Again combining a few things I haven't worn in forever, and colors I don't usually wear. I really liked how the moss green of the scarf played against the bright red, but to keep it from looking too Christmas-y (a bit early for that!), I added some neutrals and a bright teal in the same color group. Voila.
Just catching up. Nothing too special about my outfit - pretty boring actually.
- Vintage crocheted cardigan, bought at some discount store in Mong Kok
- Ransom tee from Mervyn's
- Express herringbone pants from like ten years ago. I will never give these pants up because they are awesome.
- Fluevog 'Aquarius' heels
- Vintage secretary blouse
- Vintage sweater vest
- New black satin mini skirt and fishnets (don't know the brand)
- Vintage Ferragamo flats
I don't follow a lot of sports, but I am such an Olympics nerd. Since I was a kid, even the opening theme song makes my eyes tear up. So I was super thrilled to make it to this year's winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC. Walking along Robson St., soaking in the festive atmosphere, I ducked into Canadian boutique Aritzia and found all their Olympics paraphernalia on sale.
You can imagine my elation when I found this reproduction track jacket with none other than the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics logo printed on it. Talk about blast from the past. I was suddenly full of nostalgia and hometown pride. Of course I had to buy it immediately.
- Aritzia Olympics-branded track jacket
- Adriano Goldschmied jeans
- Gap Outlet ballet flats
Netta and I had a hard time identifying what, exactly, this piece of clothing is. A cape? But it has sleeves. A poncho? ...but it has sleeves. Finally Mina spoke up and called it a 'trapeze jacket.' After verifying on Google Image Search, Netta and I had to agree. Whatever it is, it was one of the few items I was really happy to procure during my time in Beijing a couple years ago. The boots though, I may have to sell, because they are simply too high.
- EBase woven trapeze jacket, bought at Zhongguancun Center in Haidian, Beijing
- Rock & Republic jeans
- Celine high heeled boots
- Ring from ethnic boutique on Nanluoguxiang, Beijing
I normally do not wear much color. In fact, I most certainly do not ever wear THIS much color all together, and certainly not with so many patterns mixed in, and with no neutrals to anchor them! I bought this dress on a whim, during the ModCloth Labor Day 'Last Hurrah' sale, because it was cheap and I thought maybe I'd try something a little beyond my comfort zone. At first I had no idea how to pair it with anything. The burgundy tights were an accident over the weekend, when I was cold and these were some of the only tights that were still clean and not plaid, or lacy.
Something about the dull orange-y yellow of the heels fit too, maybe because all the colors were in the same class, they seemed to work. I love Pink Studio so much because the shoes are not expensive but are still very high quality. Only problem with these is that the left shoe is labeled a 6M, but feels like a 5.5, which is not very comfortable at all.
Inspired by Netta's play on patterns yesterday, I tried pairing this strikingly polka-dotty dress with some polka-dotted tights. I'd originally been disappointed that the dress came in navy blue spots, rather than black, but when I played it up I think it worked out well.
- Military coat from Max Studio
- 'Mary Queen of Spots' dress from ModCloth
- R&R leather belt
- Forever 21 tights
- Marc by Marc Jacobs flats
- Noir pyramid ring in gold
Today's outfit did not take a ton of thought, just wanted to showcase this awesome print scarf (with pom-poms! I luv pom-poms!) and keep everything else relatively simple. I had so many issues getting this scarf to hang right, especially because it's only printed on one side. I still love it because of the super retro 70s-style pattern and funky earth tone colors.
I'm trying something new - now that I'm working for the most fantastic online indie retail site evarr (yay SEO backlinks!), it's high time I start documenting my daily outfits. It's been hard to be creative when so many other things are taking priority, but I have to try. To make things easier, my coworker Netta and I decided to help each other take photos so we don't feel so silly using self-timers in our (my) badly lit apartments. I still felt rather sheepish ducking into a conference room and posing for Netta's iPhone. Oh well, I'm sure we'll get used to it.