Homecoming

As much as I love to spend my entire day in my pajamas, there always comes a time when I feel sick of looking like a schlub. Well, friends, this is that time. After nearly a month of working from home, I just want to dress up for no reason at all, so I did. Although, I didn’t exactly dress up for no reason – I did wear this to see Spider-Man: Homecoming. And yes, I was kinda coordinating my color scheme with the red-and-blue scheme of a Spider-Man costume. At first I was only going to wear the t-shirt, but then I noticed this lace collar and thought, Hey, that kinda looks like spider web, so I added that too. This looks like something I would wear about five years ago – I haven’t worn a Peter Pan collar in so long – but I quite like it.

I quite liked the movie as well. It’s definitely the first movie that manages to make Spider-Man seem like an actual teenager and capture his smartass humor (The Amazing Spider-Man made a stab at the humor too, but Andrew Garfield ended up more smug than smartass. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man didn’t even try.) On the flipside, it also means that the movie is more like a high school comedy and less like a superhero film, but that’s OK. At least it’s not another freaking origin story.


Weekly Capsule 42.1: Don’t Panic

black jeans black blazer brown ankle boots by 14 shades of grey

Your eyes are not deceiving you. I am actually wearing boots. With a scarf. And layers. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill.

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Wait, no, actually, it is a drill because it’s warming up next week. This is pretty much my reaction when I saw the weather forecast for this week (any excuse to insert a Dylan Moran reaction GIF, right?):

And then, when I saw the “10 Days Forecast”:

Oh well. I’m going to enjoy the cool weather while I still can.

 T-shirt: Uniqlo, Blazer: Warehouse, Jeans: hand-me-down, Scarf: Target, Boots: Topshop


Weekly Capsule 13.4 & Top 10 Remix Challenge

striped tee black pleated skirt beige sandals by 14 shades of grey

Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life, the blogger behind “Take One, Pass It On” (still one of the most helpful style challenges I’ve participated in), has come up with another interesting idea – the Top 10 Remix Challenge, in which you take from your closet 10 pieces that best represent your style (shoes and accessories count as well) and work them into your outfits for the entire month of April. I think that’s a fantastic idea, because even though I have been at this for 4 years, my style has changed quite a lot, and I still struggle to pin it down – is it classic, preppy, vintage, minimalist, or all of the above? So hopefully this challenge can help me make my style a bit more focused and more defined.

I haven’t actually decided what my Top 10 pieces are going to be yet, but I know that this skirt is going to be one of them. It’s one of the first things I bought when I first started the blog, and it’s been a staple ever since. Guess I’ll just have to figure out the other 9 pieces as I go along. Is that cheating though?

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black pleated skirt beige sandals by 14 shades of grey

T-shirt: Uniqlo, Skirt & Belt: thrifted, Necklace: Forever21, Sandals: Clarks

And here are my looks this week – check out how the layering got lazier and lazier as it got warmer and warmer:

black wool dress chelsea boots star and stripe scarf by 14 shades of greybird print shirt navy blazer navy jeans chelsea boots by 14 shades of grey

bird print shirt pleated midi skirt beige sandals by 14 shades of greystriped tee black pleated skirt beige sandals by 14 shades of grey