Well, more like two – peppermint candy on top and minty fresh on the bottom. Totally unintentional. And this is also an unintentionally preppy outfit. I mean, stripes, oxfords, Bermuda shorts, and a boater hat. You don’t get much more preppy than that.
Today I took Debbi to the tailor’s to get a dress and a pair of shorts made for her, and a lightweight jersey dress for me. Then we got some delicious donuts from a street vendor, whom I regret not taking a picture of because she has such a nice smile.
Debbi pointed out that all of her pictures on the blog seem to be of her eating something. To be fair, it’s a good 60% of what we do when we go out.
Shirt: thrifted, Shorts: Express (thrifted and dyed)
Oxfords: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange, Hat: Vietnamese shop
Halfway through. Funny, during my last 30×30 I fell like outfit #15 was such an accomplishment, but this time I felt like I’ve barely started. Maybe it’s because this time I don’t have to worry about shoes and such – but then again I haven’t used a great variety of shoes and accessories either. Maybe it’s just because I’ve had experience. Whatever it is, I didn’t feel like quitting like I did last time – as long as I’m not too lazy to take pictures, I will finish this challenge.
T-shirt: H&M (thrifted), Shorts: Express (thrifted & dyed)
Sandals: Easy Spirit (thrifted), Scarf: borrowed from my mom
Before I forget: here’s this week’s inspiration for Style Imitating Art, Starry Night over the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh. I’ve debated which Van Gogh painting to feature; I went back and forth between Irises and The Red Vineyard, before deciding on this because it’s a little less famous. Send me your outfit pictures by Sunday evening, and come back here next week to see how it’s interpreted!
No, it’s not a jungle, but our backyard garden. It’s actually a lot more accessible than the last time I was home, when it used to look like this:
The mosquito level though, is still the same (there’s a river right behind it, which doesn’t help.) So… it’s probably not a good idea to take photos down there in a V-neck tee and shorts. Despite having slathered myself in bug repellent, I still had to dance/jump around while setting up the shots, otherwise my legs would turn into a mosquito feast.
Anyway, this is Outfit #1 for this summer’s 30×30 challenge. I opted for something simple, and it wasn’t until I put the outfit together that I realized I took the color scheme from this picture of Audrey Tatou for Marie Claire Russia.
Shirt: Forever 21, Shorts: Express (thrifted & dyed)
Necklace: self-made, Sandals: Easy Spirit (thrifted)
I took a break from the 30 Days of Dresses for this week’s Style Imitating Art. This is an easy one, since the inspiration, Homage to the Square: Blue, White, Grey by Josef Albers (who, incidentally, was my friend Debbi’s great-uncle), has all of my favorite colors and the clean lines that translate well into an outfit.
The striped shirt is a no-brainer, and even though my shorts are more mint than blue, it’s close enough in the color wheel. The only part in the painting that stumped me a bit is the silvery grey, which I tried to represent in my flats, but I felt it was not enough. Then I remembered my glass pendant I got from Venice – it not only has the right color, but the right shape too. It’s the perfect finishing touch.
Here’s Jess’ interpretation – I love the mixing of stripes. And I have serious skirt envy too 🙂
Shirt: Forever21, Shorts: Express (thrifted & dyed by me)
Flats: thrifted, Necklace: gift shop in Venice (it’s the zodiac symbol of my sign, Leo)