Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prints and Pants



    It's been awhile since I last wrote a "Style Guide" post. I always felt like I had too many ideas and too little time, and in the end, a lot of those ideas remained just ideas. Well, last weekend I managed to shoot these outfits in record time, just in time for the longer sleeves and richer hues of fall.

    已經有一陣子沒寫『穿搭教學文』了。總覺得想寫的很多可是時間太少,於是很多想法就終究只是想法而已  >__<   不過上個週末終於超快速的拍完這次的穿搭(好啦~雖然沒很多 XD),剛好趕上現在微涼的天氣穿上秋季的長袖及濃烈色彩。



    I thought of writing this when I saw a post on BBS mentioning the comeback of print shirts and flare pants. I remembered a retro geometric print shirt from Romwe still stashed away deep in my wardrobe, and a pair of flare shorts that at least had seen some daylight in its numbered days. So I decided to write about these two items that aren't necessarily the easiest to master.

    其實這次寫文是因為之前看es版有一篇閒聊文提到今年又流行起來的阿盃花襯衫跟寬褲。然後我就突然想起在我的衣櫥深處默默流淚的 Romwe 幾何印花襯衫跟稍微有見過陽光的淘寶寬短褲。於是決定來寫這兩樣今年大夯卻不一定好駕馭的難搞單品。




    I bought these flare shorts ages ago because of the colour -- a warm, dusty brown with pink undertones. The warm, subtle hue is perfect for pairing with darker fall colours, but the awkward length is not really hobbit-friendly.

    很久以前入手了這件短版寬褲,完全是為了那個帶有煙燻粉色調的暖棕色。這個暖和低調的色澤,很適合搭配秋冬較深的色彩。只不過這尷尬的接近五分褲的長度,對於哈比人的我來說也是一種困擾 orz


Top :  Pazzo
Bootees :  Romwe.com
Bag :  Coach


Leather jacket :  Kircilar-Mondial
Bootees :  Romwe.com
Bag :  AKIRA


Top :  from Green
Shoes :  Summit
Bag :  Coach


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    The next item is a very retro-ish print shirt from Romwe, it is even padded -- so 60's! I guess I was in a vintage-y state of mind when I clicked on the shopping cart. After this shoot, I realized it is not really a very difficult print after all  ; )

    接下來的單品是個 60 年代風的阿盃印花襯衫,還自帶墊肩真是有夠復古 XDD  我想那天大概是被什麼古著風打昏才會失手按下購物車的吧!不過拍完照以後又覺得,其實這件也沒有想像的那麼難搭啦  ; )


Skirt :  Jeanasis
Bootees :  Romwe.com
Earrings :  Cor-date


Cardigan :  Jeanasis
Skirt :  here
Shoes :  Summit
Bag :  Coach


Pants :  B.Love
Shoes :  Summit
Cap :  borrowed from Dad
Bag :  Coach



Shoes :  Summit
Earrings :  Cor-date
Bag :  Coach
Vernis :  UNT
Bracelet :  Zawadi (gift from sister)

Some random details of accessories used in this post.

一些本篇有用到的配件的隨興細節照 :P
   

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    Oh, and as usual, a colour-coordinated medley of Instagram to end the post! This time, my IG is being overrun by season-appropriate reds and browns. You can join me on my IG @ bonjourjasmineblog  :)

    最後照例來個配色主題的Instagram照集合。最近我的IG完全被秋季定番的紅色、棕色給攻占了 XDD  大家可以到我 IG (帳號是 bonjourjasmineblog) 找我聊天噢  :)





Bises!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Being Dotty



Suddenly I saw polka dots and moonbeams
All around a pug-nosed dream.

-- Frank Sinatra "Polka Dots and Moonbeams"


NOTES

    Polka dots, feminine and fun at the same time. I am glad I snapped up this darling dress during the Pazzo half-price bonanza last year. The lovely back detail sealed the deal for me and frankly, this can be worn at any occasion, be it a formal dinner or a shopping trip with girlfriends. With all the sombre monochromatic backdrop of my piano room, I'm pairing it with red nails and my red Cambridge satchel for a splash of colour.

