At the beginning of the fall/winter season, I picked up a bunch of these pleated velvet skirts from the thrift store, in different colors. I’ve only worn three of them – this dusky pink one, the ice blue, and the forest green, but I would’ve bought more colors if the store had them. I had to remind myself that I actually have two more (silver and olive green) still in storage to make myself stop. Plus, I need to save some room for next season (I’m looking for a gold one.) I felt a little crazy buying so many of them at once, but pleated midi skirts have pretty much become a classic by now that I’m confident I can get a lot of wear out of them, as long as my style doesn’t change too much, that is!
Happy the Year of the Ox! The Year of the Rat has been truly horrendous, so hopefully with the Ox, traditionally associated with patience and hard work, we’re going to have a better year. I have to admit, the start is less than auspicious – we’re still in lockdown mode (there is no official lockdown in our country; they just lock down individual streets and neighborhoods where cases have been found, but my family decides we’d rather be safe than sorry, so we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year at home). Still, we can hope, right?
This outfit is from several weeks ago, but it looks like a peach tree in blossom, our traditional New Year decoration, so I thought it would be appropriate.
Our holiday break for the Lunar New Year wasn’t supposed to start until next week, but we just had a recent outbreak of COVID cases and everything is in lockdown mode again, so we got off a week early. Fingers crossed that the break won’t get extended into nearly 3 months like it did last time!
Anyway, that means that for the next month or so, I’ll be posting backlogged outfits. First up is this outfit I wore to our school’s end-of-semester party. This dress is quickly becoming my go-to “party dress”, because it can be easily accessorized. For this, I kept things simple with heels in a complementary color and this vintage brooch – it’s my favorite because it mimics the look of a corsage. I suspect it was handmade too, which makes it all the more special!