- Grey dress – thrifted
- Blue cardigan – Target
- Blue, cream and tan belt – thrifted
- Blue and cream silk scarf – thrifted
- Blue and white silk scarf – thrifted
- Blue ballet flats – Old Navy
- Turquoise “coral” earrings – World Market
Using literary sources for style inspiration is something I’ve done on the blog before (check out my hypothetical outfits a la Pippi Longstocking, Anne Shirley, Elizabeth Bennet and Charles Darwin) but when E. of academichic issued the invitation to be inspired by a book’s cover I jumped at the chance. Any excuse to be nerdy, eh?
The sources of my textual inspiration?
- Ancient Denvers: Scenes from the Past 300 Million Years of the Colorado Front Range, Kirk Johnson
- No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod
One book is for work, the other for pleasure, but both are captivating my imagination. And what perfect pieces for inspiration: the soft blues, greys and creams of the oceans on each cover are calm and cool and make an appropriate palate for the rainy days we’ve been having. If only I had some pteranodon jewelry…
I colored myself in grey and blue, added turqouise earrings that look like coral, and draped on silk scarves whose patterns and material move like water. Then I found some actual water and alternated between imagining I was a) standing on the rocky beaches of Cape Breton, NS overlooking the Atlantic and b) atop slowly respiring mounds of stromatolites rising out of the shallow sea of the Denver Basin.
I also realized that, back in November, I dressed like one of my old Entomology text books.
See the resemblance (in more ways than one…)?