For my interpretation of this week’s SIA, the gorgeous mural “Capax Infiniti” by Faith47, I decided to go the obvious route and just recreate the colors – the reddish shade of the brick wall (I know my jeans look more purple than red but that’s my color correction. If I got my jeans to the color they are in real life, I would look like an Oompa-Loompa), and shades of white, gray, and black of the painting itself. My scarf is a reflection of the soft pleats of the girl’s dress too. I thought about making an “infinity” necklace, which would’ve been the perfect finishing touch, but I didn’t have the time. Ah well. It may not be the most exciting outfit, but it gets the job done.
Don’t forget to check Jen’s blog tomorrow for other outfits inspired by this mural!
T-shirt: Uniqlo, Cardigan: Forever21, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Scarf: Target, Boots: Din Sko
I’m luckier than most in that I don’t have to commute to work – 30 minutes every day on a bike doesn’t count as “commute”. But once a week I do have to take the bus downtown to teach my workshop class, and I’m telling you, that is a trip and a half. At 1 hour 15 minutes one way, it seems breezy compared to my 2.5 hour back in LA for my internship, but in LA hardly anyone takes public transport, so my commute was actually relaxing. Here the bus is usually stuffed full of students, and the traffic is crazy. The only good thing is that the constant traffic jams give me a lot of time to read.
Anyway, I wore this for that workshop last week, and when I put on my glasses for reading on the bus, it suddenly struck me that it was such a hipster outfit. Isn’t it? The pattern mixing, the giant scarf, the boots… top it off with a pair of black-rimmed glasses and it wouldn’t feel out of place on Socality Barbie.
Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Mango, Scarf: Candie’s, Boots: hand-me-down
My looks this week:
I feel a bit like a cowgirl in this outfit. Perhaps it’s the combination of the denim shirt, the skirt, and boots. Of course I had to add a twee owl brooch, but now that I think about it, my Western-themed brooch would’ve been much more on point.
P/S: I didn’t think these boots would work with a skirt since they’re cut a little higher than my ankles and therefore can make my legs look even stumpier, but then I thought, What the heck. And they kinda worked, didn’t they? At least my legs don’t look any stumpier than they already are.
Shirt: Gap, Skirt & Boots & Brooch: hand-me-down
Yeah, this is pretty much exactly the same outfit as the last time I wore this skirt and these shoes, only with a different top, but like I said, these shoes have been falling apart and I’m trying to wear them out as much as possible so that I can retire them with a clear conscience. The other two pairs have literally crumbled – that’s how destructive our climate is – but these guys are still holding on, though their heels are all chewed up (it’s the price for having a dog.) As for the sweatshirt, well, I know I just wore it yesterday but today I teach a different class so nobody else knows :P
Sweatshirt: H&M, Skirt & Shoes: hand-me-down, Brooch: vintage
I can complain about the fact that it’s still nearly 80 degrees everyday even though it’s almost mid-November, but the truth is that this is the best weather we’ve had for a long time. It’s crisp in the morning and at night (hence my sweatshirt and boots), and warm during the day. Of course it’s a bit too warm for this time of year, and I come from farmer’s stock so I can’t help worrying that the weather pattern is all out of whack, but as a fashion blogger, I’m not going to whine :P
Sweatshirt: H&M, Jeans: Mango, Boots: hand-me-down, Necklace: Lia Sophia
This week’s SIA challenge is curated by Jen, and she picked this mural “Capax Infiniti” (“Holding the Infinite”) in her hometown of Portland:
Gorgeous, right? This is the work of South-African muralist Faith47, and you can see more photos of this piece as well as her other works here. Remember to send your outfit photos and/or posts to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Monday, November 16th. This one is going to be fun!
I actually wore this on Wednesday. The rest of my week was a little crazy in term of schedule so I didn’t really think about blog-worthy outfits; I just grabbed whatever was clean. And to be honest, I wanted a break from the whole weekly capsule thing too. As successful as it may be, I don’t think I’m going to do it again next year. I’ve got a firm enough grasp on my closet that I don’t need it anymore.
Shirt: Zara, Skirt: Zalora, Shoes: Esprit (hand-me-down), Belt: thrifted
So this week doesn’t really have a capsule – it’s just two outfits with this same skirt: