Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lab Fashion

  I think I've figured out a lab-appropriate outfit with some personality!
  The shoes don't match, but I don't have many shoes I can walk in for 13 hours.

  Around mid-July in the SF Bay Area, weather turns humid, grey, and windy and stays that way until September/October. Adding insult to injury they ventilate the lab something fierce, and I'm numb and shivery after 4 hours in there.

  I need something layered and warm, something I can walk miles in, and fabric that won't dissolve/burst into flames if when I sweat (the school is a mile uphill from the train station.)
  I love this cropped cardigan by BIZZ. It's got a flattering crop cut for the long of waist, slightly princess sleeves for the broad of shoulder, and a warm stretchy collar that turns up against the wind.

  And check it out, the embroidery goes all the way around! I love it when that happens.
  I didn't realize the back seams of the two garments would line up like that, but I like it.

  I am also wearing a stretchy bamboo fabric dress. It's big and made of that useless super stretchy style cloth that's too thin to wear on its own, so it's always an underlayer. I'll admit it does make a great underlayer. I'm almost certain you can't see my midriff through it, but in case you spot it, please let me know and I'll make sure it gets packed safely away.

  Whatever happened to the bamboo fabric trend? I have a few pieces, and some sets of sheets that are bamboo, and I really liked it. Then it all went away.
  The bottom button was missing, but I kind of like the twin points it makes at the bottom. And I can always move the top button down, since I've never buttoned it up to my nose before.

  Random question: do you find yourself noticing how you resemble family members as years go by? I look at a lot of photos of myself for this blog, and I feel like I'm seeing it more and more.

Cropped cardigan: BIZZ (thrifted)
Dress underlayer: Natural Life (shop at The CAMP)
Skinny jeans: ZARA Basic
Shoes: Hush Puppies Hatha (old)


  1. Your style is so interesting. I'm really enjoying your outfits.

    And, yes, in answer to your question. I never thought I looked like my parents until I started blogging and seeing surprising resemblances.

  2. I agree with Ally. I never realized how much I look like my mother until I started blogging!
    Yeah, I don't know what happened w/ the bamboo trend either. I used to own bamboo sheets...and my husband has bamboo socks. :)
    Love this beautifully embroidered jacket.

  3. This is such a cool look. Is it weird that it makes me think of the costumes on Firefly?

    1. Ooh, I don't know what prompted the comparison, but that is a huge compliment.

  4. Hey! I remember that bamboo thing, too. It sort of overtook the organic cottons on the fabric websites, but I'm not sure I've seen it recently.

    You have such CUTE jackets! (Coveting hardcore, here).

    I hear you on the shoes... I've just given up and wear my merrell sneakers with my dresses and all (you can't mess around with having to walk over a mile as part of daily commute and are on your feet all day at work!).