Style Imitating Art: Bottles of autumn

So, funny story about my entry for this round of Style Imitating Art… I had my outfit all picked out, put it in the suitcase when we went away for a night, then we promptly left the suitcase on the train. Doh! On the plus side, when we went to buy a few necessary bits we found out that the supermarket in Yverdon les Bains sells bamboo tooth brushes. I had been planning for a while to look into ordering one (our branch of the same supermarket does not have them) but never got around to it. Silver linings. And the suitcase has been found – we can pick it up tomorrow. But anyway, I digress… with my original outfit gone, I had to think of something else to wear. Here is the inspiration art, chosen by Danael.

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It’s called Pocket Flask. I love the colours… so appropriate for autumn! And the patterns on the bottles are so interesting. Since we went out for the day today, I got Jan to take a photo of me with all the autumn colours of nature in the background, also so fitting for the inspiration. Here’s what I chose to wear:

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This owl dress is by “Miss Style London”. I believe I bought it from DaWanda, which was the German version of Etsy (but stopped hosting shops recently and is now just a craft site). I’ve had it for about 8 years though so I’m not 100% sure! I thought the colours were really fitting and the patterns at the bottom and on the owls were a good imitation of the patterns on the the flasks. I’m also wearing green tights (not visible, but never mind) and a brown cardigan from Primark (purchased before our move to Basel, so three years ago at least). Some close ups of the owls:

I added some earrings to the outfit, both because the colours fit and they’re kind of glassy looking (although I think they’re actually plastic), which seemed appropriate. Below a photo of me that actually shows one of them plus one of just the earrings. They came from a clothes shop… no idea which one.

It’s already pretty late, but if you fancy joining in and can cobble together an outfit at short notice please do, and then send it to Danael at livingoutsidethestacks@gmail.com by tomorrow (Tuesday 6 November). A round up will go up on her blog on Wednesday and it’s well worth checking out what outfits other people came up with inspired by the art. There are always some amazing contributions!

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Even more owls

I don’t really have anything to say today (some might say I never do ;-)), but I remembered that almost three weeks ago I promised The Pink Rachael that I would put up a photo of the new dress I mentioned in my Friday letters.

I never did get round to it, so I’m taking the opportunity now. Here’s the latest addition to my owl family:

Owl dressHere’s a close up of the owls at the bottom. Because of the way the dress is hanging, you can’t see the red owl on the picture above. It is there, just hidden behind a fold.

Close up owlsDid you know the collective noun for owls is a parliament? If I carry on the way I’m going I’m definitely going to have a whole parliament of owls in my flat! (And while we’re on the subject of collective nouns, a group of rhinos is known as a crash. How very appropriate!)

Overexcited about owls

I know I’ve already posted once tonight, but Jan has an extra choir practice and there’s nobody here for me to share my excitement with so you’re just going to have to bear with me.

The DHL man has just been – the second time this week that they’ve managed to arrive late enough for me to be home from work. Could it be that they’ve finally realised normal people aren’t waiting around to receive packages every day between 10 am and 2 pm? – and with him, he brought this:

Naturally, I had to try it on straight away and… it fits! I think I may be in dress heaven! Now I just need to take it for an outing in public. I’ll have to give it a wash before then though – right now, for some reason, it absolutely reeks of furniture polish…