Creme De Menthe

We just had our first proper summer heatwave last week, and as usual, when it gets really hot, I have to reach for cool colors (I know it doesn’t work like that, but I always feel warmer in warm colors, and cooler in cool colors. I guess that’s why my winter wardrobe is mostly brown and yellow, and my summer wardrobe is mostly blue and green.) This thrifted linen shirt and the hand-me-down trousers from my mom just hit the spot, and they’re so comfy to wear too, which is always a bonus!

SIA Inspiration: Grandma Moses

It’s Shelbee’s turn to host SIA, and here is her pick:

This is “Taking in the Laundry” by folk artist Grandma Moses (aka Anna Mary Robertson Moses). Shelbee picked it because hanging out laundry is one of her favorite chores (mine too! We only use our dryer on rainy/humid days. There is something so calming about it.) The painting is simple, but there are a lot of details here to create such a vivid scene, and I can’t wait to see how everybody is going to interpret it. Remember to send your outfits to Shelbee ( by next Tuesday, June 6th. Have fun!

Alice In Borderland

I guess it’s the week of titling my posts after pieces of media I’ve never actually watched/listened. Yes, same as the post on Wednesday, I’ve never watched “Alice in Borderland”, I just like its play on “Alice in Wonderland”, and considering my outfit is sort of Alice-inspired, I thought it would be appropriate. It was all built around this top, of course. The puffed sleeves are a little much for me, but when I saw the tea set buttons, I just couldn’t pass it up. For this outfit, I went with the olive culottes and pink loafers to match the embroideries (plus, pink and green are one of my favorite color bombs), but I can definitely see other ways of styling this top to tone down its frou-frou-ness while still letting it shine. Can’t wait!

Watermelon Sugar

Disclaimer: I don’t listen to Harry Styles. That’s the only song of his I know, because for a while, I kept seeing ads for it on my Spotify. And anyway, this outfit was not inspired by that song, but by actual watermelons (hence my brooch). It looks like summer really is here at last. I still hate it, but at least that means I can start thinking of new outfits instead of cycling through my transitional pieces, none of which I’m excited about. I’m quite happy with this – the color combination is simple but still summery, and most important of all, it’s so comfy to wear!

Floral Forms

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Emil Bisttram’s “Floral Forms”, I knew I’d wear this skirt – the color and shape are just right to mimic the poppies in the painting. The top took me some thinking, but in the end, I decided to go simple and choose this striped button-up, as the painting contains some blue/green lines. And finally, my brooch is the perfect accessory (it’s an anemone, not poppy, but it’ll do.)

Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see how everybody interpreted this painting!