My eyes sting from staring at my screen for too long, watching words form on and move around blank documents. I don’t need to tell you how busy I’ve been with my job (it’s not particularly a stellar description of someone’s day now, is it? Everybody always seems preoccupied). But for a quick […]
I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching separates, which is the main reason I don’t often wear a dress. I like seeing which colors go with which and which cuts create nice silhouettes. But I have to admit: there’s a particular elegance with monochromatic outfits that make dressing up so easy and classy.
So for a holiday dinner date look (yes—this outfit is over a month old!), I went for a monochromatic ensemble. It’s an all-black look, but I wanted to break things up with print. I have been very, very much into polka dots lately—it’s such a fresh change (and a more sensual print!) to my usual stripes. This margarita-polka print combo emits summer vibes, but when worn with polished and dressy separates in a dark palette, they fit the bill for a holiday dinner date outfit.
Cute as this outfit is, I was uncomfortable during the ride to my date when I wore this. Goodness knows I popped the first two buttons of my skirt open so that my stomach could hang out and I could catch some air. Of course, I made sure to cover this wardrobe malfunction with my bag, even if there was zero chance the Grab driver would turn around and eye me suspiciously in the back seat.
Even with all that effort and imagination, though, I still had a darn hard time breathing–what the hell was wrong with my outfit, I didn’t figure out until the end of the ride. Turns out, my bra was too tight and making it hard for me to breathe. It was definitely a case of tiis-ganda, haha! Perhaps a wardrobe resolution for the new year is for me to stock up on comfortable, breathable, and flattering underwear—it matters, to say the least.
Off-Shoulder Top: Copper – Margarita Polka Dot Skirt: Mango – Bag: Shop Style Cat – Mule Loafers: Zalora – Plaid Coat: New Look – Beret: Forever 21