Posted: October 7, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige clogs, belt, black, black button-up dress, brooch, brown, green, green plaid waistcoat |
Yup, another waistcoat outfit. Expect to see a lot more of them in the coming weeks, because in this summer/fall transition, they’re the perfect layering piece. I used to be like the dad in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and “not get vests“, but I got them now (in every sense of the word!) Take this dress, for example – it’s another hand-me-down from my sister, quite shapeless, and the belt alone didn’t help much, so I couldn’t think of an interesting way to style it and make it more “me”. Then I thought about layering it with a waistcoat and voila, instant interest. It’s also good outfit formula that I’m sure I’ll visit again.
Posted: September 7, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige, beige clogs, beige embroidered linen blouse, brown, tan striped skirt |
At the risk of sounding like the most basic ever, beige really is my color. Or, more exactly, it’s my light neutral color. Pure white is too harsh on my skin, and while cream/ivory works too, there’s something about beige that really balances out my yellow undertone and makes me look not so sallow or pale anymore – and this top is a prime example of that (yes, it’s an entire beige outfit, but I’m talking about things close to my face.) However, as I tend to reach for darker colors, plus pure white are always the go-to light neutral in most shops, I don’t have a lot of beige tops in my closet. I need to remember this the next time I reach for yet another white broderie anglaise top.
Posted: August 24, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige clogs, blue, brooch, brown, navy wide-leg jeans, white, white star-print button-up |
This is a simple outfit, but sometimes I just want something simple, especially when school just started again and I was trying to take it easy at first – and on top of that, our department is moving offices too, so there is a lot of running around. I was going for a slightly 1970s look with the wide-leg jeans and the clogs, but of course, I couldn’t leave off the brooches altogether, so I leaned into the star print on my shirt and added a star pin to my jeans too, for an extra touch.
Posted: August 22, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: beige clogs, brooch, brown, green, green silk blouse, style imitating art, yellow, yellow printed dress |
For this week’s SIA, inspired by the “Calyx” fabric designed by British artist Lucienne Day, I had to dig around for a bit. I do have prints in my closet, but they’re mostly “classic” ones like stripes, plaid, and floral, nothing that matches the graphic quality of this print. Then I remembered this dress – I mean, short of buying the fabric myself and making a garment out of it, this is the closest I can get, both in terms of the color scheme and the print. The original design has an olive green background, so I paired the dress with my green silk shirt (it was almost identical to the last time I wore this dress, but hey, when a formula works…) My brooch is a nod to the print as well. All in all, I’m quite pleased with how the outfit turned out, even if it took me a while to come up with it. Usually when something takes me a long time, I’ll end up overthinking it and the outfit would be overwrought, but this one is just right.
Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see what everybody wears!
Posted: June 13, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: beige clogs, belt, brooch, brown, red, red plaid skirt, style imitating art, white, white cutout embroidered button-up |
This is my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Salvador Dali’s “The Hallucinogenic Toreador“. It’s pretty tame, but it’s the best I could do with what I have, and besides, I don’t want to go all-out just to fit the painting and forget my own personal style. Anyway, two things in the painting that stand out to me are one, the dots – there are polka dots and some sort of insect (flies?) that form a series of dots throughout and the painting, and two, the arches around the bullfighting ring. I put those together and came up with this shirt – the cutout embroideries are to reflect both the dots and the arches. I paired it with this plaid skirt, which has some of the colors in the painting, and my cameo brooch is a nod to the Venus de Milo, another stand-out motif in the painting. So all in all, not a bad outfit (if I do say so myself) and it does reflect the inspiration too.