Posted: December 13, 2019 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black jeans, brown, brown suede ankle boots, brown tee, brown tweed blazer, green, green brocade scarf |
I just raided my mom’s closet this past weekend and found a bunch of goodies – several blazers (here is one of them) and a gorgeous brocade scarf (here it is.) Without access to a well-stocked thrift store, this is the closest I can get to thrifting. The good news is that my mom had an extensive work wardrobe, which she doesn’t wear anymore now that she’s retired, plus she has great taste so a lot of her things are timeless classics.
Posted: December 4, 2019 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige, beige v-neck sweater, blue, brown, brown suede ankle boots, navy button-front skirt |
As I mentioned last week, this is optimal weather for wearing skirts (for me anyway) – cool in the morning and sunny during the day – so I’m bringing out another favorite skirt that I don’t wear often enough. Yes, it’s another midi, button-front skirt, but it seems that’s all I’m reaching for these days. I used to wear knee-length or just below-the-knee skirts, but now I tend to go for longer ones. I’m not sure if it’s just the weather (longer skirts = warmer) or it’s my changing style.
In other news, these boots are on their last legs (pun unintended) so I’m trying to wear them as much as I can this season before tossing them. They’ve had a good run (over 5 years!), but I still feel a little sad to see them falling apart. I have plenty of brown ankle boots, but none goes with skirts and dresses as well as these.
Posted: March 11, 2019 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: beige v-neck sweater, black, black trousers, brooch, brown, brown suede ankle boots, pink, pink button-up, style imitating art |
The post title not only refers to the song by The White Stripes but also to the fact that this SIA was harder to interpret than I thought. The colors are clear enough and I have most of them in my closet, but with the weather being quite unpredictable lately, I didn’t quite know how to combine them in an outfit. In the end, this is what I came up with – a layered outfit that works well for this kind of weather and has all the colors of the inspirational photo. I also added a brooch to mimic the intricate button on the top of the pile. All in all, I’m happy with it 🙂
Don’t forget to check out Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by her lovely photo!
Posted: January 23, 2019 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, brooch, brown, brown suede ankle boots, gray, gray sweater, navy skinny jeans, white, white eyelet button-up |
I’ve been wearing a lot of gray lately (this outfit is nothing, as you shall see). I tried to liven this outfit up with a brooch, but then none of my colored brooches look right with this sweater, so I ended up using this silver brooch, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of adding a pop of color in the first place. But I don’t mind. I guess I’m just in the mood for gray.
Posted: April 27, 2018 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige, beige v-neck sweater, black, black pants, black suede pumps, blue, brooch, brown, brown suede ankle boots, movie, navy gingham button-up, navy skinny jeans, white, white button-up |
“Apple and Bicycle” sounds like the title of an alphabet book, doesn’t it? The weather is steadily warming up now, but I still have a few straggling outfits left to post from the good ole days when it was still cool. It’ll be at least 7 more months before I can start wearing things like these again.
On an unrelated note, I went to see “Avengers: Infinity War” earlier today and it was everything I expected. Namely, it’s a lot of fun, all the set pieces are spectacular, and most of the character interactions are enjoyable (I only wish they cut out some stuff with the Guardians of the Galaxy), but it won’t work if you’re not steeped in the MCU. And it’s bloated. Oh so bloated. But you can’t juggle that many characters and storylines without being weighed down by them. At least I could follow each story and understand what the characters are trying to do, and the story beats more or less hit their marks, which is more than I can say for Age of Ultron or most of the DC films.