I’ve been impatiently waiting for the Lunar New Year to arrive. Just thinking about all the festivities, especially the food-indulging part, already makes me happy. Supposedly, red is the colour of good luck. Thus, I would probably end up by covering myself with all the red-coloured pieces of clothing that I could find in my closet for New Year’s day. But before that happens, I will resort to my old black from head-to-toe routine for a couple more days. Dressing all in black could be dull and boring at times but it doesn’t necessarily have to. I usually try to throw different patterns and textures into the mix to ‘spice up the outfit’. Cringe – I can’t believe I have just used that term, but for lack of other fitting cliché terms… pardon my limited grasp of the poetic English language :(
This velvet Zara blazer has rarely left my shoulder for the past week. It’s so soft and shiny and goes with anything in my closet. Well, it’s black after all. BUT it’s the material that makes it so special. I think I have a new found love for velvet. I got the aztec print shirt from Urban Outfitters during the sales for a whooping 10 pounds. I love the pattern. It’s slightly unusual but it’s exactly the grayscale palette makes it really wearable. As for the crochet shorts, they’ve pretty much became a staple in my closet by now. There’s something very granny-like about them that I just somehow love. I bought them for the summer but throw in a pair of stockings and you’re set for the cold weather as well!
I have been obsessed with transparent heels ever since I saw those Crystal Chanel boots going down the FW’12 runway. That’s why, when H&M announced their collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela, I was so excited to see that the invisible heel shoes included in the line. However, I’ve never had much luck with H&M’s shoe sizing, and this case was unfortunately not an exception. Whereas size 7 was too tight, size 8 was way too loose so I had to reluctantly let them go. That being said, I’m still on the hunt for the perfect pair of transparent heels. Whilst heel-less shoes have become increasingly popular, I always have a feeling that something is blatantly missing from them. Transparent heels on the other hand, seem to strike a perfect balance between conventional and avant-garde. I just love how they give the illusion of standing on the tip of your toes.
Snow has finally made its way to London! I couldn’t help it. As soon as I opened my curtains and saw that the streets were covered in white, I dashed right outside to jump around in the snow… until I realised how cold it actually was and that I was still in my pyjamas. Slightly silly and reminiscent of my 5-year-old self who saw snow for the first time. But hey, snow does weird things to people – or am I its only victim?
To keep myself warm, I’ve been relying on layers and layers of clothes. My Uniqlo Heat Tech thermals have been really good daily companions. I’m thinking that you might be fed up with my creepers now that they have appeared in roughly 3/4 of my outfit posts recently but I just cannot stress enough how practical they are. Not only they’re easy to dress up with, they’ve been keeping me safe from the water puddles during the heavy London rains and now from the thick layers of snow as well. Such a great investment.
I recently got this animal print coat from ASOS during the sales. Although it’s called the “ASOS Coat in Leopard with Button Front“, it looks more like a cheetah print to me. Minor detail, but seeing that it’s a rather good deal, I wouldn’t mind even if it was called something silly like ‘gorilla suit’. I love the vibrancy of the pattern and texture. Initially, I wanted a thick furry one but then opted for this slimmer one instead so that I could still wear it during the warmer season. To counterbalance and highlight the boldness of the feline print, I chose to combine it with a simple dark outfit.
Anyhow, I’m sorry for the really long hiatus. Seeing that term has now started, I had to prioritise my time to catch up on school work but hopefully, I will be able to post more things on this blog soon!