It’s the first SIA challenge of the new year, and everybody comes out in fine style in response to the inspiration, “Young Woman Watering A Shrub” by Impressionist Berthe Morisot:
First up, we have Stephanie in a lovely scarf:
Next is our co-host Jen, in a SIA-favorite white dress (it’s the fifth time she wore it for SIA!!!):
Next is Kezzie, with the perfect accessory – a watering can necklace:
Melissa has only participated in SIA once before, but she has returned in this beautiful white-and-green look:
Erin wore this sharp outfit to celebrate her birthday yesterday – happy belated birthday, Erin!
And that concludes a great start to SIA 2015! Don’t forget to check back next week for a new piece of inspiration chosen by Jen.
This is my outfit for this week’s SIA, and also my first outfit for this week’s capsule. Of course, because the painting is called “Young Woman Watering a Shrub”, I had to add my watering can brooch. I also wore my scarf backwards to mimic the black ribbons on the young woman’s neck.
At first I thought about wearing my white dress for SIA, since I’m trying to wear my dresses and skirts more, but none of the sweaters looks quite right with it. In the end I decided to go back to my jeans. I’m a jeans kind of girl, it’s not use running away from that. Even if that means I’m pretty much reusing all of the pieces from the fall/winter capsule for these weekly capsules. But hey, that’s the whole point of a capsule wardrobe, isn’t it?
The full round-up post with everybody’s outfit will be up tomorrow, so remember to drop by!
Jeans: Calvin Klein, Sweater: H&M, Scarf: Forever21, Boots: Betts, Brooch: vintage
One of the reasons I wanted to try the weekly capsule is that it would help me have a more regular schedule for posting, but my Internet has been really spotty these last few days, which is why there was no post yesterday (apparently there was some broken fiber-optic cable somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Or maybe some joker decided to type “Google” into Google and broke the Internet.)
It doesn’t matter, because my last two outfits for this week’s capsule are not “blog-worthy” enough to warrant separate posts anyway. Actually, this first weekly capsule has been kind of repetitive, because they’re mostly pieces from my fall/winter capsule, so hopefully next week I can avoid falling back on familiar things and pick out some more interesting pieces.
Outfit #3 – Sweatshirt: Zalora, Jeans: Mango, Scarf: Forever21, Boots: local shop, Brooch: vintage
Outfit #4 – Shirt & Cardigan: local shop, Jeans: Hermes, Scarf: hand-me-down, Boots: Betts
Between this outfit and the one I wore yesterday, I think I have enough for this week’s capsule. Of course, I didn’t think things through again and forgot to take into account the cold snap we’re going to have later on this week. Ah well, I’ll just add a thermal shirt underneath for extra warmth.
And yes, this is another chambray polka dot shirt. I actually bought it a while ago, when I was well into my capsule wardrobe and didn’t want to add another piece in. Yes, yes, I know, I don’t need another chambray polka dot shirt, but this is a popover, so it’s totally different, right? Anyway, I’ve been wearing my other chambray polka dot shirt a lot, so I’m sure this will get a lot of wear too.
Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Hermes, Cardigan & Boots: local shop, Pin: vintage