Hi. I am taking a blog pause at the moment and backpacking in South East Asia. Feel free to take a look of my old posts. Thank you and take care. I do wish you have a super inspiring new year. :-) ~Chacha~


Monday, June 10, 2013

Self Portrait: The Story of Me and Corduroy Blazer.

Some self portraits wearing alternative mix match styling from previous post. Just put over blazer instead of cardigan. I really wore it out, i just took photos inside the house for no particular reason.

The Story of Me and Corduroy

Talk about corduroy, which this blazer jacket is made of, I had a photo as a little girl in the 80s wearing cord pants with a cute embroidered logo on the corner of the pocket (I don't have the photo here unfortunately). I wore it with brown and white knit sleeveless top.

When I was in junior to high school, my mom bought a pile of cord high waist baggy pants from secondhand market in Jakarta. Some of them had patterns. 80s 90s prints. They normally imported from China or Japan.

In high school, my best friend bought a dark blue cord blazer, more like a cardigan with no button and the sleeves slightly flared. I liked it and she let me wore it for few days over my grey white uniform. Nowadays i need cord cause it's warm to wear it during cold season. I can't imagine wearing cord in my tropical country anymore, too hot. Last time not even stayed long in jeans!

I bought my first 2 pants in a shop in Innsbruck. A boy look kid size one. Purple and dark green. 5 Euros each. They even came with little whistles! Then I bought my last one from Benetton. Purple pink. High waist, boot cut but no pockets! I didn't realize that it had no pockets, pockets are important features for me. Luckily it fits me. I didn't have chance to try. U can see this pants in previous outfit few months ago. Oh ya, and in brown one too. Same style.
I started feeling bored with the thick look of this fabric, but then I found this blazer. In Pfennig Basaar in Stuttgart. It's a flea market/charity  by American living in Stuttgart. I put back the Jil Sander pants. I throw this Here + There by C&A cord blazer in the box paper bag instead. Yes, 5 Euros for a full bag of whatever you can fill in till it's full.

So why this blazer? Because I want blazer and it's hard to find one that fits my body curve or torso. Size 152, kid size. But it doesn't look girly, does it? I just turned 32 last April! When I washed it was bleeding like crazy! But I'll manage to lock the color by vinegar soak next time. So far I've worn it couple times without bleeding sign. I like the washed out look anyway.

So that's it! Me and Corduroy. :)

PS: I wore that 4 numbers bigger size of drawstring pants. It looked baggy on the front but fell well on the back when I just pulled the string out and knotted otherwise dropped down on the floor, I am okay with that effort. Pull, seat on the hip, knot and freely move...!

Shoes Asics
Backpack Kipling
Here+There by C&A Cord blazer thrifted in Pfennig Basaar Stuttgart

Unbranded old Drawstring pants
Stripes tank
Thrifted loop wool hat
Boho floral scarf bought in a shop in Innsbruck

Have super inspiring week! :) :)
xo, Chacha


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