Weekly Capsule 03.3

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Another piece that didn’t get worn much last week is this sweatshirt, so here it is. This is my third attempt to style it (not ready to let it go yet!), and I may have figured out a way to get around its boxy cut: layering. It feels a bit weird to layer a blazer on top of a sweatshirt, but this one is thin enough that it works. The proportions are still a bit off, I think, but at least it’s not a closet orphan anymore. Now if I could just figure out how to wear it with skirts… Last week Meghan suggested that I tried it with a pencil skirt, which could totally work, but alas, I haven’t mastered the “bike riding in a pencil skirt” lesson yet.

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Sweatshirt: Zalora, Blazer: Atmosphere, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Boots: hand-me-down, Necklace: Icing


Weekly Capsule 02.2

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This sweatshirt is one of the pieces from my fall/winter capsule that never got worn; before that I’ve only worn it once. You can see why: it’s thin so you have to layer it for this weather, and it’s cropped and boxy, so it doesn’t work well tucked into things. In short, it’s tricky to style. I guess I was dazzled by the cute embroidered elephants when I bought it and didn’t think about how to, you know, actually wear it.

So I’m giving it another go, to see if I should keep it or hand it down to my niece. This I like – layering a button-up shirt underneath it – but if that’s the only way to style it, it’s going to get boring quickly. You guys have any suggestion?

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Sweatshirt: Zalora, Shirt & Necklace: local shops, Jeans: Forever21, Boots: Topshop


The Elephants In The Room

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When I saw that this sweater is embroidered with freaking elephants, I knew I gotta have it. The only problem is that it is a bit short (either that or my torso is too long). I was feeling unimaginative, so I copied the seller’s styling for this outfit. I’m going to try layering a button-up shirt underneath it if I want to wear it with pants. It may look a bit hipster, but I’m OK with that.

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Sweater: Zalora, Skirt: hand-me-down, Boots: Journee (via Amazon)