2009-04-15

What I'm Wearing 15.04.09

Thank you everyone for wishing me well on my exams! That's one down and four to go. Oh boy. I'm actually not quite sure how well I did in the French exam. I'm pretty sure I did well on the essay but the grammar analysis was another story. They didn't give us freebies that's for sure. Oh and Alice, I can't actually speak french fluently. I'm a bit too timid and fumble with my words too much. I guess that's what happens when you only study grammar and are fishing your brain for the perfect sentence. It just doesn't come naturally yet, but I would like to immerse myself in the language for a few months sometime after I graduate.

It's a beautiful sunny day out today but I'm sort of stuck inside. So here is what I'm wearing around the house (sans shoes).



Jacob sweater, thrifted vest, Topshop pants, Aldo shoes.

I love these pants but I just wish they were a few inches longer! Almost all of my pants are too short actually. Not the best look sometimes.

Oh and does anyone know what country this vest I'm wearing may have come from? It's made from leather. I'm guessing south east Asia, because it doesn't feel too Chinese, but I'm not really sure. It would be nice to find out the back story behind it.

25 comments:

Cj said...

hm, I can't see clearly but does it have knot buttons somewhat like these (http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50147560/Chinese_Knot_Buttons.jpg)? And is the fabric brocade/silk/shiny in areas?

If yes to both questions, I'd say they are Chinese. If it does not have a waist, it is probably either men/grandma style or traditional chinese style.

-From a Chinese girl used to lived in China.

(quick intro: Hi. I read blogs but I usually don't comment. So yeah, I read your blog and think its cool)

Cj said...

sorry. I'm lame and can't read.

The style is Chinese. If it is made of leather, it is probably a modern piece and not traditional ones (unless it is inspired by northern or western minority ethnicity in China).

corseted said...

It does look like it's from a minority group from China. Perhaps it's Tibetan.

Cruz said...

Great look! Love the vest, I dunno where it could be from... I have a lot of UAOs (Unidentifiable Asian Objects).

Alice X said...

yeah the vest is definately chinese and i love it:) haha my pants are always too longgg, i hate it.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

No idea about the vest, but I love the pants + shoes!

S.I.Q. said...

i dont think its chinese. more like vietnam i think


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A. said...

I have no idea about the vest, but don't fret about the pants-- that length is my new obsession. I think it looks wonderful with complicated heels or gladiator sandals!

And thanks for the tip in your comment, I'll certainly keep it in mind :)

-Allie!

Karen said...

that vest is really awesome, im always too afraid to wear cool things ahahaha
i totally know what you mean about zellers, i went to buy white tees and came out with shoes!!
good luck with your exams, everyone around me is in crunch time.. as for me i have school til july!

Karen said...

oh! and the closures are called frogs i believe
which are originally chinese if i remember correctly!

Amelia said...

Good luck with exams! I love the vest, regardless of its origin.

Morgan. said...

Wow, well whatever origin it is (that's an area of thought way over my head)it is an amazing vest...brings interest to the outfit.

same with the shoes, quasi-cage heels(?), they look comfortable and crazy at the same time...

I love your blog, I've been watching it for a while but have never commented (blogstalker!) so I thought I'd break my stalking streak =p
keep it up (:

-Morgan

Lobelia said...

Nice shoes:)

Hannah said...

Great colours and I love the trousers too.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure it's Chinese; I have something like it that I only break out during Chinese New York, would never have thought to wear it like that!

Seriously, your fashion sense is amazing. Props.

caroussel said...

You look great. Comfortable but still quirky.

As for French, I'm on exchange in France at the moment, and it certainly is the best way to learn the language. Though of course I'd only done two years of French at school, so I really knew absolutely nothing.

Good luck with your exams.

Cari (isnotfashion) said...

amazing vest! http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com/

Wanderlusting said...

Nepal! I would think. Which I guess is China *grumble*

Insomnia said...

I wish my French would be better, I just suck at it :(
I'm guessing Mongolian or Chinese for the vest...

Anonymous said...

how tall are you?

Sabrina said...

Anonymous: I don't know what to call you by! I'm 5'11"

tanya said...

you look fabulous! I adore that vest and those shoes...amazing :-)

Hannah said...

This picture takes me one step closer to revising my distasteful view toward orange. The color interaction is amazing, and I love the half tucked in shirt! Absolutely cool and collected to the max.

D said...

this outfit is perfection. posted about you/thissss outfit on my blog.

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Marie said...

Love love love the vest!!! and the shoes. I want them so badly, but they are not sold in tiny Denmark...

/Marie

www.afashiontale.dk (please have a look)