Last week I talked about how compartmentalized my clothes are, and how I’m going to try to combine different parts of my wardrobe into a unified style. Here’s my first attempt – the outfit is something I may wear to hang out with friends, but elevated to blog-worthy with the addition of a T-shirt scarf/ necklace thingy and a cute pin.
Also, I may be addicted to stripes. I saw this shirt at the thrift store and even though I already have a red-and-white striped top, my rationale was “That one is more like a ‘red with white stripes’, this one the stripes are even.” I know, I know, I have a problem.
Shirt: thrifted, Jeans: The Limited (thrifted)
Shoes: Converse, Scarf: self-made, Pin: vintage
“No, Harry, no, don’t look at the light!”
“I can’t help it, it’s so beautiful…”
For the second Style Imitating Art challenge, I picked The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil by my favorite Impressionist, Claude Monet:
I wanted to mix different prints to imitate the brushstrokes, so I picked this shirt/tunic with the intention of wearing it with my yellow printed skirt. However, when I put the pieces together, they looked kinda… wrong, especially the skirt. Then I realized – the yellow isn’t that dominant in the painting, so I should accessorize with it instead. So I brought out these shoes again, even though I’ve worn them for the previous Style Imitating Art. What can I say? They go with everything.
And without further ado, here is what Jess came up with. She got the perfect combination of blue, yellow and green, don’t you think? I love it! And such a gorgeous location too!
Speaking of gorgeous locations, how lovely are those peach blossoms?
Tunic: Old Navy (thrifted), Jeans: The Limited (thrifted)
Shoes: Forever21, Belt: thrifted, Brooch: vintage
It’s been kind of a long week. Not tough, exactly, just… tedious. Repetitive. It’s probably why I had the longest bout of déjà vu at work the other day. Or, it could just be the Matrix restarting. (Question: if we’re all plugged into the Matrix and déjà vu happens every time something is changed, how come we don’t all feel it?)
So yeah, I should’ve put more thought into my outfit/photo location to break up the monotony, but I didn’t have the energy too. My brain was kinda fried.
T-shirt & Scarf: Target, remixed
Cardigan: Wet Seal, dyed by me (it used to be gray)
Jeans: thrifted, remixed
Shoes: Mudd thrifted, remixed
I’ve only worn this cardigan once since I thrifted it, not because I don’t like it, but because I feel like it makes my outfit too fussy (the last time I wore it, I was going for a vintage look.) So today I paired it with a simple T-shirt and jeans to balance out the fussiness. I guess my style is all about balance – between femininity and masculinity, vintage and modern, casual and dressy… And balance is always good, as Mr. Miyagi says 🙂
Oh and this necklace is for Everybody Everywear’s DIY challenge. I made it with this tutorial from Studs and Pearls.
Hey, I didn’t even notice, but the bows on my flats match my necklace!
T-shirt: H&M thrifted, remixed
Cardigan: Ann Taylor thrifted, remixed
Jeans: The Limited thrifted, remixed
Flats: Nicole thrifted, remixed