Did everybody have a fun Halloween? I didn’t dress up, because I didn’t have anywhere to go (Halloween is kind of a new thing here in Vietnam, mostly celebrated by teenagers who just want an excuse to party), but I did get into the spirit of Halloween by doing a Twilight Zone marathon. I’m such a homebody that I always prefer low-key celebrations to big parties. Even back when I lived in the US, most Halloweens I just hung out with friends and ate candies and watched scary movies.
Anyway, here’s my interpretation of this week’s SIA painting, “The Season” series by Alphonse Mucha. I picked the “Autumn” panel as my main inspiration – it’s most evident in my grape bunch brooch, to echo the grapes in the painting – but there is a bit of “Spring” in my white skirt as well. Not surprising, considering those are my favorite seasons.
If you want to participate in SIA and haven’t sent me your outfit yet, there’s still time! And don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the full round-up.
T-shirt: Uniqlo, Skirt: Zalora, Scarf: Candie’s, Shoes: thrifted, Brooch: local shop
Confession: I actually wore this without the belt throughout the day, but when I took the pictures, I thought the empty belt loops looked weird so I put this belt on. Then it looked too fussy so I took it off again 😛 The brooch and the pleats on the blouse and the heels are fussy enough without the bow on the belt too.
I am trying to move away from all of these “girly girl” details and go for “feminine but streamlined”, but occasionally I still had a moment of over-thinking and put together something like this… Well, hopefully three months of capsule wardrobe will flush all that fussiness out of my system!
Top: Mango (hand-me-down), Skirt & Heels: thrifted, Belt: Wet Seal, Brooch: vintage
See the grass behind me? We’re drying it for our hens, since they’re going to start laying eggs soon. It’s been a busy couple of days, because it’s that time of the year again when almost everybody in my family has to leave for a conference or some sort of business trip and I’m sole caretaker for the garden and the chickens (the cats and dog don’t count, I don’t let anybody else feed them.) I wouldn’t complain, except that I’m sick with my annual turn-of-the-season cold, so everything is just… blergh. I’m going to bed now. Later.
P/S: I realize this is the second time in a week I’ve worn this belt and shoes combo, but there’s something about a classic silhouette like this that makes me want to bring out the matchy-matchy accessories.
Head to toe thrifted, except belt from Vietnamese shop