To The Sea

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I had a different outfit in mind for this week’s SIA using the same shirt and shoes but with this skirt, since the inspiration, a serigraph by Richard Schallert, has shades of sea green, yellow, and brown. When I put it together, however, I realized the skirt is way too short for my current style, and promptly¬† into my “donation” pile it went. I’m going to have to find a mustard skirt to replace it, but it’s going to be a midi one this time. Honestly I have been regretting my decision to cut a few of my mom’s hand-me-down skirts short, because I find midi skirts work better for my style now. Ah well.

Anyway, the proportion in this outfit is kinda off (maybe it’d work if I didn’t tuck the shirt in, but I wanted to show off the belt for the touch of yellow in the painting), but I’m having a boyfriend jeans + flat shoes moment right now so I’m wearing it anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Jen’s blog to see how this painting is interpreted!

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Shirt: Target, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Flats & Belt: local shop


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I was assigned as the secretary for the thesis committee at school today. I’ve never been a part of any thesis committee except on the other side of it (back in grad school we called it “the firing squad”), so I stumbled a bit at what to do. I did ask my boss, twice, but she was never very specific. That’s the problem with me though – I tend to micro-manage, so I have to have very specific details on my job, otherwise I’d flounder. Well, I have to remember to not be afraid and ask for specifics next time.

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Anyway, I skipped the “Shoe” challenge of the We Love Target link-up because I have no shoes from Target. Not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that two of my local Targets are right next to Payless… (Actually I did buy my first pair of flats from Target but they went to Goodwill when I moved.) So here’s my “favorite score” from Target – this blouse. One that I can wear now anyway. My absolutely favorite Target score is my mustard cardigan, which, again, no. Not in Hanoi in late May.

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Blouse: Target, Brooch: vintage
Skirt, belt, loafers: thrifted


After The Rain

I finally got my wish – it rained today (it’s going to be really warm the next couple of days though. Poop.) I took these photos in between two rain showers this afternoon. Everything felt so clean, but it actually didn’t remind me of home, since after the rain in Vietnam it’s usually hot and humid. What I was reminded of was Greifswald, where my sister used to live in Germany. It rained almost every day the first summer I was there, but because Greifswald is really far up north, it felt just like this – cool and fresh. I miss Europe…

Today’s Winter Edition Challenge prompt is Monochromatic. Last time for the challenge I wore red, so I went with the other end of the spectrum this time (I skipped the ABC’s of Style, G for Glitter and Glam, because I only have one glittery thing, which is my sequined belt, and it is not monochromatic at all.)

Shirt: Target; Skirt: thrifted
Jacket: Pendleton, thrifted
Boots: Journee via Amazon
Belt: Forever21; Tights: Buffalo Exchange