Weekly Capsule 52.3: Obligatory

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This is not exactly a blog-worthy outfit, but it’s the last weekly capsule outfit (I’m not doing it again next year; it does get tedious sometimes), so I feel obliged to post it anyway. There’s another layer of obligation to the outfit: I wore this during finals with the class that gave me this scarf. So far this semester I haven’t worn this scarf on any day that I have a class with them, so even though I’m going to see them again next semester (next week, as a matter of fact, we have a very short break this year :(), I think it’s best to let them know I do wear their present.

Plus I didn’t know how else to accessorize this outfit 😛

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Sweatshirt: Zalora, Jeans: local shop, Scarf: gift, Oxfords: Vagabond

And the final weekly capsule round-up – I’ll be back tomorrow with a end-of-the-year round-up:

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pink sweatshirt black jeans black oxfords by 14 shades of grey

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Weekly Capsule 52.2: Random

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Welcome to the purgatory that is the time between Christmas and New Year. It’s weird, isn’t it? Everybody is in the holiday spirit but you still have to work for another week before the New Year. It’s a bit less weird for us because our big winter holiday is the Lunar New Year, which is in two months, but there is still a distinctly… half-hearted feel in the air. My cat brooch is meant to reflect that – we’re all feeling a bit lazy now, aren’t we?

Anyway, this is something I’d planned for Christmas, but it was too cold last week. Pink and green isn’t a combo I usually associate with Christmas, until I saw this on Kendi and thought it would be fun to try. It’s a bit random, but somehow a leftover Christmas outfit is perfect for this week.

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pink sweatshirt green plaid shirt black oxfords by 14 shades of greypink sweatshirt cat brooch by 14 shades of grey

Sweatshirt: Zalora, Pants & Brooch: local shops, Oxfords: Vagabond


Weekly Capsule 52.1: Come To The Dark Side

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I wore this last week to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I must’ve been subconsciously influenced by the movies, because as I was taking photos, I realized these were the colors of the “dark side” – black and red.

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This is a bit embarrassing to confess, but up until last week, I had never seen the original Star Wars trilogy all the way through. I’ve seen bits and pieces on TV, and of course I knew all about the pop culture significance, but I never watched the entire thing. So before the new movie, I did a marathon of Episode IV, V, and VI (I like to pretend that the prequels didn’t happen). Now, usually when I watch these classic movies so late in the game, I would appreciate them but never become a fan. With Star Wars, though, I was completely won over. It’s epic and exciting and funny and everything that the nerd in me loves. So much so that by the time I saw The Force Awakens, I was tearing up at the opening scroll.

Needless to say, I freaking love the movie (already saw it twice.) Rey is badass (please please please don’t give her a romance in the next films), Finn and Poe are adorable, and all the callbacks to originals are great. I’ve heard complaints that it is too similar to Episode IV, but I think it’s a smart choice – it caters to fans of the originals while ushering in a new generation at the same time.

My only quibble is Adam Driver as the bad guy. He’s too cute to be the new Darth Vader. But, depending on his arc over the trilogy, he may turn out OK. We’ll see. Still, what’s with the casting of these young hipster actors as sci-fi villains anyway? Like Jesse Einsenberg as Lex Luthor, WTF?

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Sweatshirt & Jeans: local shops, Scarf: Icing, Boots: Hush Puppies


Weekly Capsule 51.3: Not-So-Subtle Christmas

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I wore this to the Christmas pageant at my niece and nephew’s kindergarten, so I threw subtlety out the window and just went straight for the red + green + white (and added the holly brooch in case anybody was still confused.) Of course, it was a good thing my jeans were maroon; true red would’ve been pretty eye-searing – I don’t think I’m brave enough to try that!

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Sweater: hand-me-down, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Coat: thrifted, Brooch: vintage, Boots: Hush Puppies

My looks this week – a bit of colors just in time for the holiday:

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Weekly Capsule 51.2: Subtle Christmas

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Since I already had the maroon jeans out and Christmas is right around the corner, I decided to play around with the red + green + white combo a bit. You can see that each piece is a more diluted or faded version of each of those colors (well, I guess you can call gray a “version” of white :P) Yeah, I’m dressing in themes again, but I’m running out of outfit ideas, and besides, if you can’t dress for Christmas, what can you dress for, right?

In other news, I still haven’t figured out how to tie this scarf without looking like I was being eaten alive…

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Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Scarf: local shop, Boots: Hush Puppies


Weekly Capsule 51.1: Meh

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I’ve talked about this a lot of times before, but it’s worth repeating: my favorite outfits are usually ones that I don’t spend a lot of time planning. It may sound weird, but it actually makes sense. I just grab things and throw them on because I know they work together. Most of my “planned” outfits, on the other hand, end up looking overwrought because I overthink them.

Like this one. Looks relatively simple, doesn’t it? And it started out simply enough. I just thought, Hey, I haven’t worn that embroidered sweatshirt in a while, and I haven’t paired it with those maroon jeans, maybe I should give it a go. But then on Monday morning, it turned out to be colder than I thought so I had to wear my thermal shirt underneath, which added bulk, and I had to figure out what scarf to wear with it so it doesn’t cover up the embroideries. It ended up… not terrible, but not exactly my favorite either.

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black embroidered sweatshirt by 14 shades of grey

Sweatshirt: Atmosphere, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Scarf: Forever21, Boots: hand-me-down


Weekly Capsule 50.3: Backwards

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I wore this for the opening ceremony of the film festival – so yeah, the posts this week are actually backwards (the post on Monday was actually my Friday outfit.) The opening is not as formal as the award ceremony, so I went with something a little more dressed up but not too much.

At the risk of sounding like a total fashion victim, when putting this together I was actually thinking of the last outfit in The Devil Wears Prada (that last scene is my favorite in the movie, and one of my favorite endings) but my neck got cold so I had to add the chambray shirt underneath. Speaking of which, some of the outfits in that movie look pretty dated now, don’t they? Like this ridiculous getup.

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Shirt: thrifted, Sweater: Atmosphere, Jacket: tailor, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Esprit (hand-me-down), Brooch: local shop