Confession: I actually wore this without the belt throughout the day, but when I took the pictures, I thought the empty belt loops looked weird so I put this belt on. Then it looked too fussy so I took it off again 😛 The brooch and the pleats on the blouse and the heels are fussy enough without the bow on the belt too.
I am trying to move away from all of these “girly girl” details and go for “feminine but streamlined”, but occasionally I still had a moment of over-thinking and put together something like this… Well, hopefully three months of capsule wardrobe will flush all that fussiness out of my system!
Top: Mango (hand-me-down), Skirt & Heels: thrifted, Belt: Wet Seal, Brooch: vintage
As I was putting this together, I kept thinking that I needed a “pop of color” somewhere. So I tried some colored tights, different brooches and scarves, but nothing looked right, and in the end, I went back to my original idea. I realized that when there are already varied shades of black and white and grey in the outfit, any other color would just mess it up. I don’t know if this means my style is moving toward a simpler, more neutral direction, or I know how to edit my own style now. Maybe a bit of both.
Sweater: New Look, Skirt: thrifted, Scarf: self-made, Leggings: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Journee, Brooch: Getty Center gift shop
I just finished reading three scripts (that’s about 300 pages in total) so you’ll excuse me if I keep the post short. Besides I just found a channel that have Fringe re-runs, so I’m just going to turn my mind off for now… well, as much as you can turn your mind off while watching Fringe anyway.
Shirt: Gap, Skirt: thrifted, Belt: Forever21, Necklace: Icing, Flats: LA Fashion District
The post title is supposed to be sarcastic because this summer has been anything but calm. I managed to grab these pictures in about 10 minutes (a record for me!) in between two rain storms, and there will be more rain later in the week. It helps that the outfit doesn’t have a lot of detail. I feel the lace on the shirt provides enough visual interest that I don’t need anything else. Plus the inspiration painting is pretty simple on its own too.
I got this shirt along in the same sale with the peach T-shirt I wore last week, hoping it would fill the white tee-shaped hole in my closet, but looks like I’d have to keep an eye out for something more fitted and less semi-transparent. You’d think it’s nothing simpler than finding a basic white tee, yet none of the ones I tried on looks right… maybe I’m being too picky? Or maybe “basic” is not really my style. I like simplicity but I can’t really pull off those simple outfits that look crazy chic on some and would just look plain boring on me.
Shirt: American Eagle, Skirt & Belt: thrifted, Flats: LA Fashion District