Embroidered Galaxy

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Ellen Harding Baker‘s Solar System quilt. I was tempted to wear the “moon” sweater I wore for the Nebra Sky Disk SIA again, to really book-end the year, but in the end, I decided that this embroidered sweater would be a much better fit. I kept the rest of the outfit simple. Black pants may reflect the inspiration more accurately, but I thought it made the outfit too heavy – I rarely wear all black anyway – so I went with these mustard pants instead.

If you haven’t sent me your outfits yet, you still have until tomorrow! And don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this quilt!


Leftovers

Even though I’m still working from home these days, I still try to dress up every day – it makes me feel like I’m still “going in” to work and helps with productivity. Of course, working from home means that my clothes don’t get dirty as quickly as when I commute to work, and at the end of the week, I would’ve accumulated a bunch of clothes that haven’t been worn long enough for the laundry (I tend to wash shirts after one wear, but jeans and sweaters take longer.) So what I do is to put together an outfit of “leftovers” – they don’t always work, and even when they do, they still kind of look randomly thrown together, like here, but at least it’s a way to use up the clothes.


Big Old Softy

Sometimes, when the stars are all aligned, you find a piece that fits so well with your aesthetic/style that it doesn’t take any thought at all to put an outfit together. This cat shirt is one such piece. It’s the perfect piece for my “crazy cat lady” style, and this outfit just came together effortlessly. It’s what I imagine Miss Marple would wear if she was a twee style blogger in the early 2010s.

P/S: The title refers to Greebo the cat in Discworld. I’ve had too many posts titled “Cat Lady” or “Crazy Cat Lady” already, and the Witches of Discworld are pretty much my role models, so I figured a reference to Greebo would be appropriate.


SIA Inspiration: Ellen Harding Baker

Welcome to another week of SIA! Here is my pick:

This is a Solar System quilt by Ellen Harding Baker, an American astronomer and teacher who made the quilt to aid her astronomy lectures. I started the year with a celestial-themed piece and this, by my calculation, is going to be the last SIA challenge I’m hosting this year, so I thought I’d end the year with another celestial-themed piece but in a different medium. So put together an outfit and send it to me by next Tuesday (November 16th). Have fun!


Dapper Dog

It’s finally cool enough for waistcoats! I managed to wear some more lightweight ones in the spring, but the thicker ones had to wait until the fall/winter, and here’s the first. It’s actually reversible – gray on one side and plaid on the other – and for this outfit, I paired it simply with gray pants and navy shirt for the plaid to really shine. And finally, to compliment the Dark Academia/vintage/menswear vibe of the waistcoat, I added my “dog with a bow tie” brooch (hence the title). Expect to see a lot more of these waistcoats this season – I can’t wait to wear them all! (Though, technically speaking, I did wait. For almost a year.)