31(squared) - Flamingo (SIA)

I had the best intentions for this post.  Really.  I saw the PSA for the latest Style Imitating Art challenge, and my mind was immediately awhirl with so many ideas for how to center a look around the amazing sculpture Jen picked.  I mean, look at this!

This is the Flamingo sculpture located in Federal Plaza in Chicago.  Seriously, what a great inspiration!  I really wanted to put together an outfit (still including some of my 31 pieces for the month) that spoke to the amazing color, named Calder red after the artist.  I wanted to play with the juxtaposition of the curves of the structure against the stark lines of the surrounding buildings.  I wanted to possibly pose on one leg like a flamingo, just because in my mind, my birthday (yes, it's today!) is the perfect excuse to do silly stuff like that.

Really, I just wanted to get dressed today.  But, unfortunately, I seem to have a mild tummy bug (yep, happy birthday to me), so getting dressed isn't really in the equation.  So, instead, here's what I would've worn today:

I went pretty literal, with a swirly, shiny red circle skirt paired with a classic turtleneck and some 'heavy' moto boots.  That, along with the serious hardware in that necklace, summed up the inspiration.

Oh, well, at least I have an outfit picked out for tomorrow.

Outfit Details:
Shirt: free via clothing swap
Skirt: DIY, thrifted fabric, $2 for materials
Boots: via Plato's Closet resale, $8
Necklace: via Plato's Closet resale, $3
Grand Total: $13

Be sure to stop by Jen's blog tomorrow to see how other lovely ladies style their outfits!  For a preview, check out Erin's post, with her amazing pants and home-field advantage!

If you'd like to know more about why I'm remixing 31 pieces from my closet and not shopping for the month of March, check out my introductory post to this 31(squared) series!  Please join me in this fundraising effort for Love146, and help shine a light in the darkness.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, no. I'm so sorry you're sick. But that outfit looks great and perfect for the inspiration! I can't wait to see it on you!


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