Today's setting reflects our morning's activities, namely going to another school to watch our son's "away" volleyball tournament; if you're curious the title gives the outcome, btw...
So I commandeered my husband briefly into service as a photographer, wonderful right? saving that little bit of hassle and extra time that a DIY photoshoot takes... you'd think, but my husband thought I was crazy, wanting a photograph beside some lockers when there were some truly lovely gardens just barely metres away, but I'm like, "no these are perfect!" Not to mention private, my primary concern in photo-taking... He could only see a set of grunge-y old un-beautiful lockers. But, variety (in backgrounds) is the spice of life, no?
Also he was pretty incredulous that I specifically walked over to a little bit of abandoned schoolyard rubbish for a shot of my shoesies, but I reckon it wouldn't say "boys' school" without a bit of crud about somewhere. Neat, and teenage boys... two mutually exclusive concepts.
This is a top that I've shown here before, but forgot to put up any detail close-ups, so I've included some below for those interested in such things. It is made out of crushed shot silk with a brilliant orange weft on a brilliant turquoise warp, giving it this wonderfully pearlescent greyish pink hue. And the silver grey skirt, essentially from one piece of fabric, with just a few extras such as waistbands and button bands, making it one of the simplest pieces in my wardrobe. By simplest, I mean in the uncluttered minimalist sense. But it was pretty simple to make too.
I'm also wearing a necklace with a pendant that I made during a beading fad a few years back. It's like a little "spray" or "bouquet" of beads on little individual twists of wire all then bound together at the back, strung on some kitchen string. Perhaps I should get a nice leather cord for it, hey...
Top; Burda 7834, shot silk, my review of this pattern here
Skirt; skirt "d" from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like by Natsuno Hiraiwa, silver grey crepe, to see this skirt styled in 6 different ways go here.
Sandals; Vincenza, from Soletta shoes
Necklace and pendant; made by me
Nail varnish; Bright Light, BYS