Hello and HAPPY Wednesday!
I hope every has had a good week thus far, and the weekend//Halloween is just around the corner! I LOVE halloween! It's that time of year when it finally starts to cool off, the leaves start changing and the rest of the year gets festive!
So keeping with the festive vibe, this weeks inspiration is Edvard Munch's The Scream. Another, extreamly famous painting, that I am sure you have seen parodies of before. This painting always makes me think of halloween, and the colors Munch used are just so vibrant.
Edvard Munch actually created four different versions of this painting, in various media- including paint, pastels and lithograph prints. The ones being completed in paints being the most well known [they all looked the same, just done in different art forms=media].
From a journal entry Munch wrote on January 22, 1892, he explains that the inspiration for 'The Scream' came to him while on an evening walk. He said the sun was setting and the clouds were blood red, 'the color shrieked' and he 'sensed a scream passing through nature'. The original German title given to the painting was 'Der Schreider Natur', translation 'The Scream of Nature'.
I knew this merigold skirt I have would be perfect to wear with this prompt, as the color is pulled almost directly from the painting. I also pulled out the blue hues from the painting with my denim shirt and dark green bag.
So, let me go on a tangent for a second....Whenever I don't post [be it on instagram or here on the blog] where I got my items from, people always comment//email asking where I got my outfit. It's not that I don't want to share this info with you, its just that I don't necessarily think of myself as a 'fashion blogger' or 'fashionita'.
Most of my outfits are made by 'shopping my closet' and using clothing that I have had for years [that you wouldn't be able to find exactly anymore- and I don't always have the time to search the web to find a similar one to link up to for you.]. I really don't shop that much, and when I do- its usally just Target + Old Navy. I don't spend alot of money on clothes and jewelry- I kinda think its silly to keep up with the trends, or post the same picture of a necklace//dress//bag//top//whatever that 1024798374298 other blogger girls have also posted//blogged about. I'm not trying to take a jab at any one who does, becuase obviously so many fashion bloggers out there are super successful and get stuff for FREE [which would be nice] all the time, AND get paid to make fashion post all the time. So more power to you!
After my little summer style internship, with a stylist out of NYC- I realized that I may not know a lot about fashion, or fashion designers, BUT I do know alot about style, combing colors + textures, and re-inventing that 'same ole outfit'. All skills I picked up in ART CLASS!
I would consider myself stylish, not fashionable. As fashion trends change and fade away, and well my salary just can't keep up. Your personal 'style' may evolve over time, but not change season to season, year to year. To be stylish, you don't have to have alot of money, or spend alot of time looking at magazines or Pinterest to know what to wear. Getting dress for me has always been another way to 'express' myself, not blend in.
Start with what you like, what makes you feel good and what works for your body. If your still starring blankly at your closest, try giving yourself an prompt, or inspiration. [Like #OnWednesdayWeWearArt or there all a TON of other #StyleChallenges you can find on instagram to participate in. Style challenges are a super fun way to connect with others, and to get your wheels turning on how to put together outfits that you may have not thought about before].
ANND end tangent! However, if you were wondering...My hat + booties are from Urban Outfitters // top : Ross // bag + skirt + rings : Target .
Next weeks inspiration is Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky, do your research [google images] and get inspired!
Paint with me :
D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
Currently on the Gram :