Here is Jen’s pick for this week’s SIA – a lovely vintage cover of Vogue magazine:
I literally sighed when I saw this. They don’t make them like this anymore, do they? Compared to this, the modern Vogue covers are so repetitive and boring – just slap the face of a celebrity du jour in the middle of that and you’re done. Nothing like this striking, simple elegance. And of course, the color scheme is quite appropriate for Halloween (and right up my alley too!)
So, if this inspires you, put together an outfit, take a photo, and send it to Jen (email@example.com) by next Monday, October 31st. Happy Halloween!
Welcome to another week of SIA! As a reminder, our inspiration this week is Jean-Etiénne Liotard’s “The Chocolate Girl”, and we have some interesting looks, so let’s get to it!
First up is long-time participant Mike, looking sharp in a suit:
Next, our co-host Jen chose a pretty printed dress and a Wedgewood pendant, and she even posed next to a cup of chocolate:
Kezzie always looks adorable, and this time is no different. I only wish she’d found her teacup brooch, which would’ve been perfect:
Our other co-host, Erin, doesn’t have anything yellow, so she went with the next best thing – posing with some yellow leaves in the background:
And here’s me:
And with that, we conclude another successful SIA! Thank you, everybody, and remember to check back next week for Jen’s inspiration of choice!
I was going for a French look with this outfit, because in my literal mind, stripes = French. To be more accurate, I was trying to capture that effortlessness, something not too polished, not matched to within an inch of its life, but still undeniably chic, that “Je ne sais quoi” quality, you know? Something like this, basically (even her blog name, Lady Moriarty in Paris, is cool). I don’t know if I’ve succeeded, but I like it.
P/S: While I was Googling the phrase “Je ne sais quoi” to see its origin, I saw a question spelling it as “Jena se qua”. I wept.
Top: Forever21, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Necklace: local shop, Oxfords: Max Dorian
You know that saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? I always find it kind of a limited advice, and in my case, downright counterproductive. If I dressed for the job I want (freelance writer/script doctor), I would wear nothing but ratty old T-shirts and sweatpants all day. So in the meantime, I’m going to dress for the job that I actually have and want to keep, thank you very much.
P/S: I’m actually surprised it took this long for my matchy-matchy brain to pair this shirt with this skirt.
Shirt: C-Wonder, Skirt: Banana Republic, Shoes: Zara
Considering how many black clothes I have and my penchant for monochromes, it’s a bit surprising I’ve rarely worn an all-black outfit. Maybe it’s my OCD tendency to get all twitchy if blacks or whites don’t match. Or maybe it’s because I’m not goth enough.
But I’ve had The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” stuck in my head for the past week, after I heard the awesomely haunting instrumental version on Westworld, so today, when I was running short on time and didn’t know what to wear, I thought, What the heck, let’s wear all black. Next time, though, I would probably wear a plain T-shirt and accessorize with a necklace instead, to streamline the outfit more. The embellishment on my shirt kinda muddles the whole look a bit, don’t you agree?
Shirt: Target (thrifted), Pants: thrifted, Oxfords: Vagabond