Happy New Year, everyone!
It’s a brand new year!! Woohoo!!
Much as I am excited about the new year, I’m setting myself the challenge of buying less new clothes and re-interpreting items hiding in the deep recesses of my wardrobe.
One of the items I love deeply is my Levi’s 501 jeans. I had retired it in a large vacuum bag when the the skinny jeans trend picked up steam.
I pulled them out and had looked online for some ideas of how I can carry these off in the age of skinnies.
(Above: It was retired in Feb 2013.)
(Above: I put one of my skinnies on the 501s just to compare the cut.)
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With the jeans, I paired them with a few tops and paraded them in front of my long-suffering husband. The poor man, he’s not sure if what his answers should be.
“Do I look alright in this outfit?”
“…. err, I can’t see…”
“No, I mean, can the look fly?”
“I mean, do the jeans look too clunky at this length?”
(He realised it’s not a trick question.) “Ah, no, looks ok. Is this new?”
“No, it’s my 501s!”
“Nice!” (Relieved. he turned back to football commentary.)
Great! Am gg to try out it out one of these days and update with pictures!
I acquired these awesome flats at a Summer sale couple of months back; and I’m still super thrilled over them.
Last week I came across tank tops at my nearby Gap Factory store for $5.99 so I purchased two of two of them. With my “Gap Eco Tote discount” which gave me an additional 10% off, it worked out to just $5.50 a piece!
Today I went back there to pick up more, so now I have 4 varietals of stripes, heather gray, and black.
Just in time for this horrible SoCal weather….
It’s the sad truth, but I do buy quite a lot of my clothing from Target. And… usually off the clearance rack.
Last week I was looking for tank tops for yoga and found this Mossimo knit peplum top on clearance for $12.99, so into the cart it went.
Glad to say that it’s cute and flattering, albeit a little too plain. I tried a couple of belts but that didn’t do the trick. Maybe a statement brooch is in order – since I don’t wear necklaces.
Of course, after I discovered the cuffed jeans look yesterday evening, I decided to replicate it again today! Too easy for the lazy…
Blue striped camisole: Forever21
Blue cardigan: Gap Outlet
Blue jeans: Levi’s
Wedges: Calvin Klein
I saw something on Pinterest about cuffing one’s jeans for a new look, so I decided to try it today. Not too bad!
Striped tee: H&M
Cardigan: Mossino (Target)
Black wedges: Calvin Klein
Watch: Kenneth Cole
The Husband has been pretty conscious about what he wears nowadays, and in a bit to get out of the “t-shirt-and-cargo-shorts” rut, yesterday he tried on some fitted khaki shorts and a casual button-up shirt at the Gap Factory store.
I REALLY like this look on him, and he did too, but he decided that $35 for a shirt – even one that fits him well – was too much money to spend. That said, he did buy the $17 shorts since they were on clearance.
I guess $35 does buy 7 Old Navy tees when they’re on sale….
Ok, I caved. I walked by The Gap factory store today and picked up the same long-sleeved tee in a different color: blue and green!
Sadly it’s $9.99 today, not $7.99. Ah well!
(That’s a mirror, I didn’t buy 2 sets!)
Wearing a H&M striped tee, I purchased a long-sleeved striped tee from The Gap Outlet yesterday. Couldn’t pass it up for $7.99 since it fits so well. Already wore it all day today!
For the same outfit of the day, large Squirrel top over snug-fitting skirt, I went with 2 different footwear:
Happy Shoes in the morning…
Bling sandals in the evening…
Hmm. I definitely preferred the Happy Shoes combo but not on a dark and cloudy evening.
A slightly new spin on old staples: I added a new belt (which came with a denim dress) to my clearance $5 Old Navy top.
Denim skirt: Ralph Lauren ($39)
Purse: Calvin Klein
…. and I was ready for an Ikea adventure!
New “MPG” tee from Threadless.com – $12.95.
Yes, I’ve been bitten yesterday… bought my first pair of croc[odile]s. Ok I know I know… I’m being super corny here. Not funny 😛
I’ve always thought that crocs were for those neighbourhood aunties and school kids and had never given them much considerations. I guess I was wrong! They’ve clearly improved and expanded their designs over the years… so gone are the big ugly holey rounded fronts with rubber sling-back. What’s more, they’re indeed rather comfy, and come in bright cheery colours which are perfect for summer.
Now say hello to the latest addition to my shoes collection.
*disclaimer: actually the big ugly holey rounded fronts with rubber sling-back design is still around, just that I’m not interested in those 😛
Flats and I are usually not the best of friends. I prefer my heels anytime as they not only elevate my height, they also make my thunder thighs look slightly less thunderous. But I must admit that one should have at least a couple pairs of comfy flats for days when you get lazy, tired, or simply for travelling.
With this justification, I began my hunt for the perfect pair of summer flats which will fit my flat feet properly. After months of searching, I finally found this from Nine West:
I love the sunshine colour! Makes one happy wearing them 🙂