For over two months, G was commuting on a weekly basis to Netherlands for work that we would only see each other on the weekends. While I tend to throw a pair of pants and a top when we go out during the weekends, I decided to dress up a bit for one of our weekend lunch dates at that time.
I have had this top since forever (14 years?) that I can’t seem to part with. (What’s not to love about Peter Pan collars?!) I’m also glad that I decided to alter the original cocktail dress into this skirt since I have been able to wear it more often than I ever wore the dress (see here).
A month flew by since my last post and I have been plagued by issues with computers! My personal laptop won’t allow me to log in although I typed in the correct password, so I was using G’s spare laptop until it decided to go crazy on me. G has since fixed my personal laptop thankfully, but most of my pictures were on his laptop. It’s been a fun ordeal but almost everything is sorted now although I no longer have access to Photoshop just as I was getting back into the groove. Harumph! Well, G reckons a new laptop is in the horizon.
On a happier note, I have been practicing my sewing and I have since upcycled a dress into a peplum top, sewed a top out of vintage scarves, and hemmed G’s jeans into shorts. The first two were done with help from my instructors in class, since I’m still a newbie. I have also made some cushion covers as my first sewing project. I recently wore the top I made from vintage scarves out to lunch with G,which is the highlight of this outfit.
Some days I can’t help but be a little matchy-matchy in my outfits. With the Spring-like weather, a scarf isn’t needed with my turtleneck top but I wanted to interject some colors to my otherwise boring outfit. The bright blue scarf was the perfect antidote to match the other shades of blues in my outfit!
It’s been a while since I last posted an outfit, so here’s one! I first saw these check pants on Tuula and I love them. (Then again, I’m almost always drawn to all things monochrome. Heh.) Fact that it was on sale within my price range? SOLD! It reminded me of the Tibi check pants except the colors were inverted, white on black and with a budget-friendly price. Since I wasn’t sure on the sizes, I ordered two pairs, a size 2 and a size 4 and the smaller size was a much better fit. I find the fit to be much better than my Banana Repubiic Hampton Cropped Pants in size 0 as seen here.
Frankly, I’ve been skipping a few Wednesdays’ posts as I haven’t had much hankering for anything of late other than my dream bag, the still-so-out-of-reach Hermes Kelly, the Ferrari of bags. However, I will be more than happy to add this little number to my capsule collection of bags. I first spotted this in Fashion Squad’s blog post and got to see it in person at Barney’s Co-op while shopping with a friend on one of the beautiful Spring weekends that we’ve been having here. I love the size of it, although as a cosmetic bag, I think it’s a little overboard but then again, what do I know since I barely put on much makeup! For me, it would be a great alternative to my Marc Jacobs Palais Royale flat case for a pop of bling. I’m rarely attracted to bright shiny things, yet somehow this 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute cosmetic bag has me hooked like a magpie attracted to all things shiny! I do wish it came with a shoulder strap but I’ll happily take it as is. Now, anyone wants to send this to me as birthday gift? 😉