For this week’s SIA, inspired by Victo Ngai’s illustration for Christopher Caldwell’s novella “Serving Fish“, I knew I’d wear this shirt – I mean, it has fish printed on it, duh! And the colors match the painting quite well too. I kept the rest of the outfit simple, because let’s face it, this shirt is the star here. Besides, I don’t have a lot of pearl accessories either. But I did add my pearl brooch to my shoe as a nod to all the pearls in the painting.
Remember to drop by Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this illustration. I can’t wait!
I recently saw this lovely print collection of different “witch” aesthetics and thought if I were a witch, I’d be a hedge witch all the way (in those “Which Hogwarts professor are you?” quizzes, I always get Professor Sprout.) I guess it came from having a gardener for a dad and growing up surrounded by a rambling garden, and it certainly explains why I’m always drawn to botanical/floral prints.
The print is so cute that I was inspired to put together an outfit with this “hedge witch” aesthetic. The thing is, my style is not witchy at all – when I think “witchy”, I think loose, flowy silhouettes, fringes, black, basically like the cast of American Horror Story: Coven. So this is what I came up with – it is as “witchy” as I can get, while still staying close to my everyday style.
My style has changed quite a bit since I first started discovering it, but one of the things I’ve always liked through my style changes is Edwardian-inspired fashion. I’ve never met a broderie anglaise top that I don’t like. I’ve bought so many straw hats, even though they’re super impractical for me. Show me anything white and trimmed with crocheted lace and I’ll be itching to get my hands on it. And one of my earliest pin on Pinterest is this top from Shop Ruche, which, sadly, was too expensive for me back then and was soon sold out.
So imagine my excitement when I saw the very same top at one of the second-hand shops I recently discovered. I mean, what are the odds, right? Luckily it is my size (you don’t always get so lucky with thrift stores), so of course, I snapped it up right away. I can’t wait to wear it more!