Winter Footwear

gingham shirt white cable knit sweater flare jeans brown oxfords by 14 shades of grey

I think one of the reasons I’m in a style rut this winter is just my choices of footwear are so limited – just my three pairs of boots, and the ankle boots I really shouldn’t wear anymore. And then it occurred to me: I pick my footwear according to what kind of pants I’m wearing, and since I only wear skinny jeans with the occasional skirt or dress with tights, of course I’d only wear boots. So today I dug out my old flare jeans to see if it would inspire me to pick something else… well, oxfords are not that far out of my comfort zone, and I’m not exactly jumping up and down about this outfit, but at least it’s a different silhouette.

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gingham shirt white cable knit sweater by 14 shades of greygingham shirt white cable knit sweater by 14 shades of grey

flare jeans brown oxfords by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: thrifted, Jeans: The Limited (thrifted), Sweater: New Look, Oxfords: local shop

Blur The Line

Last week I talked about how compartmentalized my clothes are, and how I’m going to try to combine different parts of my wardrobe into a unified style. Here’s my first attempt – the outfit is something I may wear to hang out with friends, but elevated to blog-worthy with the addition of a T-shirt scarf/ necklace thingy and a cute pin.

Also, I may be addicted to stripes. I saw this shirt at the thrift store and even though I already have a red-and-white striped top, my rationale was “That one is more like a ‘red with white stripes’, this one the stripes are even.” I know, I know, I have a problem.

Shirt: thrifted, Jeans: The Limited (thrifted)
Shoes: Converse, Scarf: self-made, Pin: vintage

“No, Harry, no, don’t look at the light!”
“I can’t help it, it’s so beautiful…”

Peach Blossoms And Sunflowers

For the second Style Imitating Art challenge, I picked The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil by my favorite Impressionist, Claude Monet:

I wanted to mix different prints to imitate the brushstrokes, so I picked this shirt/tunic with the intention of wearing it with my yellow printed skirt. However, when I put the pieces together, they looked kinda… wrong, especially the skirt. Then I realized – the yellow isn’t that dominant in the painting, so I should accessorize with it instead. So I brought out these shoes again, even though I’ve worn them for the previous Style Imitating Art. What can I say? They go with everything.

And without further ado, here is what Jess came up with. She got the perfect combination of blue, yellow and green, don’t you think? I love it! And such a gorgeous location too!

Speaking of gorgeous locations, how lovely are those peach blossoms?

Tunic: Old Navy (thrifted), Jeans: The Limited (thrifted)
Shoes: Forever21, Belt: thrifted, Brooch: vintage

Déjà Vu

It’s been kind of a long week. Not tough, exactly, just… tedious. Repetitive. It’s probably why I had the longest bout of déjà vu at work the other day. Or, it could just be the Matrix restarting. (Question: if we’re all plugged into the Matrix and déjà vu happens every time something is changed, how come we don’t all feel it?)

So yeah, I should’ve put more thought into my outfit/photo location to break up the monotony, but I didn’t have the energy too. My brain was kinda fried.

T-shirt & Scarf: Target, remixed
Cardigan: Wet Seal, dyed by me (it used to be gray)
Jeans: thrifted, remixed
Shoes: Mudd thrifted, remixed
Bangle: self-made

Balancing Act

I’ve only worn this cardigan once since I thrifted it, not because I don’t like it, but because I feel like it makes my outfit too fussy (the last time I wore it, I was going for a vintage look.) So today I paired it with a simple T-shirt and jeans to balance out the fussiness. I guess my style is all about balance – between femininity and masculinity, vintage and modern, casual and dressy… And balance is always good, as Mr. Miyagi says 🙂

Oh and this necklace is for Everybody Everywear’s DIY challenge. I made it with this tutorial from Studs and Pearls.

Hey, I didn’t even notice, but the bows on my flats match my necklace!

T-shirt: H&M thrifted, remixed
Cardigan: Ann Taylor thrifted, remixed
Jeans: The Limited thrifted, remixed
Flats: Nicole thrifted, remixed
Necklace: self-made

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