Wild Brocade

by cecylia on November 26, 2012

This brocade-sweater-cum-boyfriend-jeans-outfit has become my ‘uniform’ last week. It’s so comfortable. I’ve worn it to style a photo-shoot, dine with friends, and attend a 1st birthday. Yes I’ve worn it 3 times in a week (!!!), each time with different accessories, of course. Blame it on Dolce & Gabbana for reinstating the supremacy of brocade into our lives and bringing back black and gold as the must-have colour combo. And somehow I bear an uncanny resemblance to Katie Holmes in the above photo. The world makes sense after all…

最近这套绣花毛衣-牛仔裤变成了我的制服。它舒服地让我穿去作造型师,和朋友们吃完饭,并参加一个一岁生日会。一星期里我穿了三次!当然,每次都配了不同的皮带,项链和鞋。我得怪Dolce & Gabbana因为他们将锦缎款式又带回潮流,也将黑色和金色成为我们必穿的颜色组合方式。不知为什么,在这张照片里我有点像Katie Holmes…

Vintage shades (more cateye styles here), necklace, cardigan, belt & shoes (similar pair here) / Diesel jeans / Gucci watch

I get asked all the time how I fit everything into my life, juggling 3 jobs and a blog. Aside from eating a lot of sugar and hence always being high on life, I do have a little secret… I don’t watch TV. I haven’t watched TV since high school. Not sure if it was because I’m so busy I simply don’t have enough time to watch, or because by not watching TV, I then had more time to play computer games (that’s another story) to be super busy…either way the chicken and the egg are still perched in a conundrum in my case. I hope this post hasn’t made you TV-cidal. Because it’s thanks to the humble set-box that I was first introduced to Miss Holmes in Dawson’s Creek and developed this asymmetric smirk (see first photo).

人们经常问我怎么管理时间,因为我有三份工作,加上我的博客。除了吃很多甜点,因此我对什么都非常踊跃,的确我有一个小秘密。我不看电视。是的,自从读大学的时候我就不怎么看电视了。不知道是因为我忙得没时间看,还是因为不看电视让我多出很多时间,因此我能够很忙。。。我可不是说你也不该看电视。要不是因为电视,我才不会知道Katie Holmes是谁,也不会学会模仿她那非对称的笑脸。。。(请看第一张照片)



sara November 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

love EVERYTHING. this sweater is so “antique”, perfect mix with the chic shoes.


cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Indeed Sara, a little on the ‘brocade’ theme :D

Sonia November 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

Love this look so much!

Wishing you a fabulous week lovely,

Liora November 26, 2012 at 10:24 am

I love your sweater! Your outfit is perfect :)
Thank you for visiting my blog!


cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Pleasure Liora, I love your name! x

Helena Scarllet November 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

Gorgeous look!! I love your hair, very style!! :))


Kisses **)

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

thank you! My hair is cut by The Laneway :)

Borjana November 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

WOW!Absolutely everything is amazing!;)

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

wow you’re very kind!

Elisa November 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Hi babe, I just wanted to tell u that I just opened my first giveaway…I would be very happy if u could join! :)

Joana Gomes November 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

This jumper is gorgeous! I love the golden details :D

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

thank you Joana, can you imagine that the ladies in the 50s hand-sewn all of these?

Mica November 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I really like the detailed cardi against the denim jeans :)

I’m so amazed you don’t watch TV either – although good on you I probably spend too much time watching it, haha!

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

thank you Mica! Yes the details are quite detailed aren’t they? :) I don’t have time to watch TV… :D

ollyvia laura arnold November 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm
Adeola Naomi November 27, 2012 at 6:47 am

Great top!

Berty Morales November 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

Cecylia, you look amazing like always and I am in love with that sweater. Also loving the hair. :)

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Thanks, the hair was a little out of control thanks to the wind :D

Amie November 27, 2012 at 9:03 am

Before I even read the words in your post, I instantly thought of Dolce and Gabbana too! haha. I am in love with embellished cardi’s!
I’ve just discovered your blog through Le Blog de Sushi, and I love it! I am a complete and utter animal lover, and its so cool to see someone who’s a vet AND stylish!
xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

cecylia November 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

You are so sweet Amie, lovely to cyber-meet you! You are right on the ball about D&G :D Thanks for your lovely comment, do you have pets? :D

ellen November 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

cute outfit, love the cardigan!


♥ Ellen

Malayka November 28, 2012 at 3:51 am

Oh beautiful I love this sweater, in fact I used to have a vintage one just like it. Hmmm I wonder what actually happened to it, will have to go and find it again!

cecylia November 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

hahaha yes you just Malayka! The 50s are back :D

kat November 28, 2012 at 5:19 am

wow that is such a beautiful sweater! so elegant and chic :)


cecylia November 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

thank you Kat! Vintage 50s cardigan with hand-emboirdery :) They don’t make clothes like they used to!

laura November 29, 2012 at 8:26 am

i LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that sweater! it is amazing and i would totally wear it multiple times a week because it is so awesome!!! =) hahahahah

what a great find =D


cecylia November 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Thank you Laura glad you like it darlingheart!

jessbuurman December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

love the sweater and design on it is wonderful.
Love this Look.
Perfect Look.

cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

thanks Jess! Glad you like it :)

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