Cup Of Tea, Father?

Would it be weird to say I built this outfit around this tea set brooch? But hey, it wouldn’t be the first time. Actually, the brooch reminds me of Mrs. Doyle from “Father Ted” (hence the post title), but Mrs. Doyle is not exactly a great source of style inspiration, so I went with something more “me” but still has some of that old-lady feel that works with the brooch, in the sweater and the plaid pants.

P/S: I just checked IMDb out of curiosity and it turns out Pauline McLynn, who played Mrs. Doyle, was younger than me when “Father Ted” started!!! She was in her early 30s (and was my age when it ended)!!! Talk about the magic of make-up and styling…


Trash Panda

This is actually an old outfit that I uncovered while going through my archive. Somehow it got lost in the shuffle. I’ve noticed that happening more lately, not just with my blogging (forgetting to schedule posts or even forgetting to post altogether), but also in my work. Before, I used to be able to read a couple of screenplays a day and still find time to write a little at night, but now, I’ll be lucky if I can manage one screenplay a day. If I’m writing (even if it’s just fan fiction, nothing serious), I can’t do anything else until I’m finished with it. And when it comes to blogging, I have to set aside a whole day to write and schedule posts beforehand, or I’ll forget to do them. I think it’s less about my mind losing its elasticity but more about my habit of multi-tasking catching up with me. I guess that’s why they say you shouldn’t multi-task.


Happy Year Of The Cat

It won’t be the Year of the Cat (or the Rabbit) until Sunday, but here’s my outfit anyway. I was going to wear my cat sweater, but I thought it’s a bit obvious and not festive enough, so I’m bringing out all of my cat brooches instead (didn’t realize I had so many!) The rest of the outfit is very simple, to let the brooches shine, though I wanted to give a shout-out to this sweater, as it’s kind of new (to me) – it was actually made by my mom for my dad when they were in university! My mom was cleaning out her closet, and when I saw the brown color and the cable-knit, I snatched it up immediately. Either it had shrunk, or my dad must’ve been quite a lanky young man, because it fits me perfectly.


Peekaboo Pups

I’m finally on my winter/Lunar New Year break, and it’s quite warm lately, so here’s a casual outfit for lounging around at home. Just kidding, I don’t really lounge. There’s all the preparations for the New Year to be done, and I have a lot of work to finish, plus I’ve started writing again lately (just silly, fanfic stuff, but it’s fun) so I’m quite busy still. Anyway, it’s going to be the Year of the Cat soon, so here are some… puppies? I wasn’t really thinking about it. I would try to put together a cat-themed outfit for the New Year though.


The Drawing Lesson

Here’s my outfit for the first SIA challenge of 2023, inspired by “The Drawing Lesson” by Jan Steen. This one is a bit of a challenge for me, because there are so many details and colors in the painting that I had no idea where to begin. Eventually, I went with the lady’s outfit of pink top and golden yellow bottom, and added some colors and patterns with my velvet blazer. My belt and boots are also a nod to the rich cognac color of the furniture and the musical instruments in the room. So, not a very imaginative interpretation, but I’m happy with the result.