It’s starting to warm up around here (boo), and I’m slowly bringing out my lighter clothes. However, it’s been a long winter – not particularly cold, but it seems I got to wear my winter clothes for a lot longer than usual – and I feel a little out of practice when it comes to warm-weather clothes. So I started with my short-sleeve sweaters first (you’ll see a lot more of them in the coming weeks), so I would get used to the idea of wearing short sleeves again. I don’t celebrate Easter (which is why I titled the post “Eostre”, after the Germanic goddess of dawn/spring and the namesake of the festival of Easter), but I must be feeling its influence, because I decided to pair it with this gingham skirt. There’s just something about the crochet top, the pastel flowers, and the gingham that screams “Easter” to me.
(You may notice that I tag these clogs “beige”, even though they’re clearly dark brown. Well, they used to be beige, but the spring humidity has wreaked havoc on them, so I had to stain them with dark brown polish to mask all the mold spots. That’s one of the reasons I don’t like spring – the humidity is absolute murder.)
This is another “summer but make it fall” outfit – summer clothes and fabric, in fall colors. This top may be linen, but it’s pretty thick and stiff, so I’m reserving it for these awkward, in-between days, and when I noticed that the embroidery perfectly matches this skirt, it really was a no-brainer of an outfit.
On the other hand, it took way too long for me to achieve this (both while taking photos and while assembling the GIF). But hey, when you have a swishy skirt on, you have to swish it around, right?
This week’s SIA, inspired by Gunta Stölzl‘s tapestry “Cows in Landscape”, is truly a challenge and a half. If it was during the cooler months, I could try some layering and some sweaters/socks to reflect the colors and texture of the piece, but since it’s still pretty warm, I had to resort to mimicking the colors instead. In the end, I chose this dress because there are some stripey bits at the corners of the tapestry that remind me of this plaid, and to add some textures and colors, I paired it with my braided belt and clogs. Finally, for a nod at the title, I wore my cow necklace too, though my cow is a far cry from the cows in the tapestry. But hey, I’m nothing if not committed.
Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this tapestry. I can’t wait to see what everybody came up with!