Black & White Galaxy

If my spring/summer wardrobe this year has been all about embroideries and botanical theme, then another theme is emerging for my fall/winter clothes – celestial. I guess it’s just an extension of my “nature” aesthetics, and in the fall/winter, when flowers and plants are withering, stars and moons just make more sense to me. I’ve found a couple of galaxy-themed sweaters at the thrift stores, but while it’s still too warm to bring them out, I’m experimenting with my accessories first – like this Big Dipper brooch or these star socks. Gods, when is sweater weather going to get here?!


Secondhand September

This is another all-thrifted outfit, except for the shoes, but they’re old, so they don’t count. In fact, they’re so beat-up that I recently had to demote them from work shoes to “errand-running” shoes, which makes me a bit sad since they’re really nice and comfy. I checked their tag and apparently, I wore them at least 20 times on the blog, which means I wore them a lot more in real life.

And speaking of thrifting, I saw the “Secondhand September” challenge floating around Instagram the other day – started by Oxfam, it’s basically a pledge to only shop secondhand for 30 days. Since I made a similar pledge to only shop secondhand forever, it’s no big deal to me. I went to the mall the other day to buy some back-to-school presents for my niece and nephew, and naturally, I checked out the sales, but I quickly walked out again when I saw the price. I’m now so used to secondhand/thrift store prices that a $40 pair of shoes (and that’s already half off!) is quite ridiculous to me.