Yale week 6 :: of deja vu and remix #3

Recreate today’s look with a slouchy summer sweater and a printed pencil skirt.

july 31

The contrasting big on top/slim on bottom combo is always a winning combo. I’d totally wear it as is, but modesty and a lack of a black bra dictates that I throw a shirt underneath the loosely-woven and therefore rather revealing sweater.

The wedges are pretty standard, but if I had access to my closet, I probably would’ve chosen a pair with more zing – a pink or yellow, perhaps?

july 31

If you feel you’ve seen this outfit before, that’s because you have, only in a different iteration. I think I’m totally maximizing my purchases, don’t you?

july 31

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::

Sweater – H&M
Top – H&M
Skirt – H&M
Wedges – sim, sim


Yale week 6 :: of linking up and remix #2

What a difference the details make!

Take today’s offering, for instance. It’s basically the exact same outfit as yesterday’s but dare I say it looks completely different? It’s my version of day-to-night experimentation. And really, I only switched out two things and added one. You can play spot the difference right now then come back to me after the break for confirmation.

july 30

The fuchsia blazer is the obvious addition. I definitely wanted a pop of color and the top’s neckline really confounded me as to what kind of statement necklace to incorporate, so I opted to infuse color with a completer piece instead, although this meant sweltering in the heat wearing it.

Ah, the sacrifices I make for fashion!

The shoes are the second most obvious change. Of course you’d wear heels if you wanted a gussied-up outfit, but these black pumps are sedate enough for even the workplace. I found the exact pair online but would probably choose the leather over the suede.

july 30

Anyone figure out the third difference yet? My bad, really, for not taking close-up shots. But if you guessed earrings, you’re absolutely right. Switch out plain silver hoops for fancy teardrop pearl ones and you’re good to go.

By the way, I’m participating in Audrey’s One Piece Many Ways thingie and I’m tempted to make a collage with the three other outfits I came up with utilizing this particular top, but that would mean spending it all on one place, and that, in turn, would require extra work on my part.

So you all just get the first two outfits. But stay tuned to the rest of the remixes and the return of what is turning out to be my fave top of the summer.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – H&M
Skirt – H&M
Pumps – Joan & David

Yale week 6 :: of faux fashion and remix #1

This is not what I’m wearing today.

july 29

But over the glorious weekend, KS#1 and I conducted an extensive mixing and matching of all my new purchases which she captured with her badass camera. We came up with so many combinations that I think I’m set for the rest of my time here sans real world closet.

So although some of the outfits may not be weather-appropriate, and although most of them make use of items that do not belong to me (I raided KS#1’s closet for shoes and accessories), I present to you, my friends, the fruits of our labor.

Recreate today’s offering with a billowy sleeveless white blouse with enough detail – note the pleats at the neckline and the cunning buttons of this piece – to create visual interest. Continue the intrigue with a nautical striped pencil skirt in summer jersey. Also, nothing says summer than a pair of crocheted espadrilles.

july 29

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – H&M
Skirt – H&M
Shoes – borrowed from KS#1 (simsim, sim)

Yale 5th weekend :: of the light at the end of the tunnel

It’s a sign of things drawing to a close when I’m thinking about packing.

Today, KS#1 and I headed for TJ Maxx. She needed no-show socks and I went along for the ride. (Of course, I browsed the aisles and almost purchased a pair of black Chucks for half price, but they were a size too big and $24.95 is just not worth not wearing something. )

Anyhow, I’d initially bought a hair dryer with the intent of styling my new ‘do, but as we were heading out the door, I thought about packing it in my suitcase and I turned right around and returned it. In this frame of mind, I did a quick inventory of all the things I’ve bought and I’m starting to worry. Even if I did leave the pillow and towels as I’d planned, I may be in trouble in terms of space and/or weight.

Not that I’ve gone hog wild with shopping, but I may have forgotten to mention the pasalubong I got the fam and the three skirts I got on eBay last week when I was feeling low. Also, that Yale sweatshirt is a pretty bulky item.

Still, my growing concern is laced with anticipation. In 13 days, I’ll be done with EXPLO. In 16 days, I’ll be home.

No more eighteen-hour workdays. No more shower flip flops. No more humidity. No more mosquito bites.

I will have my kids. I will have my husband. I will have my bed. And I will once again have access to my closet.