This weekend I spent a lot of time tromping around in the snow. So I figured it was only appropriate that today’s Style Imitating Art painting chosen by Jen is “Snowy Owl”.
However, I don’t own anything owl print so I went with a black and silver zebra print sweater with my black and white striped blouse. Pair that with cream pants and I feel just like one of those owls!
This is probably another one of those outfits that will make a lot of you go “oh, I could never wear white pants in winter! They’d just get too dirty!” And I say to you, that’s why the universe invented dry cleaners. And snow boots. Is it ironic that we worry about keeping our snowy whites out of the snow?
And in case you need more winter white inspiration, here are three other ways I’ve worn these pants in the winter.
2. It’s the last day to vote for me for the Expert Shopper contest over at Chippmunk. Remember you can vote again even if you’ve already voted! I think I’m in the top 5 but I’d really love to solidify my spot so I can win the gift card and show you how to make the most of your money at The Limited. Maybe I’ll even buy a little something for a giveaway. What do you think?
Now, on to why I’m wearing lace pants with a button up shirt and my nude studded bow flats.
So, today’s Trend Spin theme is bows. Other than my tie neck top, I’m pretty sure I don’t own any clothing with bows. However, I DO own shoes with bows on them. Such as these nude flats. Bam. Bows.
As for the color scheme in today’s outfit? That was inspired by series that my friend Jen from Librarian for Life & Style has been participating in for awhile from 14 Shades of Gray called Style Imitating Art. Each week she posts a painting that you can use to inspire your outfit. It’s such a unique spin on the typical outfit inspiration idea that I decided it would be fun to participate. And this week’s painting is “Woman of Substance” by Mexican artist Octavio Ocampo.
I immediately thought of my lace pants with the creams and tans and decided to pair it with my green button up shirt and gold jewelry. I’ve actually never worn this shirt with anything other than a black pencil skirt and I’m still not sure how I feel about it with these pants. But I wouldn’t have put the two things together on my own if it wasn’t for using this painting as an inspiration. And this is why I love using images that already exist to get ideas!
What do you think of the idea of using a painting as an outfit inspiration?
This year is all about going out of my comfort zone in terms of colors. Last year I bought a gold sequined dress even though I rarely wear gold. And then I saw a photo online that made me crave more gold. When I saw this gold tank top on the clearance rack at The Limited I knew I had to have it.
So, this is my interpretation of the outfit above. I have a few other ideas for this gold top as well. But all of this means one other thing: I need to actually buy some gold jewelry!!