Repeated

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These days, unless I’m wearing something new, most of the outfits I put together seem familiar to me, like I’ve worn it before. This one is an example, though a look through my archives found nothing similar (and in fact, it’s a combination of this two pins – I don’t have hot pink or leopard-printed heels so I compensate by my pink brooch and polka dot shirt.) I guess it’s just a natural result after three years of blogging. I do repeat outfits, of course, but not unconsciously – it’s usually when I’m feeling lazy, so I just grab a tried-and-true combination, and on those days I just won’t take pictures for the blog. I have yet to repeat an entire outfit by mistake, though I came close a few times. We’ll see how long I can keep that up 🙂

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Shirt: tailor, Blazer: thrifted, Jeans: Hermes, Heels: Payless, Brooch: vintage

And this is just in time for the Remix challenge on Work Clothes, I Suppose too, even if a polka dot chambray shirt is ridiculously easy to remix:

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Pinned It And Did It

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Here is another neutral outfit from me. This one is on purpose, not because I couldn’t find any pop of color to add to it, but because it was inspired by this, as part of the Pinned It and Did It challenge. Although it didn’t turn out nearly as sharp as the inspirational photo (never knew I needed a grey blazer until now), I liked it.

It’s been feeling more spring-like around here, except for us “spring-like” means rain and humidity, so it really isn’t as nice as you’d think. Good thing that nature makes up for the miserable weather by putting all kinds of trees in bloom. Our grapefruit tree has been blooming for nearly two weeks now and I wish I could capture how incredible the fragrance is. Not sure how many of those will bear fruits, but at least we can enjoy the flowers for now.

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Shirt: hand-me-down, Blazer & Belt: thrifted, Jeans: Target, Heels: Payless


Ender’s Game

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I had an awesome weekend: my computer died on Saturday and my Internet went out on Sunday night. I’ve got a new computer and am in the slow process of transferring all salvaged data into it, but the Internet still hasn’t been fixed yet (I’m blogging during lunch at work) so I don’t know how regular posting is going to be.

Anyway, the weekend wasn’t all that bad, because I managed to catch Ender’s Game in between tearing my hair out over my computer and banging hopelessly on my modem. I know there is a boycott against the movie because Orson Scott Card is a dick, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is a good (if totally soul-scarring) story. I love the book, although apparently it was too depressing to take home with me when I moved, so I only have a broad memory of the plot without any clear details.

It turns out to be the perfect mindset to watch this movie, because even though it sticks quite close to the book, it has to compress a great deal and cut out a great deal more. Since I already know what’s going on without remembering exactly how it happens, I understood the subtle points of the story while still got that sense of anticipation of watching something for the first time. Of course, all that cutting and compressing means that it doesn’t have much of the emotional resonance of the original story anymore. All the actors are good (kudos to the filmmakers for a pretty diverse cast), but I definitely don’t feel as attached to Ender as I was when I read the book.

So, my verdict? I like the movie, but it should be accompanied by reading the book first. The book is much more psychological and philosophical, which of course the movie forgoes in favor of laser guns and stuff blowing up,  but that’s to be expected.

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Shirt: H&M, Blazer: thrifted, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Steve Madden (thrifted), Brooch: vintage


The Script Reader’s Lament

I straight up stole this outfit from Kelley. I would’ve put a little more thought into it (other than “The brown boots would look better with this, only I wore them yesterday already,” I mean), but my brain was on fire. Today I read the worst script I’ve ever read in my time as a script reader – and I’ve read some pretty horrific scripts as an intern, so that gives you an idea of how bad this is. It was like a bad acid trip… which this script probably was. And the worst part is, I’m not allowed to say anything too negative in my comments. I get it, people don’t like to be told that they suck, but to paraphrase Remy from Ratatouille: Anyone can write, that doesn’t mean anyone should.

I tell you, it took a lot of post-Valentine’s Day chocolates to quench my rage.

Shirt: Gap, Blazer: thrifted, Scarf: Forever21
Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Target


Color Coordinated Or OCD?

Tunic (usually belted) + skinny jeans + boots has been my go-to outfit formula for a while, but I never thought to pair it with booties until I saw a girl at work wear something similar. I like the silhouette, but I’m a little iffy about the details – namely, the colors. Like how the green of the print doesn’t match the teal/green of my jeans and how the tan of my boots is darker than the tan of my blazer.

So what do you guys think – is this a case to apply my OCD about matching colors, or does it work?

Tunic: Handmade Store, remixed
Blazer & Jeans: thrifted, remixed
Boots: ShopRuche, remixed
Bracelet: Self-made