Phoning It In

black tee white linen pants flat sandals by 14 shades of grey

I still have one week left before the school vacation officially starts, and my weekend film making workshops won’t be done until the beginning of July, but mostly it’s been very laid-back at work, so I’m taking advantage of that and wear the most comfortable things I could while still looking marginally presentable. Linen pants + tee + sandals seem like a good choice for that, don’t you think?

black tee white linen pants by 14 shades of greyblack tee white linen pants flat sandals by 14 shades of grey

white linen pants flat sandals by 14 shades of greyblack tee long necklace by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: ASOS, Pants: tailor, Sandals: gift, Necklace: local shop


Crossover Clothes

black tee green plaid pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

I usually divide my wardrobe into three sections: stay-at-home clothes (like sweatpants and pajamas, the kind you’ll never see on the blog), running-errand clothes (clothes I’d wear if I have to pop into the shops, which are usually too old to be worn to work but not comfy enough to be pajamas), and finally work clothes (which is everything you see on the blog, clothes I wear to work or whenever I have to be presentable.)

Occasionally though, these clothes do cross-over. Take this outfit, for example. It’s nice enough for a casual day grading papers at work, but it’s also comfy enough to lounge around at home in. I should find more clothes like these.

black tee green plaid pants by 14 shades of greyblack tee green plaid pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

green plaid pants brown sandals by 14 shades of greyblack tee necklaces by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: ASOS, Pants: local shop, Sandals: gift, Necklaces: local shop & self-made


Weekly Capsule 31.2 & 3: New Blouse

white blouse wide-leg jeans flat sandals by 14 shades of grey

white blouse black pants black flats by 14 shades of grey

I was drawn to this blouse because it kind of reminds me of the muslin blouses that my grandma used to wear in the summer – right down to the two pockets, except on my grandma’s blouses the pockets would be down near the hem. I told myself that I didn’t need another sleeveless white blouse in my closet, but the boxy shape and the simple style are exactly what I want. Plus it’s perfect for the muggy days before the storm. Or after the storm, for that matter.

white blouse wide-leg jeans by 14 shades of greywhite blouse black pants black flats by 14 shades of grey

white blouse gold brooch by 14 shades of greywide-leg jeans flat sandals by 14 shades of grey

black pants black flats by 14 shades of grey

Blouse: Mango, Jeans: Old Navy, Pants: thrifted, Sandals: gift, Flats: Vagabond, Necklace: local shop, Brooch: vintage


Weekly Capsule 29.2: Pink Summer

pink floral shirt navy boyfriend jeans by 14 shades of grey

This outfit is a copy of last week’s “Blue Summer“; I just switched out the top and added a bracelet. I’m still very much in my Begin Again phase, so it’s still boxy tops, loose pants, and flats, but at least this shirt is different from what I have (i.e. it’s not blue, gray, black, or white).

That Begin Again reference actually works on more than one level – I really am beginning again and slowing adding more colors back into my closet, just like when I first started the blog. Back then, though, I used to add whatever color I could find without thinking how it fit into my style. This time I’ll try to be smarter about it.

pink floral shirt navy boyfriend jeans brown sandals by 14 shades of greypink floral shirt navy boyfriend jeans cuff bracelet by 14 shades of grey

pink floral shirt by 14 shades of greypink floral shirt navy boyfriend jeans brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

Shirt & Cuff: local shops, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Sandals: gift


Weekly Capsule 28.4: Blue Summer

blue print blouse boyfriend jeans brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

This has been pretty much my uniform this summer – boxy tops, slouchy pants, and flats. Boring? Maybe. But who cares, right? It’s functional, which is my main concern, and still relatively cute, so I have no complaints. The only thing is, the summer seems to have gone on for too long, and I’m tired of this uniform and starting to miss fall again. Oh, who am I kidding? I always miss fall. The whole 10 days of it.

blue print blouse boyfriend jeans by 14 shades of greyblue print blouse boyfriend jeans brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

blue print blouse boyfriend jeans brown sandals by 14 shades of grey blue print blouse bar necklace by 14 shades of grey

Top: Zalora, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Sandals: gift, Necklace: self-made

My outfits this week:

chambray dress brown belt brown loafers by 14 shades of greyblack tee gray slouchy pants black slip-ons by 14 shades of grey

blue print blouse linen pants brown loafers by 14 shades of greyblue print blouse boyfriend jeans brown sandals by 14 shades of grey


Weekly Capsule 27.4: Casual Fourth

red striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

I didn’t mean to put together two Fourth of July looks, but since this is what I had lying around last Friday, I just reached for them. The fact that it was another red, white, and blue outfit was purely by chance – I wasn’t thinking much about my sartorial choices, because we’re having another asphalt-melting heat wave over here. For this whole week, I only went outside to take outfit photos early in the morning, scrambled indoors, and didn’t set foot outside again until long after sunset. But it’s been hot all over the world too, hasn’t it? We’re lucky that our house has air conditioners and is relatively cool even without them (when it’s 100+ outside, the temperature in our living room remains around 85.) I don’t know how people in Europe survive without air conditioning.

red striped tee navy pants by 14 shades of greyred striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of greyred striped tee navy pants by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Gap, Pants: Mango, Cuff: local shop, Sandals: gift

And here are my looks this week – that’s the most colors I’ve worn in a while:

dandelion tee slouchy pants striped sneakers by 14 shades of greyblack tee red skirt black flats by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee floral skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of greyred striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey


Weekly Capsule 27.3: Dressy Fourth

red striped tee floral skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

This is like, a week late (that’s what you get for scheduling posts a week ahead), but I hope all of my US friends and readers had a great Fourth of July. I didn’t actually celebrate, but to get into the spirit of it, I did put together this red, white, and blue outfit – after all, the US has been my adoptive home for seven years. Besides, my outfits have been monochromatic for so long, so this chance to wear more color is really welcomed.

red striped tee floral skirt by 14 shades of greyred striped tee floral skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee floral skirt by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Gap, Skirt: vintage, Sandals: gift