Creme De Menthe

We just had our first proper summer heatwave last week, and as usual, when it gets really hot, I have to reach for cool colors (I know it doesn’t work like that, but I always feel warmer in warm colors, and cooler in cool colors. I guess that’s why my winter wardrobe is mostly brown and yellow, and my summer wardrobe is mostly blue and green.) This thrifted linen shirt and the hand-me-down trousers from my mom just hit the spot, and they’re so comfy to wear too, which is always a bonus!

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!

Difficult To Style

I have a few pieces in my closet that I always want to wear more, but they are a little difficult to style. Take this blouse, for example. I love the fold-down collar and the plaid, but the fit is sort of awkward, and I keep trying to pair it with different bottoms, but none of them really strikes me as the right silhouette. This outfit may be my favorite so far, since the long skirt helps to balance out the looser fit of the blouse, but it’s still not quite right. I guess I’ll just have to keep experimenting.

Ruby Slippers

See, this is what I mean about the weather being insane at the moment – one day it was blazing hot and over 100 degrees (!!!), then the next it was rainy and the temperature is back down to the 70s again. How am I supposed to get dressed in such weather? I’ve been putting my winter clothes away, only to have to bring them out again when another cold snap hits. So for now, this is the best that I can manage – what I call “spring top, winter bottom”. Just in case the temperature decided to shoot up again midday, you know.