Owl Shirt

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Do the textures in this outfit seem… off to you guys somehow? Like, the t-shirt and the jersey skirt are too similar in texture, so they look weird together? It looks that way to me (well, there’s also the fact that the skirt is too long, but that’s different.) Am I imagining things? I don’t think about textures when I put together an outfit, it’s usually just colors and silhouette that I’m concerned with. Maybe this means that I’ve graduated to the next style level where I think about every element of an outfit, or maybe it just means that I’m overthinking it, as usual.

Also, this is the second time I wore this shirt on the blog and the second time I wore an owl accessory with it. I wonder if there is something about the shirt that just makes me reach for anything with an owl on it? Next thing you know I’d accessorize this shirt with a Harry Potter book.

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T-shirt: Forever21, Skirt: thrifted, Belt: Wet Seal, Sandals: gift from my mom, Necklace: Modcloth


Rats!

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I have a pretty narrow and conventional taste in art, and therefore am not a big fan of postmodern and conceptual art. I did watch Bravo’s Work of Art but mostly to laugh at the ridiculous amount of pretension. Which brings me to this week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration, Bansky’s “Roller Rat”. I like the piece, but I didn’t know the dot painting underneath was an original piece by Damien Hirst, and only when I read Jess’ post that I remembered where I’ve read that name before – the same place I got most of my random knowledge from, of course, Cracked.com.

Now I don’t know much about Banksy’s works, but I can fully appreciate the thoughts and messages behind them. Nothing pretentious here. Hirst’s stuff, on the other hand, is more likely to get my eyes rolling. Shenanigan indeed. To me any work that involves little skill and whose sole purpose is to shock the audience shouldn’t be called “art”; it’s an experiment at best. But then again, art is such a subjective thing to judge anyway (which, again, is why Work of Art is so entertaining.)

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My interpretation is pretty self-explanatory so I don’t think I need to talk about it, but don’t forget to check out Animated Cardigan to see the other bloggers’ take on it.

P/S: It’s nearly 85 degrees here today. In mid December. Inconceivable.

Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: thrifted, Boots: Journee via Amazon, Necklace: Icing


Back Again

Yes, friends, this is an outfit post. An actual outfit post, not prompted by an outing or an event or anything. I know, I was kinda surprised too, because today I had planned to write a post about how I may be cutting back on the “outfit of the day” posts until, oh, maybe December. It’s not just because of all the traveling I plan on doing, but also because I’ve found it increasingly harder to dress up when I’m working from home (a situation which, hopefully, will change by the end of the year.) I guess I’m just lazy. When I have to actually get out of the house to go to work though, I’m sure I’ll be motivated to dress nicely on a regular schedule.

So no promise that posting will be back to regular in the next couple of months, but I will try to put in more of an effort.

T-shirt: Old Navy (feather drawn by me), Skirt: thrifted, Flats: borrowed from my sister (I thought that my Kindle would make a good prop because the cover almost matches these flats)
Post title: song by Boy Kill Boy


Time Flies

This week’s inspiration for Style Imitating Art is Frida Kahlo’s Time Flies:

Remember how I said I was excited to raid my mom’s and my sister’s closets once I got home? As it turns out, they’re more excited to raid my closet 😀 But I did get to borrow this T-shirt from my sister for this outfit.

Shirt: borrowed from my sister, Skirt: thrifted
Shoes: Madden Girl (thrifted), Necklace: self-made