Weekly Capsule 27.4: Casual Fourth

red striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

I didn’t mean to put together two Fourth of July looks, but since this is what I had lying around last Friday, I just reached for them. The fact that it was another red, white, and blue outfit was purely by chance – I wasn’t thinking much about my sartorial choices, because we’re having another asphalt-melting heat wave over here. For this whole week, I only went outside to take outfit photos early in the morning, scrambled indoors, and didn’t set foot outside again until long after sunset. But it’s been hot all over the world too, hasn’t it? We’re lucky that our house has air conditioners and is relatively cool even without them (when it’s 100+ outside, the temperature in our living room remains around 85.) I don’t know how people in Europe survive without air conditioning.

red striped tee navy pants by 14 shades of greyred striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of greyred striped tee navy pants by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Gap, Pants: Mango, Cuff: local shop, Sandals: gift

And here are my looks this week – that’s the most colors I’ve worn in a while:

dandelion tee slouchy pants striped sneakers by 14 shades of greyblack tee red skirt black flats by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee floral skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of greyred striped tee navy pants brown sandals by 14 shades of grey


Weekly Capsule 27.3: Dressy Fourth

red striped tee floral skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

This is like, a week late (that’s what you get for scheduling posts a week ahead), but I hope all of my US friends and readers had a great Fourth of July. I didn’t actually celebrate, but to get into the spirit of it, I did put together this red, white, and blue outfit – after all, the US has been my adoptive home for seven years. Besides, my outfits have been monochromatic for so long, so this chance to wear more color is really welcomed.

red striped tee floral skirt by 14 shades of greyred striped tee floral skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee floral skirt by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Gap, Skirt: vintage, Sandals: gift


Weekly Capsule 22.1: Casual Red, White, And Blue

red striped tee boyfriend jeans black flats by 14 shades of grey

So the heat continues… These were taken last week, when we had some record-breaking high temperatures, but this week won’t be much better, so I’m thinking maybe I’ll just do “flat” photos of the items instead of taking actual outfit pictures. It really is too hot to be standing outside for just five minutes.

Anyway, here is my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Childe Hassam’s “The Avenue in the Rain”. I bought these jeans in an attempt to replace my beloved boyfriend jeans – “attempt”, because the fit is too baggy and the color is too casual for me to wear it to work. But for SIA it perfectly mimics the color and texture of the painting, so I’m happy.

Don’t forget to swing by Jen’s blog tomorrow for the full round-up!

red striped tee boyfriend jeans by 14 shades of grey

red striped tee boyfriend jeans black flats by 14 shades of greyred striped tee blue flower brooch by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Gap, Jeans: local shop, Flats: Vagabond, Brooch: vintage


Minimalist Wannabe

red striped shirt blue jeans leopard print flats by 14 shades of grey

I’m truly on my way to becoming a minimalist now, because when I looked at this outfit again, I immediately thought “Too much.” Am I crazy? Between the stripes, the leopard prints, the lace, and the necklace, it definitely feels overwrought to me. Maybe a plain grey scarf and my black flats would be better. Or maybe ditch the necklace and keep the scarf. But I wanted to show off the necklace, and wearing it alone with just the T-shirt looked weird somehow… yeah, I’m definitely overthinking this. I have to remember the “K.I.S.S.” rule next time.

red striped shirt blue jeans lace scarf by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt blue jeans leopard print flats by 14 shades of grey

red striped shirt long necklace by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt lace scarf long necklace by 14 shades of grey

Also, it’s been raining buckets all day, and it started raining again when I was taking photos, so this happened:

red striped shirt blue jeans lace scarf by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt blue jeans lace scarf by 14 shades of grey

And that is why I love circle scarves. Instant hoodies/Assassin’s Creed cosplay.

Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Forever21, Flats: LA Fashion District, Scarf: self-made, Necklace: local shop


Happy Birthday America!

red striped shirt blue polka dot skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

Just a simple outfit to end the week and wish my friends back in the US and all of my US readers a happy Independence Day. Stay safe, and have fun!

red striped shirt blue polka dot skirt by 14 shades of greyred striped shirt blue polka dot skirt brown sandals by 14 shades of grey

red striped shirt blue polka dot skirt by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: Gap, Skirt: hand-me-down, Sandals: gift