"This is How I Roll" sushi shirt (gift from JJ) //
From China black bead and white crystal detachable peter pan collar
From China gold spike headband // Thrifted Goodwill/Ann Taylor strappy wedge sandals //
Photography: Dad; thanks uncle for helping out!
I must have felt extra punny and cheeky that morning once I dug out the laugh-out-loud sushi shirt JJ got me from San Fran from my suitcase (which I have effectively been living in all summer). Then I got all matchy matchy and whipped out the trusty then-new detachable peter pan collar ($7) to balance the sequined black skirt on the bottom ($7). I like that the sequins create a hidden design and are matte so it's not too overwhelming during the daytime. Because it was so on-sale for a boutique item, JJ's mom bought it when we were shopping in Los Gatos and later surprise-gifted it to me.
I don't even understand why they're called "Peter Pan" collars - they look more like something wendy would wear. And if you can't remember, the little flying fella actually wore V-NECK POLOS ... if that's not a faux pas then I don't know what is. Still, ugly yet shocking things like Lady Gaga's meat dress go down in history along with George Washington's fake teeth (you do remember our childhoods' rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, don't you?). These detachable collars probably aren't a good idea during the heat of summer, because as I remember Beijing was entirely muggy and a zillion degrees the entire time, making accessorizing impractical.
Readers - would you wear matte sequins more than shiny ones?