Snow White

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I look like I was dressing up as Snow White in this. I thought nothing about putting red, blue, and yellow together, but the headband is really what pushes it into Disney Princess territory. I didn’t do it on purpose, I just got annoyed with hair falling into my eyes! And if for some crazy reason I did want to dress up like a fairytale princess, Snow White would be my last choice.  Unless it’s the creepy vampire version in Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apple.

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Shirt: H&M (thrifted), Skirt: thrifted, Belt: Forever21, Flats: Caprice, Headband: hand-me-down

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Pink Bow

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It’s another SIA challenge and here’s my interpretation of Jeff Koon‘s “Pink Bow”. I knew it would be difficult because the painting is mostly gold and pink and I have no gold and very little pink in my closet. This is what I came up with – the yellow instead of the gold, and the coral T-shirt because there is a bit of that in the painting from where the bow is reflected off of the gold background. The sandals don’t go, but I tried it with my yellow flats and it looked worse, so sandals it is.

P/S: Happy Earth Day! Before you get off the computer and go outside to celebrate, make sure to stop by Animated Cardigan to see how the others did 🙂

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Shirt: H&M (thrifted), Skirt: thrifted, Sandals: Zalora, Flower pin: Modcloth


A Drop Of Golden Sun

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So here’s the full outfit post for my Henri Matisse interpretation. Like I said, I went overboard with the yellow a little bit, but in my defense there is a lot of yellow in that stained glass window.

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I’ve had the “Do Re Mi” song from The Sound of Music stuck in my head for the last week or so because my niece has just discovered it. I’ve learned the hard way that when a two-year-old discover a song she likes, it’s worse than a radio station that keeps playing the latest viral hit. Anyway, if I have to play The Sound of Music for my niece, I prefer “My Favorite Things” or “Edelweiss”, but I’m thankful that at least she’s not addicted to “Gangnam Style” or something.

Head to toe thrifted, except for Target tights


The Most Disagreeable Month

Meg in Little Women says that “November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year,” and I think I agree with her. It’s been gloomy and dreary, not exactly cold, but always overcast; my niece is sick again, and everybody is away on business so it’s only my sister and me to take care of her; the winter holiday seems too far away (especially when we don’t have Thanksgiving or Christmas, and the Lunar New Year is not until next February), plus there’s that nagging, disappointing feeling you get every year when it’s the end of the year and you haven’t accomplished much. So to counteract that, I decided to put on the most colorful outfit I could. It may have been a bit of an overkill, but sometimes the situation calls for drastic measures.

Shirt & skirt: thrifted, Flats: Payless, Brooch: vintage


Down By The River

Remember the story I told you guys last week, about the guy who disappeared down the moat while I was taking pictures? Well, today I decided to go down there myself to explore. It turns out the moat isn’t as creepy as I thought. Actually, once you get past the smell of the sewage, it’s quite nice – with birds and everything. It reminds me of the man-made river behind our house in Vietnam.

That’s what the moat looks like from above. Pretty, right?

Oh and, if the shirt looks familiar, it’s because it used to look like this. It’s been a while since I wore it, and I didn’t remember how constricting that neckline is. So I chopped off the collar and made the scrap into little flowers. The neckline is still a little wonky, but I’m sure after a few washes it’ll curl up and look fine.

T-shirt: Gap, altered by me (tutorial)
Skirt: thrifted, remixed
Belt: Wet Seal
Shoes: Payless, remixed

P/S: Cynthia of GoChicOrGoHome commented that I always picked a background that goes with my outfit. I didn’t realize it until now, but that’s actually true – to some extent. Like today’s outfit for example, it’s green and yellow, and the background is green and yellow too!