Last Of Summer Outfits

School has officially started this week, so this is the last of my summer outfits before we’re back to the work attire. Usually I’m glad when summer is over, but this summer hasn’t been too bad – mostly thanks to my watercolor class, and I’ve also been excercising more regularly with the help of Blogilates (it’s great for a couch potato like me, because it gives you a monthly calendar with workout videos for each day, which you can just follow along without having to think what exercise you’re going to do). I have more energy, so the days are more fun and productive. Plus, work is going to be extra busy this year. One of my classes is graduating, and I’m going to have to look over their theses… So yeah, I’m not looking forward to going back to work.

P/S: I just realize this outfit would be great for this week’s SIA, but I already have another outfit planned. Just wait and see 😉

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Ebony And Ivory

Here’s my interpretation of this week’s SIA, inspired by a 18th-century Native American powder horn with Wampum shoulder belt. My linen pants reflect the ivory color of the horn, while my shirt mimics the color and design of the belt. I also include my strappy brown sandals for the intricate lines of the engraving on the horn. The outfit came together very quickly – I actually thought of it the moment I saw Jen’s email – which is always a sign that it works, both as a standalone outfit and as an interpretation of SIA, so I’m a happy camper.

Don’t forget to check Jen’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this piece!


A Shirt Full Of Stars

(Yes, I’m totally referencing a Discworld novel – one of my favorites – in the post title.)

This is one of the more interesting casual outfits I wore these past few weeks. It’s another “grading papers” outfit, taken during last week’s heat wave, but at least the shirt is new (on the blog anyway) and I made an effort with accessorizing, so I think it deserves a spot on the blog.

I bought this shirt from Mango during my Singapore trip, and I’ve worn it quite a lot since then, but it’s mostly for very casual outfits and I’m terrible about documenting those. It’s a shame, because it’s been ages since I found a good and comfy printed tee like this.


Phoning It In

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I still have one week left before the school vacation officially starts, and my weekend film making workshops won’t be done until the beginning of July, but mostly it’s been very laid-back at work, so I’m taking advantage of that and wear the most comfortable things I could while still looking marginally presentable. Linen pants + tee + sandals seem like a good choice for that, don’t you think?

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T-shirt: ASOS, Pants: tailor, Sandals: gift, Necklace: local shop


I’m Melting

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The weather has been annoying as f*ck lately. I know I say that a lot, especially during this time of year, but consider this: last week it rained so much it turned my school into a literal island and everybody got a day off, because you’d need a boat to get there. And then this week it got so hot that a local airport had to be closed because the runway’s asphalt was melted. See what I mean?

Naturally, with weather like that, I tried to go outside as little as possible, so outfit photos didn’t happen. Besides, there wasn’t much to document anyway – most days I’m just in a T-shirt and loose linen pants. Only today, when it’s cooled down somewhat, that I could put some thoughts into my outfit and come up with something relatively cute.

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Shirt: Zara, Pants: tailor, Sandals: Aldo


Jewelry

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I’ve talked about my problems with jewelry many times on the blog before. For some reason, my styling effort can’t seem to include accessorizing; I can pick a scarf, but when it comes to necklaces and bracelets and the likes, I’m always stumped. After looking through my jewelry collection, though, I realize my biggest problem is a lack of style. I bought jewelry without a clear idea of what I like, so I ended up bored with them. Then, because I’m bored with them, I only reach for a few go-to pieces, like my brooches, so I get bored with those too. But now, with my personal style being more defined, and with a lot of help from Jen, who even put together an entire Pinterest board for “Salazar Jewelry Ideas” (thank you, Jen!), I’ve had a much better idea of what I’m looking for.

So this past weekend, I finally took the plunge and went to the mall to stock up (OK, OK, I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy, but I did stop by the accessory store.) I ended up buying a few necklaces and this cuff. Hopefully they will inspire me to put together some more interesting looks. My outfits have been really boring lately.

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Shirt: Oasis, Pants: tailor, Sandals: gift, Cuff: Bijou Brigitte


Fireworks

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Even though I don’t live in the US anymore, I still feel like dressing up today, mostly because red + white + blue is such a classic combo. I would never wear white pants to any Fourth of July get-together – that’s just an accident waiting to happen – but I don’t have to worry about that now, do I? 😛 Anyway, have a great Fourth of July, all of my US friends! Feel free to stuff your face! (Seriously, is there any American holiday that isn’t revolved around food?) As for me, there’s a storm coming and it’s stupidly hot here, so this is as close as I can get to pajamas without actually being in pajamas.

P/S: Weird coincidence – in last year’s Fourth of July outfit I wore this bracelet too. I guess there’s just something about the rhinestone that makes me think of fireworks?

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Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: tailored, Sandals: borrowed from my sister, Bracelet: self-made