Green And Yellow

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When I said I don’t have anything in my closet that resembles the painting “Sunset at Montmajour”, I didn’t realize that it’s not true. I do have pieces that can be used to imitate this. The problem is, I’ve worn them all before. Finally I remembered my green shawl, which is perfect. Even though it is still too warm for such a big shawl, it’s the missing piece of the puzzle, and once I found it, the rest of the outfit just fell into place.

The moral of the story? I need more green and yellow in my closet, apparently.

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Shirt & skirt: thrifted, Shawl: hand-me-down, Flats: borrowed from my sister


What If This Storm Ends?

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Yup, another storm/typhoon/hurricane on the way. This one won’t be as bad because it won’t hit us directly, and hopefully it’ll cool down a little bit afterwards because it’s so muggy right now like you wouldn’t believe. Seriously, I had to have a towel just outside of frame while taking these pictures because I was sweating buckets. You guys are probably sick of hearing me talk about the weather all the freaking time, but I wouldn’t talk about it so much if this was the norm –  I don’t remember so many storms this time last year.

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Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt & Belt: thrifted, Necklace: Forever21, Flats: borrowed from my sister


Under The Sea

orange t-shirt lobster skirt green flats by 14 shades of grey

My initial plan for this week’s SIA, inspired by the illustration in David Wiesner’s book Flotsam, was pretty simple: orange and blue, done. But then I remember that I have the perfect piece for this – my lobster skirt. Before Debbi and I moved home, we decided to make matching skirts (using the tutorial from What Would a Nerd Wear) and got this lobster fabric from JoAnn because it looked fun and Debbi comes from a lobstering town. But we procrastinated so much that Debbi went home, taking her sewing machine with her before we could actually make the skirts, so I asked a friend to finish them for us. We almost wore them while we went to Ha Long Bay last summer, but in the end decided that we needed to be a lot drunker to make matching lobster skirts work 😛

Stop by Animated Cardigan to see all the other interpretations of this illustration!

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It was so hot, I had to accessorize with a huge palm-leaf fan

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Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: gift (since I didn’t actually make it)
Brooch: vintage, Flats: borrowed from my sister


Simply Red

This is another outfit that made me go through my archive to make sure I haven’t worn it before. The pants and the shirt are such favorite of mine that I’m surprised I haven’t thought of pairing them with each other. Expect to see a lot more of the pants in the coming months, since “oxblood” has been declared a color of Fall 2012 by… someone. I kid, of course. I don’t follow trends that much. Especially in this case, when I think the fashion world just started calling that color “oxblood” so they could trick plebs like us into buying a bunch of new things without knowing that it’s actually maroon/burgundy/simply red (I couldn’t resist the pun. Anybody even remember that band?)

Shirt: H&M, Pants: thrifted, Brooch: vintage
Flats: borrowed from my sister