Woo-hoo, it’s SIA time again! This week’s inspiration is a stunning watercolor illustration by 3-time Caldecott Award winner David Wiesner.
And I was inspired right away! Usually, I have to sit with the inspiration art for awhile — as I like to do when visiting museums, as well, just sit with the paintings and soak up the vibes — but this one spoke to me immediately. I think the Wiesner’s stunning colors helped speed up the inspiration.
coral salmon-colored pleated skirt was a no-brainer, and I paired it with a new striped top I scored at Old Navy with a gift-card last week. (And the top was on clearance, woo-hoo!)
Details: Pleated skirt: Florence Adams c/o giveaway / Striped tank: Old Navy, gift-carded last week / Denim jacket: Kohl’s, old / Flats: Payless, new and on sale / Trench: Marks & Spencer, Abu Dhabi, 2008 / Pearl cluster earrings: Old Navy, gift-carded in winter
I also added in extra details to play off the inspiration fish in the illustration. I went to my go-to rope braid hairstyle as it reminded me of gills, and my pearl cluster earrings represent fish eggs for this inspiration look. Tee hee!
And could I resist twirling in my pleated skirt? OF COURSE NOT!
- SIA: Soft and sweet (librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com)
- Coral pleats (librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com)
- Make Do and Mend…..rescuing a permanent pleat skirt that lost it’s pleats (princesspincurls.com)
- Navy + coral pleats (librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com)