Check Out Chick

by cecylia on January 15, 2014

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The 400 Co ‘Civil’ Jacket / Vintage Sarong Skirt (worn as dress), Brooch & Bag / Earrings by Leeyong SooTony Bianco Heels

I think we all ought to thank Dries Van Noten for reinventing tartan last spring. His rendition of the checks trend was softer, less Scottish, more slouchy. I first debuted this silk sarong skirt at LMFF last year (now called VAMFF), but being one who likes to manipulate garments, I had to give it another appearance, this time, as a dress. Surprisingly, the strapless sack worked, and not so to ill effect. However, since pregnancy prevented me from doing weights, I’ve long lost toned shoulders and arms. But luckily, a cute little white jacket (complete with a flattering peplum and interesting back contrast) came to my rescue.

Can you believe that this zip up jacket is designed with lawyers in mind? Although I had once contemplated about studying to become one, hours of filing and photocopying as a high school work experience kid in a law firm made me reconsider my career choices. So instead, I married one. And now I even have the pleasure of pretending to be one in this well-tailored jacket.

What did you hope to be when you grew up? You may answer the question.

我应该感谢Dries Van Noten去年春天的时装系列,是他将格子变得那么时髦。他的格子不是苏格兰风格,而有更休闲的感觉。我第一次穿这条丝绸纱笼裙是在去年的墨尔本L’Oreal时装周 ,但作为一个谁喜欢尝试时装的人,这一次,我将这条裙子当作连衣裙穿。去年因为我怀孕没办法锻炼我的肩膀和手臂,它们不像往年那么“秀气”。但幸运的是,这件可爱的白色小外套前来帮了我。


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Kiri January 15, 2014 at 8:42 am

I like the white peplum jacket over the top – with its black stripe down the back!


cecylia January 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

indeed, the black line is such a striking contrast, and how can anyone resist the sweet peplum?


Code Overdressed January 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm

A hundred thanks to DVN! Check has been on top of my faves since last year! That’s one lovely dress you are wearing, very unique and fun! Love the jacket, the detailing on the back is beautiful!

Cee. ♥
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cecylia January 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

thanks Cee, it’s actually a skirt but hey where there’s a will, there’s a way, or should I say, where there’s a brooch? ;)


Hanna January 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The dress is beautiful & the fact that it’s tartan and not the usual red & black pattern makes it more perfect :) Sweet detailing on the back of that jacket!


cecylia January 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Yeah it was such a lucky vintage find. Black and red (And green) are so traditional, it was great to welcome a bit of fuchsia into the mix!


girl in oslo January 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Lovely dress :)


Mica January 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

That jacket is beautiful! The skirt works so well as a dress on you too!

Funnily enough, I wanted to be a vet when I grew up! Or a nurse! But no good when faced with icky things, so that ruled out those career choices! haha.


cecylia January 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm

awww the good thing is the sometimes the icky things are balanced by cute things- kittens and puppies are always there to brighten your day :D But hey, God has a different plan for each of us

Reply January 16, 2014 at 12:09 am

that check dress look gorgeous! love the color mix
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Kaye Beeh January 16, 2014 at 6:05 am

So vintagey, i love this outfit!


cecylia January 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

thanks Kaye! Yeah I couldn’t believe it when I found the skirt in the opshop- it was in mint condition too! I can’t wait to take it on a holiday


Oh to Be a Muse January 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I like this dress with the cute peplum jacket. There was actually a time when I wanted to be a vet. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you around again!

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Emmy January 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I love the idea of wearing a sarong as a dress:)


libys11 January 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

cute dress/skirt!! :D

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Paola January 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

You have a great sense of styl girl!!!!!


The Beautiful Essence January 17, 2014 at 12:06 am
Isa Machado January 17, 2014 at 2:03 am

Amazing look girl! :)

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Helen January 19, 2014 at 12:14 am

Great blog, greetings from Hong Kong!


cecylia January 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

cheers, thanks Helen. I LOVE Hong Kong!


Dressmyway January 19, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Great jacket! Is it ok to ask its source?


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