Sunday Sewing (Part 1)

Sewing is not a skill that comes to me naturally, but because I like clothes and wish to maintain my wardrobe like a proper adult, I occasionally find myself needing to pick up a needle and thread. While I’m very interested in the art of designing, crafting, and mending garments, I must admit I’ve developed... Continue Reading →

A Refresh

As a creative person, I cycle through phases of “productivity” (in the traditional sense), where I’m generating lots of output, and phases that are more dormant (to the outsider), where I like to spend my time wandering, observing, reading, listening, and processing various inputs. Lately, I’ve been enmeshed in the latter space, as evidenced by... Continue Reading →

5 Simple Wardrobe Intentions for 2022

I’m a dreamer. As such, I tend to set lofty goals that I can visualize myself accomplishing, but often fall short of in reality (like, ahem, writing this post on time). I have more ideas, aspirations, and desires than I can keep track of or reasonably achieve. While the "type A" part of me enjoys... Continue Reading →

#56 The Forager Pants

There’s no denying that your interests, hobbies, and lifestyle all shape your closet. When I was in art school, I was drawn to dark, minimalist clothing and statement glasses: the Dieter-Rams-approved ensemble that would convey my competency in pure, form-follows-function design. During the years where my social calendar revolved around swing dancing, my closet staples... Continue Reading →

Some Style: Lessons from 2021

And so, quietly as it came, another year has gone by. I’ve digested the Christmas dinner, made the fresh to-do lists, bid well wishes for the new year – and it’s finally time for me to publish my annual style reflections. As usual, I’ve kept up with my outfit catalogue, tallying up the number of... Continue Reading →

The Origins of a Wardrobe

For me, fall is the ideal time to dial back after a busy summer and indulge in creature comforts: liquid carbohydrates, leisurely walks on crunchy leaves, and books – lots of books. One of the books I recently devoured is To Die For by fashion journalist Lucy Siegle. It’s a little outdated (published in 2011), but nevertheless... Continue Reading →

#55 The Pioneer Shirt

By no means am I a fashion historian or even a well-researched enthusiast, but this shirt has always evoked to me the old days of the American West. The sturdy linen material, the high-neck collar, the loose sleeves that fasten close at the wrist – I feel like it wouldn’t look out of place next... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Summer Dressing

I've spent the last few weeks desperately soaking up summer's dimming rays as the transition to autumn encroaches, its chilly nights coming earlier and earlier. The shift to my cold-weather wardrobe is never a cut-and-dry process, usually unfolding slowly over the weeks of September and October. As I launder and fold away bits of summer... Continue Reading →

2021 Wardrobe Update – Part 1

The end of August might be a strange time for a mid-year wardrobe update, but to my credit, I did start writing this post back at the start of July. Then, of course, summer's languor set in. Evenings were filled with books and drinks on the balcony. Weekends were filled with iced coffees, sunlit strolls,... Continue Reading →

#54 The Shorts with Many Lives

Since moving to my new place, I’ve reintroduced some older pieces into my day-to-day wardrobe, including this pair of denim cut-off shorts I was sure I’d never wear again. After spending most of my youth living and breathing in shorts all summer, at some point in my early 20s, I flipped a switch. One by... Continue Reading →

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