Capsule Outfit #9

leather-trimmed t-shirt plaid scarf black jeans black heels by 14 shades of grey

You know, I thought my closet was pretty complete. When I put together the capsule wardrobe, I couldn’t think of any “closet hole”. If I buy new things, it will just be to replace pieces that are worn out or no longer fit. But now I’ve found at least one thing missing –  a big plaid scarf. This one I have is a bit small for my liking, plus it’s silk so it’s not practical for everyday wear. I’m looking for something over-sized and soft, like those Zara blanket scarves you see everywhere last year (it was last year, wasn’t it?) Do I need it? No. But I want it. So I guess I’ll keep an eye out.

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leather-trimmed t-shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of greyblack jeans black heels by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Zalora, Jeans: Hermes, Scarf: gift, Heels: hand-me-down


Blog Worthy

red striped shirt plaid scarf cap toe flats by 14 shades of grey

chambray shirt plaid scarf oxfords by 14 shades of grey

Recently the lovely Franziska of Franish has talked about “blog worthy” outfits, which got me thinking about the whole idea of dressing up for the sole purpose of taking pictures and posting them. I guess there’s a certain amount of dressing up on my blog, but that’s because if I didn’t dress up for the blog, I probably would take a leaf out of Jennifer Lawrence’s book 😛 I’ve mentioned this before, but putting on real clothes really puts me in the “work” mindset. When I’m working from home and there are distractions everywhere, I need all the help I can get to concentrate.

So yeah, I make sure that my outfits are “blog worthy”, but that for me simply means anything I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable wearing to an actual office or to go out. Sometimes I put more effort in, sometimes less so (like these two outfits for example). Just because I have the luxury of playing dress-up doesn’t mean that I’m going to be unrealistic about it and dress to the nines every day so I could have “blog worthy” photos.

red striped shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of grey

black jeans oxfords by 14 shades of greychambray shirt plaid scarf by 14 shades of grey

My dad bought this scarf for me from Cambodia; it’s a slightly modernized version of the traditional Cambodian krama (checkered scarf; Vietnamese people in the Mekong Delta also have something similar, though ours is more simple, usually just with black-and-white pattern.) I just looped it in a circle in the first outfit, and in the second one I used this knot.

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Keep one side of the scarf longer. Loop this longer side twice and tuck the short side in until it’s hidden

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Take the tip of the longer side and tuck it into the opposite side. Done!

Outfit #1: thrifted shirt & flats, Forever21 jeans, gift scarf
Outfit #2: thrifted shirt & oxfords, Target jeans, gift scarf

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