Style Imitating Art: Memorial Day Poppy

I wasn’t going to take part in SIA this week but then I saw what the artwork was and couldn’t resist.

Jen from Librarian for Life and Style chose the botanical engraving “Papauer I ‘Morpheus’. [Memorial Day Poppy]”

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Isn’t it pretty?

I feel like I’ve been interpreting the prompts very literally with my clothing choices, but as soon as I saw the picture I knew which top I wanted to wear, and once again it’s a very literally interpretation.

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The above photo was the best of a bad bunch! I started off in the spare room because there was actually natural light there, but every single photo was either way too bright or blurry, so I moved back to by the front door. I have no idea what’s going on with my hands here or why there’s weird light on the right but this is honestly the best of about 20 photos! Ugh.

Like in the photo, I wanted the flower to be the only pop of colour against the background (although my background is black rather than white), so I kept it simple and paired the top with a long black skirt. I then added a bracelet featuring a butterfly that I thought looked just like the butterfly in the art.

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I wanted to try and show you a better picture of the top without my hands in the way, so here’s a selfie (which I am terrible at!). Excuse the suitcase in the background – I’m busy packing for our flight later.

SIA-selfie

This is the outfit I am wearing to run my errands today. I will get changed later before heading to the airport – I find long skirts get in the way while travelling!

I realised last time that most people say where their clothes came from on outfit posts. Unfortunately, for the most part I actually can’t! This top is about 10 years old and I know I bought it in Germany but couldn’t tell you where! The skirt was ordered online but I can’t remember which site. The bracelet I think came from C&A in Germany 5 or 6 years ago. Yep, I’m useless.

To participate in this round of SIA send a photo of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA artwork — selfies and flat lays are also welcome — to this week’s curator, Jen, by emailing librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com by next Tuesday, 5 June. The SIA round-up will appear on her blog on Wednesday, 6 June.

And now I have to go and eat breakfast then take away some more recycling. I will post again on my return from England.

 

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11.11.2013. Lest We Forget

For obvious reasons, I couldn’t buy a Remembrance Day poppy here, and I’ve lost the one I had saved from a previous year. But as a squaddy brat, it is important to me to do something to mark Remembrance Day (and Remembrance Sunday) I ordered a poppy necklace but it hasn’t arrived yet, so the best I could do was put a red flower clip in my hair. I don’t even think it’s supposed to represent a poppy – it’s just some red flower that happens to have black in the middle – but it’s the thought that counts, right? The following photo is actually from yesterday… even though I was home alone, I kept the flower in my hair all day for Remembrance Sunday. (And apparantly the white balance on my camera was off… our walls aren’t really blueish!)

Me with red flower

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
~ From the Poem “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon