(flower) power suit

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Holy shit, my first real winter (LA winters do not count) was a rough one—making the coming of spring that much sweeter. Spring in Seattle has brought CHERRY BLOSSOMS, WARMTH, and my SOUL back to life.

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And yet, the sudden bloom of color across the city hasn’t stoked the usual springtime yearnings to wear pastels and florals, probably because the sky is still crying nonstop. I tried really hard to come up with a springtime-appropriate outfit and the most I could do was break up my black on blank ensemble by throwing in a floral print—on a black blouse. Yeah, colorful is my middle name.

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I had an intense, unprecedented urge to wear trousers, probably because the shabby chic aesthetic of Seattle has worn down my outfit rotation to different variations of sweater-and-jeans combos. These thrifted suit pants had just been sitting in my closet since I moved here, so in keeping with the springtime theme of breathing life back into long-dead things (like my soul), I busted them out to get some sunlight.

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Wearing this outfit in a city of clogs and down jackets made me feel really weird. Like I was going somewhere super important, not just to pose next to a random cherry blossom tree.

If I had a power suit, this would be it. My flower power suit.

Outfit details:

Blouse: thrifted
Trousers: thrifted
Blazer coat: bought 4 years ago from Zara (ugh, Zara—a place of sinfully tempting cute clothes at a steep ethical cost)
Mules: Boohoo
Earrings: gift from bby

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