Lotus Pods

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Ray Morimura’s “Lotus Pond” woodblock print. I knew I’d wear this dress/tunic – the color and the lotus motif make it a no-brainer, even though the lotus here is more autumnal than summery. For the rest of the outfit, I’d originally worn it with black pants to mimic the black elements in the print, but they made the outfit look a bit heavy, plus I’d worn black pants with the tunic before. After some debating, I went with these jeans and the clogs. There’s something about their pairing with the tunic that reminds me of Mori style, which I thought would be appropriate for the inspiration; plus, the brown clogs pick up the touches of reddish brown in the print as well.

Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this print!


Ghibli-esque

I wore this to a concert with my mom, sister, and niece last weekend – it was a concert of Studio Ghibli’s soundtracks, hence the title. This dress/tunic is appropriately whimsical, and the green color and the lotus embroidery fit the natural theme of many Studio Ghibli’s films, especially those directed by Hayao Miyazaki, so I thought it would be fitting. My sister said I looked like a cult leader, but if I did, it would be some sort of fabulous cult, so I didn’t mind 😀

The concert was fun. I’ve always loved the music in Studio Ghibli’s films, so it’s great to hear it live. I’m only bummed that I didn’t know about this series earlier – I missed a concert of Harry Potter soundtrack. But hey, maybe they’ll have something even better next year. Anyway, here’s some videos for you guys (sorry about the potato quality, it’s the best my phone can do):