Dome, Glass, LibraryPosted: April 18, 2016 Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: beige, black, black midi skirt, blue, navy print sleeveless blouse, necklace, pink sandals, style imitating art 5 Comments
Yes, that post title is a nod to one of my favorite short stories by Neil Gaiman, “Snow, Glass, Apple”. Anyway I’m not here to talk about that story (even though I could talk a lot about that story) but about this outfit, which is my attempt to interpret the gorgeous Tiffany dome of the Chicago Cultural Center for SIA, in celebration of National Library Week in the US.
If it were still cold, I would’ve worn my embellished sweatshirt, but since it’s way too warm now for that, I had to make do with this blouse, since the print and the color sort of echo the look of the dome, and my pleated skirt, which I tend to reach for in any SIA challenge that has an architectural/structural feel. As for shoes, my black cut-out heels would work with the strong black lines of the dome, but it’s too heavy for this outfit, so I went with these new sandals instead. And finally, I topped it off with my Venetian glass zodiac necklace – since the zodiac signs are embossed at the top of the dome. Am I happy with this as an SIA interpretation? Not really. Do I like it as an outfit? Heck, yes.
Top: Zalora, Skirt: thrifted, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace: Venice gift shop
Weekly Capsule 28.4: Blue SummerPosted: July 17, 2015 Filed under: Capsule, Clothes | Tags: blue, brown, brown flat sandals, capsule summer/fall 2015, navy boyfriend jeans, navy print sleeveless blouse, necklace 1 Comment
This has been pretty much my uniform this summer – boxy tops, slouchy pants, and flats. Boring? Maybe. But who cares, right? It’s functional, which is my main concern, and still relatively cute, so I have no complaints. The only thing is, the summer seems to have gone on for too long, and I’m tired of this uniform and starting to miss fall again. Oh, who am I kidding? I always miss fall. The whole 10 days of it.
Top: Zalora, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Sandals: gift, Necklace: self-made
My outfits this week:
Weekly Capsule 28.3: Begin AgainPosted: July 16, 2015 Filed under: Capsule, Clothes | Tags: blue, brown, brown loafers, capsule summer/fall 2015, gray, gray linen pants, movie, navy print sleeveless blouse, necklace 1 Comment
I’m not a fan of Keira Knightley. She’s not on my Irrational Hate List or anything, but I tend to foam at the mouth every time somebody brings up her version of Pride and Prejudice or Anna Karenina. Not just because perfect adaptations of those books already exist, but also because I don’t know why she keeps getting cast in period pieces. Just because she’s an English rose doesn’t mean that she fits those roles (the exceptions are the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which are not meant to be historically accurate anyway, and Atonement and The Imitation Game – her look does fit the 1940’s.)
To prove my point: I just caught Begin Again on TV the other day, and actually liked her in it. Well, the movie is really charming, and Mark Ruffalo helped a lot, but for once Keira Knightley doesn’t annoy me with her “wrinkled nose” brand of acting. She’s much more believable as a hipster, I think. And aside from the music, I really, really like her character’s style, which I tried to recreate with this outfit – high-waist linen pants, blouse, and flats.
Top: Zalora, Pants: Mango, Loafers: Footglove, Necklace: Lia Sophia
Weekly Capsule 19.4: The Theory Of MehPosted: May 15, 2015 Filed under: Book/Movie/TV Reviews, Capsule, Clothes | Tags: beige heeled sandals, blue, bracelet, capsule spring/summer 2015, movie, navy print sleeveless blouse, navy wide-leg jeans, orange 2 Comments
So I finally watched The Theory of Everything the other day, and I have to admit, I am deeply underwhelmed. It feels very standard “tortured genius biopic”, and the “tortured” part wasn’t even that touching or uplifting, while the “genius” part was largely glossed over. It’s like they just pulled out a chart and ticked all the boxes. Aimless years at the university? Check. A sudden, groundbreaking idea that forms his career? Check. Terrible, insurmountable illness? Check. A supportive love interest/wife? Check. On and on and on. Yeah, Eddie Redmayne’s physical acting was impressive, but I don’t think it’s Oscar-worthy.
On the other hand, I would gladly take Felicity Jones’ wardrobe. Those fit-and-flare dresses and her blouse + midi skirt combos? Timeless.
Top: Zalora, Jeans: Old Navy, Sandals: Clarks, Bracelet: thrifted
My looks this week (told you they’re boring):
Weekly Capsule 19.3: AwkwardPosted: May 14, 2015 Filed under: Capsule, Clothes | Tags: belt, black, black pumps, blue, capsule spring/summer 2015, cream khaki pants, navy print sleeveless blouse, necklace, white 4 Comments
Here’s a funny story: I was biking to work in this outfit when I saw a woman coming in the opposite direction, wearing a shirt made in the exact same fabric as my top, except hers is a long-sleeved peasant blouse. She was on a motorbike, so she was going much faster than me, but for the briefest moment, as we crossed paths, we just looked down at our own shirt, sort of glanced awkwardly at each other, then went our separate ways. Weirdly enough, I wouldn’t think twice about it if she was wearing the exact same shirt, but because it’s just the same fabric, I had so many questions. Did she buy it from the same store? Same brand? Did the brand made several kinds of shirt in the same fabric or is mine just from the leftover? We may never know.
Top: Zalora, Pants: Mango, Shoes & Necklace: local shops