BEC challenge for this week is quite interesting. Share your outfit of the day or better known abbreviated as ootd and the story behind it.
I love fashion but I don’t always follow the latest fashion trends. Most people describe my style as feminine and demure, I would put my fashion style as casual chique, eclectic and definitely not sportive and not preppy cute.
Each morning when I get dressed I need to reckon with the following; the weather, appointments and my mood. As I bike to work daily my outfit ought to be comfortable and weather appropriate. If it would rain, I would wear pants instead of a dress or a skirt. For me who prefer to wear a dress or skirt, hosiery is important. At 5 degree Celsius below zero I’d choose to wear a thick and opaque tight. In the spring it could be quite chilly too with windy 15 – 18 degree Celsius. Then I’d choose to wear sheer stockings.
For this challenge I asked my colleague to take these pictures of mine last Tuesday. That day it was sunny but chilly. I wore this casual black ensemble because I didn’t have appointments. I was a bit lazy that morning because I chose the easiest way by quickly gathering all black items together.
The transition from winter to spring can be quite tricky. That morning the temperature was only 2 degree Celsius. On my bike I needed to wear thick gloves. During lunch break when these pictures were taken, the temperature climbed up to comfy sunny 14 degree Celsius.
It is always quite challenging to choose your ootd for such transitional weather condition. Living in a country with 4 seasons I have to deal with this matter almost every time.
And now, following how the real fashion bloggers do it, here are the description of my black ensemble.
- tight pants Zara Woman
- leather biker jacket Massimo Dutti
- cashmere pashmina shawl Vanilia
- black shirt (barely seen) King Louie
- black cardigan (barely seen) Diesel
- Light brown leather belt Massimo Dutti
- Chelsea boots Botticelli
- Light brown leather saddle bag was bought at Mirota store in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Here is a closer look of my black ensemble ootd. When my colleague took these pics, we were giggling like kids. Bedankt P!
Speaking of the weather in relation to ootd, last week I wore this because it was sunny. That day started with 5 degree Celsius in the morning and I was in the mood for light colours. Finally spring has come! Don’t be fooled by this outfit as I wore 4 layers.
- Gabardine trench coat Zara Woman
- Shift dress Filippa K
- Old rose pink wrap around wool cardigan Armani Jeans
- Cobalt blue 60 denier tights H&M
- Lace beige high heeled pumps Dr. Adams
- Light brown leather saddle bag bought at Mirota store, Yogyakarta
Underneath the trench coat I wore a wrapped around wool cardigan, a shift dress and a tight undershirt. The cobalt blue opaque tights were thick enough to keep my legs warm.
Occassionally I share my ootd on my instagram @yoyen2008. I don’t have a selfie stick so I mostly take a shot from my shoulder height.
So here it is then, my very first blog post about my outfit and my fashion style. Although I love fashion, blogging about it is not for me. I think I’d stick to writing my opinion here and sharing my recipes and food pictures on my foodblog.
Thank you for reading.