Weekly Capsule 46.1 & SIA: Capax Infiniti

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For my interpretation of this week’s SIA, the gorgeous mural “Capax Infiniti” by Faith47, I decided to go the obvious route and just recreate the colors – the reddish shade of the brick wall (I know my jeans look more purple than red but that’s my color correction. If I got my jeans to the color they are in real life, I would look like an Oompa-Loompa), and shades of white, gray, and black of the painting itself. My scarf is a reflection of the soft pleats of the girl’s dress too. I thought about making an “infinity” necklace, which would’ve been the perfect finishing touch, but I didn’t have the time. Ah well. It may not be the most exciting outfit, but it gets the job done.

Don’t forget to check Jen’s blog tomorrow for other outfits inspired by this mural!

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T-shirt: Uniqlo, Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Scarf: Target, Boots: Din Sko


Weekly Capsule 04.3: Pinspiration

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This week’s Work My Closet challenge is Copying an Outfit You Pinned. I’m no stranger to that, of course – whenever I don’t know what to wear, I would look through my board to find inspiration. This outfit, for example, is inspired by this. Navy and mustard are a natural combination; but what really made the inspiration look awesome is the suspenders. I only wish I had a pair of suspenders that worked with these jeans. My suspenders are yellow (which is too close to mustard), and hot pink (which I’m not brave enough to rock, not with navy and mustard anyway), so alas, no suspenders for me 😦

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Shirt: Mango, Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans & Necklace: local shops, Boots: hand-me-down


Weekly Capsule 04.1: Silver & Stones

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For this week’s SIA, inspired by the Grassi family crest made by Renaissance sculptor Properzia de Rossi, I had decided that I would wear this top – the color, the texture, and the lace are perfect echoes of the silver filigree, and the brown boots and brooch would mimic the carved peach and plum stones.

However, I was a bit stumped when trying to figure out what to pair the top with. My gray pencil skirt and gray tights seem to be a natural choice, but when I tried that on, it didn’t feel very “me” at all. One of my sartorial goal this year is to have more realistic outfits for SIA, i.e. outfits I would actually wear and not just something I put together especially for SIA. That is why, after some consideration, I decided to go with these jeans instead. The outfit may not be perfect for SIA, but it’s perfect for me, and that’s what counts.

Don’t forget to check out Jen’s blog for more interpretations of this amazing sculpture!

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Top: Vero Moda, Jeans: H&M, Boots: hand-me-down, Cardigan: Forever21, Brooch: vintage

P/S: My top, jeans, and boots are all hand-me-down from my sister. Thanks sis!


Capsule Outfit #20

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On Tuesday I said it was going to warm up around Wednesday. Turns out it wasn’t. Didn’t. Winter is coming! *cue Game of Thrones theme music*

P/S: Again, sorry for the less-than-exciting outfits and blurbs. I’ve got a bazillion scripts to finish, and I can’t think. Hopefully things will slow down soon. Otherwise my brain can’t take much more.

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Shirt: Uniqlo, Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Topshop


Paloma & Dazzling Blue

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The next two colors in the Pantone Color challenge is Paloma (Spanish for “dove”, really, I’m so tempted to do this right now) and Dazzling Blue. Paloma, which is a soft gray, is easy for me, but Dazzling Blue is a bit tougher. I have tons of navy clothes, but cobalt blue doesn’t go too well with my coloring, so in the end I decided to go with this brooch. Though I kept thinking a pair of blue heels would look pretty sweet with this outfit too. I don’t know, maybe I’ll keep an eye out at the shops. As long as I don’t wear the color in big dose or close to my face, I’d be fine.

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Top: Mango, Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans: Calvin Klein, Heels: hand-me-down, Brooch: vintage

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Chicken Girl

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While watching Austenland again to do screencaps for the review (any excuse to watch and rewatch every scene with JJ Feild in it!) I suddenly noticed this little outfit Keri Russel has on during the airport scene and thought, Hey, that looks cute. It’s nothing especially fashion-forward, of course, but it’s still fairly put-together, and just the thing I needed while staying at home catching up on work assignments. Now I just need a “I ♥ Mr. Darcy” tote – or rather, “I ♥ Mr. Tilney”, because honestly, I’m a bit of a Darcy when it comes to social situations, so I’d need Mr. Tilney’s charm more than Darcy’s scowl.

I recently discovered this new location – it’s just some crumbling steps leading down to the chicken-run in our backyard, but it works when the front yard is too sunny. Everybody seemed to like it last time I took pictures here, and here I am again. The only tricky part is the chickens always think I’m bringing food, so it’s difficult to stop them from photo-bombing me (as you can see below!)

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Shirt: Mango (hand-me-down), Cardigan: Forever21, Pants: thrifted, Sneakers: Converse (they are filthy, sorry!), Bracelet: local shop


Neutral Zone

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This is a bit casual for work, but I was supervising a student’s film shoot, so I just wanted something I can move around in. And after an entire week of colors for the Pantone Fall challenge, I’m going back to some much-missed neutrals and breaking all kinds of fashion rules by pairing navy with black and black with brown (seriously, I don’t understand those rules. Who made them up?) Before I’d probably add a “pop of color”, but now I think the animal print scarf provides enough focus for the outfit.

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Shirt & Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Aldo, Scarf: hand-me-down