Weekly Capsule 32.2: Playing It SafePosted: August 12, 2015 Filed under: Capsule, Clothes | Tags: belt, blue, brooch, capsule summer/fall 2015, captoe flats, navy skirt, red, red striped top 4 Comments
This outfit is like something I would wear a year and a half ago, while I was transitioning between a vintage-inspired style to my current, simpler style. Even all the pieces – except for the brooch – are old favorites. This was from last week, when I had to teach a kind of “test class” in front of the school board to prepare for my solo classes next semester, so I wanted to wear something I’d feel comfortable in. It was nerve-racking enough having to teach in front of the school board; I didn’t want to have to worry about my clothes too.
Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Banana Republic (thrifted), Flats: Zalora, Belt: thrifted, Brooch: local shop
Weekly Capsule 32.1 & SIA: Hot PunchPosted: August 10, 2015 Filed under: Capsule, Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: blue, brooch, capsule summer/fall 2015, captoe flats, chambray shirt, navy skinny jeans, style imitating art 6 Comments
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Amanda Smith’s “Hot Punch“, I knew I couldn’t go too literal; otherwise I’d look like I just raided my niece’s closet. So that means no dress and no floral. In the end, I decided to go for a denim-on-denim look to mimic the girls’ blue dresses, my black-and-white flats match the dogs, and my enamel brooches are a nod to both the colors and the ceramic medium of the piece. As far as interpretations go, I think this is a good look, if I may say so myself.
And yes, it’s been raining cats and dogs as you can see.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the full round-up!
Shirt: Esprit, Jeans: Mango, Flats: Zalora, Brooches: vintage
The Outfit That Never WasPosted: August 6, 2014 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black polka dot pants, blue, captoe flats, chambray shirt, necklace 2 Comments
These are the items that I took with me to my Da Lat trip but never worn – you can see why. The flats were not practical for the walking and the biking and the rain, and the polka dot pants don’t go with my hiking boots, and the chambray shirt is too thin to be worn with my cardigan and too bulky to be layered underneath my sweatshirt. The funny thing is, these were the first three things on my packing list. I thought they’d make a good base for an outfit – basic top, fun pants, comfy shoes. It just goes to show no matter how carefully you plan, you can never plan for everything.
And yes, that’s a new chambray shirt. The material is thinner and more breathable, and it fits me a little better than my thrifted one. That totally justified me buying it, right? Right?
Shirt: Esprit, Pants: Old Navy, Flats: Zalora, Necklace: gift shop in Venice
The Longest DayPosted: July 11, 2014 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: belt, black, black khaki pants, blue, captoe flats, chambray shirt, watch 4 Comments
So yesterday I was a proctor at our school’s entrance exam. Imagine this: three hours of doing nothing – absolutely nothing – except to sit and stare at 30 sweaty, nervous kids. Not allowed to read, not allowed to write, not allowed to listen to music, not allowed to even walk around too much in case you breath down the students’ necks and make them even more nervous. I’m one of those people who have to have something to do constantly, so sitting there with nothing but the thoughts in my head was like torture. The first hour was the worst. I mapped out my script ideas for a bit, but it’s difficult to outline a story just in your head, so after a while I drifted off. I would think that 15 minutes had passed, but when I looked at my watch, I saw that somehow it was only 5 minutes, or even less. It was horrible. After that first hour I got a bit more used to it and then the students started asking for extra paper or turning in their exams early, so at least I got something to do, so it wasn’t so bad anymore. But still… the prospect of doing this again next year doesn’t sound fun.
As for the outfit, I opted for something as simple and comfy as possible. In hindsight, though, that might have been a mistake. Maybe if I’d worn something busy with a lot of patterns, I could’ve passed the time by looking at my clothes!
Shirt: thrifted, Jeans: Calvin Klein, Belt: local shop, Flats: Zalora, Watch: gift
WordlessPosted: June 13, 2014 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black floral skirt, captoe flats, necklace, pink, pink v-neck tee 1 Comment
Simple outfit with nothing to describe or explain + Busy day = (Nearly) wordless post. Byeeee!
T-shirt: Uniqlo, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: Zalora, Necklace: Venice gift shop