Skirt? Alfred Sung, thrifted
Silk tee? Thrifted
Bucket bag? Thrifted
Sunglasses? Steffi Graf, vintage and gifted
Shoes? Derek Lam, Holt Renfrew Last Call
Necklace? Made by the wonderful Briannelee
I quite like the unconventional mix in this outfit. This lace skirt has to have been a holiday party staple or a part of some mother-of-the-bride ensemble but somehow it works as a summer skirt. Having an empty baseball field, some golden light and a patient husband made taking pictures fun as well...
I'm surprised that I even set foot on a baseball field, especially after a baseball field nearly killed my new found teenage confidence years ago. Our family used to always go to the same cottage every year and there was a camp nearby that hosted kid and adult games nightly. This was the highlight of my summer as there were always cute boys around... I used to have to play tee ball but the one summer I came back with contacts (because glasses back then were not all nerdy chic like now...), a training bra and I was finally old enough to play baseball with the grown-ups. I thought that was going to be the year boys were going to notice me... and they did. Especially when I stood at the plate and resolutely swung at every pitch that came my way and missed each time. And because camp is all about the experience and not about winning, they didn't let me strike out but patiently continued to pitch to me until I hit that ball. The kind thing would have been to strike me out and let me seek comfort in the arms of my mother and some penny candies. I think it took me 8 pitches and a few balls for me to get my first hit and it probably took 3 solid days for my brothers to stop teasing me. That summer I learned that baseball was not in my future. And that boys thought I was cute, even if I couldn't hit the ball.