I hadn’t planned on drawing every day while in Sweden, but right before I left, my (now) mother-in-law gave me my first One Sketch a Day so every day that I lived in Sweden, I did a quick (or sometimes long) sketch. And you know what? I could see myself improve so much and it has become a great record of how I have evolved as an artist over the past few years. Anyway, enough about that! I can’t remember for sure where I got this blouse, but I know it was second hand. Someone gave it to me. And I liked it so I kept it, but I never quite figured out how to style it until this week. I really want to hear, would you wear this look? Just the top with these two layered necklaces looks so… Old. BUT as soon as I paired it with distressed denim shorts, and bronze belt… it became something a little special. You could also pair this with the same nude flats and purse from my last post. You could even go with a more brownish sandal or shoe and purse too. The key to not looking frumpy in Victorian is to pair something this feminine and regal with things that are a bit more modern and dressed down. Stay creative and classy, Kellie
Because I am always inspired by fashion, I like my artwork to reflect the latest trends. But I also like my work to be timeless and classic. Toward the bottom of this post, you will find two examples of how my artwork can be inspired by fashion trends. This pic was taken right before Beckett and I left for an orchestra concert this winter. Victorian, right? I thought so, hence the tea.
Anyway, that’s not the point of this post… the point is that I am currently in love with the Victorian trend that is happening right now. Yeah, another trend from history that is having a moment. I told my husband about the Victorian trend, and do you know what he said? He said, “wow these fashion people are not very creative.” lol
This Kate Spade outfit literally took my breath away in the store. That was why my husband insisted that I bought it… and when I refused, he went back for it without telling me. And boy, am I glad he did (you know: the feeling of darn I should have gotten that, it was 70% off)!!! Or am I the only person who has NON-buyers remorse?
There are very limited numbers of these left so if you like this look, act now! Top & Skirt. Here is another super similar, classy look from Kate Spade too! Top || Skirt
The best part about a matching set is that it is so simple to style and it can be styled in so many different ways. Want to find a similar (and less expensive option) like this outfit? For a more casual look, follow this link & this too. For a more sophisticated, dressy look, go here & here! Also, these shoes are old, but my oh my are they comfortable! No kidding, they are literally the most comfortable heels I own.. and also the tallest. They are made so well. I’ve linked some similar ones here & and some others too!