Lazy

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Sometimes I forget that I have a tried-and-true outfit formula: A-line or full skirt with a long-sleeved tee or button-down, with flats or low heels. A loose top and sneakers or sandals if I want to keep it casual. Sure the silhouette gets repetitive, but I have enough skirts and tops to mix it up. I really should write this formula down and stick the note inside my closet to save myself from standing there, in front of hangers full of clothes, mouth agape like an eejit thinking “I don’t have anything to wear.” It always works for me, even on days like today when I’m too lazy to put on a belt or any accessory – in my defense, I think the outfit is busy enough.

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Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: thrifted, Oxfords: Me Too (thrifted via Buffalo Exchange)

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Rats!

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I have a pretty narrow and conventional taste in art, and therefore am not a big fan of postmodern and conceptual art. I did watch Bravo’s Work of Art but mostly to laugh at the ridiculous amount of pretension. Which brings me to this week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration, Bansky’s “Roller Rat”. I like the piece, but I didn’t know the dot painting underneath was an original piece by Damien Hirst, and only when I read Jess’ post that I remembered where I’ve read that name before – the same place I got most of my random knowledge from, of course, Cracked.com.

Now I don’t know much about Banksy’s works, but I can fully appreciate the thoughts and messages behind them. Nothing pretentious here. Hirst’s stuff, on the other hand, is more likely to get my eyes rolling. Shenanigan indeed. To me any work that involves little skill and whose sole purpose is to shock the audience shouldn’t be called “art”; it’s an experiment at best. But then again, art is such a subjective thing to judge anyway (which, again, is why Work of Art is so entertaining.)

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My interpretation is pretty self-explanatory so I don’t think I need to talk about it, but don’t forget to check out Animated Cardigan to see the other bloggers’ take on it.

P/S: It’s nearly 85 degrees here today. In mid December. Inconceivable.

Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: thrifted, Boots: Journee via Amazon, Necklace: Icing


Double Dot

This is my second venture into the printed pants trend – polka dot pants! I made this pair myself by stamping the dots in fabric paint with an eraser at the end of a pencil (like so.) I had too much free time on my hands, apparently. In hind sight, I wish I had used daubers instead of the eraser, to make the dots bigger, but I’m happy with the result.

I tried on a bunch of different accessories too, but in the end took them all off because I felt the outfit was busy enough.

Shirt: Old Navy, Jeans: refashioned by me, Heels: Mudd (thrifted)