2D Bow

For my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli’s sweater, I decided to keep things simple. The focus of the outfit is, of course, this shirt with its 2D embroidered bow, which perfectly mimics the 2D bow on the sweater. The sweater itself is black and white, so I paired the shirt simply with my black culottes and oxfords. Done. No fuss no muss.

Now, if you still haven’t sent me your outfits, you still have until tomorrow. And don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this design!


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!


New Skirt

Last season, I bought a bunch of spring/summer skirts but haven’t gotten around to wearing them until now. Usually, I don’t wear skirts much in the summer, because between the waistbands and the bike shorts, it gets too hot, but this year the summer has been milder than usual, so here we are. I mean, they all have pockets, so I’m going to wear them more often.

This skirt is pretty basic, so the outfit didn’t require a lot of thinking. Mostly it was just a case of “Oh it’s raining, I’d better wear my water-proof shoes”, and “Hey, I haven’t worn this doggy button-up in a while, I bet it’ll go with the skirt.” It’s good that almost everything in my closet goes together now, so I can pretty much just throw things on.


Fall In Spring

(I was going to give this post a more pun-y title of “Fall into Spring” but decided that was too cheesy.)

In my post on Wednesday, I tried to add some colors and floral to the outfit to make it more “springy”. The weather still couldn’t make up its mind though, so in the end I just said, fuck it, I’m just going to dress like it was still fall/winter. I’m much more of an autumn person than a spring person anyway. Besides, I really wanted to wear this new owl brooch and these pair of wool pants (a hand-me-down from my mom), and neither of them really screams “spring”.


Back To The Start

It’s funny how my style is coming back full circle to the vintage-inspired looks of the blog’s early days. Luckily, trends are coming back, too – it’s now all cottagecore and dark academia, which are just different versions of twee (not that my style was ever that twee.) I was looking at my archive and found this outfit, which I’d be happy to wear today (yes, including the big collar, which is trendy again). So here I recreated the outfit with what I have now, and added some current touches – blazer and suspenders. The suspenders are bit much, but the skirt is slightly large for me and the suspenders are the best way to hold it up, plus they added a dark academia/menswear touch to the outfit, so I’m not complaining.