Cute As A Button

I bought these embroidered buttons a while ago with the intention of turning them into brooches, but I never got around to it. Then I thrifted this linen top, and the pink reminds me of the buttons, so I decided to add them to the top for a touch of interest – the top has a row of buttons on the side already; I only had to replace a few with my buttons, and voila, brand new top!

I actually wore the top untucked around the house, but with these jeans, that looks too much like pajamas (my clothes these days are all little more than glorified pajamas anyway), so for the photos, I had to tuck it in and put on actual shoes. If the outfit doesn’t look like they all go together, that’s why – I literally just threw them on 😀


Waistcoated

Last fall/winter, there was one item of clothing that I searched and searched but couldn’t find: the waistcoat. I’ve wanted a waistcoat since seeing Jo’s costumes in the 2019 adaptation of Little Women, but as hard as I searched, I couldn’t find them anywhere, since they’re not exactly the trendiest of items. Then, at the end of the season, just as I was ready to give up the search, I came across not one, but two shops that sell waistcoats! By then, most of the nicer ones were sold out, though I still managed to grab a few. It’s almost too warm now to wear them, but I couldn’t wait, so here’s a floral one to make it more seasonally appropriate. I’m looking forward to the end of the year to wear the others, and perhaps to add some more to my collection!


Socks With Sandals

The number of COVID cases in my country is spiking again, so I’m back to working from home (*sighs*), and for the foreseeable future, I’m going to post backlogged outfits. This one is from a few weeks ago, when the weather still couldn’t decide if it wants to be warm or cold (it’s fully warm now). However, the weird in-between weather has given me the chance to try a new look – sandals with socks. I’ve always loved visible socks and have worn them with heels, but socks with sandals always strikes me as a bit dorky, so I’ve never tried it before. These sandals, though, are more like heels anyway, so I think it works.


Word Up

Because I’m wearing a cameo, get it? No? I’m really running out of ideas for post titles now… Anyway, here is yet another broderie anglaise top. I know, I know, I got too many of them already, but like the Breton striped top, I can’t seem to pass it up whenever I see one. This one is a little too froufrou, so I had some fun with the styling by pairing it with a classic accessory (the cameo brooch) and something unexpected (the jeans). It would be the easiest thing in the world to pair it with a skirt, but that would make the outfit too girly for me.


Black & White Galaxy

If my spring/summer wardrobe this year has been all about embroideries and botanical theme, then another theme is emerging for my fall/winter clothes – celestial. I guess it’s just an extension of my “nature” aesthetics, and in the fall/winter, when flowers and plants are withering, stars and moons just make more sense to me. I’ve found a couple of galaxy-themed sweaters at the thrift stores, but while it’s still too warm to bring them out, I’m experimenting with my accessories first – like this Big Dipper brooch or these star socks. Gods, when is sweater weather going to get here?!