Weekend Wrap-up

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Just some leftover outfits that don’t warrant their own posts because they’re kinda similar to outfits I’ve worn before. But I’ve already taken the photos so I hate for them to go to waste. Enjoy your weekend!

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Outfit 1 – Shirt: Zara, Pants: Topshop, Loafers: Footglove

Outfit 2 – T-shirt: Esprit, Pants: Mango, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace: local shop

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Fancy T

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It seems this place has turned into a travel blog lately, doesn’t it? I can’t help it – I’m still riding on the high of my trip (and dreaming about my next trip), so that’s all I want to write about. Another thing is that our house and yard are being renovated right now, so it’s hard to find a good spot for outfit photos. But I’m slowly getting back to the habit of documenting my outfits, and when the semester begins for real in September, I’m sure the blog will be back to usual.

In the meantime, here’s a simple outfit – since I haven’t had to teach yet, I’m not inclined to put too much effort into my work outfit (because nobody is going to see me when I’m at my desk entering grades into the computer all day.) A fancy T-shirt – that matches my sandals! – and black pants are good enough.

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T-shirt: Esprit, Pants: thrifted, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace: Lia Sophia


Halloween In March

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Sorry for the late posting today. Usually I write my posts ahead of time and schedule them, but work has been so crazy lately that it completely slipped my mind. Also I haven’t had time to take outfit photos regularly or even think about putting together blog-worthy outfits, so expect posting to be spotty in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully as work slows down and the weather starts warming up, I can get back into it.

This outfit is from last week, when it was still pretty cold. I put the sweater out the previous night without thinking anything about it, but when I put it on in the morning, I realized it’s the perfect Halloween outfit – black, orange, stripes – so I added the cat brooch to keep with the Halloween theme. Halloween in Vietnam is never cold enough for me to wear something like this anyway, so I’m going to take the chance when I can.

(And yes, the boots are new. I’m in need of a pair of waterproof boots with a good grip, and it took me a while – as it is usual the case with me, I’m always looking for things at the end of the season when they’re no longer in stock – but finally I was able to find these. They’re probably the comfiest pair of boots I own and if it wasn’t getting warmer you’d see them a lot more on the blog.)

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Turtleneck & Brooch: local shops, Sweater: Target, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Clarks


Weekly Capsule 19.4: The Theory Of Meh

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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.

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Top: Zalora, Jeans: Old Navy, Sandals: Clarks, Bracelet: thrifted

My looks this week (told you they’re boring):

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Weekly Capsule 17.2: Feathery Strokes

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An outfit like this can be more difficult to accessorize than you’d think. The print on the shirt means that a necklace or brooch wouldn’t look good on it, and I only have two bracelets and none of them goes well with it either. So in the end I opted for this belt – the buckle can count as jewelry and it adds a pop of color too. Win-win.

P/S: The post title is actually an obscure reference to this scene in Black Books. There’s a feather on my belt and the print of my shirt looks like brush strokes so that’s what my brain comes up with. Yeah, I can be very literal sometimes.

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Shirt: C-Wonder, Skirt: hand-me-down, Shoes: Forever21, Belt: local shop


Weekly Capsule 12.2: Dark Flowers

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After the last week of dressing like it’s fall, I’ve decided to bring out some floral prints and lighter colors for this week. And then what does the weather go and do? Start cooling down, of course. But I’m not annoyed, actually. I always prefer colder weather to warmth. I only have to put on my flower-embroidered sweatshirt, and I’m done.

This sweatshirt is one of the items that I wear a lot in real life but doesn’t make it to the blog as often. It’s such a focus-pulling piece that there are only so many ways of styling it, and I believe I’ve featured them all. Ah well. It makes getting dressed easier, that’s what counts.

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Sweatshirt: Atmosphere, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Flats: Vagabond, Bracelet: thrifted


Weekly Capsule 05.3: Swamp Thing

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Here’s a tip: want to wear a scarf with your cowl-neck sweater? Just get a giant blanket scarf and cover up the cowl-neck part. Bam, you’re done.

Figuring out how to style said giant scarf, without making it look like a living thing trying to crawl onto your face, is another matter…

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Sweater: Target, Jeans: Mango, Boots & Scarf: local shops, Coat: thrifted