Socks With Sandals

The number of COVID cases in my country is spiking again, so I’m back to working from home (*sighs*), and for the foreseeable future, I’m going to post backlogged outfits. This one is from a few weeks ago, when the weather still couldn’t decide if it wants to be warm or cold (it’s fully warm now). However, the weird in-between weather has given me the chance to try a new look – sandals with socks. I’ve always loved visible socks and have worn them with heels, but socks with sandals always strikes me as a bit dorky, so I’ve never tried it before. These sandals, though, are more like heels anyway, so I think it works.


Word Up

Because I’m wearing a cameo, get it? No? I’m really running out of ideas for post titles now… Anyway, here is yet another broderie anglaise top. I know, I know, I got too many of them already, but like the Breton striped top, I can’t seem to pass it up whenever I see one. This one is a little too froufrou, so I had some fun with the styling by pairing it with a classic accessory (the cameo brooch) and something unexpected (the jeans). It would be the easiest thing in the world to pair it with a skirt, but that would make the outfit too girly for me.


Black & White Galaxy

If my spring/summer wardrobe this year has been all about embroideries and botanical theme, then another theme is emerging for my fall/winter clothes – celestial. I guess it’s just an extension of my “nature” aesthetics, and in the fall/winter, when flowers and plants are withering, stars and moons just make more sense to me. I’ve found a couple of galaxy-themed sweaters at the thrift stores, but while it’s still too warm to bring them out, I’m experimenting with my accessories first – like this Big Dipper brooch or these star socks. Gods, when is sweater weather going to get here?!


Folksy

For this week’s SIA challenge, inspired by Clementine Hunter’s “Playing Cards”, I knew immediately I’d wear this top and these culottes, because their colors are perfect to mimic the two main colors in the painting – pale yellow and olive green, and the style of the lacy top echoes the “folksy” feel of the painting too (it makes sense in my head.) I then paired them with these recently thrifted heels to mimic the black lines of the tree trunks.

The other of the colors in the painting – mainly blue and red – took me some thinking, however, until I remembered my cotton handkerchiefs and found one with all the colors I was looking for. I tried wearing it as a headband at first, but it didn’t look “me” for some reason, so I decided to wear it as a neckerchief instead. I thought it might be a bit much with the collar of my top, but looking at the photos, it’s not too bad, isn’t it? (I did take it off once I got to work, but the rest of the outfit stayed the same.)

Don’t forget to check out Kim’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!