Happy Canada Day! Thank God for a three-day weekend.
Today also marks the end of academichic's two weeks of Dressing Your Best. Honestly, I try to dress my best everyday (whether I succeed or not may be a matter of opinion), but I still appreciate the opportunity to call out the parts of myself I really like.
So today I'm dressing something that I don't often think of as a "best" part: my colouring.
I'm Filipina, but I'm pretty whitewashed. I was born in Canada, grew up in a pretty white neighbourhood, and was one of four Asians in my elementary school. I always wished I were white. It's terrible to want to wish away your cultural heritage, right?
Now that I live in Toronto, I completely blend in. My white British-born fiancé is more in the minority than I am. But even before that, I grew to accept what I am. Can't change it, so love it. And I particularly love the fact that with my dark hair, dark brown eyes, and permanently tanned skin, I can wear bright bold colours (clothes and makeup, although I don't go crazy with bright makeup for daytime) and they look good on me.
I love these shades of green…
There’s a little black in here, but only because I didn’t include many tops in my 30 for 30 challenge.
I love a pop of orange. And I especially love the combination of blue and orange.
The teal cardigan doesn’t exactly match any of the colours in my dress, but I say they “go.”
Not that anyone’s counting, but that makes 15 outfits for my 30 for 30. Halfway done!