Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tropically Speaking

I wouldn't say these shoes match my vintage tunic, but tropically speaking, they seem to go pretty well:

The grass and palm motifs work well together and the pieces have some colors in common too:

Tunic: vintage  Pants: LOFT (full length)
Shoes: Sam Edelman "Carol" Slingbacks

Basically, they have enough in common that I thought pairing them would be a good idea:

You know, tropically speaking.

Happy Tuesday, All!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pop of Non-Color

I'm not a big fan of white shoes.  They tend to remind me of nursing shoes.  Or, if they're sandals, of bandaged feet.  Or, if they're pumps, the 80s.  You know I love the 80s, but I never could get behind the brightly color-blocked outfits paired with white pumps.

But, what I can get behind are speckled white flats:

I just think they're more interesting than a black shoe would be with this outfit:

And more palatable, for my tastes, than a white pump would be:

Top: LOFT  Skirt: vintage, thrifted  Shoes: Steve Madden (savesplurge)

It's not that either of those choices wouldn't work, it just that I like these as my pop of non-color.

Happy Thursday, All!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Literary Stylings #18: Scent of Triumph

If you guessed I'd be basing today's outfit off of Scent of Triumph, give yourself a hand.  It really was the obvious choice though.  It's the only book I read last month that I really liked and the 1940s fashions described throughout were truly inspiring.

And they provided the perfect context in which to wear my 40s-inspired wiggle dress:

I love that this dress has the classic "wiggle" shape, but the print is completely modern:

Now, I think a true wiggle dress would be quite a bit more fitted, but this one suits me and my need to work in an office.

I completed the look with t-strap sandals:

Dress: ASOS (similar)  Sandals: Camper

And now it's your turn.  If you were sartorially inspired by something you read last month, please link up below!

Happy Tuesday, All!


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Psychedelic Poppies

So, as it turns out, faux leather is not great in humidity.  I wore this shirt anyway:

I wore it both because I like it and, because it was the only thing I could find to go with this skirt.  I thrifted this skirt months ago, but have struggled in finding anything to wear with it.  It seems like I could wear any color and it'd work, but so far that hasn't been the case.

But, I think this top works.  It has a different texture than the skirt and therefore doesn't read as a clashing or mismatched black:

The top also works well with the sandals:

Top: LOFT (similar) (peplum version)  Skirt: thrifted
Earrings: Lil' Gypsy Vintage (similar)  Sandals: Steve Madden (similar)

And both the top and the sandals add a nice edge to what could otherwise be a fairly stodgy skirt.  You know, as stodgy as psychedelically-colored poppies can be.

Happy Monday, All!  Or, rather, Happy Visible Monday; I'm linking up my psychedelic poppies over at Patti's today!



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lucky Number Seven

According to the True Random Number Generator on RANDOM.ORG, seven really is a lucky number.  At least in my Cappelli Straworld Pack-A-Hat Giveaway!

Congratulations, Camille, both on what will be your undoubtedly awesome vacation to Mexico City and on winning this awesome hat to wear there.

Email your address to me at fashionforgiants (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll pop the hat in the mail on Monday.

Thank you all for playing and congrats again to Camille!

Happy Saturday, All!