Girl With A Pearl Brooch

My outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, took some thinking. Not because I don’t have any piece in my closet that fits the painting, but rather because I have too many – blue and black are the two colors I have the most, and yellow is one of my regular accent colors. In the end, I went with this gold taffeta blazer because the color and the shine of the fabric look like the robe of the girl in the painting, and I paired it simply with black jeans, a white sweater, and a blue silk scarf. For the “pearl” part of the paining, this Art Nouveau-esque brooch is the perfect finishing touch.

Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this classic painting!

5 Comments on “Girl With A Pearl Brooch”

  1. Mike says:

    A great interpretation, Salazar! This works quite well.

  2. Kezzie says:

    This is a wonderful interpretation. I cannot believe how unbelieavably perfect that jacket is for matching hers- the taffeta looks like it has been painted in brushstrokes! Super impressive! The way you have layered the scarf is very clever and of course, a classic Salazar delicate, perfectly proportioned brooch!

  3. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Salazar, I really love your interpretation of the painting. Your gold blazer is magnificent. And these colors together look wonderful on you! I just emailed Terri my photo. I hope I got it to her on time!


  4. […] Salazar says, ” I chose this gold taffeta blazer because the color and the shine look like the girl’s robe in the painting. I finished off the outfit with a blue silk scarf and a pearl-encrusted brooch as a nod to the pearl earring. ” Check out her post about it HERE. […]

  5. BAM! You hit it out of the ballpark. Who has a gold blazer just hanging around in their closet?? YOU!! I love it so much. I like the way the rest of the outfit is quietly subdued and allows the blazer to take its spot, front and center. Stunning.

    I have upped my brooch game just a bit on your good influence. Have inherited from my mom similar piece to the one you are wearing here. Silver with pearls. Need to get it out so I remember to wear it more often.

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