One of the many things that I appreciate about SIA challenges is that they give me the opportunity to try on different clothes in my closet that I normally don’t wear. That’s practically anything that’s not colored black as that is what I wear about 95% of the time.
But before adopting the whole “all black” motif, I remembered how nice some of the color combos that I would come up with that would look good on me. Nothing “clownish” or clashing of course, but like my last SIA look, with the light blue and khaki colors that I wore. I remember liking such combos like that.
This is another favorite of mine from the past. It also works great now for the current SIA challenge, hosted by Salazar over on 14 Shades of Grey. This time around, she chose the Japanese dish, Nabeshima Ware. This delectable dish depicts (try saying that three times fast!) cherry blossom-like flowers and leafy green graphics, which Salazar says are appropriate for spring. I agree. Our spring started late over here, so a few weeks back, our streets were flooded with cherry blossom pedals from the trees. They are long gone now, but cute baby leaves have replaced them and are now forming. And in a few weeks will be in full bloom. Will we have an actual spring season this year? Only time will tell!
Anyway, this is what I have chosen for this challenge.
My green shirt (which has folds in it, sorry about that) goes well with the green leaves seen on the dish. And the crisscross pattern on the dish inspired me to break out my black and white sweater-jacket (which is too small for me); the plaid patterns of it matching fairly well with the pattern on the dish.
While I am happy that I was able to squeeze in time to snap a photo for this challenge, this one took several shots before I was more or less satisfied with the results, which I’m not 100%, but is good enough, given my limited time these days. Not quite sure why I was making that particular facial expression either, but oh well. At least I’m not frowning. 😉
Be sure to check out Salazar’s blog this Wednesday, May 9th, for the full round-up and see how everyone else was inspired by this piece! There’s still time to participate!