I was just looking through my closet the other day and I realised that lately, I haven’t really bothered with dressing up to work which then means that a lot of the clothes in my (very full) wardrobe end up unloved since I spend 5 days out of the week in the office.
So I figured, why not dress a little better to work and try wearing some of the stuff I don’t usually touch and try to think of new ways to style these pieces at the same time? Win-win!
This idea only came to me on Tuesday. Hence, the missing Monday outfit and I’m really not that hardworking to purposely dig out what I wore on Monday, put them on, and snap a photo of myself in it. I’m the laziest person I know.
Lips: Colourpop Lux Lip in Lay Over
Lay Over is fast becoming my new go-to lipstick. I keep it in my little fish-shaped drawstring pouch I got from Daiso and I realised that it’s what I reach for the most recently.
And I’ve been really loving tops with such contrast piping details lately. They remind me so much of those silk pyjama tops that rich people in Taiwanese dramas tend to wear 😂
I’m not rich but at least, I can pretend to be hahaha.
Culottes: Runway Bandits
Necklace: The Ordinary Co.
I don’t recommend getting anything from this company because the quality is absymal. Yes, it is a homegrown label and I really want to support local but god, the quality… This particular necklace snapped the first time I put it on and I didn’t even do anything to it.
The other earrings I ordered were either tarnished or rusty. The only items I could salvage were this necklace and another one. Everything else was just disappointing. And I was so excited to receive my items too!
Although these culottes look thin, they are not. There’s a silk-like polyester lining underneath the pleated chiffon layer and my god, it was a terrible choice for hot weather.
I ended up tying my culottes up like this after I got back to the office from lunch. Is this the price I have to pay for starting on this mini challenge?
Top: Runway Bandits
Culottes: I don’t fucking remember but I wear it all the time
Naturally, I paired this outfit with my Novesta sneakers. I love them to death and I’m already planning to get a second pair once the soles of this first pair wear out.
I’m not actually wearing any lipstick here even though there’s this whole Korean style lip ombre thing going on. It is the magic of a mobile app I use and I love called Pitu. I’ll share more about it soon!
Top: Aland in Seoul
I’m the sort of person who likes trying out different mascaras and apart from brow pencil, mascara is the other beauty product that I can’t live without.
Here, I’m using the Maybelline Rocket mascara which used to be the mascara I’d opt for when I’ve run out of it and when no other mascaras has caught my eye but now, I don’t think I’ll go back to it anymore.
I suspect they changed the formula because man, this shit flakes off like no other! Usually my mascaras last the entire day but this is always almost all gone the minute I get home.
It doesn’t provide me with much extra length or volume either so honestly, all I’m doing now is to try to use it up so I can get my $19.90 worth.
If anyone has any affordabl drugstore mascaras to recommend, please let this mascara junkie know!