Sunday, February 9, 2014

February 7th

After having a cocktail at dinner with my friend on the 30th of January, I let my inhibitions down and said "YOLO" to shipping costs and bought this "V-Neck Pullover Sweater" for $8.10, "Hammered Triangle Short Necklace" for $5.00, and "Extreme Push-Up Bra" for $8.00 on Charlotte Russe's online store. My package arrived on Tuesday, the 4th, and naturally, I spent 1-2 hours playing with clothes in my closet in order to find an outfit that worked for my new items. The sweater was a lot looser, yet fitted in the arms, than I thought it would be. To remedy this situation, I accessorized the sweater with a black cami and belt that I got for free last semester through an ASOS Scavenger Hunt on campus. Before this sweater, I had no use for the belt. When playing with my clothes, I also put on the push-up bra. The push-up bra instantly created cleavage, but unfortunately it is a tad big for me, so I did not wear it this past Friday. I did wear a smaller "regular push-up bra," though. Lastly, because the belt had a hint of gold, I paired the necklace with this outfit. This is the same necklace I had been pining for months, and I finally got it because Charlotte Russe is one smart cookie, who leaves things you looked at months ago in your cart. The sweater was also a v-neck, which made pairing the necklace with it an easy choice to cover up my bare neck. I finished off the color scheme with black jeans and one-inch gold heels in an effort to wear heels more and enhance my height. These heels had been sitting in my mom's closet for years before I decided to add them to my wardrobe. The addition of the heels added a subtle touch of sexiness to complete this going-out outfit.

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 1st

This outfit is the antithesis of the saying, "When shopping, buy outfits" because for a long while, I didn't know what to wear with this cardigan (Belk, <$15). My mom and I just bought it because it was pretty and at that point, I didn't have many cardigans in my wardrobe. Flash forward at least five years later, my mom gives me the blouse (Belk, <$15) when she visited me in college. At this stage in my life, I rarely take clothes that my mom picks out for me, but I took this one because it was actually from the junior section and not the kid section. I also took it because I didn't own any lace in my closet. However, I just metaphorically threw it in my closet and didn't bring it out until months later. That's when I realized that the front was entirely see-through, so I had to do something about it. At first, I wore it with a pink blazer without a cami underneath, but then I played with all the clothes in my closet to reach this combination. I added the cami and scarf (Winter Break Purchase #3, $5.50, Wet Seal) to complete the winter look i.e. make myself warmer. I also chose to wear this outfit on this day because we were visiting my grandparents' house to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and I was inspired by the flowers traditionally adorning houses in Vietnam during the new year. Albeit, those flowers are pink and yellow, but you get the point.