Fashionistas and friends,
Happy Valentine’s Day! This post is going to be kinda all over the place. A big spaghetti, you might say. Sharing my interpretation for the latest installment of Style Imitating Art (SIA), photos of my first stab at wearing white pants after Labor Day and a look at my 2-tier tray. The only thing that’s missing is a partridge in a pear tree.
Where to start? Let’s sweep the cobwebs out of my fashion haus and start there.
My Fashion Haus
You probably know by now that I don’t take myself very seriously when it comes to fashion. I even feel uncomfortable using that word about anything I wear. Getting dressed has been a whole lot easier for me since my first Get Your Pretty On style challenge back in 2014. And then participating in series like Style Imitating Art with Daenel, Salazar and their newest host Kim, helps me to think beyond the safety of ‘matchy-matchy’ outfits.
Style Imitating Art
This week’s SIA prompt, The End of Romance by Erté, was curated by Kim at Fierce Fashion. Kim reminded us to look beyond just color (which is where I always seem to get caught up) and to consider textures, mood, even genre of art.
Style: Art Deco | Genre: Painting | Fair Use
Here are 3 interpretations I put together.
Loft Outlet cords in burgundy and forest green. Pink, burgundy and green floral shirt from Loft Outlet. Pink gem embellished cardigan from Target. Green pullover sweater from The Limited. DSW booties, gifted necklaces, snowflake earrings from Charming Charlie and a hand-me-down leather clutch from mi madre!
Here’s the look I submitted as my final choice.
The rhinestones on the cardigan and my snowflake earrings reminded me of the snow in the painting. The colors in my outfit are similar to the colors in the art. And I chose the brogue booties because they have a kind of old-fashioned look to them.
With snowflakes, I might add.
White Pants for the Win
This look would qualify for a Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone post all on its own! I have seen lots of style bloggers wearing white pants after Labor Day. One who did so spectacularly is my friend Kellyann at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag. Check her out in this post wearing white pants in January. When the Blended Blog gals did a post on what they would never ever…do, wear, eat…my never ever was wearing white pants after Labor Day. But Kellyann encouraged me to keep an open mind and give them a try. So I did. Today.
Loft Outlet white denim straight leg jeans and open weave pink cardi. “Love one another” graphic tee from Super Awesome Threadz on Etsy. Target pink flats.
While in Kentucky, I struggled to keep up with my blog reading but in one quick visit to Carrie’s blog, Curly Crafty Mom, I saw her 2-tier tray and knew I needed one in my life as soon as I got home. Carrie even helped me shop for one on Amazon that was just right for my kitchen. Say hello to the Creative Co-op Red Metal Oval 2 Tier Tray with Handle.
And thanks to a little help from Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby and a couple of cute Etsy stores, here’s how I transformed this 2-tier tray into my own Valentine’s Day creation.
See that wooden bead garland? A precious gift from Carrie! Thank you, lady bug! And check out these other tiered-trays that inspired me to put together my own. Andrea’s at Living On Cloud Nine and Kellyann’s at This Blonde’s Shopping Bag. See all of those Valentine’s Day M&Ms in my Ball jar? Guess where they are now? In my belly! And on my hips, bottom and upper thighs. So sinfully good. I hope they don’t make St. Patrick’s Day M&Ms or I will need a new pair of white pants.
How are you spending your Valentine’s weekend? PC and I are saving our celebrations for Saturday and Sunday. I have a few tricks up my sleeve!