Counting Lesson

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Albert Huie’s “Counting Lesson”, I knew I’d want to wear something with polka dots, but I haven’t worn polka dots in so long – it’s all about stripes and plaid for me now; polka dots just seem too twee for some reason – that I don’t quite know what I would wear. Luckily, I remember these polka dot socks that I bought earlier this year and never got around to wearing yet.

For the rest of the outfit, I wanted to mimic the colors and textures in the painting – the wall and the curtain behind the girl, and the chair she’s sitting in – so I went with this blazer and sweater. The bow of my trousers’ belt is a nod to the bow on the girl’s dress, and I also added a lace collar to mimic her Peter Pan collar, and topped it off with a red brooch to mimic her red bow. Overall, I’m happy with the outfit because it feels more “me” while still reflecting the inspiration, rather than being a direct copy of the inspiration without reflecting my style.

5 Comments on “Counting Lesson”

  1. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Salazar, this is a fabulous interpretation of the painting! I really like your lace color and that beautiful brooch at the neckline. The polka dot socks are the perfect subtle addition of polka dots! Really beautiful outfit and photos!


  2. Kezzie says:

    I like where you went with this. The background colours are a key part of the painting and your outfit really shows this. I also didn’t want to go too twee on this so I was quite careful in my choice of polka dot garment.

  3. Love how this whole outfit coordinates. The socks are standouts.

  4. Mike says:

    Your outfit is very much you, Salazar! I love your attention to detail, while maintaining your own style in the process.
    Your socks are awesome!!

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