What do you wear if the weather is gloomy and you're not in the mood to dress up? If I was still living in New York, I would probably pull on my extra chunky, oversized Fair Isle sweater, a hand-me-down from my old roommate Dante, who decided to give it to me instead of selling it to Beacon's Closet, a resale/thrift store in NY. It's my comfort clothing during winter since it keeps me really, really warm, while still looking fashionably at home in hipster Williamsburg, the neighborhood where I used to live.
However, I am no longer living in New York, I am living in sweltering Manila, so my Fair Isle baby has to be put on shelf for a while. So last Tuesday, when I had to go out and run a few errands and meet friend and blogger Tara, I wondered what I was going to wear. Was not really feeling like dressing up, given that the weather was still a bit dreary, but I still wanted look put together. I ended up wearing a very old navy cashmere sweater, another hand-me-down, this time from my dad (can you tell I love men's sweaters?). It's so old, it has holes in it already, but I don't care. It's super duper soft, and falls just right on me.
|Daddy's cashmere sweater paired with Forever 21 lace shorts, and Schu patent loafers.|
|Truth be told, I wasn't posing. I was scratching my legs because dang mosquitos were biting me!|
Of course, the easiest way to spruce up an outfit is to accessorize. Remember my sister's handmade detachable collar? Found another way to wear it again! And my favorite leather wristband from H&M makes another appearance, this time with a chunky chain link and faux gem bracelet from The Landmark (only P169.75).
And the laziness extends to putting on makeup. I went out with a barely made face (just some Bare Minerals foundation powder under the eyes as an attempt to conceal my dark circles), but to compensate, I wore a bold plum lip. I lost my one and only plum lipstick, a shade called Embrace by Covergirl, so I had to mix up my own. I started by applying Cyber, a dark goth shade by MAC (very Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and then swiping Covergirl's Spellbound, a nice fuchsia hue, on top, then blending them together with a cotton bud. Not the most flawless job I've done but I was happy.
|A bold lip + a messy twisty bun = Puwede nang mag-Makati! (I can go to Makati now!)|
|Covergirl's Spellbound and MAC's Cyber lipsticks.|
What's your lazy day/rainy day outfit? Share!