In 15 Years

by cecylia on July 3, 2012

A few weekends ago we watched Men in Black III. The most supernatural feature of the film is that Will Smith still looks as charming, handsome, and YOUNG as he did 15 years ago. Uncanny eh? Well we were warned. “Don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to.

Apparently there’s an urban legend that Asians don’t age… until they reach 60…then they turn into a shrivelled plum… I’m sure that my warm embrace of cakes and junk food, and negligence to acquire enough sleep is not going to keep me on the youth path. But since there’s no avoiding it, I’ll try my best. I have no idea what the next 15 years will hold, but I really hope that Theodore will still be around, I’ll still be blogging, and that I can still wear my clothes. So this is a ‘demonstration’ outfit, what I wish I would be wearing in 15 years. A crisp white shirt. Check. Black tailored pants. Check. Artistic heels. Check. A big and bold necklace. Check. And an adorable pooch. Check!

A few weeks back Facebook revealed to you about these lace pants, my latest vintage spoils. So here they are, in the flesh! There are similar pairs herehere and here. As much as I tried to avoid the lace on lace look, (I even pushed aside 2 lace tops, including this one) I could not refuse this blouse, which I last wore here. Plus all ladies 15 years older than me love wearing black and white. Right?

Where: Outside a school

Wear: Vintage everything except shoes

We all know that what we do now significantly impacts our future. Therefore, we shouldn’t let even one day go to waste. Every day has a purpose, every day has its lessons and each day plays a part of a greater journey. I don’t know the secret to Asian ageing, nor do I know how Will Smith escaped the ravages of time. But if Men in Black III had something to teach me, it is this:

Agent K: Do you know what is the most destructive power in the universe?

Agent J: Sugar?

Sci-fi movies, why do you always have to ruin it for all of us? Especially when my birthday cake tomorrow will be solidly saccharine..

Join Cecylia on Facebook/Twitter/Bloglovin/Pinterest!


A's Fashion Files July 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

OMG you are so cute! I was giggling as I was reading this the whole time! Asians do seem to age better than most people! I wish I knew the secret! :) You look so pretty in your lace outfit!!

A’s Fashion Files

cecylia July 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

thank you Allison! I’m glad that it made you smile and giggle!! I have no idea about the asian secret- must be genes?

Tien July 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I love your thoughts on this post! I’m asian too and given we live under the ozone layer and our diet these days, I don’t think there will be any exception to aging – Your outfit will be fab in 15 years time as well as today -It’s timeless and fun :)

Tien xo

cecylia July 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

thanks Tien, yes living in Australia has its perks but also its scary factors

criscrascrus July 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

adorable with puppy! xx

Mica July 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Aww Theodore! It’s hard for me to comment seriously on your outfits when he’s in the frame – he’s so cute! I do like your outfit though! I wonder what I will be wearing in 15 years? It will be interesting to have a blog and be able to look back on how my style has changed. I have some old daily outfit pictures from 2007 and it’s interesting to see how my work outfits have changed in just 5 years.

cecylia July 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

me too! My style changes each month!!

B. July 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Thank you ! I love your top and your shoes (: Beautiful photo’s !

Kate July 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

very nice photos, cool outfit!

Chloe July 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Your blog is wonderful, love the setup you have here.

The detailing on your shirt is beautiful, and you pull it off so effortlessly.

Wardrobe Quarry

Fashion R&D July 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Great outfit and love your little furry accessory! ;-)

cecylia July 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

lol he’s not really an accessory :) He’s a real dog

How To Wear Clothes July 4, 2012 at 12:06 am

Happy birthday!

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

thank you darling!

Lydia July 4, 2012 at 12:25 am

Love the lace on lace… Classic chic :)

Diana July 4, 2012 at 1:36 am

Hi! you and your blog are beautiful! I´m glad you liked my way to write and share de word of God, nobody told me anything anout that before… so I´m so happy taht it´s notorious… I´ll start follow you on facebook so if you want to visit my blog or follow back to keep in touch you´ll be very welcome =)

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

cheers Diana, we are in it together :D

Frannie Pantz July 4, 2012 at 1:42 am

Man I hope I look as stylish as this in 15 years!!! And it also makes me feel really old that the first MIB was 15 years ago. Yikes. I love the lacy bell sleeves on this blouse!

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

don’t worry I watched the first one 15 years ago too :D

Tanja July 4, 2012 at 4:48 am

Love this outfit, the shirt is awesome! :)

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

thank you!!! I also wore it here:

Karolina July 4, 2012 at 6:53 am


Jenna July 4, 2012 at 11:18 am
Linda July 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

Haha, I’d have to say, Asians certainly do age rather gracefully, and not all of them shrivel up ;)
Anyway, LOVE this beautiful vintage outfit! That top is just stunning

Trendy Teal

Joyce July 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I love your colorful shoes :)

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm

thank you Joyce! The colours are great :)

Dia July 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm

You will still look chic and awesome in 20 more years! Adorable style!
xoxo Dia!

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Let’s hope so!!

Tereza July 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Love the pants, such a beautiful look.

cecylia July 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm


Anita Anota July 5, 2012 at 12:21 am

I love the blouse, very chic! You look very very pretty! kisses from Buenos Aires!

cecylia July 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

thank you! It’s a vintage gem that I absolutely adore!

Virginia July 5, 2012 at 12:38 am

what a great outfit!!!

kisses dear!

Design Chic July 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

What a beautiful outfit from head to toe…love it all!! Happily following ~

Psyche Castillon July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I really don’t what is it about Asians, but I agree, we tend to “age” slower.

cecylia July 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

lol yeah you agree!!!!

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: