Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Patty Carroll’s photo, “Booky“. It’s an outfit built around accessories. I knew I’d wear this book necklace (duh) and this eyeglass brooch (I count at least three pairs of glasses in the photo), but the rest of the outfit took some thinking. At first, I wanted to try some pattern mixing to mimic the chaos of the photo, but after some experiments, I decided on this dress instead – the color is similar to the curtains, and the print is a nod to all the prints (the wallpaper, the carpet, the woman’s dress, the lampshades). Still, I couldn’t give up the pattern mixing altogether, so I brought out my Kindle as an accessory as well. Besides, most of my books are on Kindle these days, so it seems natural to feature it in a book-themed outfit.
Don’t forget to stop by Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this photo!
This year, due to COVID and the school closing, we don’t have much of a summer holiday – well, none at all in my case. My niece and nephew still get about a month off, but for us, we pretty much went straight from wrapping up the spring-summer semester to preparing for the fall-winter semester, with no break in between. Plus, it doesn’t look like we can travel anywhere soon – our family was going on a weekend trip to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday, but we’re facing a second wave of infection, so that was canceled 😦
Of course, I’m itching to travel, but between work and the pandemic still raging, I’m OK with not traveling for a while. I can quench my wanderlust by looking at my Pinterest “Travel” board and putting together an outfit like this. It just needs a straw hat, and I can pretend I’m in the French Riviera.
P/S: The post title is a song by Smash Mouth, and I felt so incredibly old when I looked it up and realized it was released 18 years ago. I remember being in high school and listening to it! It can’t have been 18 years ago!
Here’s my second outfit for SIA, inspired by Edward Hopper’s “Carolina Morning” (outfit #1 is here.) We had a warm weekend last week, so I decided to mimic the woman in the painting by bringing out this dress and my sunhat (yes, I know the woman is wearing heels, but it felt a bit too… extra to wear heels just to take outfit photos at home.) And the print on my dress has all the colors of the painting too – blue, beige, and a bit of green and yellow – so this isn’t out-there as it seems.
Remember to drop by Kim’s blog for the full round-up of outfits inspired by this painting. Stay safe!
For this week’s SIA, inspired by a poster for Cordial Médoc liqueur, I know I’d wear my maroon printed dress and heels, since their color perfectly mimics the red grapes in the poster. There is yellow in there as well, but neither of my yellow things – a scarf and a belt – looks right with the dress, so in the end, I decided to forgo the yellow and just added my grape bunch brooch to finish off the outfit. Besides, there are touches of yellow in the print of my dress anyway, so I’d figure it would do. All in all, I’m quite happy with how it turns out. Don’t forget to drop by Kim’s blog on Wednesday to see other interpretations of this poster!