My first attempt at an on-body outfit post! (Yes, I like to celebrate the small milestones, haha). I went to a local open-mic night and wanted to be comfortable, casual but stylish. The weather is still scorching in my parts, so I needed some breathable fashion. A friend of mine was obliging enough to take photos of me on her Blackberry, since I forgot my camera. I am getting a bit better explaining to friends that it is not out of complete vanity that I am making them take a huge series of photos of my clothes. And I think with a bit more practice, I may not make such awkward faces and poses. But I don’t promise anything, since I’m a relatively awkward individual. It’s cool, I like it.
I love this outfit for it’s monochromatic sleekness- trouser-style denim shorts teamed with a cap sleeve white shirt dressed up with a linen vest. My favourite element, however, is the back of the linen vest, which has a gorgeous silk inset. The photo doesn’t capture it precisely, but I love wearing it. I am slowly collecting vests, or waistcoats (I am never sure what to call them) but don’t always know what to wear with them. I am trying to use them more frequently to dress up basic combinations (like shorts and a white tee).
I only felt mildly weird posing at night, on a street corner. Luckily, my awesome friend and photographer was very patient with me. I explained why I wanted the photos, and she was so excited to hear about my new blog. She has a rocking tumblr, and she is going to be guest posting some recipes over here in the near future (yes, that was me putting you on the spot, Aruna).
I had been messaging her before she actually showed up to the open mic night and when she arrived, we had the best laugh- we were matching. Do you ever accidentally match with friends?