Feeding In The Light

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by “Feeding in the Light” by Jerry Garcia of Grateful Dead. When I saw this painting, I immediately knew I’d wear my yellow skirt. It’s the brightest item in my closet, and yellow is a major part of the painting. For the rest of it, I struggled a bit, but then I remembered my colorful plaid dress – the colors are a bit darker than those in the painting, but they’re pretty close – so I decided to wear it as a top. I then paired them with my green vintage shoes, because the tassels look a bit like the green creature in the painting (an octopus), and added my crab brooches to go with the marine theme. The result is definitely not something I’d wear normally, but that’s the fun of SIA, and I’m happy with it.

Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see what everybody wears!


Not-So-Little Miss Sunshine

This outfit is a rare one for me, because I don’t often wear such bright shades together. Usually, I would pair a bright/lighter color with a darker color to balance it out, but the little flower embroideries on this blouse (you can’t even see them in the wide shots because the white is so bright) are so cheerful that I had to echo them in the yellow of the skirt. Those embroideries are also the reason I bought the blouse in the first place – I know pure white like this is no friend to my complexion (it makes me look sallow; ivory/beige would look better), but I can’t resist a cute embroidery.


Bee Square

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Anne M. Bray’s “Scrappy Square” fabric art. After looking through the various squares, I ended up choosing Shelbee’s namesake, “ShelBee”, made from a scarf that she gave Anne and some bee-printed fabric (hence my post title). I went with my yellow skirt and gingham ruffled blouse to mimic the colors and patterns of the piece, and of course, I had to top it off with my bee brooch. (Also, you have may noticed the background change. We’re having some work done on the house and the front yard has been taken over by material. This lawn is not a bad replacement, but the grass tends to get high and there are bugs, which is why I prefer to stick to the yard.)

Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see what everybody wore this week!


Linen For Fall

This is another “summer but make it fall” outfit – summer clothes and fabric, in fall colors. This top may be linen, but it’s pretty thick and stiff, so I’m reserving it for these awkward, in-between days, and when I noticed that the embroidery perfectly matches this skirt, it really was a no-brainer of an outfit.

On the other hand, it took way too long for me to achieve this (both while taking photos and while assembling the GIF). But hey, when you have a swishy skirt on, you have to swish it around, right?


Jazz Stories

What’s this? What’s this? (I know the song is more appropriate for Christmas, but it fits here too.) Am I wearing a… blazer? Yes! We just had some rain over the weekend and the temperature has dropped enough for me to actually wear some layers. If it wasn’t for that, I would probably have to wear my reliable red printed dress again for this week’s SIA, inspired by Faith Ringgold’s “Jazz Stories”. However, thanks to the temperature drop, I decided to reflect the colors and patterns in the piece with my red blazer (check out the pattern of the lining), yellow skirt, and navy loafers. A brooch shaped by a musical instrument would’ve been perfect, but I don’t have any – I can’t play any musical instrument and figure it would be presumptuous for me to wear one. So I wore this lady-shaped brooch instead – it kind of looks like the lady in the painting anyway, so it’s not that far off.

Don’t forget to check Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this!