After I wore this tunic with jeans for SIA, I thought that the silhouette looks familiar, but I couldn’t place it until I realized it was similar to what Indian women often wear in everyday life – fitted trousers (churidar) with a tunic (kurta). Even the embroideries are reminiscent of the designs on the kurta as well, though perhaps not as elaborate. So today I decided to recreate the silhouette more faithfully, with actual trousers instead of jeans and flat sandals instead of heels. The funny thing is that the outfit can also be seen as a modern take on the traditional styling of the Vietnamese áo dài (which is a long tunic over loose-fitting trousers). But that’s what I love about style – you can take your inspiration from almost anywhere!
I just want to let you guys know that posting will be a bit sporadic from now until the end of May. I will try to stick to a Monday – Wednesday – Friday schedule. It’s finals time, which is always busy, plus this year I’m the thesis advisor for three graduating students on top of my usual classes, so I’ve got extra work to do. Yay.
Looking back at my archive, I realize I could always tell when my schedule was crazy, because that’s when my outfits start to lose colors and patterns – I think my brain can only handle so much. I’m afraid the next few outfits are going to be just as colorless and patternless as this one.
Another housekeeping thing: I’m going to do away with the “naming the brand” thing at the end of the post where I list each item in my outfit and what brand it’s from. There is no link and I’m not making any money from the blog, so who cares, right? If you guys want to know where a particular item is from, you can always shoot me a question in the comment.
For this week’s SIA, inspired by a roses-and-sequins painting of the growArts program, I had decided to bring out my trusty rose-printed tunic. However, the weather turned cold suddenly (the last cold snap of the season, I believe), so I had to go with a looser interpretation. In the end, though, I’m quite happy with the outfit – it has most of the colors of the painting, and the embellishments on my sweatshirt bring just the right touch of sparkles. I also managed to take pictures with some pink roses in the background, so the roses are represented as well.
Don’t forget to check out Erin’s blog to see other outfits inspired by this!
Sweatshirt: Zalora, Pants: Mango, Heels: Zara
Just some leftover outfits that don’t warrant their own posts because they’re kinda similar to outfits I’ve worn before. But I’ve already taken the photos so I hate for them to go to waste. Enjoy your weekend!
Outfit 1 – Shirt: Zara, Pants: Topshop, Loafers: Footglove
Outfit 2 – T-shirt: Esprit, Pants: Mango, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace: local shop
For about a week before and after Labor Day, I’ve seen quite a number of posts/articles on style blogs about wearing white after Labor Day. And I thought, really? It’s the year 2015 and we’re still talking about how to wear white after Labor Day? It’s the easiest thing in the world. You just wake up after Labor Day, and put on a piece of white clothing. Or two. They don’t even have to match (like me.) Done!
What we really need to talk about is, how come it’s 2015 and we’re not adopting trends like the double-tie or the inside-out pockets yet? (I may or may not have recently caught Back to the Future II on TV…)
Top: Banana Republic, Pants: Mango, Shoes: local shop, Brooch: my mom’s
My looks this week – not exactly cohesive, but I wasn’t in a cohesive state of mind anyway: