Fantastic Pants

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Ever since I wore these pants in an outfit inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I keep referring to them in my head as the “Fantastic Beasts” pants, or, more straightforwardly, my ’20s pants, because somehow I always style them in a ’20s/’30s-inspired manner. My only wish is that they have a higher waist, for a better vintage look. But you can’t have everything, I guess.

So this is the last of my leftover work outfits. I’ll see you guys next week with a couple of outfits I wore for the Lunar New Year celebration!

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Pants & Coat: Esprit (hand-me-down), Sweater: Atmosphere, Boots: Topshop, Brooch: local shop


Marble As White As Milk

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I had to admit, when I picked the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini as this week’s SIA inspiration, I didn’t know what my outfit would be. I just had some vague ideas about an all-white or all-gray outfit, but that’s about it. Then, I watched the episode about Bernini on Simon Schama’s Power of Art again (amazing series, you guys should really check it out) and was particularly struck by “Apollo and Daphne“, so I decided to use it as the basis for my outfit. My jeans and sweater mimic the texture of the skin and the hair of the two figures, while my leaf-printed scarf is a nod to Daphne’s leafy fingers. The only part I’m not happy with are my white sneakers – they’re too sporty and don’t really go with the look. I should’ve just worn my brown boots and not worried about maintaining the white theme.

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Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: local shop, Sneakers: hand-me-down, Scarf: gift


Last Outfit Post Of 2016

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I was debating whether to post this outfit or not. Let’s face it, the blogosphere is pretty much dead in the week between Christmas and New Year, and the outfit itself is not that interesting. But then I decided to stick to the schedule anyway, because this is the only outfit I have left in my 2016 folder. So here’s a black-and-white look to close out the year.

I’ll the back later this week with the book reviews and the year in review post, as usual.

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white sweater printed scarf by 14 shades of grey

Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: local shop, Boots: Betts, Scarf: gift


Rogue One

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Around this time last year, I wore my “dark side” outfit to see The Force Awakens, so this year, for Rogue One, I considered wearing something inspired by the Rebellion. However, at the end, I couldn’t think of anything, so here’s the unrelated outfit I wore to the theater.

I definitely enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely fan service, as in, you kinda have to be a Star Wars fan to fully enjoy it. But even if you miss out on the Easter eggs, you can still enjoy it. It was different, in a good way, from your normal Star Wars fare – it’s more of a war film than a sci-fi adventure, and some of the new characters are pretty awesome. Hey, who knows, maybe they’ll do more spin-offs of the spin-off to explore those characters. The Star Wars universe is big enough now (and has made so much money) that anything can happen (to make more money).

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Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: local shop, Jacket: Zara, Scarf: Candies, Boots: Clark


One Of Those Outfits

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This is one of those outfits that is such a no-brainer that I can’t believe I haven’t worn it before. But I’ve checked, and I haven’t. So here we are.

It’s still freezing here, btw, so I’ll keep the post short. I still can’t believe just last week I was able to get away with just a shirt and a sweater, whereas now I’m sitting here shivering in two thermal tops, a thick sweater, and a scarf. Indoors.

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Shirt: local shop, Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Topshop, Brooch: vintage


Fallen Through The Cracks

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I wasn’t going to post today, but as I looked through my photo folders, I found an outfit I haven’t posted yet. Surprise! To be honest, my brain was fried to a crisp after this crazy week, so the oversight is understandable.

Anyway, this outfit is quite appropriate because it fits the theme of Bri’s Third Thursday Thread link-up – Most Cherished Item (I’m a day late, but that’s OK – see “crazy week” above). For me there are actually two “cherished items” in this outfit. One is the tweed jacket I got from my mom – I’d been looking for a tweed blazer for a long time but could never find one, so when I found this in my mom’s old stuff, I had to ask her for it. The fit is a little boxier than I wanted, but I’ve come to love it.

The other item is this brooch. Actually I cherish all of my brooches, but this one is a little more special because it’s a gift from an actress in a short film I worked on. She’s really, really nice – one day I just mentioned randomly that I collected brooches, and the next day she showed up on set with this! It’s also a little different from what I usually wear (I tend to go for the enameled flowers/cameo type of brooches), but for the slightly equestrian feel of this outfit, it’s the perfect finishing touch.

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Sweater: Atmosphere, Jacket: hand-me-down, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Hush Puppies, Brooch: gift


Weekly Capsule 50.3: Backwards

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I wore this for the opening ceremony of the film festival – so yeah, the posts this week are actually backwards (the post on Monday was actually my Friday outfit.) The opening is not as formal as the award ceremony, so I went with something a little more dressed up but not too much.

At the risk of sounding like a total fashion victim, when putting this together I was actually thinking of the last outfit in The Devil Wears Prada (that last scene is my favorite in the movie, and one of my favorite endings) but my neck got cold so I had to add the chambray shirt underneath. Speaking of which, some of the outfits in that movie look pretty dated now, don’t they? Like this ridiculous getup.

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Shirt: thrifted, Sweater: Atmosphere, Jacket: tailor, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Esprit (hand-me-down), Brooch: local shop