Posted: November 28, 2022 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: black, black blazer, black oxfords, black velvet waistcoat, brooch, gray, gray wide-leg pants, style imitating art, tie, white, white button-up |
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Andres Valencia’s “Tom and Jenny“, I knew I’d wear something menswear-inspired with some pops of color. The “menswear” part is easy enough – I just went with the black-and-gray color scheme and added my velvet waistcoat for some extra texture. The pops of color, however, took some thinking, because I don’t have anything in those bright shades of pink, yellow, and green. I tried wearing a scarf, but it doesn’t look right with the blazer. In the end, I went with this tie (borrowed from my dad) and a brooch, since the pattern of the tie reflects the graphic quality of the painting, and the brooch… well, I already represented the man in my outfit, so the brooch is to represent the lady. The colors aren’t the same, but they reflect the general vibe of the painting, so I’m happy with it.
Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!
Posted: July 12, 2019 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: brown, brown flat sandals, gray, gray wide-leg pants, pink, pink gingham button-up |
Remember these pants? I stupidly shrank them last year, and after trying to stretch them, I haven’t tried them on again to see how they turned out. Turns out they aren’t that bad. Not as bad as I’d imagined, anyway. They’re definitely shorter and less roomy in the legs than before, and not “dressy” enough for work anymore, but for casual wear, they’re still fine (I wore this to go shopping with my sister.) They were so shrunken that I was prepared to hand them down to my niece, so I’m just glad that they still fit.
Posted: September 7, 2018 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: gray, gray wide-leg pants, red, red slingbacks, white, white short sleeve shirt |
With this outfit, I was trying to emulate a kind of 1930’s, Katharine Hepburn type of look. Of course, my pants are not structured enough and the shirt is a bit too casual, but it’s pretty close, isn’t it? I think a pair of white sandals may be more appropriate too, but a) I don’t have white sandals and b) I had to add a bit of color somewhere.
In other sad news, I stupidly threw these pants into the washing machine – I’ve machine-washed linen before and never thought twice about it – and now they’ve shrunk beyond recognition. Apparently the shop didn’t bother pre-shrinking their linen. I’ve tried to stretch them out as best as I could, and I’ll see if they can be salvaged with some ironing, but at best, they’re still going to look cropped. Just my luck. I’ve been looking for a good pair of wide-leg pants forever, and I managed to ruin the one pair that I found.
Posted: August 31, 2018 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Clothes | Tags: black, black loafers, gray, gray wide-leg pants, pink, pink embroidered top |
I just got this new top and pants (along with the dress I wore for SIA, and the same-fabric top) in an end-of-summer sale. I saw them on the mannequin together and decided to get both. As a rule, I try to avoid copying exactly the store’s lookbook or catalogue when styling my outfits – I don’t know why, I guess I’m influenced by Tom and Lorenzo’s aversion to “copying the runway” – but these two go so well with each other that I didn’t mind.
P/S: Don’t let the sun in this set of photos fool you, it’s actually been raining non-stop here for the last three days – these were taken last week.
Posted: October 14, 2015 | Author: Salazar | Filed under: Capsule, Clothes | Tags: belt, black pumps, bracelet, capsule fall/winter 2015, gray, gray wide-leg pants, white, white print button-up |
Here we are, take 2 on these pants. When I wore them last time I thought they’d look better with a white shirt, so that’s what I tried. I… like the outfit better, but still not quite enough. I’m going to try to convince my sister to take them back, because they’re nice pants and I hate to see them go to waste, but I honestly don’t feel like myself in them. I prefer wide-leg pants of the linen and jean varieties. Sorry, pants!
Pants: Esprit (hand-me-down), Shirt, Shoes & Bracelet: local shops