Cityscape

I mentioned in this post that I’ve been looking for a novelty border print skirt. The embroidered skirt is lovely, but it didn’t really scratch that itch, so imagine my excitement when I came across this cityscape skirt. It’s a bit more understated than those true vintage border print skirts, but that actually makes it more wearable and easier to style for me. I kept it simple by pairing it with a navy shirt here, but I can’t wait until it gets cold enough so I can wear it with my city print sweater for double the action!


Subliminal Dressing, Part II

I’m continuing my theme of “if I dress like fall, it will come”. It’s difficult to see, but there are Japanese maple leaves printed on my scarf, and the long skirt is also fall-ish (it’s linen, but still too long and heavy to be worn in the height of the summer.) It wasn’t until later that day when I tried taking the scarf off that I realized I totally messed up the knot. I should’ve remembered how to tie right knot thanks to all those years wearing the red scarf of the Young Pioneers, but in my defense, it’s been over 20 years since I last wore it.


End-Of-Summer Syndrome

I’ve been sitting here staring at the blank post for fifteen minutes trying to come up with something to say about the outfit, and I got nothing. It’s usually the case at the end of a season when I’m so sick of wearing the same clothes and just want to bring out my next season wardrobe already, but I can’t because it’s still too warm, so I end up putting random things together and call it a day. Usually it only happens in the summer though, because I feel the opposite at the end of fall/winter – I don’t want to stop wearing these cozy clothes!


Back To School, Pandemic Style

As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday, school has started again this week, and it’s the first time I taught a class in-person again in about… gosh, I don’t even remember how long. A year? Technically, the latter half of the last semester was in-person too, but I just kept teaching online because, as I teach writing, it’s actually easier for me to teach online than in person. But there is no escaping it now, and just in time for a new wave of COVID too (yay…) Everybody keeps saying that the new variants are not as serious, but I’m taking no chances and sticking to my face masks (almost literally) for now.


Star-studded

This is a simple outfit, but sometimes I just want something simple, especially when school just started again and I was trying to take it easy at first – and on top of that, our department is moving offices too, so there is a lot of running around. I was going for a slightly 1970s look with the wide-leg jeans and the clogs, but of course, I couldn’t leave off the brooches altogether, so I leaned into the star print on my shirt and added a star pin to my jeans too, for an extra touch.