Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Day at Work with Midwest Mayhem

This was my day at work:


Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunny Day + Polyvore Holiday Outfits Round 2

The sun decided to come out today so Jon and I had to run outside and snap some photos before I left for work! I'm so happy to have the sun out, but I hope it doesn't melt all of the snow before Christmas! I found this scarf in the lost and found (after no one coming back to claim it) at my old job and today is my first time wearing it. It's not terribly cozy, but I like how long it is and that it has a little bit of sparkle in it.

Oh, and here's my favorite blurred shot for the day:

The Breakdown:


Brown Sweater: H&M
Black Skirt: Thrifted
Black Spotted Tights: DSW
Boots: Blowfish

Scarf: work lost and found
Hat: Can't remember where I got this hat...

Also, get ready to swoon! It's time for round 2 of my polyvore holiday outfits!

The sparkly peter pan collar is really the selling point on the first outfit.

I think this second outfit is so pretty and playful. Aren't the little velvet bows so adorable? I like the pairing of the airy neutrals with the heavily saturated reds.

This third outfit makes me think of something that Catherine Deneuve would wear in the Umbrellas of Cherbourg (minus the sparkly cardigan).

And last but not least we have this saucy little red number. How could anyone look bad in this fitted dress?


Just Add a Bow!

What is going on with my blog? Last week I was updating almost everyday and this week I've been really crapping out on you guys. I just haven't been taking any outfit photos because I've been working every day in my boring stinky work uniform.

So, in honor of my boring stinky work uniform I'm doing another work outfit post.

As I've said in the past I like to try to do what I can to make my uniform look nice and make it something that I can feel good about wearing. So, today to mix things up a bit I added a white satin bow to my black ensemble. I also wore an olive green cardigan and grey argyle tights to add a little more color to the uniform.

Ohhhh, and look, I got a really nice blurry one today too! The bow almost looks like a jellyfish!

I don't know why I like blurred pictures so much, but there's something about them that draws me to them. I'm sure you guys can guess, but Gerhard Richter is a huge inspiration of mine. A blurred image is like a ghost of the true image, it's haunting and art should be haunting. It should stick with you. I think there's more room for interpretation with an unclear image and therefore more of a history and story.

Here are a few of my favorite paintings of his (warning: one of these is a nude, so if you're in a public location you may not want to scroll down):

These paintings are a huge inspiration for the series I'm doing for my upcoming art show.