Monday, May 30, 2011

Dr. Feelgood

My coworkers mentioned that my today's outfit makes me look like a "Mam Doctor".

I guess that simple white jacket really does the trick to make a girl who's afraid of needle into a distinguished look in the medical field. Ha!

I usually dislike taking a close-up picture because then you can see all the pores and pimples on my face, not to mention that my poor camera doesn't do very well in taking close-ups. However, here I'd like to give you a glimpse of my earrings, shaped like a bow with fake pearl dangling underneath.
They're very catchy-looking with my dark hair as backgroung, and with such strong geometric pattern such as this black and white stripes, I don't feel the need to add neklace to this look. Otherwise, it would be too much.

Now I will tell you how I achieve this look.

First, let me tell you a secret or two. First, this red wide obi belt is vintage. It used to be my Mom's . Yep. My Mom has a lot of high quality things in her closet that she no longer wear. So what's a good daughter to do? Reuse 'em and have fun with 'em, of course! Second, the belt is actually broken, but you cannot see it and it's still wearable, so I'm wearing it! Aaaaand... Third, I wear this red belt BACKWARDS, because it looks so much better that way. See the picture below? The buckle is supposed to be upfront. Oh well, at least with the jacket on, nobody would be able to see that I'm wearing it wrong. On purpose, anyway.
This is how it looks without the jacket, although I would never wear them without the jacket to cover it up. Some girls at work thought that this is a one-piece dress, with the belt and everything built onto the dress. Actually the whole ensemble consists of 3 pieces, as you can see in the pirctures below:
  1. The black and white striped sleeves top (It's really old, like 10-years-old. I'm glad I haven't thrown it away!)
  2. The red wide belt (worn backwards)
  3. The black wrap A-line skirt.


Divina Joy said...

Interesting analogy. I like how you put the pieces together. Wearing the belt backwards was brilliant.

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

Thanks! Actually I didn't intend to be creative or anything. I saw a one-piece dress on a mannequin looking exactly like this and tried to copy the look with whatever pieces I've already had in my closet. Why buy a new dress when you can recreate it with 3 different things you already own, rite :)

LeeAnne, Style N Season

Ramsey said...

Love these little earrings!

Ninin of The Two Miss Fits said...

I love the pop of red!

Thank you for visiting our blog! :) Work-wear isn't always the most interesting thing to look at and we have to admit, we hardly have any work-wear outfit posts just because we feel they're a bit boring. But seeing how you chronicle your work outfits makes us think twice. It might be about time work outfits take center stage :)

Much love from us in Manila!
Ninin and Sophia

Sarah Grecco said...

Your close up looks wonderful! I'm sorry that you don't normally like them! I really love the belt and how it comes from your mom. Makes the outfit not only gorgeous but also meaningful.

Get Up & Go

LeeAnne said...

Thanks Sarah! I "shop" a lot from my Mom's closet. I guess in yesteryear they made higher quality items they last for years.

Kayla said...

So smart! Bonus all looks like a dress!

Freckles in April

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I will have to remember this.

Courtney said...

I love wide belts, and the red color of this one is awesome. I also have some great vintage finds from my mom's closet that I wear from time to time. Great look.


anne said...

Great look you just turn the vintage belt into a very modern classy belt.. Nice visiting from wednesday white here's my entry My Daily Mumbles

Emzkie said...

wow! love ur outfit. it look good on you. but i dont think it will go with me. =(
but i sure love that white coat. it makes u look very smart.

from WW heres mine

cheerful said...

looking great as always, love the photos and how you wear it, just perfectly suits you---lovely! visiting from WW, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful white jacket Sis, you look stunning as always :-) Visiting late from Wednesday Whites, hope that you can return your white visit too.

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