Skirt // Top // Sandals (similar) // Necklace // Sunnies // Clutch
Pulling together an #ootd, or simply getting dressed these past two weeks have been extremely difficult. I blame it on my crazy work schedule and the fact that I have to wear jeans and a company shirt (or t-shirt) along with tennis shoes. Truth is, I haven’t had time or the need to go any where besides work for the past two weeks; I’ve literally only went to the grocery store, gas station and Netflix and Chilled. It’s been pretty uneventful.
But I was recently gifted some flowers from Full Sun Farm. I’ve never been one for flowers because they die especially when you have a kitty who attempts to eat them. But I have received two arrangements of flowers in the past few weeks, and I’m kind of digging it now. There is so much inspiration that can be pulled from fresh cut flowers sitting in your home (and not just a fun Instagram picture). With these flowers I have pulled color palettes for a few paintings and have pulled plenty of inspiration from the flowers themselves.
That’s where this #ootd comes in play. Yesterday was the first day in a week I wasn’t going in to work at 3am or 5am (trust me I’ve had all the coffee the past two weeks) and I needed to have a meeting about some upcoming blog ideas and really wanted to get a real breakfast that wasn’t microwave oatmeal or store bought cut fruit. I wanted to actually put on real clothes. Looking through my closet, I had no plans to wear these together but after reviewing some pictures and the pretty coffee mug of flowers I came up with this.
I had gotten this skirt from a LuLaRoe pop-up and had planned to wear it with an oversized black or striped top and booties. Into the winter I was going to wear it with black sweaters, black tights and black booties. This top I had planned to wear with a black skirt similar in shape to this. But the color palette of the flowers changed my mind. And just like that, this is how this outfit was born.
I’m not big on color but I do have a fair bit of neutrals that fill my closet. I don’t care what anyone says but olive green and maroon are neutral colors. I pulled greens, two different shades in the top and bag, and this gorgeous maroon skirt together and instantly fell in love with it. Not my typical black or black and white go to, but I still love it.
Every day we pull inspiration from numerous things around us without even knowing it; sometimes we do know it. As an artistic person I am constantly taking pictures of things or sketching things down that I see to use for further use in artwork. But this week proved I also use it in the way I dress, which I wasn’t completely aware of. Inspiration is every where, not just on blogs, social media and Pinterest. You can find it in your backyard, in your floral arrangements, every where in your city.