Stripey Sense

Summer vacation is ending, so here are the last few casual outfits before school starts again. I wore this to see Spider-Man: Far from Home last week (hence the title, it’s a terrible pun on “Spidey-sense”, see?) Yes, yes, I know, another pair of culottes, but these are so comfy and I just can’t get enough of them.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the movie, which did a great job of exploring the MCU post-Endgame. However, a friend then pointed out that in both MCU Spider-Man movies, the villains are just normal people whose lives were ruined by the Avengers (or more specifically Iron Man, in the case of Far from Home). It makes them more compelling and it makes sense for the scope of these movies, but it’s kind of messed up that the “little guys” are portrayed as the bad guys. I know the idea of superheroes being accountable for their actions has been touched upon in Civil War, but I still want the MCU to really address it. In Phase 4, maybe?


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I had the longest, weirdest bout of déjà vu today. I read two scripts, and felt like I’ve read both of them before, but a look at my archives shows nothing with those titles. So maybe I did read them before and the writers changed the titles in the rewrite. Or maybe I’ve read so many scripts that I’ve gotten to a point where they all seem familiar. Or maybe the Matrix just rebooted.

Even this outfit seems familiar too, until I realized I did wear something similar a while ago, except more casual – striped shirt (both from Forever21!), pleated midi (both thrifted!), and sandals. Maybe the Matrix did just get rebooted after all.

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Shirt: Forever21, Skirt & Sandals: thrifted, Brooch: vintage


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

Mom Jeans

Today’s 21 Day Challenge prompt is “Jazz up Your Jeans.” My outfit is loosely inspired by this look from Anthropologie (loosely, because my jeans are more teal than green.) It’s not very jazzed-up – but when I tried adding a blazer or a light scarf, it was like, “Argh! I’m boiling!”  – so here’s what you got.

I thrifted these jeans along with the orange pair (apparently I was on a colored jeans kick.) I like the color, but the fit is… a little weird (the thrift store doesn’t have a fitting room.) Have you ever seen the Saturday Night Live commercial “Mom Jeans“? I feel like I need to stuff my hips like that to fit these, otherwise I would have this strange fabric bunching around the, uh, zipper area. Or maybe I just need to wear a longer shirt to cover it up. What do you guys think?

T-shirt: Forever21, remixed
Jeans: thrifted
Wedges: Mudd, via Kohl’s, remixed
Necklace: self-made

Bathe In The Light Of Day

So this is my first entry for the 21 Day Challenge (Pick an item to remix 3 times over the next 3 weeks.) I chose this pencil skirt because a) I’ve only worn it twice since I got it, and b) it’s such a basic piece that I find it hard to style, especially how to dress it down.

It’s also my first attempt at “take pictures first, blog later.” I took these photos yesterday afternoon, and yes, I did wear the same clothes today. I didn’t go very far, this is right across the street from my apartment, but the light shining through the crepe myrtles was so pretty I couldn’t pass it up. It’s going to be tough though, since the 21 Day Challenge is for the entire week, so I wonder how I’m going to do this on my days off, with two outfits to photograph… But I won’t bore you with the “behind-the-scene” logistics of running the blog. I’ll figure it out.

T-shirt & Belt: Forever21
Skirt: Gap thrifted, remixed
Flats: Nicole, thrifted
Pendant: a thrifted brooch
Post title: lyric from Snow Patrol’s Crack the Shutters