But since I don't (work at an office, that is), I'm just going to wear the outfit on a day out during the weekend, because why not. LOVE the trumpet sleeves on this striped top, by the way, and such a gem sales find at RM 40, which is like 10 USD (!).

I'm very much into these ribboned mirror block heels I wear here at the moment (seen more clearly with these tiered baby); I wore it on both days this past weekend, on Saturday for a wedding and for another outfit shoot on Sunday. Which reminds me of this story: I went to my friend's wedding in December 2015, in this floral black dress paired with these nude flats. My friends and I were having fun catching up and taking photos afterwards when one of them said to me, "Those shoes don't really match that dress, though, do they?"

For the longest time, I didn't own a single pair of black "feminine" shoesyou know, like ballet flats or heels (I swear this is true). I had a couple of nude ones, electric blue, red, but no black, which obviously should be a staple in anyone's closet! Perhaps I liked colours too much...

Now, however, I own five pairs of black heels / flats, which probably stemmed from my friend's comment to me on that day. To be honest, I think five is a ridiculous number but the damage has been done, and by "damage" I mean me accruing five pairs of black shoes in a short few months instead of, say, only three pairs (three just seems more practical).

After hearing her commentwhich was said in the gentlest way an honest best friend couldI might have feigned outrage (and to be honest felt a little insulted on the inside) but seriously though, I'm now genuinely glad for what my friend said, because a style wake-up call was exactly what I needed. What are girlfriends for, right?

    Wearing: Pull & Bear striped trumpet sleeves top  |  H&M high-waisted pants  |  Mango mirror block heels  |  Lancel Premier Flirt canvas bag  |  Aldo shades