We interrupt your regular scheduled program of capsule outfits to bring you this look inspired by Helen Frankenthaler’s “Canyon”.
This is another outfit that made me look through my archives to make sure I haven’t worn it before, since it seemed so familiar. It turns out I have worn a similar color combination quite a few times before, but never with these jeans. I guess there’s just something about orange and teal (or orange and green) that seems right to me. Or maybe I’m secretly a leprechaun 😀
Anyway, don’t forget to check out Jess’ blog to see other interpretations of this painting. It’s my turn to pick an inspiration next week, and I’ll make sure to pick another female artist (this is as much a promise to you guys as it is a reminder for myself. I’m notoriously absent-minded about these things.)
Sweater: Target, Jeans: thrifted, Boots: local shop, Brooch: flea market
With less than a week until Christmas (!!!), I thought I’d show a bit of holiday spirit by putting together some outfits with holiday colors, kind of like what I did last year, except these will be more casual. So to start, I picked a combination not usually associated with Christmas anymore – blue and green. Of course this is more like teal and green, but you get the idea. Now if I could just build a collection of Christmas brooches other than my usual three…
Sweater: New Look, Boots: local shop, Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: thrifted
I’m aware of how ironic it is that I chose a tomboy outfit for a painting called “Woman of Substance“, but I didn’t plan it. I just looked at the painting and thought, “OK, white shirt, my teal pants (because it’s just been raining and I didn’t want to turn into a mosquitoes’ buffet, so no skirt), those oxfords because there’s a bit of brownish orange in the lilies…” When I put all the pieces together, I realized it kinda looks like those 1950’s tomboy outfits, so I added a scarf to complete the look. Of course a true 1950’s tomboy outfit would be a button-up shirt and straight-legged jeans instead of a blouse and skinny jeans, but I feel this is a good interpretation. Like a slightly more modern update on a vintage look. Which of course describes my style perfectly, so I’m happy with it.
Shirt: Mango (hand-me-down), Jeans: thrifted, Scarf: hand-me-down, Oxfords: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
So this is my lace-trimmed shirt, for which tutorial I posted on Monday. I wanted to recreate this, then went with this because I don’t have a wide enough trim, but ended up with something entirely different. A few more pieces of lace and I’ll look like a particularly wussy member of the Cobra Kai… you know, with the skeleton suits?
Shirt: Target (refashioned by me), Scarf: Forever21
Jeans & Boots: thrifted
Today’s ABC’s of Style challenge is “Q for Quick”, so I decided to bring out my new cape – I know the silhouette works for me, and I don’t have to worry about what I wear underneath. Throw it over an old T-shirt and you’re done.
It wasn’t until I finished shooting these pictures that I realized I should have worn my leaf brooch, so that I could pretend I was in Lord of the Rings. Actually, on second thought, if we’re talking about the movies, then I’ll pretend I’m in The Hobbit instead. I mean – Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry? You guys have fun with your Aragorn and Legolas, I’m good.
This is only remotely connected to the topic, but speaking of my British crushes, anybody watched Smash last night? It’s about a Broadway show, so it’s like Glee for grown-ups. I thought it was a pretty good pilot, even though I only watched it because of Jack Davenport (just like Norrington was the only reason I watched Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3.) I hope the show is going to be less annoying than Glee and do well so I can keep watching him 🙂
Cape: Modcloth; Jeans: thrifted
Boots & socks: Target; Brooch: vintage
Post title: from the lyric of Athlete’s Black Swan Song