Green And Yellow

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When I said I don’t have anything in my closet that resembles the painting “Sunset at Montmajour”, I didn’t realize that it’s not true. I do have pieces that can be used to imitate this. The problem is, I’ve worn them all before. Finally I remembered my green shawl, which is perfect. Even though it is still too warm for such a big shawl, it’s the missing piece of the puzzle, and once I found it, the rest of the outfit just fell into place.

The moral of the story? I need more green and yellow in my closet, apparently.

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Shirt & skirt: thrifted, Shawl: hand-me-down, Flats: borrowed from my sister


Fifteen Minutes Old

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I’m turning 27 in about… three weeks, can you believe it? More importantly, can you believe it looking at these pictures? I don’t mind looking younger than my age at all, but now that I’ve got a proper job, maybe I should think about dressing more age-appropriate. This is a casual, stay-at-home outfit so it doesn’t count, but I do need to rein in my tendency to reach for twee-looking things. I think that means a new mustard skirt. The color is super versatile, but this is the only one that I have, and I assume it used to be an old school uniform skirt, which really doesn’t translate to “mature” very well.

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T-shirt: Esprit, Skirt: thrifted & dyed, Sneakers: Payless
Post title: song by Snow Patrol


Yellow, Pink, and Purple

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I’m going with casual for this week’s SIA, which is inspired by Mark Rothko’s “White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose)“. I know I want to do color-blocking, but I actually don’t have a lot of pieces in these colors, so after pulling out all of them (purple T-shirt, purple gingham shirt, mustard skirt, mustard shoes, pink pleated skirt) and trying on different combinations, this is what I felt best represented the painting. Yeah, I’m upside down, but at least the proportions of the colors are pretty close. Am I being too anal? Sure, but then again I’m always anal.

In other news, I’d say happy (belated) Father’s Day to my dad, but we don’t really do Father’s Day here, plus he’s in Paris with my mom so I think it’s safe to say he’s had a pretty great day.

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T-shirt: Forever21, Skirt: thrifted & dyed, Bow pin: self-made, Flats: Payless


What’s My Age Again?

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When I look at these photos, the outfit strikes me as being a little young – perhaps it’s the combination of short skirt and ankle boots (the polka dot tights don’t help either.) Dressing my age is still a problem for me. A part of it comes down to not having a clear-cut definition of my style – I go back and forth from twee to tomboy to grandma and everything in between. The other part is due to not having a proper job where I have to dress professionally. I don’t think I would ever dress inappropriately in a specific situation, it’s just that when left to my own device, I tend to go for a younger look.

What about you? Do you struggle with dressing age-appropriately?

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Skirt: thrifted & dyed by me, Sweater: Fedora Boutique (Vietnamese shop)
Scarf: hand-me-down, Tights: Target, Boots: Payless
Post title: song by blink-182 (I do listen to bands that are not indie hipsters, you know)


The Paintings On The Wall

This is my interpretation of the cave paintings of Lascaux. Strong black lines, a bit of yellow (now that I think about it, my khaki skirt might look better, but I don’t know, I kinda like yellow paired with black), animal print – simple enough. Don’t forget to check out Thrifted Shift to see how this piece is interpreted, and come back next week for the new inspiration!

Today Debbi and I went to the grocery store to get some supplies for our trip to Ha Long Bay, which is on Wednesday (excited!) We then wandered around the mall, checked out the ridiculously overpriced stores, and sneaked a peep at the auditions for Vietnam Got Talent. There was a lot of little girls dressed up as belly dancers for some reason.

Shirt & skirt: thrifted, Belt: Vietnam, Flats: LA Fashion District, Bag: Snow Patrol concert