Cat Lady, Summer Version

This top is one of my favorite purchases from last season, but I haven’t worn it as much as I’d like, because it’s made of polyester and in our hot, humid summer, polyester = death. However, as it’s been unseasonably cool lately, I decided to give the top another try – after all, it is short-sleeved, so it shouldn’t be too bad (and it’s also why the rest of the outfit is just kinda there – I was just throwing things together.) And I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s actually quite comfy to wear in the summer! Maybe not when it’s 100+ degrees out, but definitely wearable in early/late summer.


One Top, Two Ways

These outfits are pretty simple, which is why I’m grouping them together. I simply pull colors from the shirt – red and navy – and match them to my bottoms and shoes. Basic, yes, but it works, so why mess around with it? Besides, I’m getting to the end of the semester, which means I’m again too busy to think about outfits, so something deceptively simple like these is perfect.


To Roll Or Not To Roll

As I was taking photos of this outfit, I debated whether to roll the legs on these pants or not. It may look a little awkward, but if I left them down, the outfit would look a bit… not sloppy (though I admit, the pants have an elastic waist, so the entire thing is just glorified pajamas), but a bit uninteresting. Too “normal”. So in the end, I rolled the pant legs a bit to show off the lacing of the flats. It’s a little thing, but it really changed the look of the outfit and made it look better thought out, don’t you think?


1940s Inspired

Since my rediscovery of thrift/secondhand/vintage shopping earlier this year, I’ve been leaning hard into my vintage-inspired style, especially 1940s style. I’ve always been drawn to 1930s-1950s style anyway, but 1940s style is a lot easier to recreate than 1950s’ (no puffy skirt, no shapewear), and it’s more functional and practical than 1930s’ too. Of course, I don’t want to look costume-y, so I tend to look for clothes that can be translated into modern outfits. One such piece is this short-sleeve sweater. I paired it with my paper-bag pants for something like this or this, and the pattern of the sweater is interesting enough on its own so I kept the rest of the outfit simple.


Castaways And Cutouts

As I mentioned in my post last week, I’ve resolved to only buy secondhand from now on, including accessories and shoes. However, I’ve discovered that the business for secondhand shoes in Vietnam is not as thriving as for clothes – I haven’t found a lot of secondhand stores that sell shoes, and those that do only carry tiny sizes. But it doesn’t matter. I have enough shoes, and it makes it much more special when I found a pair that I like and fit me – like these cutout heels, for example. (And of course, that’s why I title my post after an album by The Decembrists. There are cutouts on my shoes and my shirt, and my shoes are kind of castaways, being secondhand and all.) I keep the rest of the outfit simple, since I think the shoes provide enough interest.