Still Life

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by “Still Life with Nuts, Candy, and Flowers” by Flemish artist Clara Peeters. I went with a looser interpretation than usual – my outfit was meant to evoke the overall classical feel of the painting and the richness of it, rather than the precise details. Still, I couldn’t ignore them altogether. My shirt is to reflect the confectionery, and at first, I was going to wear my other floral waistcoat, but in the end, I chose my William Morris waistcoat as both a nod to the flowers and the elaborate engraving/embossing on the cups and pots. Plus, it’s the perfect match to my skirt. I was debating between this skirt or my olive culottes, which matched the painting’s background better, and decided I liked the look of this skirt more, even though it wasn’t perfect for the painting.

Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see what everybody wore!

Tree Of Life

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Keith Haring’s “Tree of Life“, I knew I had to go a bit interpretative because I have nothing in my wardrobe that can reflect the painting accurately. I have nothing in those colors, even. After digging around, I came up with this William Morris waistcoat – the leaf print is certainly reminiscent of the “tree” in the painting, and the colors are quite similar as well, only in more muted tones. I layered it with my maroon dress, which miraculously matches the background of the waistcoat. It’s still too warm for layering, but the waistcoat is light enough, so it wasn’t too bad early in the morning. Basically, I took a Pop Art painting and turned it into an Arts and Crafts outfit instead. But hey, that’s the fun of SIA, right?

Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!