Monday, March 25, 2013

Where'd the Gust-o A Go-Go?*

Ho-hum.  That's how I feel about my stylin' for this week's artistic inspiration:

Yellow Roses in a Vase by Gustave Caillebotte

Not about the artwork, about what I put together.  But hey, I gave it a shot.  Check it out after the break.

Yeah, this is it.

Well, the components of the blase outfit are:  an old dark denim blazer that I've never worn, an old off-white gauze & lace p.j. top, refashioned pearls with double dinos, a made-from-scratch cotton floral pegged skirt, and old tan shoe boots.  I would not wear this particular combo out and about, but I am wearing it for Style Imitating Art which goes live on Tuesday.  Check out what others have styled this time around!

Meanwhile I'm going to go as I am to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style, or I might not make it at all!  At least I'll be surrounded by knock-out visionaries.  And maybe I can get lost in the crowd at Monday Mingle.  We'll see.


*I think it's that I just want to sew-sew.

**Editor's note:  Okay, now this is something I would/ do wear...
viva la difference!
ahh...I feel so much better now.

33 comments:

  1. The soft shade of denim and faded/soft florals are beautiful together. For someone claiming to be ho-hum, you rocked it!

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    1. hmmm, I don't know about rocking it, I think it's more like lullaby-d it. I'm coming over now to see what's happening in the world of planetpooks.

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  2. That skirt is a work of art, I love it's tulip kind of shape and it looks brilliant with the denim blazer.
    Why wouldn't you wear this outfit out and about? It's fabulous. xxx

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    1. I really like the skirt and I do wear it, just not this particular combo. And definitely not that blazer. Yuck. Snore.

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  3. I see nothing ho-hum here, pao. Double dinosaurs, hello! Love the shape of the skirt too. And thanks for bringing it all over to Visible Monday.

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    1. I'm afraid even the x-rated double dinos couldn't liven this one up. Dullsville. Even if the skirt is cool. Thanks for letting me hang out with the Visibles even so, Patti.

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  4. I'm with the consensus! Nothing boring here, at least when it's all piled together.

    I'm running late with my visibility as well. Sneaking in processing photos at work. BAD Anne.

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    1. It's okay, I can be boring sometimes...I don't want to spoil you guys with fabulosity all the time, right?

      You've still got time for visibility. Anne is good.

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  5. I'm very in love with the shape of that skirt. This looks like the perfect thing to sit in the spring sun outside a cafe and sip some tea from a far away place and dream. It does capture the dreamy quality of the painting too.

    Or maybe I'm trying to dream away the snow falling outside. ;)

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    1. Yes, I love the skirt too, it's the ensemble that sucks. That's it, I'm going to post a mix-up of how I do wear it for comparison. I do like your dream sequence though...

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    2. Happy to see your remixes. They seem more 'you'!

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  6. Your skirt is anything but sew-sew. In fact, if this is your definition of blase, how could you classify most people on the street? Primordial ooze? - but in a good way! I think the choice of painting, with flowers falling apart, is what put you in the blahs. Did it?

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    1. hee hee hee. Exactly. That's what did it! How can I help but look like I'm dying on the vine. Well, I've fixed that with my new pix where I'm all florals all the time. Thanks Melanie.

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  7. This is a different look for you but I LIKE IT!! It's important to feel good in your stuff though, so if you don't, then I say scrap it. Like maybe in my direction?

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    1. You could have that denim blazer, but the rest is a keeper.

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  8. You would never get lost in the crowd! You are an inspiration and an artist, and I adore this skirt. Makes me think that spring will somehow appear out of the snow that has been piled on my garden this past weekend.

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    1. Oh the never ending Spring that really is a continuation of Winter...yes, we have that in Chicago too.

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  9. I think this outfit is beautifully put together, but the overall effect is somewhat demure. Pao, you consistently surprise and delight me, and it's okay not to sometimes! Gak! I really, really love that skirt.

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    1. It's that @#%! denim blazer. Ultra conservative. But I needed something dark for the painting. I'm sure I could've come up with something better if I wanted to spend more time getting dressed and undressed! The skirt is great.

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  10. No reason why you shouldn't wear it, figure- and colorwise. It hits you in all the right places and the bloominess of the skirt is tempered by the short solid jacket. But then, maybe it is not just "you".

    What would you *like* to pair that skirt with if you were dressing just for yourself? Please show us.

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    1. You're right, it's just not me. Good idea. I just did.

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    2. Yess! It's fresh and happy and radiant!

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    3. I agree, the other was so somber...

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  11. Actually I love this and think you could wear it out perfectly fine - I love the way the serious blazer contrasts with the floral skirt and I absolutely LOVE that skirt!!

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    1. Perhaps that's it - too serious. Whatever it is, it doesn't float my boat. Ah well, you guys are so supportive, I can't feel bad if I wanted to!

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  12. I definitely like the second version of your outfit--much more YOU!!! I LOVE the skirt and now I MUST find fabric similar to that--it looks very vintage!

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    1. I think it was actually in the quilting section of the fabric store...it's a very substantial cotton.

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  13. Ok, I didn't see anything wrong with outfit #1. I liked it. Then I saw outfit #2, and realized how low I had set my bar. I LOVE the second one- it works, it blossoms.

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  14. Well, of course you worked the inspiration for SIA ... and I thought it was super. But I have to say, I'm with you that the second is better on you. Really, it's celebratory!
    I spent a lot of hours this week working on the SIA, and was too late to get it in. Sweet Jess said she'd squeeze it in late when time permits. Nice of her. But it's at my site ... very big, not quite finished, but there anyway. And doesn't Val look wonderful in her inspired state!

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    1. ooo, ooo, I can't wait to run over and see your work of art, Jan! Yes, I've been late a few times for SIA. tsk, tsk. Oh, and I love the naturalness of Val's image. I've been late getting to visit everyone this time around, but I'll get there.

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  15. Oh yes, the second version is definitely you. You look lovely in it and you're still holding on to the idea of the original painting.

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    1. The second version was me before the painting was referenced.

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