One Year

pink jersey dress brown sandals bow necklaces by 14 shades of grey

I just realized that I moved home from LA a year ago. It’s been a bit of a restless year, but then again I’ve been restless since I graduated and had no idea what I was going to do next. Now I got a new job, exactly one year after the move. Funny how things work out, isn’t it? Anyway, next week I’m going join the working stiffs and have to dress up all business casual, so I’m going with something simple and easy for today.

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pink jersey dress bow necklace by 14 shades of greypink jersey dress bow necklace by 14 shades of grey

pink jersey dress by 14 shades of grey

Dress: tailor-made, Sandals: thrifted, Necklace: self-made


red striped shirt black pleated skirt blue flower brooch by 14 shades of grey

I almost considered not dedicating a whole post to this outfit because it feels like very “standard Salazar” outfit: a striped shirt, A-line skirt, shoes with ankle straps, and a brooch. And it’s not even the best of this silhouette that I’ve put together. But then I realize, it’s good to have a standard outfit because it means that I’m getting closer to having a distinct look, and a distinct style. So here it is, even if it’s not the most memorable outfit I’ve worn on the blog.

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black pleated skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt blue flower brooch by 14 shades of grey

Head to toe thrifted

Take One, Pass It On is still going strong!

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So Debbi has arrived back in the US safe and sound, and I’m settling down to write up treatments for my short stories/novel/script, translate my resume into Vietnamese, and maybe look for a PhD program. Which of course means that I’m spending way too much time on tumblr. Which also means that I really need NaNoWriMo if I want to get any writing done at all. It may be a cliche, but I do work better under pressure (or, rather, I need to be pressured into working.)

Shirt: Forever21, Skirt & Sandals: thrifted, Necklace: Modcloth

The Painter: To The Moon

So I finally got some time and some sunshine to take outfit pictures (just me though, the outfit that Debbi planted is more suitable for a cooler day.) The past couple of weeks has been sort of an impromptu break from outfit posts, and I’ve gotten to a point where I’m lazy about taking photos of my outfits. Hopefully this way I can ease back into it and find a happy balance between documenting my outfit everyday and only documenting it when I’m going out.

Again, the inspiration is Marc Chagall’s The Painter: To the Moon, and here is how my fellow bloggers interpreted it.

First up is Vivienne of Thrifted Shift, who, I’m excited to announce, is now a permanent host! She translated the painting into two lovely, and completely different looks:

Then we have my co-creator, Jess of Animated Cardigan. I’m having serious skirt-envy:

And here is Pao, who brings wonderful texture and pattern to her look:

Finally, a shout-out to my sister (whose birthday was yesterday, but I forgot to acknowledge it in yesterday’s post. We’re having a combined party this weekend anyway, but still – happy birthday sis!), because 75% of what I’m wearing is either borrowed from her/given to me by her.

Shirt: Zara (borrowed from my sister), Jeans: hand-me-down from my sister
Sandals: Easy Spirit (thrifted)

I Lost My Faith In The Summertime…

… ’cause it won’t stop raining.

Actually I didn’t. Quite the contrary. It’s just a nice line of lyric from my favorite Oasis song, The Importance of Being Idle (mostly because the video is awesome – Rhys Ifans FTW), which I always use to describe a rainy summer. It’s been raining a lot this week (I snapped these quickly in between two thunderstorms), but since I’ve been missing summer rain so much, I absolutely love it.

Also, I stole this outfit from Elaine.

T-shirt: Forever21, Skirt: thrifted, Belt: Vietnamese shop
Flower pin: Modcloth, Sandals: Easy Spirits (thrifted)