I think one of the reasons I deemed this capsule a failure (other than the fact that I keep shopping all the time to add to it) is that I felt a bit stuck with my style. But it’s a fine line, isn’t it, between being stuck in a style rut and having a go-to look. Like this silhouette, for example – I’ve been wearing it every single day this month, either with riding boots or ankle boots, but I don’t even notice it. So maybe I should just tell myself that there’s nothing wrong with always coming back to a look that works for you. And that is not being stuck, that is just developing your own style.
Shirt: Esprit, Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Aldo, Brooch: gift, Scarf: hand-made, Coat: thrifted
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo”, I knew I was going to wear my red heels to mimic the sculpture itself, but I had no idea about the rest of the outfit. Then when I looked at the photo of the sculpture again, I came up with the idea of wearing all neutrals so that the heels would stand out like how the sculpture stands out from the buildings around it. I liked this when I put it together, but now when I look at the photos again, I realize it’s that weird mix between fussy and frumpy that some of my outfits usually end up when I overthink things (jeans might be better.) It looks like simplifying my style will be more difficult than I thought…
Sweater: J.Crew (thrifted), Skirt: thrifted, Heels: Steve Madden (thrifted), Tights: Target, Scarf: self-made
Don’t forget to swing by Jen’s blog to see how this is interpreted! It’s the first time a sculpture is featured in SIA, so it should be awesome.
I completely forgot that the blog turned three this Wednesday. It has been miserable these last few days, rainy and cold, so I couldn’t come up with any outfit more interesting than a variation of this: sweater with button-up or scarf or both, jeans, boots, big coat – in short, the same old things I’ve been wearing all winter. I still prefer winter over summer, but seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I remember this time last year I was already in T-shirts and skirts with bare legs, and now I’m still shivering in tons of layers? I’ve had quite enough of that, thank you very much.
But then the weirdest thing happened when I was uploading these photos into my computer. I suddenly felt excited again, and it took me a while to realize that in those three days I stayed off the blog, I actually missed it – this whole process of putting together an outfit post. I can’t believe I’ve been doing it for three years now, but I think the fact that I missed it means that I can keep doing it. And that is a very appropriate conclusion to this belated blog birthday post.
Shirt: Urban Oufitters, Sweater: J.Crew (thrifted), Coat: Forever21 (thrifted), Jeans: H&M, Boots: local shop, Scarf: self-made
After the freezing cold of the past week, I’m ready for some spring colors, so I pulled out this coat even though it’s still a bit too chilly for it. It’s not until I looked at these photos that I realized nothing in this outfit really go together. Well, maybe the coat and the striped sweater do. I should’ve worn my darker trouser jeans, but these are warmer, and this scarf has a permanent home on my neck now, so I didn’t feel like taking it off. I guess my winter outfits are just a constant battle between being comfortable and being put-together… and comfort usually wins.
P/S: Anybody caught the SpongeBob reference in the title? Because the coat is, you know, coral-ish… no? I’m just a dork then? OK.
Sweater: Forever21, Jeans: hand-me-down, Coat: H&M (hand-me-down and dyed), Scarf: self-made, Brooch: vintage, Heels: Payless
ETA: Since I’m linking up to Mix-It Monday, here are a few ways I’ve worn this sweater before.