Gingham And Floral

Like I said last week, I picked this inspiration for SIA – “Roots” by Spanish photographer Miguel Vallinas – precisely because I already have similar items in my closet – cream-colored cardigan, blue gingham shirt, light-washed jeans. So the outfit came together in an instant. The only detail that requires some thinking is the flower part of the photo, but then I remembered my pink floral scarf and it’s done. Easy peasy. Just what I need during these crazy, end-of-semester weeks (our long winter break doesn’t happen until February, but the semester ends in 3 weeks.)

If you haven’t sent me your outfit, the deadline is tomorrow, so get to it! And don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for the full round-up of all interpretations.


The Pensieve

Back in April, Ana of Better in Sepia wrote that she found her blog the target of some malicious comments on a website whose sole purpose is to make fun of style bloggers. Yesterday I happened to come across that website, or one very similar to it. Though it hardly came as a surprise to me (people will always find ways to make themselves feel better than others), I still marvel at how those people can find the time to do so.

However, they do put things in perspective for me. A big part of their reason for hating style bloggers is that they think all style bloggers are obsessed with consumerism, shallow, and vain (of course, they don’t realize that their bashing is just as self-centered.) But – and I’m not trying to make excuses for that website or its readers here – I can kindasorta see where they got that impression from. The only thing I can do is to make sure that I don’t come across that way on my blog.

I don’t deny that there was a bit of egotism in my reason to start the blog, and I do want to promote it (if I didn’t I would’ve made it private), but in the end – for me at least – it’s just another hobby, a way to express myself as myself and not as a character in my scripts. And when the blog became less of an outlet and more of a chore, I would simply take a break.

Sorry if it’s a bit of a rant, but like I said, this blog is my own personal Pensieve. Only I have to type instead of pointing a wand at my temple and pull out my thoughts (that would’ve been time-saving though!)

Shirt: New York & Co., thrifted
Cardigan: Bloomingdales thrifted, remixed
Jeans: Charlotte Russe, remixed
Loafers: Payless thrifted, remixed
Necklace: self-made