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.