I noticed this recently: the outfits that make me the most pleased are not the ones comprised of all new things or all old things, but the ones that are assembled from a bunch of really old things with a splash of new.

Not to say that I don't enjoy wearing a completely brand-new outfit, or an outfit made up of the things I already loved in my closet, of course not. But there's just this satisfaction that comes with me wearing something new that manages to freshen up the much-loved older items, you know?

The "something new" in this case is the white t-shirt underneath my blazer — the t-shirt that you can barely see, yes, which by the way has "UPSIDE DOWN" written on it (the words are literally written upside down, too).

As much as I wish it were an official Stranger Things merchandise, it was just an accidental find when I was perusing through the white t-shirt rack in Mango, looking for a basic plain tee; I decided at that moment that a t-shirt with "UPSIDE DOWN" on it was something I should snatch right away in lieu of a plain basic one, which I could buy at any other time.

    The fact that people cannot see the statement matters less to me than knowing I'm wearing it; style is a personal choice after all — at least to me. It doesn't matter that people don't know that the pants, the bag and the platform sandals were purchases made 5 years ago either (I mean, you know now, but that's not the point, others don't, shhh).

    What matters is I put them all together for an outfit that I felt good in — and was presentable enough to go to the local philharmonic hall, which is one of the very few places with a dress code that I bother visiting.

    Tip: When visiting a place with a dress code, a blazer always seems to fit in! A printed one makes dressing up more fun, too, like this houndstooth blazer which is the one-half of my houndstooth suit.

    I hope you like this outfit as much as I do! Thank you so much for reading guys 

    Now, on a more important note: anyone else a Stranger Things fan here?

    Wearing: H&M houndstooth blazer  |  Mango "Upside Down" t-shirt  |  H&M high-waist pants  |  Nuovo platform sandals  |  Ring bag from Tokyo  |  Lovisa hoop earrings

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