    點點風,奇妙的同時具有女人味及童趣的神奇印花。現在想來很慶幸去年的Pazzo換季五折中入手了這件黑白點點洋裝。背後可愛的露背綁帶是壓死我的最後一根稻草 XDD  而且這件真的任何場合都可以穿啊~去喝喜酒也好,跟朋友逛街也 ok。然後因為鋼琴室全是單調的黑白色調,所以搭上紅色指彩跟紅色劍橋包增加一點喜氣(?) : P




Dress :  Pazzo
Shoes :  Topshop


    And since I was shooting in the piano room, I tried filming a video for the first time ever with my DSLR. Sorry the piano wasn't tuned for years and the weather was gloomy, so the video was kinda dark and out of tune ;)  Oh, and apologies for the incomplete song, I was too mean to purchase a proper converting software, so the trial version cut my 4 minute video into this super short film  :(

    然後因為在鋼琴室拍照,想說順便用單眼嘗試錄影。不好意思,鋼琴n年沒調過音了,外面光線也不太好,所以整段影片陰暗又走音 XDD  還有我不是故意錄不完整的歌啦,只是因為太摳門不想買轉檔軟體,結果試用版把我原本4分鐘的影片砍成這樣 orz (然後因為曲是最近幫朋友編的,還沒好好修改,請不要介意 >_<)


video



Bises!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Watercolours



She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running,
Like a watercolor in the rain.

-- Al Stewart "Year of the Cat"


NOTES

    At last count, here's my fourth midi skirt to date, and one of the prettiest I think. I have a weakness for painted garments, and this organza skirt from Romwe captures the panoramic view of a mystical forest in soft watercolours so beautifully. I'm pairing it with a simple top from Pazzo, but wait, it's not that simple when viewed from the back ; )  Well, these days I'm all for details of the back (or lack thereof) for as long as the warm weather lasts!

    算起來,這應該是我今年第四件及膝圓裙了吧,也是我覺得圖案數一數二美的  >///<  沒辦法啦,我對彩繪單品沒有免疫力的啊 T_T  而這件Romwe的歐根紗圓裙以水彩暈染的方式勾勒出了童話版的森林氛圍,於是我就淪陷了 XDD  上衣搭了之前5折入手的 Pazzo 雪紡背心,看似簡單但是背後暗藏玄機喔 ; )  最近完全熱衷於背後的細節(或者完全露背 XD),大概天氣還沒轉涼就還是會拼命想這樣穿吧! : P




Top :  Pazzo
Skirt :  Romwe.com
Shoes :  Emilio Valentino
Bag :  Vincci
Earrings :  Cor-date


Bises!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sea Dreams



Well come with me to a place by the sea,
If your ship breaks down, you can always find me.

-- The Dirty Heads "Cabin by the Sea"


NOTES

    I've had a much needed hiatus this week, chillin' out at a seaside resort for a couple of days (if you've been following my IG @bonjourjasmineblog, you might have known from those epicurean shots). A rather secluded spot, it is exempt from the throngs of tourists that usually flood the beach during the summer. I felt like I was on some private property, enjoying the solitude of strolling along an unmanned seaside, listening to the song of the ebbing waves and taking in the salty sea spray without the pandemonium of holidaymakers. I guess a vacation sometimes need not be full of outgoing fun, it can also be a rare moment of reflection as you stop and smell the flowers.

    這週我終於找到一點時間來個小渡假,在一個偏僻的海邊渡假村過著吃喝睡的廢人生活(有在發摟我 IG @bonjourjasmineblog 的朋友大概從照片看出來了 XD)。因為地點偏僻,海邊少了熙熙攘攘的暑假旅客人群,顯得格外平靜。甚至有種身處私人海灘的錯覺,傾聽浪花拍岸,呼吸海風汐汐,享受著一個人漫步海灘的悠閒。我想,渡假不一定總需要熱鬧刺激,它也可以是旅途累了,停下腳步沉澱靜思的美麗時光  :)




Dress :  here
Sandals :  Vincci
Bracelet :  Cindy


Bises!