Cup Of Tea, Father?

Would it be weird to say I built this outfit around this tea set brooch? But hey, it wouldn’t be the first time. Actually, the brooch reminds me of Mrs. Doyle from “Father Ted” (hence the post title), but Mrs. Doyle is not exactly a great source of style inspiration, so I went with something more “me” but still has some of that old-lady feel that works with the brooch, in the sweater and the plaid pants.

P/S: I just checked IMDb out of curiosity and it turns out Pauline McLynn, who played Mrs. Doyle, was younger than me when “Father Ted” started!!! She was in her early 30s (and was my age when it ended)!!! Talk about the magic of make-up and styling…

Trash Panda

This is actually an old outfit that I uncovered while going through my archive. Somehow it got lost in the shuffle. I’ve noticed that happening more lately, not just with my blogging (forgetting to schedule posts or even forgetting to post altogether), but also in my work. Before, I used to be able to read a couple of screenplays a day and still find time to write a little at night, but now, I’ll be lucky if I can manage one screenplay a day. If I’m writing (even if it’s just fan fiction, nothing serious), I can’t do anything else until I’m finished with it. And when it comes to blogging, I have to set aside a whole day to write and schedule posts beforehand, or I’ll forget to do them. I think it’s less about my mind losing its elasticity but more about my habit of multi-tasking catching up with me. I guess that’s why they say you shouldn’t multi-task.

Happy Year Of The Cat

It won’t be the Year of the Cat (or the Rabbit) until Sunday, but here’s my outfit anyway. I was going to wear my cat sweater, but I thought it’s a bit obvious and not festive enough, so I’m bringing out all of my cat brooches instead (didn’t realize I had so many!) The rest of the outfit is very simple, to let the brooches shine, though I wanted to give a shout-out to this sweater, as it’s kind of new (to me) – it was actually made by my mom for my dad when they were in university! My mom was cleaning out her closet, and when I saw the brown color and the cable-knit, I snatched it up immediately. Either it had shrunk, or my dad must’ve been quite a lanky young man, because it fits me perfectly.

Winter Meets Spring

Spring is nowhere near yet (God, I hope not, not after the non-fall we had, I wouldn’t be able to stand it if we don’t have a proper winter either), but with the Lunar New Year drawing close, there’s a certain spring-like feel, if not in the air, then at least in certain trees and plants that have started to blossom, and in people’s clothes. The warm clothes are still here, but they’re more colorful. So I try to reflect that in my outfit – I thought the brown and green combo would be interesting, and I also added my green leaf brooch to echo the green of the skirt as well. Plus, it’s another plaid-mixing outfit, and I’m always down for that.


I didn’t realize how many maroon/burgundy pieces I have in my closet until I did a recent inventory. In fact, on the “warm” side of the color wheel, brown and maroon are pretty much all I have, with a few mustard yellow pieces here and there. But it makes sense though. I can’t wear primary colors without looking like a clown, and what is maroon/burgundy but an earth-toned red, right? And because I have so much of it, sometimes I just want to have fun and pair all of them together. Who says monochromatic has to be boring black, white, and gray?