When I bought this skirt in Sa Pa, I figured I would wear it casually, and that’s about it. But there are certain advantages to working at a film school, and one of those is dress codes. You can pretty much wear anything you want as long as… well, as long as you’re comfortable with it. This lady in my department has been rocking some similar skirts lately, so I decided to wear mine too, except I’m not quite brave enough to wear it on a day when I have to teach. I’d like to appear a bit more professional with blazers and stuff when I face the students.
I also realize that whenever I wear this skirt, I’ve always matched to the orange in the pattern. You’d think a plain black or white top would work with it, but for some reason it doesn’t. Any other idea how to style this? It’s a fun piece and I’d like to wear it more often.
Sweater: Target, Skirt: Sa Pa, Boots: Journee, Brooch: vintage, Tights: old.
Orange + green will never not look like a St. Patrick’s Day combo to me, but given how orange (or pumpkin, or “koi” as the pompous God of Names for Colors at Pantone calls it) is the quintessential fall color, I think this will do.
P/S: If you think the post title is from some romantic poem… well, you’re not wrong. Except it’s a romantic poem from The IT Crowd.
Dress: Vietnamese shop, Cardigan: Target, Boots: Journee via Amazon, Brooch: vintage
As I went out to take pictures today, I realized that the times when it goes from summer to fall and from winter to spring in Vietnam are almost interchangeable. It’s rainy, the temperature’s the same, and the leaves don’t really change color so everything looks pretty much the same too. I guess my outfit reflects that, because I can totally wear this around Easter and be spring-appropriate. According to Pantone, magenta… oh, excuse me, “vivacious” (gods, these color names are ridiculous) is a fall color though, so I’m fall-appropriate too.
Sweater: hand-me-down (I don’t think it came embroidered, my sister did it herself), Dress (worn as skirt): tailor-made, Boots: Journee via Amazon
I’m taking a break from Take One Pass It On for Style Imitating Art. I guess I could have incorporated an item from my previous outfit in this, but I’ve had the outfit for this specific painting in mind for so long that I decided a little break was OK too. Actually I only thought of the dress and the scarf, but then I added the brooch for the touch of orange from the man’s hair.
Dress: Gap (thrifted), Scarf: borrowed from my mom, Brooch: vintage, Boots: Journee, Tights: Target