2009-05-05

1 Shirt, 1 Pair of Shoes, 5 Outfits

Eep I've been purposely staying away from blogging for the past few days. It's party because the weather has switched back to rain, and I don't feel up to doing something creative with layering at the moment. Can't summer just come already? I've mostly been wearing skinnies, sweaters and my leather jacket. Nothing worth posting really. But since I didn't have work today and spent most of the day alone inside, I decided to put together a few outfits with the hope that I could wear them sometime soon.


Wearing an Urban Behaviour tank and skirt, Aldo shoes, vintage Ports blazer.

I used an Urban Behaviour tank that I picked up on sale last week as a base to all of the outfits. I quite like wearing it backwards, it's my version of underwear as outerwear, except it's still technically layered underneath. I wonder if I'll get this crazy lace tan on my chest this summer... Now there's a trend to start!


Same as above with a thrifted skirt.

I started styling the top with a few longer skirts, because I realized that sometimes I go far too short and I don't always like that kind of attention (refer to this post with a few creepo encounters). I've worn this blue skirt to a job interview before. I love how the pleats are so exact and precise. This outfit is a bit of a mix between racy and demure. Maybe it's slightly more practical to wear out during the daytime.



The above skirt is also another thrifted find. I should really wear it more often but it's slightly too wide. I keep meaning to have it taken in... or just do it myself. But I'm a lazy, lazy blogger. The leather jacket is also a thrifted find (actually it's my mothers hah). What sort of jacket does one wear with a longer, fuller skirt? This is the best fit that I've come across so far with jackets from my closet.



Again, the above skirt is second hand. I love how nothing matches in this outfit. Cotton and black lace? Purple suede and burnt ourange corduroy? I always purposely mismatch when I'm wearing this skirt because I can't really think of anything that goes with it perfectly.



And lastly, another thifted skirt and blazer. It's the first time I've attempted polka dots in a while! For some reason I've never much taken to the pattern, but I love every other print imaginable. It works to my liking here though.

I hope you've enjoyed my little experiment! I threw in some 90s-supermodel-stong-arm-flexing poses in the mix. Obviously mine still need a little work. I've resumed fencing practice again for the summer (I don't think I've ever mentioned that I fence on the blog), and my shoulders and hands are in desperate need of a bit more strength. It's sad when your hand cramps up after only two minutes into a bout...

14 comments:

Cruz said...

That lace tank is so cool! LOL I wanna see a lace tan. My favorite outfit is the one with the polka dots! :)

Ruxandra said...

enjoyed?that's not enoguh.i loved it.whenever you have these free days make sure you'll do this again.i love the outfits and you also give me some inspiration:)ahh..and one question...somewhere in your older posts i read that you were from Romania:D do you speak romanian?;;)?

jo said...

i love that you wore it backwards! it's a bit of a waste of people don't get to see the pretty lace when there's a jacket or cardigan over. very clever (: btw, do you know the name of your shoe? i've been trying to locate them on the aldo site but to no avail!

kater said...

Wonderful post! I love the second outfit so much, it has so much genius!

Amelia said...

I love the tank! It looks so great with the skirt in the 2nd to last picture. A lace tan would be amazing.

It's really cool that you fence. I've wanted to take up fencing since we did it in PE a couple years ago, but I don't have the time.

lucille said...

Wah you look great !!!lovely blog !
lucille a little french girl

A. said...

yay! fencing! I love this 1 key item/5 ways blogging idea, I may have to borrow it! Also, I'm borrowing the tank top backwards idea- as usual, you're an inspiration! :)

-Allie!
missmaterialist.blogspot.com

Wanderlusting said...

Adore the shoes! I too have not taken ANY photos this week. This weather is NOT inspiring at all! booo Vancouver!

Hannah said...

These are beautiful! I have a similar lacy tank, and you've inspired me to put it to good use this summer!

tanya said...

woah! just discovered your blog and loving it!
i take it you're from Canada? you guys must have amazing thrift stores, much better than the stuff in my local Sydney op shops.
keep up the great work! i definitely be reading ;)
xx

R.A said...

love the variations, cool idea on wearing the lace tank backwards (info: it's superstitious to wear clothing backwards in malay culture). just bought a lace tank recently, no pretty peach trims though :( i'm sure i'll have fun experimenting after this post! great blog! x

iluwfashion said...

Warming outfits with character, great variation with the poses too;)

Kristin said...

That blue skirt is gorgeous!

Mads said...

Love this styling post! that lace top is so versatile..=)

-Mads
fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com