I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Sky above Clouds IV“. The bright colors stump me a bit, but luckily, we had a warm day, so I was able to bring out this ice cream shirt. The pink stripes and the ice cream cone embroideries mimic the graphic quality and the colors of the painting quite well, I think. The shirt is the real star here, so I paired it simply with jeans and my pink loafers for maximum pink-and-blue action. (And yes, I know the above phrase is supposed to end with “for ice cream”, but it’s a bit cheesy, isn’t it, when I’m literally wearing an ice cream shirt?)

Don’t forget to drop by Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!


Don’t Mesh With Me

I’m sorry for that terrible pun of a title. It sounds like a bad Sean Connery (RIP) impression. Anyway, the reason for the pun is, of course, I’m wearing mesh socks. This year, my fall/winter style is leaning decidedly toward a more vintage look, I still haven’t forgotten some of my favorite pairings from last season, especially the funky socks looks. So here is another outfit with socks, except I’m experimenting with mesh socks this time. They’re not especially comfortable to wear (maybe because I got the cheap kind), but they’re fun and different from my usual printed socks, so I’ll give them a few more tries.


Pink And Blue

We may be back to work but I still have a few leftover work-from-home outfits, so here’s one of them. In hindsight, this outfit could actually be an outfit for SIA – the colors are perfect. But lately, navy blue and pink has been one of my favorite color combos, so it’s no surprise that I’m always reaching for it.

This is going to sound totally superficial, but I’m really excited to get back to work just for the prospect of being able to dress up again. It’s too bad that the weather is warming up fast, which makes dressing up more difficult for me. I do have some new pieces I’m itching to wear though, and I’m looking forward to that.


Getting Old

The other day, my students asked me why I kept saying “When you get to my age” so much, as if I’m 50 years older than them instead of 15, and I didn’t even realize I was doing it. But I do feel like I’m getting old, if not mentally then at least physically. My knees are really creaky these days, and I can’t handle heels much anymore. I still wear them occasionally, but usually when I know I won’t have to be on my feet. Take this outfit, for example – just last year, I would’ve worn it with heels, but now, these sensible shoes are a much better choice. At least they’re fun, right?


Not At The Beach

I wanted to put together something a little summery for this week’s SIA, inspired by Maurice Prendergast’s “Children at the Beach”, but I still had to go to work (so! much! paperwork!!!), so here is a work outfit instead. The print on my blouse and the blue color are to evoke the sea and the sky in the painting, naturally, and my pink loafers are to mimic the softer, daintier colors of the children’s clothes. It’s not beach-appropriate, but it’s SIA-appropriate, and I’m OK with that.

If you haven’t sent me your outfit, you still have until tomorrow! And don’t forget to drop by on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this lovely watercolor!