Ok, I am starting to get the hang of this flickr thing. Except I resized my images a little small, so apologies for the fuzz. Yesterday we finally went to pick out pictures for our wedding album, so hopefully by the time our second anniversary comes around this summer we'll have something to prove that the wedding actually happened.
-pink rhinestone tank, Urban Outfitters
-creme cardigan, Spring + Mercer
-brown pencil skirt, Banana Republic
-leopard t straps, Jeffrey Taylor
-studded skinny belt, ebay
-bead hoops, Lohemann's
A few weeks ago, S. from academichic started an interesting discussion about cultural appropriation and clothing. It is something I think of occasionally, but never moreso than when I wear a scarf tied "gypsy" style as I did yesterday (you may have realized that I've been posting everything a day off, so yesterday's photos are the ones you see here.) In fact, as I walked down the street to take my pictures, a man asked me if I would tell his fortune. Creepy, yes, but also made me acutely aware of the ways in which it can be interpreted. I wear the scarf headcover for religious reasons, but I need to recognize that choosing to tie it in this fashion will suggest costume to some, and inappropriate appropriation to others. I wear this style mostly for ease and comfort, but do find that I often pair it with large earrings and heavy eyeliner, playing into the stereotype somewhat.
Weighty theories aside, I loved this outfit. The pink, brown and creme ensemble came together quickly, and I love how the gold elements make the disparate elements and patterns cohesive. Plus the leopard shoes just make every day fun.
The flowers next to me as I was taking pictures matched my outfit so nicely that I took a few shots of them, too.