#ootd: mini-lookbook 1

As mentioned in a previous post, I am going to focus on creating some ‘lookbooks’ made of shots taken of what I wore on some days. They blend diverse styles because the outfits were put together and worn in very different contexts and for a small range of purposes. Below the outfits is a brief description (sorry, could not resist writing something :p)

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1. The first look is casual Sunday, which starts off with reading the newspaper while having breakfast at a seaside café . Here in Malta it is perfectly possible to drive to the sea in 15 minutes and enjoy a warm Sunday morning by the beach without it being freezing and all. So on two occasions I went for the same pair of Levi’s and Converse (I don’t get to wear the latter much on other days) and then paired the jeans with two warm sweaters (so easy to get dressed in 5 minutes).

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2. The next look is what I wore at the beginning of the week (Monday is my research / study day so that would be a Tuesday for me). I had originally intended to go for a black skirt (but the latter was newly washed and not ironed yet) so I chose the red one instead trying out the stripes/grey/red combination; plus my suede boots have a touch of red in the buckle ribbon so it was just right.

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3. On a more formal day, when I had a meeting in the old capital of Mdina and it was an unusually blustery and rainy day, I opted for a very classic look: flared pants, a fitted ribbed cable knit polo neck, and a striped blazer (at least this has puffed shoulders which add some more flair). It isn’t one of those looks that knock it out of the park I admit, but I was comfortable and smart enough considering this was a Wednesday so lectures at 8 followed by a meeting after 2.

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4. Another day, another outift. This time it was a Thursday and after a more ‘serious’ look, I wanted some colour. I love my pastels even in the dead of winter and this baby pink cable knit was to my mind a cosy and interesting match for the paisley skirt with which I end up wearing the usual black or white. I went for maroon ankle boots and my grey bucket bag, the latter being so practical and matching practically anything.

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5. Another early wake-up call  (on a Friday) has to see me out the door at a certain hour so once again practicality and comfort for the day ahead are important. This time, however, I thought of adding some color to an otherwise neutral canvas. Another favourite of mine, the black polo neck – it matches anything and you can never have enough of them – had to be infused with something more jovial. So this woolen tweed pencil skirt (so warm too!) was the best choice together with my leather boots that saw me stomping easily through the day (joking of course!). The dainty wishbone necklace is definitely an important addition (jewellery has become really more important in my outfits, especially this academic year).

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6. Finally, on a chilly Saturday eve for a relaxing night out, I donned my fuzzy sweater and cigarette pants, and finished off the look with my favorite black suede heels. (Something tells me I ought to do a ‘favourites’ post, as well as a jewellery one, given that the latter are not really featured in my photos!).

So what do you think? Did you like this type of post? Let me know so I’ll do more.

p.s. I apologise for the photos – I was too tired or in a rush to take them with my Canon so I had to make do with my phone.

p.p.s The items are from the following shops/brands (though not all of them are this season’s stock: pink sweater – Pimkie (Munich); cigarette pants – Dorothy Perkins (Malta); fuzzy sweater – F&F (Malta); paisley skirt – Ana Morena (Malta); tweed pencil skirt (my mum’s creation); suede heels – Xus (Malta); suede boots – Ana Morena; patterned sweaters – H&M and Pimkie (Munich); Levi’s jeans (demi-curve; skinny) and Converse (New York).

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