Hello lookbook post! Long time no see! XD
This is the first chance I’ve had since I’ve been back in Korea to shoot a look in my regular settings.
I did quite miss doing these posts!
This is actually one of my exact work outfits, from head-to-toe (minus the bag cuz it’s too nice to carry to work). All my past looks have had some pieces I wear to work, but never exactly so.
I used to work in academies and a high school in Korea, where I never felt the need to really have a separate work wardrobe. After I started working in a university though, I felt more of a need to have at least a few more professional looking outfits. This is not exactly a formal suit and high heels, but it’s still a lot more… teacher-like than what I normally might wear.
…except maybe for the shoes XD
Anyways, I’m not breaking any dress codes! *hmph*
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The ribbon and shirt were a set bought at a Korean street store for only like $10 USD.
I really love the pants — puffy on the top and slim at the ends. The pockets are slightly baggy and puff out (as you can see with my hands in my pocket) and the length ends perfectly at the ankle to wear a pair of heels or low cut sneakers. It’s rare to find a pair of formal dress pants without needing tailoring! It was about $40~ish. I bought it at a Korean franchise name like ‘the clige’ or ‘cliche’ or something (can’t remember exactly >.<). You can find branches in Myungdong and Ewha Woman's University (subway stations). It is a little on the pricier side as a street store, but it has a lot of more sophisticated and chic clothing.
The shoes are from H&M and they can pass for work shoes because the shoe laces ends are hidden so it looks less like casual sneakers (finding all possible loopholes in the dress code =p).
The square camera bag is from my April 명동 Accessories Haul.
I really love the ribbon — it’s pink, patterned, cute and pretty XDD I just pull it up and over my head each time instead of re-tying it.
I’m quite in love with my glitter nails lately. I did a crazy haul a while ago and bought a bunch of stuff including nail polishes — more pics and swatches on that in upcoming haul post!
Makeup + Accessories
A very simple, natural and ‘pretty’ makeup to go with the outfit.
I curled my hair with a 1.5 inch (or was it 1 inch?) curler which I bought at Superstore (drugstore) in Vancouver but was never able to use it in Korea because it didn’t match any of my converters T_T I finally inherited a converter from a coworker who was leaving so I was super happy ^^ It takes twice the time and is never as nice when I do it with a straightener -_-
I tried to go for the popular Korean loose and natural curls looks.
Oh, and did you notice my hair color is different? I bleached it a while ago myself with a L’oreal box dye and quite like the color. My hair is a work in process as I’m planning to overall bleach it again once my roots grow out, then either bleach it again or dye it a light ash blonde myself. OR I’m kind of contemplating cutting it really short… Not sure yet!
I bought a new shadow from Etude house and super love it. I’ve been looking for an orangey-gold frosty but not too glittery shadow that’s a few shades brighter than my skin and this is real close to what I want!
I’ll swatch it in my upcoming haul post as well.
I love to pair this rabbit earring with this outfit because I think the rabbit’s color and even clothing kind of matches mine? I just think it goes really well together — simple, cute, and pretty =p