Zombified

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I totally stole this outfit from Jen, except with mint shorts instead of black. It’s the most basic of outfits, but I’m too tired to think of anything more interesting. To be honest, I have been kind of jaded with my script reading job. Usually I could finish analyzing a script in two and a half hours, three at the most, but lately it’s been taking me longer and longer, because I can’t stay focused and keep stopping in the middle to do something else. But then again you would too, if you had to read two to three scripts a day, most of them bad, some even barely comprehensible (in the three years I’ve had this job, I’ve read hundreds of scripts, and there may be about 10 good ones. Perhaps even fewer than that.) Just today, I got so bored with this script that I took a break to play Plants vs. Zombies, and before I knew it, an hour has passed. Good thing I’m taking a break next week. I need it. My brain needs it.

P/S: Sorry my sneakers are so filthy. Apparently my cats have been using them as their bed.

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Shirt: local shop, Shorts: thrifted and dyed by me, Sneakers: Converse

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Seven

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OK, I don’t even watch the World Cup, but holy crap! What the hell was that, Brazil? Did they complete choke or something? That must be like the worst defeat ever (ETA: indeed it was, according to Wikipedia.) I don’t even remember a World Cup match with that big of a difference in scores. And I’m pretty sure Brazil’s lone score was a pity move on Germany’s part. But what do I know, the last time I watched World Cup was the final in 2006 when Italy won – got a huge crush on their captain, Cannavaro đŸ˜›

About the outfit: yeah, nothing really goes with anything but I kinda like it.

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Top: Forever21, Shorts: tailor (really old), Flats: 5th Avenue, Belt: thrifted, Necklace: gift


Late Spring

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OK, I’m going to talk about the weather again… Is it just us, or has it been a weird spring for everybody all over the world as well? It’s been overcast and humid and rainy since January. It is so decidedly un-springlike that I had to wear some pastel colors although pastels wash me out, otherwise it would feel just like fall with my black and blue and brown. I always prefer rain over sun, but even I start to long for some sunshine after three whole months of grey skies.

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Blazer: Zara (hand-me-down), Shirt: Mango (hand-me-down), Pants: thrifted, Heels: hand-me-down


Bug Fodder

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The weather is actually warm enough for bare legs now, but I’m not putting my boots away any time soon. This spring, the bugs in our garden seem hungrier than usual, and my ankles and calves are absolutely covered in bug bites. It’s… not pretty. So before those bites heal, it’s strictly pants and boots for me.

Anyway, today’s color for the Pantone challenge is hemlock. It looks kind of like a dusky mint to me, so this dress immediately comes to mind. It’s a hand-me-down from my sister, and I would love to be able to wear it more (it’s so twirly!) but I’m always stumped as to what color to pair it with, and often end up with black. Any ideas?

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Dress: hand-me-down, Blazer: thrifted, Boots: Journee, Brooch: vintage

The Modern Austen


The Headless Horseman

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The outfit is nothing to write home about, so here’s an impromptu TV review instead:

I had some unexpected free time this past weekend, which I spent watching the new Sleepy Hollow TV show. I love the Tim Burton movie, I like the writers, and the premise looks interesting. So far I’m enjoying it, but I think they make the mistake of overloading it with too much mythology so early in the series – to sum it up, the Headless Horseman is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Ichabod Crane is brought back from the dead to stop the end of the world. Which is all well and good, except it leaves the episodes weirdly uneven, and I often wonder what the “Monster of the Week” has to do with the bigger story arc. They should’ve taken a leaf out of Fringe (written by the same guys, Kurtzman & Orci) and presented it as an episodic show with an overarching mystery, and let us learn about the mythology as we go. Of course, that risks putting the show in the same trap that Fringe fell into, where it gets so wrapped up in the mythology and becomes way too convoluted.

The cast is good, though. Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod, is too pretty for my taste (mostly because I know him from Parade’s End, where he plays the quintessential pretty boy), but Nicole Beharie, who plays a Sleepy Hollow’s police officer unwittingly pulled into the fight to stop the Apocalypse, is awesome, and they have fantastic chemistry. Honestly the only regular character I don’t like is Ichabod’s wife Katrina, who’s not so much a character as a vessel for the writers to tell us what’s going on. Still, it’s only been three episodes, so I’ll keep watching.

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Shirt & Jeans: Mango, Heels: Steve Madden (thrifted)


Wedding Season

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Once the weather starts cooling down, wedding season in Vietnam begins. Actually people get married year-round now, except for the seventh lunar month (because of the heavy rain and its association with a myth about two literally star-crossed lovers), but you definitely see more weddings from October to February. On Tuesday I just went to a wedding of one of my high school friends – my first, actually, because most of my high school friends were already married by the time I got home. Wedding in Vietnam is usually boring for the guests because we’re only there for the meal and a quick toast with the bride and groom, but this one is actually fun, mostly because I got to see my old friends.

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I would’ve gladly worn one of my dresses, but my sister insisted that I rescued this closet orphan for her, so I obliged. It’s funny how our outfits kind of match the flower arrangement.

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Twenty-Year-Old Shorts

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Today I’m joining the We Love Target link-up with Whitney from Along the Lines of Style and Heidi from Literate & Stylish. I do miss Target, almost as much as I miss thrifting, so I’m kind of surprised to realize that I actually don’t have that much Target stuff. Mostly cardigans and tights, which I don’t even want to think about in this 90+ weather. Luckily I do have a few summery tops from Target. In the end I went with this T-shirt, even though it’s technically thrifted, because I wanted to wear these shorts and it’s the only one that goes with them.

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By the way, these shorts that are nearly as old as me, can you believe it? My sister used to wear them in middle school, and then I wore them in middle school. They need to be let out quite a bit in the waist, but they’re still as good as new. Well, except for the wrinkles. I honestly did not realize how wrinkled they were until I looked at the photos. My apologies.

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Top: Target (thrifted), Short: old, Loafers & Belt: thrifted