It’s the start of our long Labor Day break, so here’s a casual outfit to start it off. I’ll probably be wearing a version of this for the entire break. It’s not like I have anywhere to go, really. I’m just going to be boring and spend the next four days catching up on work and TV.
Now, on a different note, I have a question to ask you guys. I have been struggling with accessorizing lately. Brooches have always been my signature, but I haven’t been able to get any new ones since I moved home (no vintage shops here, and international shipping is such a hassle), and besides, you can’t wear a brooch with every outfit. When it comes to necklaces or bracelets, I feel completely uninspired with what I have. So I’m trying to rebuild my accessory collection, except I have no idea where to start. All I know is that I like something simple, preferably with a vintage or minimalist feel to it. Do you guys have any suggestion, like a certain piece or a certain design? Anything would be welcomed. I need to know what to look for before I start looking.
Shirt: local shop, Jeans: Wet Seal (thrifted), Flats: Zalora, Necklace: Venice gift shop
It’s been about five or six years since I spent a proper winter at home, and I don’t remember it ever being this cold. Also, our house is built for coolness and airiness, not warmth, so it’s not that much better inside either. My solution? Wear all the warm colors in my closet – toned down with some black and grey, of course, I don’t want to look like a walking electric heater. Speaking of electric heater, here’s a story about the titular song: even though it’s one of my favorite Snow Patrol songs, for the longest time I thought it was called “Set Fire to the Third Bar” and thought it was about actual fire-starting (figuratively, like maybe their passion sets fire to the bar where they’re meeting or something.) It wasn’t until recently that I found out “the third bar” referred to a bar in an electric heater, not a pub. Yeah, some hardcore fan I am.
Sweater: Gap (thrifted), Jeans: Wet Seal (thrifted),
Coat: Forever21, Brooch: gift, Boots: Vietnamese shop
Scarf: I honestly don’t know. It’s not mine. I grabbed it from the hook in the front hall because it’s the right color and it wouldn’t shed all over my coat like my wool scarves
My sister and I just had an argument about nude shoes (pumps, specifically) the other day because she tried to push her old pair (which her post-baby feet had outgrown) on me. My sister insists that they’re awesome because they go with everything. I, on the other hand, have been educated in the Tom and Lorenzo School of Fashion Critique, and therefore can’t not refer to them as “Silly Putty pumps.” I think that they work in specific cases (with pants and with pale neutrals, according to TLo) but most of the time they just seem like such an unimaginative styling choice. And I have yet to see a woman whose legs look longer because she’s wearing nude shoes. It doesn’t help that my sister’s pair have all the elements that get me twitchy – nude color, peep-toe, platform heels. No thanks.
What about you guys? What’s your opinion on nude pumps? Actually, let me quote TLo once more. Nude pumps – Yea or Nay?
Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: Wet Seal, Shoes: Mudd, Brooch: vintage (everything thrifted except for the brooch)
… you don’t pose with your easily excitable dog while taking outfit photos. Usually Taco’s love for dancing is not a problem, but I was wearing a dark shirt this time, and in minutes was covered in dusty paw prints and dog’s hair. Luckily I’d already got enough shots.
Blouse: tailor-made, Jeans: thrifted, Sneakers: Payless