It’s still pretty cold here, but as we draw closer to the Lunar New Year (which is only two weeks away!), I’m starting to feel more spring-y in my clothing choice. Hence this touch of green in my outfit. The rest I kept neutral – after all, it’s still winter, and there may still be a few more cold snaps to come, but sometimes I get tired of seeing gray skies all the time and just want a spot of green to cheer myself up.
The outfit is, of course, another take on the 1940s style. After Miss Marple, I’ve been watching Home Fires, so the WWII style must have rubbed off on me even more.
Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by the Nebra sky disk. I originally bought this sweater (which is a knock-off of a Dior design) because it reminded me of the star spirits in Howl’s Moving Castle (you know, these creepy things), but then I noticed its similarity to the sky disk too, so of course I had to wear it for this challenge. I paired it with these green corduroy pants to mimic the green background of the disk. Sadly, I don’t have any gold shoes, so these brown boots would have to do, and finally, to maximize the celestial theme, I added a sun, moon, and stars brooch too.
If you haven’t sent me your outfit, you still have until tomorrow. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this!
If you’ve been following my blog since the early days, you may remember that back then, I used to accessorize with suspenders. I forgot about them when my style became more minimalist, but I’ve recently discovered them again, albeit in more subdued colors. They’re great to add a menswear, Dark Academia touch to my outfit, so expect to see them more often on the blog.
As I lean more into the vintage, Miss Marple-inspired style, I realize that I tend to go for two extremes – either a “schoolgirl” look (like my Audrey Horne cosplay last week) or a “grandpa” look like this, nothing in between. I don’t know what that says about my personal style… I guess that means I don’t go for traditionally feminine vintage style?
So how is everybody’s first week of 2021 going? I got a sinus infection, which is awesome. If this is how the first week of 2021 is, I don’t want to know what the rest of the year is going to be.
Anyway, on to the outfit: I bought this skirt from an online vintage boutique, and it turns out to be a little shorter than I expected, so it looks a bit like a school uniform skirt (note to self: all my skirts now should be at least 25″ long. This one, for the record, is 20″). My decision to pair it with saddle shoes doesn’t help, but I thought, I might as well lean into the schoolgirl look. It’s too bad that I didn’t find this sooner, because it would’ve made the perfect Audrey Horne cosplay. The jacket and brooch were added for a bit of warmth and color, and to, well, make it less of an Audrey Horne cosplay.
I wore this to a concert with my mom, sister, and niece last weekend – it was a concert of Studio Ghibli’s soundtracks, hence the title. This dress/tunic is appropriately whimsical, and the green color and the lotus embroidery fit the natural theme of many Studio Ghibli’s films, especially those directed by Hayao Miyazaki, so I thought it would be fitting. My sister said I looked like a cult leader, but if I did, it would be some sort of fabulous cult, so I didn’t mind 😀
The concert was fun. I’ve always loved the music in Studio Ghibli’s films, so it’s great to hear it live. I’m only bummed that I didn’t know about this series earlier – I missed a concert of Harry Potter soundtrack. But hey, maybe they’ll have something even better next year. Anyway, here’s some videos for you guys (sorry about the potato quality, it’s the best my phone can do):