I was so inspired by this week’s SIA painting, Van Gogh’s “Still Life with Irises”, that I put together two outfits. This is the first, and the second is going to be posted later in the week.
This outfit may be a little heavy on the greens and blues and a little light on the yellow, but I did it on purpose to let these socks shine. I have to confess: I picked this painting for SIA partly because of them. I got a few pairs of “famous painters” socks, but out of all of them, this painting is the easiest to interpret in an outfit, so I knew I just had to feature it in SIA.
If you haven’t sent me your outfit, there is still time! And remember to check back on Wednesday to see how the other participants did!
My interpretation of this week’s SIA painting, “A Bold Bluff” by C.M. Coolidge, is pretty self-explanatory. I chose my sweater and my jacket for their textures and colors to mimic the colors and textures of the dogs’ furs, and my jeans and my scarf are to mimic the colors of the table, the walls and the drapes (even though my jeans are more purple-red than maroon.) Simple.
I did try to get my dogs to pose with me, but they were being less than cooperative. Isn’t that always the way? They’re constantly photobombing me whenever I try to get a “clean” shot, but the moment I want them in the photos with me, they suddenly become camera-shy. Well, not actually camera-shy, because one of them was really mugging for the camera. Like so:
Guess she just didn’t want to compete with me for the spotlight.
Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for the full round-up of other outfits!
See what I did with the title there? Singapore Street = Sing Street. Get it? *rimshot* Yes, thank you, I’ll be here all week.
Anyway, here is my interpretation of this week’s SIA, inspired by the poster of “Sing Street” (sorry it wasn’t a proper “outfit” photo, I wanted to include the buildings in the background.) It’s pretty straightforward – all black with a green accent from my scarf and pops of colors from my sneakers. I also took the photo against the green of the Marina Bay to mimic the green background of the poster. I had something yellow with me as well – my umbrella – but I already got funny looks from wearing a blanket scarf in 90+ degrees, so I didn’t want to invite more funny looks by taking out my umbrella when it wasn’t raining.
(Though, to be fair, the scarf was not just something I wore for SIA; it has been a life saver on the train and in the shopping malls, where the AC is always set to “freezing” it seems. It surprises me how the Singaporeans can stand such extreme differences in temperature. And then it did rain pretty heavily right after I took these photos, so my outfit was actually complete.)
The round-up is not until Wednesday, so you still have time to send me your outfits (if you haven’t already.) And don’t forget to come back to see how others interpret this poster!
T-shirt: ASOS, Pants & Scarf: local shops, Sneakers: Payless
Like I said, this SIA is pretty easy for me – green, blue, brown, black. When I saw the inspiration painting (“Pond in the Woods” by Georgia O’Keeffe, just in case you forgot), I immediately thought of this coat and this scarf. The rest of the outfit came together very quickly. Then I added my ceramic brooch, because the circle shape and the pattern are reminiscent of the painting, and the swirls of colors in the painting look like glazes to me as well. Done, and done.
Don’t forget to check Erin’s blog to see how others interpret this!
Top: Uniqlo, Scarf & Boots: local shops, Jeans: Mango, Coat: thrifted, Brooch: vintage
Since I already had the maroon jeans out and Christmas is right around the corner, I decided to play around with the red + green + white combo a bit. You can see that each piece is a more diluted or faded version of each of those colors (well, I guess you can call gray a “version” of white :P) Yeah, I’m dressing in themes again, but I’m running out of outfit ideas, and besides, if you can’t dress for Christmas, what can you dress for, right?
In other news, I still haven’t figured out how to tie this scarf without looking like I was being eaten alive…
Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Pull&Bear, Scarf: local shop, Boots: Hush Puppies
Gods I look sallow in these photos. I do, right? It’s not just a trick of the lighting or something. I’ve always been sallow, and this shade of green from the scarf doesn’t help. The thing is, this scarf only came in dark grey, light grey, and green, so I picked the one color missing from my closet – but now I know why I don’t have that many green clothes. It’s because when I wear green, my skin turns into the Incredible Hulk’s. Too bad it doesn’t come with the muscles as well.
Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: Mango, Boots: hand-me-down, Scarf: local shop
The Lunar New Year break has officially started – I’m going to have three weeks off! I’m just hoping that it would be enough for me to catch up on all the work I have left and all the books I haven’t read and all the shows and movies I haven’t watched (hello, Agent Carter). For the blog, obviously it means less frequent posting, because I’m going to spend most of those three weeks in sweatshirts and old jeans. So I’m doing a “holiday capsule” type of thing, just for the few times during the break when I actually have to go out and see other people (ugh.)
Anyway, the first look is for this week’s SIA, as inspired by Edward Hopper’s “Automat”. I wore this to babysit my nephew, so I chose the simple route and mimicked the color scheme and textures of the painting, rather than going too much into details, but I’m happy with the result. Now head over to Jess’ blog and see how others interpret this!
Sweatshirt: Next, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Topshop, Scarf: local shop