I’ve never been a fan of khaki and I think it’s because it reminds me of my father’s army uniform and the uniform reminds me of the mornings he used to drop me off at kindergarten and I would scream bloody murder thinking it’s all a plot to abandon me there. I was 3 yo and not completely paranoid because my parents did forget me there once. Their miscommunication had me spend the night at the boarding school on the second floor. So yeah, to me khaki translate to ‘Please don’t leave me here’.
However, when my best friend G. sent me this skirt, I thought it’s so pretty that it deserves a night out. I was mesmerized by the subtle golden sequins that made me see less army uniform and more midnight forest (that’s actually the name of a shimmery deep green eye shadow that I have and love but the name goes well for the skirt too, don’t you think? 😀 ).
I paired the skirt with the vest that also has subtle sequins and tiny pearlescent beads and the rest just came naturally. For jewellery, I went with golden bangles and that green statement necklace that I think served its purpose of emphasizing the skirt’s color.
It might seem that I plan my outfits in detail but I don’t. If and when I do that, I almost always end up not liking it. The process I’m describing in my posts, like how I paired that thing with the other thing and so on, it’s just to trick you into thinking I know what I’m doing. Ha ha! Maybe I do, maybe I don’t. All I know is that too much planning of an outfit kills my spontaneity and creativity and ultimately makes me look like I’m trying too hard. And that’s such a turn off fashion wise. Sadly, there’s a flaw in my master (non)plan and that flaw is that whatever I decide to wear, it needs ironing right then and there because I don’t have enough space to keep everything neatly on hangers. So yes, 5 minutes before I need to leave the house I’m in my underwear, sweating over the ironing board, fighting the wrinkles and hoping I won’t be late 😆
I’m curious to know what’s the process like for other people. Anyone else like me? 😀