First Place

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So this is the outfit that I actually had planned for SIA, before I accidentally wore another that could work as an interpretation of the painting as well. I like the silhouette of this better, though I had to admit that the colors in the other outfit are a closer match to the painting.

… OK, gotta go now, I have Game of Thrones and Turn waiting on my laptop. Don’t forget to check out Animated Cardigan to see all the other outfits inspired by this week’s painting, Andrew Wyeth’s “Bonfire”.

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Dress: Zara, Cardigan, Belt & Tights: Target, Boots: local shop


Runner-Up

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It’s not until I uploaded these photos into my computer that I realized this outfit could actually work for next week’s SIA. The funny thing is, I wasn’t thinking about SIA at all; in fact, this was my take on this pin, but I guess I was subconsciously influenced by the painting or something. I already have another outfit lined up for SIA too… maybe I’ll just send Jess both then.

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Shirt: thrifted, Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: Hermes, Heels: Forever21


Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Season 2

OK, this is just spooky. I have reviewed 5 TV series on the blog so far – Pan Am, Bomb Girls, Black Mirror, The Hour, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. None of them has made it past the second season. Bomb Girls is getting a TV movie to wrap up the cliffhanger, Black Mirror is possibly coming back for a third season but even the creator doesn’t know when, and now it looks like Miss Fisher is not coming back either, because apparently it costs too much. But perhaps it is not so surprising after all. Four out of five of those series are period shows and Black Mirror is a sci-fi anthology, so they all cost a lot to make and the audience is not big. I mean, just take a look at Miss Fisher - they probably blow most of their budget on those fabulous costumes.

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This post is, in fact, just an excuse to look at those costumes, because yeah, the second season is just as fun as the first, but let’s be honest here: I don’t watch it for the murder cases. I watch it for the costumes (mostly the hats. I love all of the hats.)

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Just to be safe though, if I do want to review shows from now on, I should probably just stick to those that already got a few seasons under their belts – like Call the Midwife, which is on my to-watch list, but with Games of Throne and Mad Men coming back, it’ll have to wait.


Dreams Of Summer

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It’s been unseasonably warm these last few days, and I decided to bring out this shirt which I brought last season but never got a chance to wear until now. Of course, “unseasonably warm” is just Mother Nature’s code for “You think it’s going to warm up? April Fools!” before blasting us with another cold snap, so I shouldn’t get too comfortable too soon.

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Shirt: Zalora, Pants: thrifted, Oxfords: local shop, Necklace: gift


Fools

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No, no April Fools joke from me. Just an outfit that turns out more menswear-inspired than I expected, despite the polka dots and flower brooch. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, though, when I put a blazer, button-up shirt, and oxfords together – I mean, those are all classic menswear items. So maybe the joke’s on me :)

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polka dot chambray shirt navy linen blazer orange flower brooch by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: tailored, Blazer: Atmosphere, Pants: Zara, Heels & Belt: local shop, Brooch: vintage


SIA Inspiration: Andrew Wyeth

For this week’s SIA, Jess picks “Bonfire”, a lesser known work by her favorite artist, Andrew Wyeth:

Amazing, right? I love all those contrasting light and shadows. Not very easy to translate into an outfit, but dramatic nonetheless. Anyway, send your submission to Jess (animatedcardigan@gmail.com) by next Monday, April 7th. Have fun!


Shopping Spree

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I don’t know if it’s the rush of the spring sales, or the fact that my style has settled down so I finally know what I’m looking for, but I’ve been shopping a lot lately. It’s probably a good thing that I no longer live around a lot of thrift stores, or my shopping will get out of hand again. At least what I got are mostly staples – like the gingham shirt I wore the other day – so hopefully I can get a lot of wear out of them. This skirt, which is also new, may be a bit more frou-frou than what I’m looking for in my new style (I’d rather have it in plain black) but come on, have I ever been able to say no to a skirt with pockets?

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Shirt: Target (refashioned by me), Skirt: local shop, Belt: Forever21, Boots: Aldo