Hello Colors

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Like I said in last Friday post, I’ve been wearing a lot of neutrals lately, and while that’s not a bad thing, I do want some more colors to make my outfit look more cheerful during these grey months. I think another reason why I tend to wear so much neutral stuff these days is because I want to dress more professionally, so I don’t get mistaken for a student anymore 😛 So it’s probably a bit counterproductive that my first venture back into the land of colors is a short, plaid shirt dress that instantly screams “schoolgirl” on me. Oh well. I’ve got to learn to wear colors all over again, so baby steps, right?

The jacket doesn’t really go with anything, I know, but I want to keep the Take One, Pass It On challenge alive.

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Dress & Boots: Vietnamese shop, Tights: Target, Belt: thrifted, Jacket: H&M (hand-me-down)

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Black, Grey, and Blue

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I debated whether to post this outfit or not, because it’s really nothing remarkable – just another all-neutral look, in the same silhouette I’ve been wearing pretty much all through November. It’s not that I’m a style rut. One of the reasons I reach for this combination and the neutral colors so much may simply be because I’m too busy to figure out which color works with which. Back when I first started the blog, I usually took some time to plan my outfit the evening before, but now, with 5 different reading/writing/translating projects going on, I just grab the first things that are clean, so it’s actually easier to have a silhouette that works and colors that I don’t have to worry about clashing. Although some colors here and there would be nice; it’s been so dreary lately, I don’t need my clothes to look dreary too.

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Sweater: Fedora Boutique, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Steve Madden (thrifted), Jacket & Scarf: hand-me-down

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Unemployed Uniform

Well, looks like I’m going to be unemployed at least for this week. I’m getting into the final stretch of NaNoWriMo, so the free time is actually welcomed. I have a feeling this book is going to be longer than 50,000 words though – I’m at 35,000 now and none of the big action sequences have been written yet. I have too much fun exploring my characters’ minds. I didn’t realize how much I miss writing things like that while I was writing scripts.

Anyway, today’s outfit is for the Bloggers Do It Better challenge – Military Chic. This jacket is the most military-looking thing I can find in my wardrobe, and I thought of pairing it with something more feminine, like a dress or skirt, but in the end I went with what I’m most comfortable in. The end result is more tomboyish than chic, but I’m happy with it.

Jacket: Gap thrifted, remixed
Pants: thrifted
Sweater: gift from my sister
Boots: Target, remixed