Back in an October post I bought this strange hybrid garment off Gmarket, which I couldn't quite classify as a shirt, dress, or jacket. Sadly this confused piece ended up bearing most resemblance to a scientist's lab coat instead. The item came with a belt (really just a piece of white string) which made the fit a little more flattering but I still didn't like it. Here is the unhappy-looking, drab piece of cloth:
Dismayed at another failed online purchase, I stashed it somewhere in the nether regions of my closet. A few weeks ago however, as I was gathering a bunch of never-worn clothes to sell, I came across this again and tried to think of ways to make use of it.
Behold, the transformation from geeky laboratory apparel to casual chic!
I settled on the conclusion this item was indeed a shirt (albeit a really long one), and I was going to tuck it in some denim cut-off shorts with a singlet top inside. I also unbuttoned the cuffs and rolled up the sleeves for a laidback, summery look. Got rid of the cheap-looking white piece of string (I mean, "belt") since I was already tucking the shirt in. The result? Hopefully something a lot more fashionable than the way the Gmarket store model and I were wearing it previously. Now it's as if I've a new white blouse on my hands, in an oversized fit with a big baggy pocket and long lapel. Hurrah!
Denim shorts: Lee
Wrap bracelet: Zipia
Rings: House of Harlow, Diva
Black wedges: Therapy
It's a little disheartening that after so many casual "modelling" experiences with my boyfriend's camera in public, I still stiffen up in the middle of one of Sydney's busiest parks, at the busiest time of the year. I don't know how other fashion bloggers do it, especially those with much more conspicuous and crazy outfits than mine. Anyone have any tips on beating the recurring jabs of self-consciousness when posing with people constantly passing by? It would be so much easier to pose for a few "happy snaps" like the average tourist, but that's not what I blog for. But before I even ask for advice, I guess I already know the answer is purely and simply confidence. Confidence to ignore (and for some, even revel in) the stares of passer-bys and and just focus on producing good results for the camera. It's one of my goals to keep working hard on that in the future :)
When I haven't a
lame witty pun up my sleeve for a post title, I resort to the most played song in the car on the way to the shoot location. And everytime I get to plug in my iPhone into the car speakers, I always force my poor boyfriend to listen to this little nugget of pure eargasm and musical genius over and over again. It's got to be one of my most favourite tracks of the year. Enjoy the acid trip.