Posted: March 17, 2023 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige linen button-up, brown lace-up boots, burnt orange wide-leg pants, floral tapestry waistcoat, orange, white |
The weather has started to warm up around here (booooo), and as usual, that’s the signal for me to incorporate more floral-themed pieces into my outfit. The combination of the waistcoat, the big collar, and the wide-leg pants makes this outfit look vaguely 1970s to me (hence the post title), but I’m not mad at it. And hey, I’m wearing orange (and a bit of green) just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! It was totally unintentional, but happy St. Patrick’s Day to anyone celebrating!
Posted: March 8, 2023 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige peter pan collar short-sleeve sweater, brooch, brown, brown lace-up boots, burnt orange wide-leg pants, green, green plaid jacket, orange |
This outfit originally started out with just the sweater and the trousers. But then it was colder than I expected, so I added the jacket (riveting stuff, right?) It makes me feel like an extra in Foyle’s War or All Creatures Great and Small, and that’s no bad thing. (Also, I feel like I’ve worn this brooch with this jacket before, but I was too lazy to dig through my archive to find out. Ah well. It was drizzly that day, so I just felt like a watering can brooch was appropriate.)
Posted: December 2, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, brown, brown lace-up boots, burnt orange wide-leg pants, green, green and orange plaid wool jacket, green plaid waistcoat, orange, white, white scallop collar button-up |
I’ve always loved the look of a three-piece suit, but my maximalist taste also thinks that it’s boring to wear three pieces in the same color, pattern, and texture, so ever since I started wearing more waistcoats, I’ve tried to recreate the look of a three-piece suit using different pieces that don’t necessarily match but go together, like here. I’s an experiment in pattern and color mixing, which I find much more fun and rewarding than just wearing a suit. One of my co-workers actually asked me if my waistcoat and jacket were a set, which I took to mean I’ve paired them well enough that you can’t tell from a casual glance that they’re separates.
Posted: October 14, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, brown, brown and navy heeled oxfords, burnt orange wide-leg pants, navy button-up, orange, tie |
No, I’m not getting married (ha!) I’m just trying out a new accessory this fall/winter season – ties. I’ve always wanted to try them out but was afraid they would look too mannish, but when I came across some floral ties at one of my favorite secondhand shops, I thought they may be a good practice. I’m starting slow first, going with with a plain outfit that picks up the colors from the tie – the background matches my pants exactly, and the blue print matches my shirt. I’m sure that when I get more comfortable with wearing them, I’ll try different, less “feminine” patterns as well. And hopefully get better at tying them too! I thought tying a tie was simple, but man, it took me so long to get this right. No wonder there are so many video tutorials.
Posted: September 8, 2021 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: belt, blue, blue suede loafers, navy culottes, navy linen sleeveless top, orange |
I wore this to get my first dose of COVID vaccination. I wasn’t going to photograph this – basically I just wore something sleeveless and comfy – but then I thought, “Hey, this doesn’t look half bad”, and decided to add the belt to make it more blog-worthy. Besides, I’d take any chance to get dressed up these days.
It’s a relief to get vaccinated, though I know I’m privileged to even get it at all – most of our vaccines are reserved for other parts of the country, where the outbreak is much worse, but as a teacher, I’m one of the prioritized groups. Besides, my mom hasn’t been able to get vaccinated yet due to her medications, so I’m doing what I can to keep her safe.