I have always loved a good dressed-up playtime. I call it so because fashion to me is fun, and I don’t take it too seriously. My workplace does not really have a dress code, closed-toe shoes and long pants, and that is it. I work in the lab, so gloves and lab coats are also required. I like to dress practically and comfortably most days for that reason. I avoid clubbing, parties, and fancy events as known as circumstances that I have to dress up to be like everyone else these days. It is probably because I am too old or not ever a social butterfly. But as much as I am a Tshirt and jeans kinda gal, I would take trousers and dressed-pants any time.
One time, a coworker of mine has told me that she does not like Zara clothes, my go-to high street and affordable clothing store. I can see that her reason being the fact that the cuts and fits don’t really suit her body type. I own a lot of Zara tops and dresses but rarely any bottoms, particularly dressed pants and jeans. I find that their cuts don’t flatter my legs and make them look big, plus their bottoms’ lengths are quite unpredictable most time. But when I saw these paper-bag pants at the store, I immediately gravitated towards them. Paper-bag styled pants are more forgivable since they often come with a belt already built in. They fit looser and baggier around the waist and leg area, so that is why I am okay with buying this style of pants from Zara. They were only $49 and were linen, my favorite summer fabric. Besides the fact that these came in such a weird length on me, as they would have been so long if I chose to wear flats or sneakers and too short if I wore heels. I ended up going for these low heeled sandals, and they were still a bit short on me. Ideally, I’d like my dressed pants to hit about ½ in above the ground. You should also keep this in mind for dressed pants and long dresses or skirts, a pro tip that I learnt years ago when I used to work at my aunt’s tailoring shop.
I paired these pants with the green racer-back bodysuit, keeping the top fitted and clean, opposite from the bagginess of the pants to keep the look put-together. I love that the pearly heeled sandals add a cool element to the look. And of course, I had to finish the look with my favorite black structured bag from Kozha Numbers.
Thank you everyone for your kind words in my previous blog post. I am so happy that you all have enjoyed it. Most said that they lived here for their whole lives but never had heard of those places for photos before which I thought was interesting. If you haven’t, read it, HERE. Also mentioned in that blog post, I will be doing a part 2, recommending you another 10 cool locations for photos that I am sure you will enjoy very much. And have you also noticed that I’ve hit 1700 followers on Instagram? OMG. Thank you so much if you are one of the 1700 people that cares enough to hit that ‘Follow’ button on my Instagram. I very much love watching it grow, slowly and surely, and that I get questions and feedback from you guys constantly which make me want to work even harder for this. This blogging thing has been really life-changing, and it has taught me to be more focus, independent, and work harder for it everyday. I see fashion and playing dressed-up are ways for me to put my personal creative spin to it, and there is no better way to do it than doing it HERE and NOW.
Have a great day! Talk soon!
racer-back bodysuit | ZARA
linen pants | ZARA
heels | Jeffrey Campbell (bought last year at Nordstrom, pretty sure they’re sold out! similar ones from Jeffrey Campbell, here)
bag | Kozha Numbers
sunglasses | Le Specs
earings: gifted by Mejuri
phone case: gifted by Richmond & Finch
red lipstick: Too Faced
Photos by Toan Chu