Today’s outfit is a repeat that was posted here. Although I wore the same outfit, I opted for different accessories that were a little more understated and versatile since I was traveling. I wore this on my second day in Barcelona and the blazer kept me warm in the cooler morning and evenings. Excuse my silly grins as I was just happy that I was finally in Spain after longing to visit for eons (okay, make that 8 years)!
A quarter of the year has flown by since my last post (eek!) and I was traveling quite a bit. Since my last post, I have:
Had another wedding, our Catholic church wedding in New York
Tested our wedding vows in dealing with a health situation
Traveled back to Motherland (Malaysia) and Singapore
Had a haircut
Traveled to Barcelona and Menorca for our birthday vacation
Changed blog hosting providers; and
Learned how to sew on a sewing machine!
I have been slacking off blogging but I am definitely not short on content to blog, that’s for sure! So without further ado, here’s the outfit I wore on our first day in Barcelona. I last wore this dress here and it’s my most pinned item on Pinterest. It’s too pretty a dress to be sitting in the closet so I brought it along for our birthday vacation!
I finally received my Peter Pilotto for Target wrap skirt when G picked it up from his cousin on his recent business trip to the US. I couldn’t wait to wear it and paired it with tights this past weekend. As I couldn’t try the item since it was sold out on Net-a-Porter, I was worried about poor quality and fit. (Read my review here.) Neither were of concern once I held the item in my hand, as the skirt is fairly well-made and lined. It also fit me well and the length was just nice. (Length is one of my main concern aside from quality!) I look forward to wearing it with many more outfits to come! 🙂
Ever since I saw Ivelina of FriChic rocking an orange statement blazer here, I’d been looking to get something similar for myself. A statement blazer in a bright color makes a neutral outfit stand out not to mention it’s a great way to cheer up oneself amidst the gray and gloomy weather. Luckily for me, ZARA releases a version of its jersey blazer in basic neutral colors year round and in different fun colors seasonally. I nabbed my ZARA orange blazer during one of the semi-annual sale last year.
The weather in London has been warming up a tad, and I kept warm with the cashmere sweater underneath the blazer. I’m glad I paired it the my cashmere sweater for I would otherwise be feeling chilly with the strong winds! Now if you’ll excuse the messy hair…
Top: Catherine Malandrino via consignment store (similar)
The black tweed jacket is synonymous with Chanel and tend to conjure images of feminine formal wear. Instead of conforming to that notion, I decided to pair my black tweed jacket for a casual sporty outfit for an errand run. Sadly, the gray skies in London resulted in either overexposed or underexposed images while shooting for this outfit. (I’ve yet to experiment with the wonders of Lightroom or Photoshop that could have salvage many of the images.) Kindly excuse the unkempt hair for the relentless wind here renders any untied hair to a mess! (Which explains the cropped full body shot sans head.)