Obviously, someone’s obsessed with wearing matching tops and bottoms. I have about 3 more I have yet to shoot as I hoarded more of these sets than I originally planned. Blame it on my perpetual laziness when it comes to dressing up, but matching tops and bottoms really do make life easier. You can wear them together for an instant trendy look, or wear them separately with all the other items in your closet.
Apartment 8 recently came out with crop top + full circle skirt sets (totally their signature look right now, imo), and I got first dibs again. Personally love the fabric of the first floral set, and the racerfront cut of the top from the second embossed fabric set.
Temporarily brought the long hair back for this outfit! I’ve been missing my hair a lot recently, and it’s comforting to know that there will always be a quick fix to my hair woes - wigs! This particular one I love for the pink-brown shade and pink highlights. Trimming about 3-4 inches off this wig just made me realize how there could only be one reason why I surprisingly didn’t do a shabby job! I mean, considering that this was my first time cutting hair, I think I did pretty well! I must’ve been a hairstylist or haircutter in my past life.
Found yet another perfect spring/summer dress - off shoulder, breezy silhouette, with tasteful blue + blush floral prints. I really think that there will never be enough off shoulder/cut-out shoulder details and loose dresses that can ever satisfy my fashion lust. The only thing I’m looking forward to now is a fall/winter-appropriate version of this dress to add more confusion to my already confused wardrobe. Maybe in a classy plaid or houndstooth print that I can already imagine would look great with a pair of black knee-high boots.
Not quite spring, not quite fall, this is pretty much all my current feels manifested into one single outfit. Add the poker face into the picture and you’ll get one very confused combination. How do people all around the world cope with fashion? It’s currently summer in most places, but brands have already started releasing their fall collections in tiny fragments.
Yellow is such a huge color trend this season, and I’m more than happy about it as I’ve always sported yellow color accents throughout the years. However, because it’s already the second half of the year, I can’t help but be a little compelled to set aside all the bright colors and pastels, and opt for darker elements instead. So here’s an idea - why not create a spring/summer to fall/winter gradation where it becomes heavier as your eyes go down? In Miley’s words, the best of both worlds!
Printed skirts are always a spring/summer staple, but these particular ones from Just G are too mind-blowingly adorable to miss!
I browsed through ViVi August 2013 just now and they’re just as hungover with resort prints as I am. Usually, I see a lot of green in these kinds of prints, so this skirt from Just G is super unique with its vibrant blue and orange color. Paired it with a simple, semi-sheer lace top (What can scream “spring/summer” better than this?) that’s perfect for hot, humid weather.
Notice how I also wore coral lipstick to match my skirt and shoes! I’m always wearing pink or nude lipstick so this was such a refreshing change. What do you think?
This skirt is quite the head-turner! I chalk it up to the bright fuchsia pink that adds an element of fun to the whole outfit. You can’t not be cheerful with this skirt on because all the pretty colors will definitely keep your mind just as bright.
Have fun looking for the perfect printed skirt!
It’s another season of cut-outs, and I am so in. Well, it’s been around for a long time, but I couldn’t really push myself to go completely out of my comfort zone with waist-baring, back-revealing ones that will compromise my usually-conservative style. I find that there are more options for cut-outs now, and my favorite kind would be the ones that show off the neck and shoulders.
Here are three outfits that clearly show my growing obsession for cut-out details. They range from subtle to something more obvious, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more creative cut-out placements in the future.
Pardon the overuse of girly skater skirts for these looks. This formula has become some sort of uniform for me recently!
Temporarily got my Japanese MODE fashion inspiration back with this look. Somehow a lot of fashion brands in Japan (or at least the ones I saw in Osaka and Kyoto) have been moving towards more Onee and mature styles, and I’m probably at that prime age where it’s all too appealing for me. So. Freaking. Appealing. You have no idea. That, or I’m simply getting old and looking for something to justify my current taste in fashion, lol.
Since it’s spring/summer, I’m making a conscious effort to stay away from dark colors while shopping. Japanese brand rienda is probably my #1 inspiration right now because it’s a perfect merge of this sophisticated style that I’m going for, and that all-floral, feminine vibe that I’ve always had. More rienda-inspired looks in the next couple of weeks, for sure. Right now they have a lot of beige, nude, pink and blue in their color palette and I’m so discouraged to stay away from all black because of them! Next biggest inspiration would be SLY because they still use a lot black, but pair them with slightly more colorful stuff, like what I did with this outfit!
In the meantime, here’s one of my no-brainer coordinates. I often just throw in a pair of floral pants every time I’m lazy to think of what to wear (Note: I’ll be the saddest person if the day comes when all floral-print bottoms decide to disappear), and put on a loose or structured top that’s easy to move around in.
The top I’m wearing here is one of my recent favorite acquisitions. It’s like it’s so confused if it wants to be a top or a dress, or it’s peplum or scalloped or what. Probably as confused as I am now as my head is all over the place, given the amount of work I have to cram before I leave the country again. More of these confused items in my closet, please, while I’m feeling a little bolder than usual!
Another one of my cliche spring/summer combinations. Denim and floral prints are two separate spring/summer staples, and pairing them together create a very pleasant contrast between sweet and edgy.
I’ve had these denim shorts since about 2007, and thank goodness they still fit me! TBH, I was quite afraid to try them on after so long, thinking that I may have gained weight since then. But genetics has been very kind to me and my siblings - most of our items from way, way back still fit us until now. Phew! Saves us a lot of time and effort buying bigger or smaller sizes. Thanks mom and dad! We’re all dreading that moment when gravity and age finally decide to take their toll on us! T_T
On a related note, I finally got a perfect-fitting floral bomber jacket! It’s not too thick so I can wear it often without sweating like mad. Fast forward to next week, please? Looking forward to spring weather in Japan!
A must-have in every spring wardrobe is the floral print skirt! I’ve quite a few of them, in varying colors fit for both dark and light color schemes. This one is a confused don’t-know-if-winter-or-spring kind of skirt but I love it all the same, because it fits all the black things in my closet.
Anyhoo, as you all know, black and white is a huge trend this coming season, and it’s the perfect time to stock up on these classic two-tone goodies that can last you even until after it’s over. Recently, I’ve been trying so hard to ban myself from shopping just so I can save enough to splurge in my upcoming Japan trip, but the force is weak with this one! Just can’t get enough.
Also, I’m in a love-hate relationship with my current hair. I have a very strong urge to cut it short because the last 4 or so inches are immensely damaged (don’t know if it’s obvious in these pictures) from a recent dye disaster, keeping me from going out with straight hair or even putting my hair down in general. So many people have been telling me to get the same length as the wig I’ve been sporting in my last posts because it looks more chic, but I’m a little scared because my hair has always been my security blanket…