This has nothing to do with the outfit, but recently, I’ve turned down an offer for a temporary but potentially exciting gig, in favor of my sometimes tedious but steadier job. Although I feel, ultimately, it was the right choice, I still wonder. Admittedly, if I took that offer, I doubt I’d be anything more than a glorified errand-girl, but it may open up doors for me… or it may not. And then, as I was wondering about this, I thought to myself, is it adulthood? Having to make decisions on your own and live with the consequences, whether you like it or not? I guess so. Once again, I have to turn to my favorite comedian, Dylan Moran, who has so many great quotes about adulthood:
And of course I never missed a chance to insert a Dylan Moran gif
OK, serious talk over. Back to the fashion: I’m adding this striped top and these oxford heels to my Top 10. The heels are a bit beat-up, but they are my favorite, so I want to give them one last hurrah before retiring them to the Big Shoebox in the Sky.
Top & Shoes: Forever21, Skirt: thrifted, Necklace: local shop
Jen was inspired to pick this by the TV series, Outlander (I’ve heard great things, but I’m way too lazy to check out yet another series, what with Game of Thrones and Mad Men coming back). Even though snowdrops are out of season now, she believes there are enough colors and patterns here to be interpreted in an outfit, and I agree. So if you want to participate, send your outfit photos and/or post to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Monday, April 20th. Have fun!
My brooch collection has been sadly stagnant ever since I moved home, because not a lot of people wear brooches here and there are even fewer people who sell vintage brooches. So that’s why when I saw this brooch at an accessory shop, I had to grab it right away – who knows when I’ll find another one. I know it’s not vintage, but for a self-proclaimed cat lady like me, it’s perfect, so who cares. Oh and, I’m adding it to my Top 10 as well (I have now picked two skirts, one top, one dress, and two accessories, which means I still have 4 more pieces to go.) Come on, a cat-shaped brooch? That is so me.
Shirt: Esprit, Blazer: Atmosphere, Jeans: Calvin Klein, Shoes: hand-me-down, Brooch: local shop
And this week’s looks:
Anybody watches Mad Men? Did you guys catch the premiere for season 7.5 yet? Boy, was that bleak or what? I mean, it’s always been bleak (I once binge-watched the first three seasons during one winter break, and had to alternate it with some comedy shows because the dysfunction was too much), but it’s like everybody on that show is headed for that self-destruct button now.
I wasn’t going to talk about Mad Men, but then I realized that this dress is very much like something Peggy would wear (plaid and mustard yellow are both often found in Peggy’s wardrobe.) Only my attempt to style it differently has failed miserably this time – I think it would look better with just the brooch and no belt (yeah, it’s a bit “19th century schoolmarm”, but I can pull it off) or just the belt and no brooch. Having both is just too much. Still, I’m adding this dress to my Top 10 pick. I’m hoping that by incorporating it into the challenge, I can come up with more creative ways to style it.
Dress: tailor, Belt: thrifted, Brooch: vintage, Shoes: hand-me-down
It’s time for SIA, inspired by Crystal Liu’s “The Flowers” series! The delicate lines and muted palette of the painting have inspired some classy outfits, so let’s begin with Stephanie:
Those golden shoes in the bottom photos actually belong to Stephanie’s friend and our co-host, Jen, who put together not just one, but two outfits inspired by this painting:
Erin of Loop Looks also looks amazing in her black-white-and-metallic outfit:
My co-creator, Jess, is so lady-like in her polka dot blouse and textured skirt:
And here’s me – as it happens, I have the exact reverse of Jess’ outfit, polka dot skirt and striped shirt!
This has been a wonderful SIA. Thank you ladies for participating, and check back next week for Jen’s artwork pick!