The Siesta

This week’s SIA inspiration stumped me a little bit, because I wanted to include all the colors in the painting (Paul Gauguin’s “The Siesta”), and I do have most of those colors in my wardrobe, but they don’t necessarily go well together in an outfit. I then decided to concentrate on just one of the women in the painting – the one in the foreground, in the purple-pink top, navy skirt, and hat with a polka-dot band. My purple tunic is actually perfect for it, but it’s a little dressy for casual, summer wear, so in the end, I went for a simple tee-and-shorts outfit. I paired it with my cognac sandals to mimic the touch of orangy brown in the painting (can’t leave out all the other colors) and wrapped my scarf around my mom’s hat to complete the look. Not an exact match, but for SIA these days, I tend to aim for wearable, real-world outfits rather than matching the inspiration exactly, so I’m happy with it.

Don’t forget to check Kim’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfit inspired by this painting!

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Weekly Capsule 33.2: Normcore

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Is “normcore” still a buzzword? Do people actually talk about “normcore” outside of the fashion and style blogosphere? I recently used it in a script to describe a character, and I was afraid it might sound too dated or esoteric. Maybe I should change it.

But that doesn’t stop me from dressing in normcore clothes during these last few days before school starts. My week consists of working from home + babysitting my nephew, with just one “public” appearance at my workshop class, so this is all I could muster. Blog-worthy? Hardly. But it’s comfy and perfect for running after a toddler, so here I am.

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T-shirt: Uniqlo, Jeans: Zara, Sneakers: local shop, Necklace: vintage

It also means this week’s capsule has only two looks, but next week posting will be back to normal… I hope.

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Weekly Capsule 12.4: Offline

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Lately, I’ve noticed that my productivity has gone down, and I haven’t able to concentrate on my work as well as I did – I used to be able to finish reading and commenting on a 110-page screenplay in about three hours, sometimes even less if it’s written well, but now it takes me four hours or sometimes even longer. Then I realize, it’s taking me so long because whenever I get bored (which is often) I would go check Tumblr or Instagram or Facebook or a gazillion other online distractions, and before I know it, an hour has passed. Like the other day, for example, I had to read this historical script, so I went on Wikipedia to check some facts, and ended up reading about the entire history of the Hapsburg (the script wasn’t about the Hapsburg, by the way.) Educational, yes, but not exactly productive.

So I’ve made a decision. From now on, whenever I sit down to read or write or translate, there will be no distraction. The Internet will be off, and the only music playing will be movie soundtrack (Pacific Rim is my favorite, it gives me so much energy.) Already I’ve seen an improvement. Hopefully after a while I can learn how to stay focused again.

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T-shirt: Uniqlo, Jacket: tailor, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: Tamaris, Scarf: hand-me-down

Here are my looks this week – I guess the theme is dark + floral, which is pretty good for transitioning into spring. Also, boyfriend jeans FTW:

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Wordless

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Simple outfit with nothing to describe or explain + Busy day = (Nearly) wordless post. Byeeee!

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T-shirt: Uniqlo, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: Zalora, Necklace: Venice gift shop


Crayola

I’m a bit late to the 21 Day Challenge’s Color Block party, because my camera’s battery died, and it took forever to charge. But here I am!

Confession: I didn’t feel brave enough to go outside in this outfit- except to take pictures, of course – because it made me feel like a box of Crayola. Even though I have done a sort of half-assed version of color blocking before, I’ve never done it with such bright colors. So yeah, I’m a closeted (almost literally) color-blocker 😛

T-shirt: thrifted
Jeans: Wet Seal, thrifted
Flats: Target DIY, remixed
Bracelet: self-made