June 30, 2010
In Which I Channel a Sunset for Inspiration
Last night as I was driving home from work, I witnessed one of the more spectacular sunsets that I have seen in a while. It was gorgeous. So much so, that I even extended my drive home by a couple of minutes and miles to detour and chase after the sunset, reveling in its beauty (while also staying on the road).
As I marveled at it and the beauty before my eyes, so many thoughts ran through my head. One thought was how the shades of pink and blue running across the expanse of white clouds reminded me of Sleeping Beauty and the fight the faeries have over Aurora's dress - "Pink!" "Blue!" (Yes, I know, I am really stuck in my childhood).
The other thought that came to me was how those shades would make for a great outfit - and fittingly enough, I knew I had the right pieces to put it together at home. And when said pieces were put on this morning, surprise!! It worked. I really love this outfit.
Again, I really like this outfit. To me, it's the perfect representation of my current aesthetic - building upon my past tastes and present style. I love this skirt and have worn it ad naseum, but in the past, never ever would there have been a belt in the picture. But if this outfit wasn't belted it wouldn't look anything like it does. And I love that. I love that I can take the inspirations I have come across through this medium and marry it to the aesthetics of my past.
White Shirt - Gap
Ruffle Tank - J.Crew
Skirt - Banana Republic
Belt, Shoes, Flower Pin - UrbanOutfitters
PS - Kendi is having another 30 for 30 challenge. I'm thisclose to jumping in and taking part. It scares me to think of purposefully limiting my wardrobe for a month, but that also makes me think that I should give it a shot and see if I can remix 30 pieces (including shoes, oh the horror) for a month. My problem though is that Young Life camp is right smack in the middle of it, meaning I would have to take that week off from the challenge. What do you think? Should I try it? I don't know if I'm that creative!