I don't know if you guys know this but I love Tim Burton. I really, really do.
Oh, by the way - I'm just gonna say this real casually - I've met him.

I can't really tell if it is him that I love or his work, but since I never got the opportunity to get to know him, I guess we can all safely assume it's his work. I grew up watching his movies and I still continue to get excited to watch any new movie that he's a part of.
On that note, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - which Tim Burton directed - is coming out THIS THURSDAY so I'm super stoked to watch it!!!
(If you can't tell how stoked I am, I don't usually use three exclamation marks in my blog, so that really says something.)

Coming back to this outfit, the striped pants came back into the style scene a few years ago and people were embracing the trend which is so good, but in all honesty the only reason I was gravitating naturally towards vertically-striped pants is Tim Burton - or to be more precise, there are two reasons: Beetlejuice (which Tim Burton directed) and Jack Skellington (Tim Burton was one of the writers for The Nightmare Before Christmas).

These black-and-white striped pants are so synonymous with Beetlejuice though, so I was totally feeling like Mrs. Beetlejuice on the day I had these pants + black derby shoes on.

Note: If you know where I can get an affordable matching blazer to go with these pants, LET ME KNOW ASAP.

Lending some sweet, girl-power feminine vibes to my whole outfit by wearing this Selena Gomez's 'Revival' tour t-shirt - which, interesting story, is actually Shah's t-shirt and not mine; he's a fan of her songs and my sister is a self-proclaimed "Selenator" so they had gone to her concert together a couple of months ago in Malaysia - and I'm glad he got a t-shirt out of it that perfectly matches my pants!

PS: Check out my favourite Beetlejuice t-shirt in action in Denim jeans Phase and Sneakers Love!