Watermelon Sugar

Disclaimer: I don’t listen to Harry Styles. That’s the only song of his I know, because for a while, I kept seeing ads for it on my Spotify. And anyway, this outfit was not inspired by that song, but by actual watermelons (hence my brooch). It looks like summer really is here at last. I still hate it, but at least that means I can start thinking of new outfits instead of cycling through my transitional pieces, none of which I’m excited about. I’m quite happy with this – the color combination is simple but still summery, and most important of all, it’s so comfy to wear!

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!

Black And White Flowers

This dress is a little shorter than I like (it’s a hand-me-down from my sister, she liked things just knee-length, while I prefer the hem to hit well below the knees), but I can’t pass up the perfect 1940s silhouette. The print, too, is a favorite of mine – I’m always partial to anything with a botanical feel. I haven’t worn a necklace in forever, but the print of this dress doesn’t go well with a brooch, so a necklace it is. Plus, it goes so well with the black-and-white print, doesn’t it?

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?