Put A Hat On It

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(I was going to title this post “Cloche Enough” but that is way too cheesy.)

The outfit is a big ole pile of nothing, so I added a hat to make it more interesting and give myself something to babble about. I always wear a hat when I go out – this when it’s cold (my deerstalker cap is deemed too valuable to be worn daily, the thing is like an antique at this point) and my straw boater when it’s warm  – but I rarely keep them on for outfit photos because they’re like my bag or my watch. I put them on every day before I go out, regardless of what else I’m wearing, so they’re not part of the outfit. Today, however, I made an exception because my hair needed washing 😛

Also, is it just me or do I really not look like myself with my hair down?

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Shirt & Jeans: Forever21, Cardigan: thrifted, Boots: Vietnamese shop, Cloche: Target


The First Thrift

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Happy 2014! My first outfit post of the year couldn’t be more basic, but it’s still noteworthy because this coat is actually the first piece I thrifted ever since I moved home. Thrifting here is less common than it is in the US, not because we don’t have thrift stores, but because there is no system like Goodwill and the various consignment stores. Here the shops actually ship their stuff in from other places and you just have to dig through piles and piles of stuff hoping you will find something great and not just a cheap old knock-off. Most of the time you’re better off buying new anyway, because it’s not that much more expensive. Still, just like thrifting in the US, sometimes you do hit gold. Some of my co-workers are quite committed thrifters, so I joined them on a shopping trip last week and came back with this coat. I was drawn to the deep green color – I don’t have enough of that in my closet – and the slightly military-inspired feel. Hey, all I need is a loose greyish shirt, and I could dress up as Ichabod Crane for next Halloween (alas, my hair will never be as glorious as Tom Mison’s though.)

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Coat: thrifted, Sweater: hand-me-down, Jeans: Forever21, Boots: Vietnamese shop, Brooch: vintage


Christmas Colors

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With less than a week until Christmas (!!!), I thought I’d show a bit of holiday spirit by putting together some outfits with holiday colors, kind of like what I did last year, except these will be more casual. So to start, I picked a combination not usually associated with Christmas anymore – blue and green. Of course this is more like teal and green, but you get the idea. Now if I could just build a collection of Christmas brooches other than my usual three…

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Sweater: New Look, Boots: local shop, Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: thrifted


Busy Miss Lizzy

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It’s been kind of a busy week. On top of my usual work, my writing team has had several meetings with the director and producers about the series we’re rewriting (one on Tuesday, a loooong one yesterday, and at least one more tomorrow). So it’s not just that I haven’t had time to photograph my outfits, but I haven’t even had time to put together an interesting outfit that is worth photographing. This outfit, for example, is a direct copy of this pin because my brain couldn’t come up with anything else. The cold snap we’re having right now doesn’t help either, because it means I just reach for a clean pair of jeans and whichever sweater and scarf I have lying around. Functional and reasonably cute, but nothing to write home about.

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Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Cardigan: thrifted, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Vietnamese shop, Brooch: vintage
Post title: from The IT Crowd


Catching “Catching Fire”

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This is going to be very brief because I’m off to the theater to see Catching Fire. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Shirt: Zara, Cardigan: Target (thrifted), Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Vietnamese shop, Scarf: hand-me-down, Brooch: vintage

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