Greetings from Philadelphia! I’m spending my weekend here for WordCamp US, but I’d like to dial back to my Boston trip for now. I have a huge backlog of travel posts that I need to write, and it only keeps growing. I better move it along or I’ll never get to publish some of them. It’s already happened. :(

This What I Wore post has been sitting in my drafts since I returned from Boston, so let’s get to it! I had another full-length mirror in my room, so I just used that to take these pictures. As much as I wish I could have a high production photoshoot for each outfit post, the truth is I feel very awkward getting my pictures taken in public.

Most of my OOTD pictures were taken within a span of twenty seconds, and then I tell Mike that we should get the heck out of there so I feel less embarrassed at myself. I’m clearly not cut out to be a full-time blogger, but I digress.

As always, I only brought one coat, one hat, and one bag with me, but I did allow myself a few additional things since I was checking in a suitcase at the airport. The forecast before I left home said that it would rain while I was in town, so I packed my rain boots and threw in an extra sweater. It was still a light pack, but I could’ve easily squeezed out a few more outfits from my suitcase. I’ll have to make a proper mix-and-match post one day.

So here’s what I wore in Boston!

Day One

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Day One in Boston was a little chilly and overcast, so I threw on this long knit top. I had my Nikes for the dry days since I anticipated a lot of walking. My shoe planning worked out quite well! I crocheted a pair of black leg warmers the night before on impulse, and I think it adds nicely to my fall outfits. I’ve been pairing them with my Nikes constantly. I really like the look. And they keep my ankles warm!

Outfit Details

Day Two

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The forecast on this day said it would rain, so I put on my boots. It did rain for an hour in the morning, and then the clouds broke and it was sunny for the rest of the day. Okay then. Thankfully, these boots were very comfortable to walk in. The only drawback is they don’t breathe, so I definitely wouldn’t wear them when I don’t have to.

I also crocheted the boot cuffs myself. :D I love boots with skirts, but I always felt like something was missing when I wore them before. I only realized recently that I need cuffs. Details really do count! These cuffs weren’t too difficult to make. I can easily finish a pair in one day if I wanted to. I’m planning on making more in different colors.

Day Three

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You know what else I made? My hat! XD I inadvertently had good timing with reviving my crochet hobby because now I can make all these winter accessories in a cinch. Not only do I love my handmade hat, it’s fit especially for my head. I’ve always had troubles with my hats slipping because it was too big or small, but this one fits me perfectly. No more falling off my head!

I’m definitely taking advantage of making my own clothes. Now I just need a proper sewing machine and learn how to tailor beyond mending and hemming. That might be my goal for next year.

Back to the outfit, I was feeling pretty blah that day so I just threw on whatever I could reach first. I wasn’t particularly good at layering before, but living in an actually cold place had me learning fast. It’s actually quite simple, so long as you don’t overthink it. :) I’ll be writing about it sometime.

  • Old Navy parka
  • Cotton On chambray and sweater
  • American Eagle jeans
  • Nike Free 5.0 sneakers
  • Hat and legwarmers crocheted by me

Day Four

Mirror shot without coat Mirror shot with coat

I flew home this day, so I wanted to be comfortable. But it was also raining, and I didn’t want my sneakers to get wet. This outfit is pretty much a remix of all my other pieces. Last day man, I didn’t care. XD And yes, I own the same skirt in two colors. You might say I have a bad habit, but they’re the only two skater skirts I own. They look good, and they’re in colors I like and match with the rest of my wardrobe. I won’t need any more skater skirts, so I win. :P

  • Old Navy parka
  • Abercrombie & Fitch long turtleneck sweater
  • MBJ skater skirt in black
  • Hat and legwarmers crocheted by me

That’s it for the Boston edition of What I Wore! Boston: Day Two is still underway, and it’s gonna be a huge post! Stay tuned. <3

Comments

  1. I really like that Old Navy parka. I love that you can pair it with most outfits and it’s really cute! I love all of your sweaters too – they look so comfortable while still being very stylish. I’m all about warm and comfortable. :P

    I hope you had a great time in Boston!
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    1. A navy green parka is a worthy item in anyone’s closet! It goes with a lot of things. :D I always prioritize comfort when putting outfits together, so I’m glad you noticed! <3

  2. You’re so cute for justifying your skater skirt purchases! HAHA. I love the mix-matching going on and your crocheted items!!! I know how to crochet but I gave that hobby up so many years ago! Maybe you can even open up an etsy shop one day! Can I please have your long speckled turtleneck sweater. TYSM!
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    1. Hahaha the sweater’s on sale on A&F’s website, so go for it! XD I learned crochet in elementary school as part of a homemaker’s club I was in. I hated it back then, but I love it now!

  3. Awww you look so cute as always and I love the parka! Even when you just throw on whatever you look chic, you should see what I wear when I’m lazy and wanna be comfortable haha. And is that little hat the one you were making in New York? Either way you crochet wonderfully and I LOVE the scarfie you gave me so much I still wear it all the time! I recently did an OOTD post and it’s my first one where I had someone take the photos instead of me standing in front of a mirror. It was so awkward when people kept looking at me, hehe.

    PS. Day 2. Your hair. Howwww? Those natural end curls.
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    1. Yay, I’m so glad you love the scarf! <3 I was so scared it'll fall apart hahaha. And yup, this was the hat I was making after I lost my other one. :D

      I still gotta comment on your OOTD post! /so behind

      For my hair, I just flipped out my ends with a flat iron. :3

  4. I love that you crocheted parts of your outfit! The hat is very cute, and that’s great that you can make it exactly to your size :D I also really like the turtleneck sweater, and I actually think it’s a good idea to buy the same skirt in different colors. If you like the style, you might as well get more of it! I do the same thing for shirts XD All of the outfits look great on you!
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  5. It’s so cool that you had the chance to go to WordCamp! I feel awkward having pictures of me taken in public too, even with people! But it’s worth the 20 seconds of “embarrassment” XD. At least you’re cool enough for OOTD posts ;).

    This is the perfect weather for turtleneck sweaters! I like this alternative to wearing scarves. I like the A&F clothes, they always fit nicely for petites! You go rock ’em~

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