Big Old Softy

Sometimes, when the stars are all aligned, you find a piece that fits so well with your aesthetic/style that it doesn’t take any thought at all to put an outfit together. This cat shirt is one such piece. It’s the perfect piece for my “crazy cat lady” style, and this outfit just came together effortlessly. It’s what I imagine Miss Marple would wear if she was a twee style blogger in the early 2010s.

P/S: The title refers to Greebo the cat in Discworld. I’ve had too many posts titled “Cat Lady” or “Crazy Cat Lady” already, and the Witches of Discworld are pretty much my role models, so I figured a reference to Greebo would be appropriate.


Embracing The Wrinkles

This linen top is another thrift store find. I’ve been looking for more orange/rust/brown-colored tops (earth tones like those look good on me), and I was drawn to the cute little flowers embroidered on this. Of course, being linen, it wrinkles like crazy (these pants do, too – they wrinkle almost as soon as I put them on) but I’ve learned to just not give a fuck. It’s been so hot lately that I can only tolerate natural, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. I’d take the wrinkles over sweaty, smelly synthetic fabrics any day.


Thanks, It Has Pockets!

Does anything make a girl more excited than a dress/skirt with pockets? Whenever a girl receives a compliment on her pocketed dress/skirt, she always replies with “Thanks, it has pockets!” and makes a show of putting her hands in them, right? I know I do (I recently saw this meme about it, which makes me laugh out loud.). The appeal of the pockets is so great that when I saw this skirt on sale, I was ready to pass it up per my resolution not to buy anything new, but then I saw that it has pockets, and, well, my fate was sealed.

Also, as pretentious as it sounds, I feel a bit like Carolina Herrera in this outfit. It’s the combination of white button-up shirt and midi skirt, I guess.


Vintage Girl

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while then you know I’ve always lamented the lack of thrift/vintage shops in Vietnam. Well, during the quarantine, I was browsing around Instagram out of boredom and stumbled upon a few local vintage/second-hand shops – it’s where I got this dress, this dress, and the dress I’m wearing here. You can imagine my excitement, and I’ve been happily replenishing my closet since. In fact, I’ve made a point to only buy second-hand from now on, including shoes. I have enough basic stuff in my closet to last me a long time, so I can just replace things as I go.

The good thing about thrifting now, as opposed to when I first started the blog, is that I have a clearer idea of what I like, so I’m more selective about what I buy. Of course, the cheap price is still a temptation, but I’ve tried to be more conscientious (before I buy anything, I always try to come up with at least three-five outfits for it) and so far everything I’ve bought has worked out – as you’ll see.


The Last Of Spring

As I cleaned out and reorganized my closet during the lockdown, I put away a number of cardigans – some that are too old, some that don’t fit or are not my style anymore. This one, though, is one of the few that I still keep, mainly because the embroideries are too pretty to pass up. I didn’t wear it as much as I’d like to because it’s a bit short, but now that high-waisted pants are in style again, it actually pairs quite well with them, so I’m happy to bring it out more often.