I bought this blazer/coat from an online vintage/secondhand shop. It’s another case of not checking the measurements carefully enough, and when I finally received it, it ended up much bigger than I thought. But it’s super light and warm, so I’m keeping it.
For this outfit, I kept things simple so the blazer can take center stage (but I can’t help adding a “me” touch – this yin-yang cat pin, a gift from my sister.) Looking at the photos, though, I think I should’ve worn my black alligator boots to add some visual counterpoint – these black lace-up boots are a little too delicate and made me look like an inverted triangle. Oh well. Big shoulders are on trend anyway.
Velvet is one of my new obsessions this season, but it took me a while to decide to buy this blue velvet blazer. It’s funny that I didn’t hesitate to buy the whimsical printed velvet blazer, while I hesitated over this much more basic one, but then again, I’ve always been drawn to more whimsical/quirky pieces than basic pieces. Plus, the color is brighter than what I’m used to – I usually go for a darker, navy blue, rather than a royal blue like this. In the end, though, when I saw it on sale, I decided to take the plunge. My wardrobe could use a few more basic pieces.
It wasn’t until I looked at the photos again that I realized it looked like a low-rent version of a Hamilton costume, but hey, there are worse sources of inspiration 🙂
One of the advantages of thrift/secondhand shopping is that it allows me to experiment with fashion more. Take this top, for example: I wouldn’t buy it new, but when I saw it in a thrift store for relatively cheap, I decided to take a chance. It’s definitely a statement top though, so I kept the rest of the outfit simple. A pair of skinny jeans would’ve balanced the fullness of the top, but I don’t have any skinny jeans with a high enough waist to tuck in the top, so these boyfriend jeans would have to do for now. Still, the puff sleeves are on trend right now, and combined with the colorful plaid, it just makes me smile, so I’m looking forward to wearing this top more.
It’s been a while since I used a song for my post title… Anyway, here’s my last work-from-home outfit – it’s what I call my “pre-laundry day outfit”, meaning I would wear all the things that I’ve worn just once or twice so I can have a full load for the washing machine the next day, which is why it looks so random.
I tried to make the outfit more interesting by adding the snail brooch, which also reflected my mindset when I wore this, back in April – it felt like time was crawling (hence the snail brooch) or had stopped altogether. But of course, it didn’t (hence the post title). Time moves on. It’ll be a while before things can be normalized, but they are looking up. I hope everybody who is still in quarantine is doing well. Stay safe and hang in there!