Ladies Having Tea, Part IIPosted: March 1, 2023 Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: belt, black, black heeled boots, black short-sleeve turtleneck, brooch, brown, brown checked blazer, brown embroidered wool skirt 1 Comment
For my second outfit of this week’s SIA, I went with a looser interpretation. As I mentioned in my post on Monday, I wanted to incorporate this tea set brooch but it doesn’t quite work with my other outfit, so I put together something different for it. For this one, I took inspiration from the plaid wrapper of the lady on the left (hence my checked blazer.) The embroideries on my skirt are meant to reflect some of the intricate details in the painting as well, but really, it was all about the brooch.
A Rainbow Of BrownPosted: February 8, 2023 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: brooch, brown, brown bobble sweater, brown checked blazer, brown lace-up boots, tan wide-leg wool pants Leave a comment
I was listening to the Taskmaster podcast recently and heard comedian Sarah Millican use this phrase to describe her hair color – or, rather, she said her husband used it to describe her hair color, she herself calls it “balayage”, which frankly I’ve never heard of before (I’m not well versed in hair styling terms, as I cut my own hair and have had this hairstyle since I was 10 – before that I used to have bangs, but my mom got sick of cutting them so she let me grow them out.) I prefer “a rainbow of brown” though, not just because it’s funnier, but also because it describes my closet (especially my winter closet) quite well, as you can see here.
DandiesPosted: December 19, 2022 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: beige, beige peter pan collar short-sleeve sweater, brooch, brown, brown checked blazer, canvas monk shoes, gray, tan checked wool skirt Leave a comment
Although I’m on an unofficial Low Buy/No Buy season, I don’t want to restrict myself too much, because that would just be an excuse for me to binge-shop later. So when I see something I like and fill some sort of hole in my closet, I’ll get it. It helps that my closet is reasonably well stocked now and there are few things I still want, especially in terms of winter clothes. Take this short-sleeve sweater, for example – I’m always on the lookout for more 1940s tops, but I only bought it because of the collar and the cutout design around the shoulders. Brooches, of course, remain my one weakness, and when I saw this chain brooch, I had to snap it up immediately. The only problem is that I can’t untangle the chain and it’s driving me crazy!