This wasn't consciously designed as a Style Imitating Art outfit, but this happy coincidence saves you from another one of my terrible titles for outfit posts. This morning I ended up pulling these items out without consciously planning it, and realized later that with the red piping and style in back, this is the closest garment I have to the painting, and I was even wearing the correct color trousers.
Today's pick from the "special occasion" box is a cut and sew velvet tank top from a Renaissance Faire of many years ago. Part of why I bought it was it also fit neatly into a running Princess-Leia-gold-bikini joke between an old friend and me.
The drapey double vest has buttons on both layers so it can be worn in a number of ways.
My not-so-secret ambition is to be the quirky old lady with the fabulous outfits in another 40-50 years.
I realized I last wore this shirt at a party eight years ago. Geez. Fun fact: beloved reader and commenter Michelle was at that party, too:
Sometimes the trouble with unique items is you have no idea what to wear them with, because you have not seen any precedent. Also they might be low cut with a big transparent mesh panel over the midriff.
I used Carrie of Petal by Petal's tip about lengthening a necklace with a bracelet, lengthening a long necklace I folded in half.
This weekend went by far too quickly. I studied a lot though, and I had a blast making outfits and blogging about it. Thanks to all of you so much for reading- writing this blog is a lot of fun and a big stress reliever for me. I can't wait for next weekend already. :D
Velvet tank top: NorCal Renaissance Faire (v.old)
Double layer vest: MOUTHvalley (thrifted, Japan)
Pants: unknown (clothing swap)
Necklace: crystals- unknown (Mom) sunburst bracelet- Jeanne by CJ (Paris, old)
Faux leather bracelet: Foreign Exchange (old)
Edeen wide calf boots: Fitzwell (6pm.com)