Even though I’m still working from home these days, I still try to dress up every day – it makes me feel like I’m still “going in” to work and helps with productivity. Of course, working from home means that my clothes don’t get dirty as quickly as when I commute to work, and at the end of the week, I would’ve accumulated a bunch of clothes that haven’t been worn long enough for the laundry (I tend to wash shirts after one wear, but jeans and sweaters take longer.) So what I do is to put together an outfit of “leftovers” – they don’t always work, and even when they do, they still kind of look randomly thrown together, like here, but at least it’s a way to use up the clothes.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Sky above Clouds IV“. The bright colors stump me a bit, but luckily, we had a warm day, so I was able to bring out this ice cream shirt. The pink stripes and the ice cream cone embroideries mimic the graphic quality and the colors of the painting quite well, I think. The shirt is the real star here, so I paired it simply with jeans and my pink loafers for maximum pink-and-blue action. (And yes, I know the above phrase is supposed to end with “for ice cream”, but it’s a bit cheesy, isn’t it, when I’m literally wearing an ice cream shirt?)

Don’t forget to drop by Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!

Where Did Time Go?

Oops, sorry for the tardy post. I kept reminding myself to write up the post when I had time and scheduled it, but I never had time, and before I knew it, it was already Wednesday and past the time my posts usually go live. Usually I would write all the posts¬† during the weekend and just schedule them for the week, but as I said, work has been so busy lately that my weekends were spent catching up on other works and errands I didn’t do during the week, and blogging is never very high on my to-do list.

Oh well. Next week I’m going wrap up all the end-of-semester work and head into the new semester, so things should calm down by then. In the meantime, here’s something a bit different because I don’t want it to look like I wear that brown tweed blazer all the time. I occasionally wear my other tweed blazer too.


When You Reach Me

wide leg jeans striped turtleneck herringbone jacket brown booties by 14 shades of grey

Here’s my outfit inspired by Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me. It’s definitely the best out of the three books I read last month, and also the easiest to translate into an outfit as well. The story takes place in the winter of 1978, so I chose my wide-leg jeans and striped turtleneck to mimic a 1970’s style. Then I topped it off with my herringbone jacket and this ceramic brooch, because… the pattern looks kind of mysterious and time-travel-y? I don’t know, I just like it. (And shut up, “time-travel-y” is totally a word.)

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wide leg jeans brown booties by 14 shades of greystriped turtleneck herringbone jacket ceramic brooch by 14 shades of grey

Jeans: H&M, Turtleneck & Boots: local shops, Jacket: tailor, Brooch: vintage

Weekly Capsule 04.5

navy lace sweatshirt wide-leg jeans black booties by 14 shades of grey

It’s always the case – the last look of a weekly capsule is the least interesting of the bunch, because by that time I’ve run out of ideas to put together a blog-worthy outfit, so I just grab whatever I haven’t paired together yet and called it a day. And today I have another excuse of being sick (sore throat + a touch of upset stomach, not a great combination).

Sweatshirt: local shop, Jeans: H&M (hand-me-down), Boots: Betts

Anyway, here are all the looks for this week:

gray lace top gray cardigan wide-leg jeans brown booties by 14 shades of greynavy sweatshirt navy shirt mustard jeans black ankle boots by 14 shades of grey

navy shirt grey cardigan mustard jeans brown booties by 14 shades of greynavy shirt wide leg jeans black booties by 14 shades of grey

navy lace sweatshirt wide-leg jeans black booties by 14 shades of grey

That also concludes my first month of weekly capsules, and I think I did OK. A quick recount shows I got 18 outfits out of 26 pieces, which isn’t too bad considering all the layering, but I’m wondering how well this idea will pan out in the warmer months, when you can’t re-wear certain pieces like shirts and dresses because of sweat. I guess we’ll find out.