…is the song I’m listening to now. I really need to think of post titles that are loads more clever than “WIWT X”, so this is my attempt to pretend I’m being indie~ and oh so hip now. Right.
Anyway I realised I haven’t posted any WIWT stuff recently, so here is the combination I came up with last night and wore to work today after being inspired by this 60’s/70’s era fashion spread on some lj community. I was relieved more than anything else to finally figure out a proper way to use the vest because it was lying around since the day I bought it because I had no idea what to pair it with. Problem solved!
As someone of you might have guessed, I am heading to the UK to study in Uni at the end of this year. This will prove challanging because I’ve never lived outside of Singapore in a place with such wide fluctuations of temperature before, much less a place where the temperature is way beyond less than sweltering. As such I’ve been stockpiling up the long sleeved basics from F21 (and trying hard to avoid dresses and skirts in general ): ) and trying to figure out ways to style so that I don’t end up like the cliched sloppy university student. Fingers crossed for that. Today I wandered onto Style Scout to see what the Londoners were wearing during this time of the year and spotted a few styles I loved. For the record I only put the above picture up because I laughed when I saw the guy on the right.
I love love love the patterned stockings on the woman in the last picture which go so nicely with her shoes and vintage dress. Seeing the last two images actually make me wonder whether it is possible to wear skrits and dresses with stockings in the UK because everyone else seems to be wearing jeans and pants because of the weather. Fingers crossed that I won’t freeze to death there trying the skirt/stocking combination out.
…because I keep seeing stuff that I want! ): things like dresses, cotton dresses, which are totally impractical for me to bring to the UK even if I had loads of excess cash lying around to purchase them with.
Pin Tuck Dress USD 58 (gosh I love Pin Tucks!)
High-Low Shirt Dress USD 58
Cheap Monday Button Down Dress USD 65
Argh I really love this dress. Now it’s going to haunt me all night ):
I won’t even attempt to explain what through the viewfinder photography is because I don’t really understand it personally myself. Instead all I can say is that they’re shots taken through the viewfinder of another (much older) camera like the duraflex. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
What I CAN say however is how I love the products of this photography style. The pictures come out slightly out of focus and the colours are either wonderfully super saturated or washed out. Here are a few examples I found from the flickr Through the Viewfinder group:
Spotted: Dotted Zip-UP Dress by F21 that has a very ’40s like cut (wide free hip area, ruched waist and draping top). I would seriously consider getting it if not for the fact that I have far too many dresses that I can’t bring to London :p
K, JH and I just got a huge sugar high from finding out that there’s a link on ModLife to twigsandtweed. Hello if you came here from there!
As someone who completely fails at any kind of domestic work (I am terrible, not kidding. True story: when I was 8, each person in my class was supposed to sew designs onto this little bag and everyone was given some kind of complicated design to do… My teacher looked at me, smiled wanly and said “ummm maybe you’d better just sew lines”), I was doubly impressed when I came upon Jenny Hart’s awesome art/embroidery.
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