Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)Posted: October 7, 2019 Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: animal print flats, belt, brown, green, green linen pants, maroon monk shoes, peach tee, pink, style imitating art, white, white v-neck popover 1 Comment
When I hear “Sweet Dreams”, the song is the first thing that pop into my head, so naturally, I have to use it as the post title. Sorry if I gave you an earworm.
Anyway, here are my outfits inspired by John William Godward’s painting, not the Eurythmics song. I put together two outfits because I couldn’t include all the elements of the painting – the green and maroon fabrics, the white, gray, and pink marble, and the animal print – in just one look. I chose these green linen pants as the base because the color is perfect, and for one outfit, I paired them with my pink T-shirt and animal print flats (it’s leopard print, not tiger, but hey, they’re both big cats), and for the other, I paired them with my white shirt, maroon monk strap shoes, and animal print belt (I think the print on my belt is zebra, actually, but it’s close enough.) I prefer this second outfit simply because I think the shirt and the shoes go together a little better, but the other is good too.
Don’t forget to check out Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this lovely painting!
Japanese InspiredPosted: December 13, 2017 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: animal print flats, black, black cardigan, black striped top, brown, converse sneakers, red, tan wide-leg pants, white, white eyelet top 2 Comments
The weather is warming up again (for the last time this season, I hope), so here are two simple looks. As the post title says, these are both inspired by Japanese street style – not any outfit in particular, but by several style blogs that I’ve been following. I used to be drawn to the classic silhouettes, bright colors, and all the patterns of vintage style (1940’s – 1950’s, to be exact), but now, while I still like looking at them, I don’t really want to wear them anymore. Instead, I prefer minimalism and more relaxed silhouettes, which is almost the exact opposite of vintage style. It’s funny how that changes, right?
All The PatternsPosted: May 30, 2016 Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: animal print flats, black, black polka dot pants, brooch, style imitating art, white, white striped slouchy tee 4 Comments
I had a different outfit in mind for this week’s SIA, inspired by Charles Demuth’s “Spring“, but at the last moment I decided against it, because while it may copy some of the colors of the painting, it doesn’t capture the many patterns of the fabric samples. So I chose to a more casual outfit with all of the patterns instead – there are three patterns here (stripes, polka dots, and leopard print) – four if you count the floral print on my owl pin – and I keep the colors minimal to avoid being a walking fabric store. I’m happy with this – it captures the spirit of the painting, if not the exact colors and patterns.
Don’t forget to stop by Erin’s blog by Wednesday (a day late, since she has a pre-scheduled post on Tuesday) to see other interpretations of this painting!
Tee: Forever21, Pants: Old Navy, Flats: LA Fashion District, Pin: vintage
Weekly Capsule 40.2: What Is Fall?Posted: October 6, 2015 Filed under: Capsule, Clothes | Tags: animal print flats, brooch, brown, capsule fall/winter 2015, mustard jeans, white, white lace tee 5 Comments
I’m getting really frustrated seeing all these lovely fall outfits on the blogosphere while I’m still here sweating in my T-shirts. Admittedly, the heat is less muggy and it’s beginning to feel a little crisper in the morning and at night, but it’s hard to get into the spirit of the season when it’s still 90+ every day. So, just like a while ago when I dressed in blue and wore my watering can brooch because I was hoping for rain, here I am in all the fall colors and my tree (with fallen leaf) brooch, hoping for fall. Will it work…?
T-shirt: Banana Republic, Jeans: Cache, Flats: LA Fashion District, Brooch: vintage