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.

Winter Meets Spring

Spring is nowhere near yet (God, I hope not, not after the non-fall we had, I wouldn’t be able to stand it if we don’t have a proper winter either), but with the Lunar New Year drawing close, there’s a certain spring-like feel, if not in the air, then at least in certain trees and plants that have started to blossom, and in people’s clothes. The warm clothes are still here, but they’re more colorful. So I try to reflect that in my outfit – I thought the brown and green combo would be interesting, and I also added my green leaf brooch to echo the green of the skirt as well. Plus, it’s another plaid-mixing outfit, and I’m always down for that.

Different Shoes, Different Decades

Here’s the first outfit post to start 2023 proper, and it’s actually two outfits in one. I couldn’t decide which shoes to wear, so I took photos of both to see which one looked best. It’s really interesting to see that just with a change of shoes, the feel of the outfit is completely different – with the boots, the outfit looks 1970s, while the oxfords make it look 1940s (it also goes to show that there were a lot of 1930s/1940s influences on 1970s/1980s fashion.) In the end, I went with the boots just because it was colder that day, but this was a fun experiment.

Leaf Of Lorien

I have some very specific weaknesses when it comes to accessories – or brooches, to be more exact, since that’s pretty much my only kind of accessories. For example, I love anything that has to do with nature, but I’d go for realistic-looking brooches of bugs, flowers, and leaves, while for actual vertebrates, I’d go for more of a cartoon depiction. Also, anything Art Nouveau, forget about it, I’d have to have it. So when I saw this ivy leaf clip, I snapped it up right away even though it’s a scarf clip and not a brooch. But come on, it looks straight out of an Alphonse Mucha poster, how could I pass it up?

Fall Overload

We finally got some cold weather! OK, maybe not winter cold, but at least cold enough for me to bring out this cozy grandpa cardigan. I said in an earlier post that I’m not buying new clothes this season, and I’m trying hard to stick to that resolution – almost all of these “new” pieces you see here are from last season or the summer sale that I didn’t get around to wearing until now. And to make up for all the weeks waiting for the weather to cool down, I went with all the fall colors in this outfit – olive green, terracotta, mustard, and burgundy – for extra coziness. I’m like a walking fall moodboard!