I’m sure I’m not the only one who owns clothes that are well-loved, but very rarely used, if at all. They somehow survive wardrobe pruning and purges for years, waiting for us to find the right combination of clothes to wear with it. Continue reading →
As a someone who hates shopping, you won’t see me jumping to buy the next big trend in clothing. I like to stay in the bounds of timeless clothing (except, of course, if they were souvenir shirts, or geek ones that had movie references.) When everybody started wearing printed leggings, I was so sure that they wouldn’t suit me.
I’m not as sure now. Continue reading →
When getting dressed, we have to only consider not just our personal style, but also our activities for the day, as well as the weather.
Today, I had to wear something for my appointment in a casual place, and it had to feel cool for me to survive the humid weather, but it also had to be ready for a rainy afternoon, as most afternoons have been recently. Sounds easy enough, except it also had to be appropriate for the meeting I suddenly had with my former office, which had a corporate dress code. Oh, and it had to survive a 1.5-hour commute without getting wrinkled. Continue reading →
I like hoodies. But usually, hooded sweaters are so thick, I could only wear them during the cold weather, or in freezing air conditioned rooms. (Which I guess was the whole point of sweaters.) Continue reading →
One of the frustrating things about shopping is not finding what you need. I’d been dreaming of owning riding boots for years, except the boots I saw were suede, or had heels, or were too flashy, or didn’t have my size. I didn’t need another pair of suede boots–my shin-high ones were a lucky score in a thrift shop–because suede doesn’t agree with Manila weather very much, so owning two didn’t make sense. And I didn’t want to buy tall boots with heels because, at 5’6″, I didn’t need the extra height. As for boots that had too many embellishments, they just didn’t suit my style and the rest of my wardrobe. Continue reading →
I’ve participated in costume parties before, and I’ve always enjoyed dressing up as my favorite characters. Last year I dressed up as a barefoot Captain Jack Sparrow in a pirate shindig. Some time in college I came to a party as the winter Lara Croft. But this one… This one has to be my favorite so far.
Me as Black Widow!
I decided to be a cross between the comic book version and the movie version. Used dark blue Widow’s Bite instead of yellow ones, and black belts instead of the yellow one. Also: guns!
Green striped drop-waist top. Leggings. Sandals. Wooden beads necklace. Wooden heart necklace. Leather bag.
Okay, that green tunic has got to be one of my favorite summer clothes. It feels cool when I wear it! The leggings, too. Black, they may be, but I can still feel the wind on my legs.
It was really hot this day, but thanks to my outfit and the cozy wind blowing through High Street, I barely felt the sun at all.
Note the water fountain behind me. And note that I put on sunblock since I expected to walk under the sun for about an hour. And, for some reason there was sand in the grass we were walking on… All I needed was the smell of salty seawater, and I could successfully convince myself that I was on the beach. Haha!