A brief reminder to please vote for your favorite outfit of mine last month — I’d love to hear your opinion! Thanks so much!
And yay, it’s SIA time again! This time, the inspiration comes via George Rodrigue‘s “Blue Dog” of New Orleans, this time in a 2013 painting entitled “Day and Night Electricity,” a detail of which is below. Click here for Jess’s SIA post or here for the original source.
My first thought was that one of my prior SIA submissions would also fit this painting, as seen here, with my polka-dotted peplum top and cobalt blue dress. All I would need to do is just change out the black skinny belt for my red one. Or I could have paired my red ankle pants with my cobalt blue cardigan. But in the end, I decided to go more casual. I was also influenced in no small part by Catherine’s skinny jeans + scarf combo here at Not Dressed as Lamb. 🙂
The colors from the painting are all there — red (skinny belt), white (background), blue (top), black (flats, cardigan) and yellow (scarf) — but mixed in a more subtle way. I also went with two set of studs (bigger lapis lazuli ones and smaller pearl ones) to echo the round shapes of the dog’s eyes. In the last pic below, you can see the yellow colorblocked tote I grabbed for a bit more fun — and colorblocking in general felt like a natural fit with this painting. 🙂
But however much fun I had putting this look together, I have to admit, I don’t love the effect after having looked at the pics. The belt had come up too high by the time we took pics, and I think I needed to have buttoned the cardigan for a more flattering silhouette. I do like the scarf, however, especially with my longer hair. But this is a personal style journey, and it’s ok that not every outfit is a winner.
Details: Blue top: The Limited, Fall 2011 / Black cardigan: Target, last summer / Black flats: Payless, last summer / Red skinny belt: Target, winter / Scarf, worn as headband: Echo, c/o giveaway / Tote bag & lapis lazuli studs: Gifts from my mom / Pearl studs: Part of birthday set from my in-laws
It’s funny, after I put this post together, I realized I had worn the same outfit last year — the same top + black cardigan + skinny jeans + black flats. I even rolled up the jean cuffs in the same way! But it is amazing how different accessories, and buttoning the cardigan differently, can make such a difference!