Even though this top is a lot more wearable now that it’s no longer a dress, I’m still having a hard time wearing it with anything else other than pants. I tried pairing it with the navy skirt in yesterday’s post, and while it doesn’t look bad, it doesn’t look “me” either. My style tends to be more… not severe exactly, but more streamlined and simple than that. A lacy top with huge Peter Pan collar paired with a skirt just looks too twee and sweet. So I ended up picking my trusty boyfriend jeans to balance some of that out. Yeah, it’s basically the same as the Tuesday outfit (just with different pants and pin), but it’s Friday. Cut me some slack, please.
Top: vintage, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Flats: 5th Avenue, Pin: Forever21
As usual, a round-up of my looks this week:
Dear style blogs, could you guys please stop saying how excited you are for fall? I know it’s tempting, when the temperature takes the slightest dip and stores begins to put out their fall clothes, but it’s not fall yet, OK? For us, it won’t be fall for at least another month. In fact, we’re having another heat wave. I love fall, as all bloggers do, so it’s really hard seeing scarves and layers on other blogs while I’m still here sweating in sleeveless shirts.
Top: vintage, Pants: Calvin Klein, Flats: 5th Avenue, Pin: Forever21
This week’s SIA inspiration, the 1960 Air France poster by illustrator René Gruau, is perfect for a breezy summer vacation look. Sadly for me, the school year has started, which means I’m back to work and have to dress accordingly. So after some thinking, I decided to go for a simple chambray shirt + black jeans look to mimic the blue and black in the poster, my belt and brooch are a nod to the yellow hat, my heels are a match to the woman’s tan, and of course, I had to include a hat, even if it’s not a beach hat like the one in the poster (a beach hat would’ve looked a little ridiculous with this, don’t you think?) I wish I could have put together something to capture that French Riviera feel of the poster, but all in all, I’m happy with this.
Don’t forget to drop by Jen’s blog to see the full round-up of outfits inspired by this poster!
Shirt: Esprit, Pants: Calvin Klein, Shoes & Hat: local shops, Brooch: vintage
Is “normcore” still a buzzword? Do people actually talk about “normcore” outside of the fashion and style blogosphere? I recently used it in a script to describe a character, and I was afraid it might sound too dated or esoteric. Maybe I should change it.
But that doesn’t stop me from dressing in normcore clothes during these last few days before school starts. My week consists of working from home + babysitting my nephew, with just one “public” appearance at my workshop class, so this is all I could muster. Blog-worthy? Hardly. But it’s comfy and perfect for running after a toddler, so here I am.
T-shirt: Uniqlo, Jeans: Zara, Sneakers: local shop, Necklace: vintage
It also means this week’s capsule has only two looks, but next week posting will be back to normal… I hope.
For this week’s SIA, Jen picks a piece that perfectly encapsulates summer – a 1960 poster for Air France by famous fashion illustrator, René Gruau:
C’est manifique, non? That prominent yellow hat is going to be a problem for me (the only yellow piece I have is a scarf, which, in this weather, is a big no), but maybe I could do a loose interpretation again. That’s been working out well for me in the past few SIA challenges.
Anyway, if you want to join us, just put in your best French-inspired outfit, take a photo, and send it to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Monday, August 24th. Have fun!