Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Albert Marquet’s “Girl Embroidering, Seated in a Garden“. I knew I’d wear this cardigan and brooch for the green color and the embroidery part, but there is a bit of pink in the painting that I struggled with – I don’t have a lot of pink in my closet, and those pink pieces that I do have don’t really go with the outfit I had in mind. Then I remembered this scarf, and instead of wearing as a normal scarf (which wouldn’t work with this cardigan anyway), I decided to try something new and wear it as a headscarf instead. The cardigan and the headscarf kind of remind me of those WWII outfits that women often wore to work in factories and farms (like these), so I finished off the outfit with my wide-leg pants and oxfords to complete a 1940s looks. A bit different than my usual, but I like it.
Don’t forget to check out Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!
This week’s SIA, inspired by Gunta Stölzl‘s tapestry “Cows in Landscape”, is truly a challenge and a half. If it was during the cooler months, I could try some layering and some sweaters/socks to reflect the colors and texture of the piece, but since it’s still pretty warm, I had to resort to mimicking the colors instead. In the end, I chose this dress because there are some stripey bits at the corners of the tapestry that remind me of this plaid, and to add some textures and colors, I paired it with my braided belt and clogs. Finally, for a nod at the title, I wore my cow necklace too, though my cow is a far cry from the cows in the tapestry. But hey, I’m nothing if not committed.
Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this tapestry. I can’t wait to see what everybody came up with!
As I was taking photos of this outfit, I debated whether to roll the legs on these pants or not. It may look a little awkward, but if I left them down, the outfit would look a bit… not sloppy (though I admit, the pants have an elastic waist, so the entire thing is just glorified pajamas), but a bit uninteresting. Too “normal”. So in the end, I rolled the pant legs a bit to show off the lacing of the flats. It’s a little thing, but it really changed the look of the outfit and made it look better thought out, don’t you think?
I bought these embroidered buttons a while ago with the intention of turning them into brooches, but I never got around to it. Then I thrifted this linen top, and the pink reminds me of the buttons, so I decided to add them to the top for a touch of interest – the top has a row of buttons on the side already; I only had to replace a few with my buttons, and voila, brand new top!
I actually wore the top untucked around the house, but with these jeans, that looks too much like pajamas (my clothes these days are all little more than glorified pajamas anyway), so for the photos, I had to tuck it in and put on actual shoes. If the outfit doesn’t look like they all go together, that’s why – I literally just threw them on 😀