Sunday, May 31, 2015

Be a Work of Art

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art"

-Oscar Wilde 


I decided to begin this post with an epigram from the flamboyant dandy himself, Oscar Wilde. As the school year winds down, I am ending on a comical note with, The Importance of Being Earnest. In preparation, I was pouring through some of Oscar Wilde's most famous quotes in order to give students a feel for his wit and philosophy before beginning the play. As you can imagine, the quote above instantly struck a chord with me. I also found myself drawn to the eccentric wardrobe of the writer/dramatist and even worked that into a question regarding the biography of Oscar Wilde for my students to ponder.

Like Oscar Wilde, I often have a flair for the dramatic when it comes to my wardrobe. I love prints that look like they are literally works of art with lots of color and prominent brushstrokes. This skirt from Anthropologie, aptly named the Fauvism midi skirt (after Matisse's vivid style of painting), definitely fits all of the criteria above. So while I might not be a dandy, I am definitely channeling a little bit of that attitude while I "strut" the streets of Pasadena!










Skirt: Anthroplogie Fauvism Midi Here
Shirt: Target/Merona
Shoes: H&M Here
Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Speedy in Grenade
Necklace: LOFT Metallic Fringe necklace Here
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"

28 comments:

  1. That skirt is a work of art WOW! Question, do you recommend the tees from Merona?

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    1. Thanks Ada! I definitely recommend Merona tees. They wash up really well compared to other brands I've tried such as J. Crew. I buy all of my tees at Target because I think the quality is exceptional for the price.

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  2. The skirt is awesome!!! Like this look!

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  3. You look stunning and radiant in this outfit, just beautiful!
    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words and you stopping by to say hello today! Have a nice week!

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  4. You look so beautiful in this lovely outfit! I like the combination of stripes and flowers.
    Via Turning heads link-up!
    I will be honored if you stop by sometime at Elegant 40!

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    1. Thanks! You can never go wrong with stripes mixed with floral patterns. I appreciate you stopping by to say hello!

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  5. I just love all your awesome & beautiful skirts, including this one :)

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Thank you Alex! I am just a tad bit addicted to skirts!

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  6. Absolutely love this outfit, Katie! Oscar Wilde said the funniest/truest things about fashion and life in general :)

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    1. Thanks Yana! Yes, Oscar Wilde's quotes are often so funny because they are so true! He was pretty spot on about most of his musings. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. What a gorgeous print! You look stunning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  8. That's a wonderful print. I like that you paired it with stripes.

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure about the stripes at first, but I think it all came together!

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  9. Just wanted to pop in and say...THIS IS HOT!! Mmmkay, love it!
    #stylesession link up

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    1. Thank you Kishina! I appreciate you popping in to say hello and your kind words!

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  10. What could oh so easily have been a pandemonium of clashing hues became, instead, a beautifully curated outfit in complete harmony :)

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    1. Thank you! So well put! I was afraid that the stripes would prove to be a disaster, but on the contrary I think they actually ended up being the perfect finishing touch.

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  11. I absolutely love all of this, the colors in the skirt are gorgeous!
    Of course I love the color,
    thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Yes, the multitude of colors was what initially attracted me to this skirt in the first place.

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  12. Fabulous skirt! Love it with the striped tee!

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  13. This entire outfit is perfect! Love it!
    Best!
    Trish
    HonestlyTrish.com

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  14. Great outfit! I need that colorful skirt in my life!

    Come and link up at Beauty by Miss L Weekly Fashion Link Up! 

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  15. Very nice skirt dear. You look stunning.
    Iris "Moumous"
    http://lamoumous.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your skirt! It looks fab with the striped top. Mixing floral print with stripes is definitely on my outfit "to do" list :-)

    Emma x
    www.style-splash.com

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  17. This skirt is SO bright and beautiful! I love the bold print, and the midi length is perfection.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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