I just realized that I moved home from LA a year ago. It’s been a bit of a restless year, but then again I’ve been restless since I graduated and had no idea what I was going to do next. Now I got a new job, exactly one year after the move. Funny how things work out, isn’t it? Anyway, next week I’m going join the working stiffs and have to dress up all business casual, so I’m going with something simple and easy for today.
Dress: tailor-made, Sandals: thrifted, Necklace: self-made
Welp, that’s done. My paperwork finally went through and I just got hired as a teaching assistant. It’s a bit sudden, but as long as I don’t have to deal much with the students myself, I’m good. I don’t think I can be authoritative to college kids when I feel pretty much like a college kid myself. Also, I don’t know how busy it’s going to be (I’m keeping my freelance job), so posting may be more erratic in the weeks to come. I’ll figure out a schedule as soon as possible.
Head to toe thrifted, except for vintage brooch
I’m really glad to see everybody so excited about this week’s inspiration, Feeding the Ducks by Mary Cassatt. Let’s see how it turns out!
First up is Jen of Librarian for Life and Style, looking very sweet in her pattern mixing outfit:
Next up is Kezzie of KezzieAG with the perfect accessory – duck earrings!
Juli of Fragmented Worlds also tops off her ensemble with a duck brooch – I have no idea duck jewelry are so popular!
Jane of Flight Platform Living is all Victorian in her petticoat and puffed sleeves:
Here is Pao of Project Minima, fitting right in with all the lovely green and the pop of yellow:
Teddi of Honeybee Lane recreates all the shades of green and blue in the painting in both her outfit and her nails!
Then we have Noelle of Tilly’s Notions – how adorable (and perfect) is her polka dot skirt?
Finally, here’s me. Full outfit post coming tomorrow.
I love how different everybody looks but you can still see the common thread. Thank you ladies, for another awesome SIA!
Six months ago I wouldn’t think of posting an outfit like this, but ever since moving home I’ve been trying to simplify my style. It’s partly because my taste is navigating toward simpler looks, but the heat and the humidity are responsible as well. It’s not just about layers either. It’s like when I’m wearing an outfit with lots of details, patterns, or colors, in this heat it somehow feels… heavy . Cumbersome. Fussy. I can’t explain it any better than that.
It’s the main reason I took this shirt from my sister – I wasn’t so sure when she gave it to me, because I’ve always maintained that I look like death warmed up in any sort of pastel. It turns out the color is so light that it doesn’t look too terrible on me, and it fills the need for simpler, more grown-up pieces in my closet. But damn it, looking at these photos really makes me crave a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Shirt: Mango (hand-me-down), Jeans: Hermes, Flats: shop in LA Fashion District, Necklace: self-made
Would you carry a clip bag? Looks kind of fun.
Beautiful planetary jewelry by BeautySpot
These signature necklaces are amazing too.
Gorgeous sculpture created out of broken/damaged objects and honeycombs by Aganetha Dyck
Speaking of gorgeous sculpture, how about these Cthulhu chandeliers by Adam Wallcavage? (OK, I know they’re just octopus, but wouldn’t it be much more badass to have a pink Cthulhu chandelier?)
These one-of-a-kind bindings for classic books are incredible (this one is Dracula) (via Flavorwire)
This makes me snort tea up my nose.
Instead of my usual cute [insert animal here] photo, how about one of the Lannister siblings acting goofy? If only we could get Lord Tywin in there too!
- Cool jewelry DIY from old t-shirts.
- I laughed at this for like 15 minutes: creepiest things kids said to parents.
- The Internet gets blamed for a lot of things, but here are 4 positive trends that it doesn’t get enough credit for, from Cracked.
- This is a bit old, but you guys have all read about the insane Delta Gamma sorority letter, right? Well it gets better: here it is, read by the incomparable Michael Shannon.
- What would it be like if Parks & Rec swapped show runners with Game of Thrones?
- One more Game of Thrones thingy: opening sequence in the style of Friends. Cute.
This ends up with way more Game of Thrones stuff than I intended… but it’s not as if my obsession with the show is a secret or anything
It’s Friday, so a pair of red T-strap heels are all I need to go from looking like a schlub to presentable. They’re also a good fit for the last color in the Pantone challenge – poppy red, although the color sample looks more red-orange. But again colors’ names are kind of pretentious anyway. Whenever I hear a newfangled name like “oxblood”, I’m always reminded of this bit from Project Runway. “It’s f**king red.”
In other news, Phoenix Song, the short film/music video I worked on a while back, has been making the rounds at film festivals in LA and won a bunch of awards, including Best Costume! Even though I was just the costume mistress and did not design them, I’m still super proud. All those hours of lacing corsets and fastening buckles were totally worth it
Shirt: H&M, Jeans: hand-me-down, Heels: Madden Girl (thrifted), Necklace: Krakow gift shop
Sorry for the crappy indoor photos, but it’s crazy hot and muggy, and I’d rather be inside where it’s cool, even though the light is not very good, than to be outside sweating buckets and being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Anyway, today’s color for the Pantone challenge is “linen”, which sounds easy, but as it turns out, this skirt is the only linen-colored thing I have. I’d once wanted to dye it mustard yellow, but in the end decided not to because the lining is nylon. Good call, right?
Dress worn as top: Sonoma (thrifted), Skirt, Flats, Belt: thrifted, Brooch: vintage