ootd: tapered statement pants

September 6, 2017  |  Outfit of the Day  |  1 Comment

I got a couple of questions on the pants I was wearing at the Chanel Gabrielle exhibition last week, so I thought I’d do a quick OOTD post with links for anyone who was after something similar. The ones I wore are actually vintage, and were gifted by my aunt who had them tailored for her in the 80′s. She fancy.

I paired them with a knotted white tee and a black-and-white floral print moto jacket, which was my way of adding some waist definition without having to tuck anything in. It was far too hot for that! If you prefer more coverage however, I think high waisted, tapered pants also look fantastic with boxy, architectural blouses. I’ll admit to having lustful thoughts about this one from Delpozo. Those sleeves though.

blue pants ootd 2

blue pants ootd 1

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T-shirt, H&M // Pants, Vintage // Jacket, Vintage // Amethyst Ring, Vintage // Letter Ring, Vintage // Purse, Chanel // Shoes, Adidas

ootd: brocade kimono

June 27, 2017  |  Outfit of the Day  |  No Comments

soda bkk kimono jacket 3

soda bkk kimono jacket 2b

soda bkk kimono jacket 2Jacket, Soda Bangkok (similar/similar/similar) // T-shirt, J-Crew // Skirt, Vintage Betsey Johnson (similar/similar/similar)
Boots, Cole Haan // Sunglasses, Quay Australia

Kimono jackets aren’t the most flattering shape on me, but I’m such a sucker for them. I picked this one up on my last trip to Bangkok from a local brand called Soda, which makes amazingly colourful, boho-luxe clothing. The collection this jacket was from was largely Asian-inspired and reminded me so much of the Kenzo outfits I used to buy. You know, before they forgot how to make clothing and started selling nothing but logo sweatshirts evolved.

I actually bought this jacket specifically as a spring/fall stand-in for my beloved winter one, but since it’s already getting too warm to wear this one as well, I guess I should start looking for an even thinner summer alternative!

 

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ootd: camo and chiffon

June 15, 2017  |  Outfit of the Day  |  2 Comments

sunet marina ootd 1

sunet marina ootd 2

sunet marina ootd 3

sunset marina ootd 4

sunet marina ootd 5Camo Pants: Joe’s Jeans (similar) // Shirtdress: Free People // Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) // Bag: Michael Kors (similar)

It might not look it, but the top and over throw-over I’m wearing are actually two parts of one lovely shirtdress: I’m wearing the slip tucked in as a blouse and the outer “dress” part unbuttoned and loose. I actually bought it with the intention to wear it exactly like this – open and flowing in lieu of a kimono.

Don’t get me wrong. I love kimonos, but because I’m a bottom-heavy hourglass, it’s tricky to find ones that don’t make me look broader than I actually am. After much trial and error I think I’ve finally figured it out (long sleeves and hemlines are key!) but it’s just a heck of lot easier and more flattering for me to toss on a gauzy, unbuttoned shirtdress instead. This one, with its ruffled hem and metallic threads, is particularly beautiful and because of its khaki hue, surprisingly versatile. So much so that I think it’ll be popping up in many more summer OOTDs…and yes, maybe even as a dress one of these days!

 

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