When In Doubt

striped shirt floral skirt yellow belt by 14 shades of grey

… wear stripes. It’s my third striped shirt in one week. Hey, what can I say? They go with everything. My mom got this shirt for me at our version of WalMart because it was dirt cheap, which also means that the quality is not the best, but it’s OK on cooler, dryer days (by that I mean it’s in the lower 90s and the humidity is under 70%) and it’ll work well for layering in the fall.

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striped shirt floral skirt yellow belt by 14 shades of grey

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Shirt: Vietnamese shop, Skirt: hand-me-down, Belt: from a Target dress, Flats: thrifted, Pin: vintage

I’m linking up with Sunday Style on Plane Pretty!

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Feather And Asparagus

First, a quick word on the “feather” portion of the post: this is my attempt to bring some interest to a simple shirt-and-shorts outfit, by adding a colorful pair of sneakers and a statement belt. I would’ve liked it better if the belt and the shoes aren’t fighting each other though.

T-shirt: Walmart, Shorts: tailored
Belt: Vietnamese shop, Sneakers: Payless

Now on to the “asparagus” – it is the inspiration for next week’s Style Imitating Art, Still Life with Asparagus by Adriaen Coorte. I’ve always been a fan of the Dutch/Flemish still life paintings of 17th and 18th century, but most of them have such an abundance of colors and details, which would be near impossible to recreate in an outfit. So when I came across this simple yet striking piece, I decided to pick it for SIA (and also because I have a shirt that color :P)

Send me your outfit photos by Sunday, June 3. Have fun!


The Real Rubby Slippers

It’s Monday, it’s hot, I don’t have the energy to come up with some fancy schmancy post, so just do this as a list, shall we? Here are two things with this outfit that’s worth mentioning:

1) I’m wearing my skirt backwards. When I tried it on normally, the pockets looked funny in front… plus it has this weird fold that got in the way of my knees when I walked. So I turned it around. That’s the beautiful thing with skirts (some skirts, at least) – you can wear it backwards and nobody will know the difference.

2) I spray-painted my old brown flats (I forgot to a “before” picture. Thought I’ve worn them on the blog, but I was wrong) and turned them silver (hence the post title. In The Wizard of Oz the book, the “ruby” slippers are actually silver. In the movie they were changed so that they’d stand out against the Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City – that’s Color Theory 101 for you.)

It’s going to be 97F (37 C) tomorrow, and it’s my day off, so no air conditioning. Looks like I’m going to have to spend the day at the library…

T-shirt: Walmart
Skirt: H&M, thrifted
Flats: Target, DIY
Belt: thrifted
Necklace: from the gift shop at the Wieliczka Salt Mine (near Krakow, Poland)