Trash Panda

This is actually an old outfit that I uncovered while going through my archive. Somehow it got lost in the shuffle. I’ve noticed that happening more lately, not just with my blogging (forgetting to schedule posts or even forgetting to post altogether), but also in my work. Before, I used to be able to read a couple of screenplays a day and still find time to write a little at night, but now, I’ll be lucky if I can manage one screenplay a day. If I’m writing (even if it’s just fan fiction, nothing serious), I can’t do anything else until I’m finished with it. And when it comes to blogging, I have to set aside a whole day to write and schedule posts beforehand, or I’ll forget to do them. I think it’s less about my mind losing its elasticity but more about my habit of multi-tasking catching up with me. I guess that’s why they say you shouldn’t multi-task.


Peekaboo Pups

I’m finally on my winter/Lunar New Year break, and it’s quite warm lately, so here’s a casual outfit for lounging around at home. Just kidding, I don’t really lounge. There’s all the preparations for the New Year to be done, and I have a lot of work to finish, plus I’ve started writing again lately (just silly, fanfic stuff, but it’s fun) so I’m quite busy still. Anyway, it’s going to be the Year of the Cat soon, so here are some… puppies? I wasn’t really thinking about it. I would try to put together a cat-themed outfit for the New Year though.


Dandies

Although I’m on an unofficial Low Buy/No Buy season, I don’t want to restrict myself too much, because that would just be an excuse for me to binge-shop later. So when I see something I like and fill some sort of hole in my closet, I’ll get it. It helps that my closet is reasonably well stocked now and there are few things I still want, especially in terms of winter clothes. Take this short-sleeve sweater, for example – I’m always on the lookout for more 1940s tops, but I only bought it because of the collar and the cutout design around the shoulders. Brooches, of course, remain my one weakness, and when I saw this chain brooch, I had to snap it up immediately. The only problem is that I can’t untangle the chain and it’s driving me crazy!


Gray Scale

This outfit is pretty straightforward. It’s another one of my attempts to lower the cost-per-wear of all the items in my closet by finding new ways to style them and wear them together. As the title suggests, gray (and maroon) is the main color scheme here, but I couldn’t help adding a touch of yellow with my amber rose brooch. The buttonhole of the blazer is such a perfect place for it.


Tom And Jenny

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Andres Valencia’s “Tom and Jenny“, I knew I’d wear something menswear-inspired with some pops of color. The “menswear” part is easy enough – I just went with the black-and-gray color scheme and added my velvet waistcoat for some extra texture. The pops of color, however, took some thinking, because I don’t have anything in those bright shades of pink, yellow, and green. I tried wearing a scarf, but it doesn’t look right with the blazer. In the end, I went with this tie (borrowed from my dad) and a brooch, since the pattern of the tie reflects the graphic quality of the painting, and the brooch… well, I already represented the man in my outfit, so the brooch is to represent the lady. The colors aren’t the same, but they reflect the general vibe of the painting, so I’m happy with it.

Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!