Yggdrasil

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The blog is on its way to becoming about what I read/watched, accompanied by unrelated outfit pictures, instead of a style blog. I lead a very boring life compared to other people, let alone other bloggers; my outfits are not worth much discussion anymore now that I don’t experiment with my style as much; so if I don’t write about TV or movies or books, I would have nothing else to write about… unless you guys want to hear how our chickens are doing (they’re laying, so we have fresh eggs every morning, thank you every much.)

Anyway, this outfit is not entirely unrelated, because I wore it to see Thor: The Dark World, or as I’d like to call it, Thor: Longer and Greasier Hair. Because seriously. Wash your hair. So I could probably pretend that the tree on my necklace is Yggdrasil. As for the movie, here are some quick bullet points:

– It’s fun (and funny), though not as good as the first one, but I totally expected that. Without Loki and Darcy, it would’ve been a snooze-fest. I’m also kinda bummed that Jane Foster is too much of a damsel in distress here compared to the first one.

– I heard this joke about Malekith being Legolas’ weird uncle, so I alternated between giggling and swooning (because it’s Christopher Eccleston) every time Malekith appeared. Scary make-up and all.

– Knowing that the director, Alan Taylor, is mostly known for directing Game of Thrones, I watched for any familiar face and recognized Blackfish Tully (a quick imdb check says his character here is Tyr), even though he’s mostly out of focus. Yes I watch too much GoT.

– Zachary Levi looks weird in a blond wig.

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Shirt & Heels: Forever21, Pants: thrifted, Necklace: gift shop in Krakow

P/S: I’m pretty sure I’ve worn this exactly outfit before but I don’t care nearly enough to look it up.

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Playlist Help

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This outfit is stolen directly from Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb (down to the cuffed jeans; I added the cardigan just because I don’t like sleeveless things.) I like that it’s a more grown-up version of the “dress + legging” look, and it allows me to wear this dress more – the dress is actually super comfy, except for the fact that like most Forever21 dresses, it’s too short.

Anyway, I’m in a bit of a pickle. My best friend from high school just asked me to put together a playlist for her engagement party. It’s just going to be an intimate dinner, so she wants something relatively slow and relaxed, which I have plenty of… only most of them are kind of sad and not suitable for an engagement party. So I need some help. Anybody has suggestion for some slow, romantic indie music?

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Dress & Shoes: Forever21, Cardigan: Target, Jeans: Hermes


Raspberries

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I was going to wear my mustard skirt with my red striped shirt for this week’s SIA, inspired by William Mason Brown’s “Red Raspberries on a Forest Floor”. But that would mean I wore that skirt for two SIA challenges in a row, and I hate to repeat myself, so I went with this instead. The colors are not 100% accurate, but this shade of pinkish red of my dress is actually called “raspberry” (according to Pantone, anyway), so I think it’ll do.

Remember to check out other interpretations of the painting over at Jess’ blog!

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Dress: tailor-made, Scarf: Target, Heels: Forever21, Brooch: vintage


Rain, Rain, Go Away

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Outfit post didn’t happen yesterday because it’s been raining cats and dogs, and I didn’t want to try indoor photos because they always turn out horrible. It kept raining and only lightened up long enough today for me to take these photos. It rained so hard that I even considered wearing boots, but then I thought that would look ridiculous in 80-degree weather. These heeled oxfords kept my feet dry well enough. Maybe I should buy a pair of cute rain boots (I’m living in a tropical climate after all, there is always going to be rain), but then again I never think of rain boots as normal footwear. In fact, before I started reading style blogs, I never realized people actually wear them as normal footwear. To me, they are just beat-up wellingtons that you put on to take the trash out or feed the chickens in the rain or go into the garden even when it’s not raining because there’s a 5-foot cobra around.

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Shirt: thrifted, Jeans & Shoes: Forever21, Scarf: hand-me-down


Roses In A Vase

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I almost thought I would have to stop the Take One, Pass It On challenge for another round of Style Imitating Art, but when I looked at the inspiration painting, “Yellow Roses in a Vase” by Gustave Caillebotte, I saw that it has a bit of greyish blue in it that my chambray shirt can mimic. So here’s my interpretation of it. The skirt is a lucky find too; it was my mom’s, and I was just thinking I’d wear it before it gets too warm for a corduroy pencil skirt, but then it just happens to work pretty well for the painting (even though those are pink roses and not yellow.)

Check out Jess’ blog to see all the other outfits inspired by this painting!

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Shirt: thrifted, Skirt: hand-me-down, Heels: Forever21

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Today is also the first day of Franziska’s 5 Days, 5 Ways challenge, where you link up to show 5 (or 3, or 10) different ways to wear a particular item. I’d completely forgotten about it until I saw Fran’s post, but luckily my chambray shirt gets a lot of wear. Here are 4 more ways I’ve worn it in the past:

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I’ve been sitting in front of the computer for 15 minutes trying to think of a post title and came up with none that didn’t sound lame or cheesy. My brain is taking a break, apparently. Anyway, here’s day 2 of Take One, Pass It On, and probably the second or third time I found a shirt to wear with this dress just from seeing them hang together in the closet (that almost sounds like I walked in on my clothes having a party or something :P) Funny, when I bought this dress I didn’t think of it as a staple piece, and it’s proving to be more and more versatile. But then it’s chambray, and much like a chambray shirt, it goes with everything.

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Dress: Modcloth, Shirt: Old Navy (thrifted)
Pin: vintage, Shoes: Forever21

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Take One, Pass It On

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Last month I heard about this challenge by Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life called “Take One, Pass It On“. It’s basically a remix challenge where you take one item from each day’s outfit (shoes and accessories count!) and wear it again the next day in a new way. I think it’s a great idea and so much less restrictive than the 30×30, plus it’s a lot easier to build an outfit around one item (even if it’s only a necklace or a belt) than to do so from scratch. Sarah did the challenge for the entire month of February; I wanted to join her but the Lunar New Year messed up my schedule, so now for March I’m going to try it out and see how long I can keep it up. Sarah also has a link-up on her blog of all the other bloggers who joined during February, check it out if you want!

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Shirt & Shoes: Forever21, Jeans: Old Navy, Scarf: Target, Belt: ???

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