Floral Forms

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Emil Bisttram’s “Floral Forms”, I knew I’d wear this skirt – the color and shape are just right to mimic the poppies in the painting. The top took me some thinking, but in the end, I decided to go simple and choose this striped button-up, as the painting contains some blue/green lines. And finally, my brooch is the perfect accessory (it’s an anemone, not poppy, but it’ll do.)

Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see how everybody interpreted this painting!

Hanoi Woman

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by “Breton Woman” by Kanae Yamamoto. I thought about wearing my gray striped dress, but the weather warmed up unexpectedly, so I had to look for an alternative. Luckily, my sister just handed this gray skirt down to me, so I paired it with my black blouse and added my feather brooch as a nod to some of the hard/soft lines in the print. All in all, I’m quite happy with how the outfit turned out – perhaps even more so than my original plan!

If you haven’t sent me your outfits, you still have until tomorrow. And don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see what everybody wears!

Back To Basics

The weather is definitely warming up now, so I’m seizing these transitional days to wear some of my more awkward pieces – too light to be worn in the winter, but not breathable enough for the summer – like this dress, for example. For some reason, whenever I wear it, I always revert to my early “twee” days of style blogging with the coordinated accessories and everything, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

Funny Face

This outfit was kind of inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s all-black ensemble in the Bohemian Dance scene in Funny Face, but it also kind of came about because I wanted to show off these socks, and since they’re so loud and colorful, an all-black outfit is the only choice that wouldn’t clash with them. (I’m a bit annoyed because the blacks don’t match, but shh, it’s fine as long as you don’t look at it too closely.) And there are cyclists on the socks, so of course I had to accessorize with my bicycle brooch as well.

Subliminal Dressing, Part I

Mid-September in Vietnam is still way too warm to start thinking about fall, but I can’t help it. It’s after the Mid-Autumn Festival, shops are getting stocked with fall/winter clothes, fall-themed songs are all over the radio, and I’m so sick of my summer wardrobe already. So while it’s still warm, I resort to dressing in fall-appropriate colors (not fabrics!) and accessories instead. See, my thinking is that, if I dress like it’s fall, maybe fall can get here sooner. Call it the Field of Dreams logic. “If you dress like fall, it will come.”