[outfit post] Take me to the space station!

Full disclosure: I stayed up last night futzing around with my guitar, so I was super groggy when I woke up this morning. Pulled on half of my default “work uniform” before realizing…I did not feel my uniform today.

My morning face.

Not having enough brainpower to decide on my next steps, I promptly did what any responsible millennial would do in this instance: I called my mum.

Five minutes later, this is what she’d pulled together.

My mum is awesome.

Mum says she rocked schoolgirl chic until her mid-thirties, so I technically shouldn’t feel weird about being twenty-three and dressed like a slightly more modest anime character.

Considering I’m keeping company with Rachel Green and Carrie Bradshaw, I’ll take her word for it.


Funfact: All my schoolgirl-esque skirts and kilts are inherited from my mother, who has (or had, until I appropriated all of them) quite a dizzying collection considering that both she and I went to ultra-conservative Christian schools where the skirts came down mid-calf.

This one is apparently one of her tennis skirts, and up until relatively recently was too tight for me to wear comfortably. Could it be…I’ve lost weight?




Also, yes, the title is a Mystic Messenger reference.  I actually picked up this book for songwriting inspo (I like stars and star-related metaphors. It’s a bit of a problem.), but it also felt like a cute shoutout to the 707 fandom.

…even if being in that fandom is kind of awkward considering I’m friends with a guy who acts just like him.

(Explains why I stopped playing.)

Undershirt (collar) and Sweater: Uniqlo
Skirt: Mum’s closet
Tennis shoes: Advan (SM)

Photos by Nike Amistoso.


[outfit post] “Ms. Missing You”

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love story, told in fashion and (fake) tattoos.

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 Dress: Uniqlo
Wedges: Aerosoles
Belt: EGG


IMG_2624 Ring: Silverworks (Tungsten Collection)

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“Wear your heart on your skin in this life.”

Sylvia Plath


Photography by Wanderlen.
Tattoos created using Pilot GTec C4


[outfit post] Your Girl Tuesday (or Agent Carter)

As Virus, Inc.‘s resident Baby Strat, I’m not regularly called out to pitches and presentations anymore, which means that more often than not I’m at work in an oversized sweater, skinnies/leggings, and flats.  But sometimes, I’m re-commissioned for active service, which requires a little more sartorial effort.


VSCO Cam is a revelation.

…the bulk of which, to be honest, is spent on my hair. :))

Considering that on a daily basis I overthink everything else, my closet is full of no-brainer basics (in “boring” colors) which, true to form, I manage to still agonize over in the morning.  There are days, though, when playing the lottery with my wardrobe pays off, and the items I pull out in a mad dash somehow come together into what I would think is a perfect office-to-evening ensemble.


Jacket: Zara
Top: Muji
Jeans: Uniqlo
Heels: Circus by Sam Edelman
Belt: Nordstrom

Lipstick: NARS Dragon Girl


It’s an argument for classics over trends–“couldn’t be bothered” pinnings and underpinnings (yep, I actually gave those some thought too, thanks to this article) that, paired with the right attitude (and maybe a slightly-impractical camel-hued coat), are still guaranteed to stand out in a sea of Forever 21 jewelled hues.  (Not that I don’t love F21.)


Moral of the (ten-second) story?  Sometimes, basics are boring.  But sometimes, these “undercover” hues can be the best provocation.

Until next time!