For this week’s SIA, inspired by the flower collages/decoupages of Mary Delany, I had to dig into my storage and brought out this dress. I’s a hand-me-down from my mom, and I haven’t worn it in a while because it’s a little short for my taste now, but for this challenge, it’s perfect (so glad I didn’t donate it!) I layered it with a knotted black T-shirt and topped it off with my flower brooch as a nod to the 3D feel of the collages – and I mean, come on, you wouldn’t expect me not to wear a brooch with this, would you?
You still have until tomorrow to send me your outfits if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see how everybody did!
Sometimes, when it’s hot out, and especially if I’m working from home like I do these days, I can’t be bothered to put together an interesting outfit… or anything that can be called an “outfit” at all, really. However, as tempting as it is to spend the entire day in pajamas (or in my case, a ratty oversize T-shirt and linen pants), I find that putting on actual clothes helps put me in a “work” mindset and stop me from procrastinating. So on days like that, an interesting item like this pair of dinosaur-printed culottes goes a long way toward adding some interest to an otherwise unremarkable outfit. My only complaint? No pockets 😦
Here’s another of my attempts to dress up a top and a pair of jeans. I saw the idea on a Japanese style blog and thought it a super fun, unexpected way to wear a scarf/handkerchief, and it can save you from having to wear a belt too. It wasn’t until I started editing these photos that I realized the close-up shot looked rather familiar. And then it hit me: it looked a bit like the cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA album (hence my post title) – just a little bit, mostly in the color scheme and the framing. I never listen to Bruce Springsteen, but that’s such a well-know album cover that I guess I was subconsciously influenced somehow.