I wore this to get my second dose of vaccine. Just like last time, I built the outfit around a sleeveless top and kept the rest of the outfit simple and comfy. It was such a relief to be fully vaccinated. Considering how I’m prone to the flu and colds, I was prepared for the effects of the vaccine, yet funnily enough, I had almost no reaction to either dose – just a bit of pain and stiffness at the injection site, nothing more. My mom also got her first dose a couple of days ago, so it was one less thing to worry about. Things are slowly improving around here too. The number of new cases is still high, but it’s on the decline, and the lockdown has eased up a bit, so fingers crossed!
For this week’s SIA, inspired by the flower collages/decoupages of Mary Delany, I had to dig into my storage and brought out this dress. I’s a hand-me-down from my mom, and I haven’t worn it in a while because it’s a little short for my taste now, but for this challenge, it’s perfect (so glad I didn’t donate it!) I layered it with a knotted black T-shirt and topped it off with my flower brooch as a nod to the 3D feel of the collages – and I mean, come on, you wouldn’t expect me not to wear a brooch with this, would you?
You still have until tomorrow to send me your outfits if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see how everybody did!
This skirt looks like the perfect summer skirt, doesn’t it? But between the lining and the elastic waist, it’s actually not very comfortable to wear (if you think the elastic waist makes it more comfy, think again. It’s not fun when you have a thick band of elastic around your middle in 100+ degrees and 90% humidity.) That’s why I didn’t wear it until now, despite having thrifted it last winter – back when it was too cold to wear it. Now that I think about it, I have a lot of these awkward in-between items that can only be worn during a tiny corridor of spring/autumn when it’s not too hot and not too cold. I can’t resist a twirly skirt though, so it still stays.
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!
For this week’s SIA outfit, inspired by John Singer Sargent’s “Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth”, I went with a different direction. I could’ve worn my green dress, but I wanted to give a nod to the beetlewing embroidery too, so, in the end, I went with something more modern and casual – my insect T-shirt. See, the Lady Macbeth costume is covered in beetle wings, and my shirt is covered in beetles too! I paired it with my black jeans to keep the dark color scheme of the painting, and to top it off, I wore my two beetle brooches on my shoes. The T-shirt and the brooches all added some more textures and colors, certainly more than just the dress alone, so I’m really happy with the outfit.
Don’t forget to send me your outfits if you haven’t already, and come back on Wednesday to see all the outfits inspired by this painting!