jeans black boots by 14 shades of greyorange sweater green blanket scarf by 14 shades of grey

Sweater: Target, Jeans: Mango, Boots & Scarf: local shops, Coat: thrifted