SIA: Tamarack Swamp, Algoma

blue striped tee rolled jeans yellow scarf by 14 shades of grey

For this week’s SIA, inspired by¬† “Tamarack Swamp, Algoma” by Canadian artist Lawren Harris, I was determined to be a bit more interpretative with my outfit and not take the inspiration painting not so literally anymore. I think it turned out OK – my striped shirt and jeans echoes shades of blue and white in the paiting, and of course the yellow scarf and flats speak for themselves. Although upon closer inspection of the painting, I saw a bit of maroon/reddish purple in there too, so perhaps I should’ve worn my purple loafers instead of the flats, which are a bit too matchy-matchy. But then again those loafers are really beat up anyway. Oh well. Next time, SIA… next time.

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Don’t forget to check out Jen’s blog to see other interpretations of this painting!

Shirt: Walmart, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Scarf: Target, Flats: Ebay

Done And Done

And outfit #30! I decided to go with a bit of pattern mixing for this last outfit, because I haven’t done a lot of it during this 30×30. I know I’ve said this multiple times, but this second round is nowhere near an endless tunnel like it was last time (or at least that’s how I remembered it.) I did kinda phone it in during the last few days, but no matter, I can welcome back the rest of my closet now.

T-shirt: Walmart, Skirt: thrifted, Flats: Payless
Belt: Wet Seal, Necklace: Icing

The Escapist

It seems I’m always at this spot whenever I wear this T-shirt

The other day while talking to a friend about finding a job, I said that if I could get a steady paycheck from writing, I’d be happy to go off to some mountain somewhere and become some sort of hermit, only to rejoin society when needed. It was a joke, of course (you can’t be a hermit to make it as a writer… unless you’re J.D. Salinger. Actually that doesn’t count because he wasn’t a screenwriter), but it made me realize my escapist tendency. All the stuff that I’m interested in, the stuff that I write, read, and watch – fantasy, sci-fi, period drama – aren’t they all forms of escapism? Maybe “escape” is too strong a word; I’m more of a daydreamer, but then where does daydreaming end and escapism begin?

… Man, this is totally my quarter-life crisis talking.

T-shirt: Walmart, Jeans: Forever21
Flats: Payless, Necklaces: Icing
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Can’t Talk


I only stop by to drop a quick outfit post. My niece is sick, so I’m helping everybody take care of her. I also have tons of scripts to read. On top of that, my internet connection has been acting up lately. I can’t seem to load any wordpress or blogspot blog – even this post has to be written from wordpress home page – so please excuse me if I can’t comment on your posts for now. In the meantime, here’s outfit #6.

T-shirt: Walmart, Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Mudd (thrifted), Necklace: souvernir from Greifswald, Germany

Bigger Trees Near Warter

My last outfit post in the US! It’s for this week’s Style Imitating Art, which is inspired by David Hockney’s Bigger Trees near Warter:

The painting is super cool, but really difficult to translate into an outfit. I did my best to pick out the colors and used pattern mixing to mimic the lines, but only when I remembered my tree pendant (luckily I hadn’t packed it away yet!) that I felt the outfit was complete.

That’s it for me then! The first guest post will be up tomorrow, and hopefully I will see you guys in a week (depending on how jet-lagged I am.)

Shirt: Walmart, Necklace: gift shop in Poland
Skirt & belt: thrifted, Sandals: Easy Spirit (thrifted)