Weekly Capsule 25.3: An Old Friend

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When I did closet inventory back in March, I didn’t include these shorts because they didn’t fit me that well, and I only wore them once last summer. This summer, though, the weather has been so incredibly hot that I decided to give the shorts another go, and lo and behold, they fit me again! That shows how hot it’s been – I’ve lost at least a couple of pounds of water weight due to the heat. The weight will return in the winter, but for now, welcome back, shorts.

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lace tee chambray shirt by 14 shades of greylace tee chambray shirt khaki shorts brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: American Eagle, Shirt: Esprit, Short: tailor, Sandals: gift

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Weekly Capsule 25.2: Stubborn

lace tee brown print skirt sandals by 14 shades of grey

Today’s outfit looked better in the mirror than it did in photos. That usually happens to me. I put together an outfit, check it in the mirror, and think it’s all good, only to hate it when I see the photos afterward. And I was being stubborn in trying this skirt again with flats. Well, I think I can safely conclude now that this skirt + flats is not a good combo. If it was shorter or longer, then maybe flats may work, but it hits my Shetland pony legs at such an awkward spot that it definitely needs heels.

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lace tee brown print skirt by 14 shades of grey

T-Shirt: American Eagle, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: gift, Belt: from a Miss Sixty dress


Calm Summer

white t-shirt khaki skirt green belt leopard print flats by 14 shades of grey

The post title is supposed to be sarcastic because this summer has been anything but calm. I managed to grab these pictures in about 10 minutes (a record for me!) in between two rain storms, and there will be more rain later in the week. It helps that the outfit doesn’t have a lot of detail. I feel the lace on the shirt provides enough visual interest that I don’t need anything else. Plus the inspiration painting is pretty simple on its own too.

I got this shirt along in the same sale with the peach T-shirt I wore last week, hoping it would fill the white tee-shaped hole in my closet, but looks like I’d have to keep an eye out for something more fitted and less semi-transparent. You’d think it’s nothing simpler than finding a basic white tee, yet none of the ones I tried on looks right… maybe I’m being too picky? Or maybe “basic” is not really my style. I like simplicity but I can’t really pull off those simple outfits that look crazy chic on some and would just look plain boring on me.

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khaki skirt leopard print flats by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: American Eagle, Skirt & Belt: thrifted, Flats: LA Fashion District


Time Flies

This week’s inspiration for Style Imitating Art is Frida Kahlo’s Time Flies:

Remember how I said I was excited to raid my mom’s and my sister’s closets once I got home? As it turns out, they’re more excited to raid my closet 😀 But I did get to borrow this T-shirt from my sister for this outfit.

Shirt: borrowed from my sister, Skirt: thrifted
Shoes: Madden Girl (thrifted), Necklace: self-made