This week was absolutely crazy in terms of work, so I couldn’t maintain a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule and had to make do with Tuesday-Thursday instead. Oh, and if you’re looking for SIA, it’s coming back next week with Jen’s pick, so stay tuned!
Anyway, about the outfit – it was actually built around the socks. It’s all about the socks for me this season. In winters past, I always left my ankles bare when I wore oxfords and ankle boots, but the no-show socks I wore with them are thin and tend to slide down my heels, which is super annoying. Plus my ankles got really cold. So this year I stocked up on some colorful socks. They’re cozy, and they can add some interest to an outfit. No more cold ankles for me!
I received Jen’s inspiration for this week’s SIA, Briton Rivière‘s “Una and the Lion”, while I was in Iceland, which gave me the idea of finding some sheep to use as the background for my outfit photos. Sheep and horses are what you see the most while driving in Iceland, and it would be perfect since the painting also features a lamb (and the lion would be myself – I’m a Leo after all.)
However, seeing the sheep and taking photos with the sheep are two different things. The sheep may be used to cars zipping past them, but they’re definitely not used to a car stopping with three girls wielding cameras running towards them and posing, because as soon as they saw us, they took off. So in the end this is the best that I got – you can kinda see the sheep in the distance. They’re there, I swear!
As for the outfit, it’s my uniform in Iceland – cable-knit sweater, black jeans, black boots, and a big blanket scarf. The colors mimic the painting quite well, don’t they?
I’m on my way back to Vietnam tomorrow, to there will be more Iceland posts to come. In the meantime, don’t forget to check Jen’s blog for more outfits inspired by this gorgeous painting!
Sweater: H&M, Jeans & Scarf: local shop, Boots: Clarks
It’s still not warm enough to take photos outside, but at least the temperature is in the 50’s instead of 40’s, so I wanted to show you guys what I’ve been wearing this past week – basically all of my warmest shirts and sweaters layered on top of one another, my thickest coat, thickest jeans, and boots. What you don’t see here is fleece-lined tights under my jeans (I would’ve added another pair of socks but then I wouldn’t be able to fit into my boots – and even then my feet are still like icicles) and a wool scarf.
Think I’m a wimp? Try spending a week in this kind of humid cold, with no heating anywhere, and see how you like it. I would’ve said this:
… except sometimes it’s even colder inside the house.
Shirt & Brooch: local shops, Sweater & Coat: H&M, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Vagabond
Ever since I moved home and started teaching, January has always been a slow month. We’ve just come out of the New Year and there’s the Lunar New Year around February, so everybody tends to take it easy. Not this year though. Already my two filmmaker workshops have started so my weekend is full again, then I have my usual classes, plus this year I’ve been added to the editing staff of our school’s magazine so there are articles to read, on top of my usual freelance job of script reading and book translating. Ugh, calm down 2016!
Anyway, two things about this outfit: one, there should be more contrast/match between the two grays, but honestly I’m too tired to care. And two, a slender silver long necklace is probably not the best choice with a gray cable-knit sweater, but I kinda like that subtle look. Next time though, I’ll wear it with something darker so it doesn’t get lost.
P/S: This would be a perfect interpretation for this week’s SIA, wouldn’t it?
Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Mango, Coat: Atmosphere, Boots: Din Sko, Necklace: local shop
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…
Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Scarf: local shop, Boots: Hush Puppies