Week 10 :: pink, cobalt and Ynez Johnston

The good news is I’m actually happy today.

Okay, maybe “happy” is too strong of a word.  Let’s just say that I’m not subject to my usual Friday doldrums. And you wanna know why?

The secret, my friends, is cheese balls and ginger ale.

That’s right.  Junk food.  And I’m allowing myself this excess – can we say ginormous bucket of goodness from Target and a 12-pack? – because sometimes, we women just gotta have the goods.  If you know what I mean.

And to accompany this decadence, I’m closing out Works of Art week in a blaze of color glory.

Abstract by Ynez Johnston

Abstract by Ynez Johnston

This painting was one of the Kim originals that she’d submitted last week, and it has preyed on my mind since then.  I love modern abstract art – my house is filled with prints of Klees and Kandinskys and Klimts – but the colors of this piece stymied me initially.  Specifically all that pink.  (We’ve already established my dearth of green in my closet, but I realized this dearth is paralleled by a paucity of pink as well.)

Thank goodness for spring break and thrifting.  I’d not gone through my entire haul yet because I’d thrown the whole kit and kaboodle into the delicates hamper for washing, but when I finally decided to stop procrastinating and just do the wash already, guess what falls into my lap like manna from heaven?

WoA Friday

It’s pink!  It’s abstract!  It’s even got some blues and oranges!  And I’d purchased it for a measly $4 even before Kim had sent me her links.  The fashion gods were surely smiling on me.

You know wanna know what else is fortuitous?  A Tilly’s sale that enabled me to scratch my lace-up combat boot itch without breaking the bank.  They came in the mail two days ago and I thought it’d be a while before I could wear it.  But, hey!  Fashion gods, remember?

And that scarf?  With the purple?  A half-forgotten eBay purchase that fell out of my scarf bin when I was looking for a miner’s hat for ichiban son’s Gold Rush Day yesterday?  Yeah.  I have no words.  All feels.

WoA Friday

A huge, monstrous, gigantic, tremendous, insert another adjective for “big” here thank you to Kim once again for being the instigator/initiator of this week’s theme.  This is by far my favorite week because it truly stretched both my critical thinking and my closet.

I hope you all enjoyed it as well.  Happy weekend, my friends!  Make good choices!

WoA Friday

WoA Friday

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Liz Claiborne @ Community Thrift
Jeans – Almost Famous @ Tilly’s
Boots – Tilly’s
Scarf – eBay
Earrings – gift from student

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8 thoughts on “Week 10 :: pink, cobalt and Ynez Johnston

  1. Oh nooooo….the week is over?!? It was my pleasure to see all the fabulous ways you interpreted every piece of art work! It was so satisfying to see my idea in your accomplishments! Plus just FUN! So thank you back! 🙂 I am glad you are having a happy day. Now I am wondering do you think you will ever wear any of these outfit combinations again? Which one most closely fits your style? Hurrah for the refreshing, renewing weekend. Enjoy your as well!

    • I would wear everything again with perhaps Thursday’s as the exception only because that olive top might be a smidge too small so has a tendency to gape when I move a certain way. Otherwise, all the outfits are keepers in my book and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to exercise my creativity in such a fun and challenging way. Got any more ideas up your sleeve?

      • Well this just came to me. Do you know about Garanimals?http://garanimals.com/about.php It is a kids line of clothes that are made to mix and match within each different line. So you choose 5 different tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories label them. For example top1, top 2, etc. Have that all done before. Then randomly pull a number ( out of a hat perhaps) and Monday it is top1, bottom 5, shoe4 and accessories 1. So those are done for the week. Then Tuesday pull again. Tuesday you get top 3, bottom3, shoe2 and accessories 5. You would have to think a bit about the feasibility of every set interacting then just pick and wear. When I say label the clothes you wouldn’t have to actually put a tag on them but have a predetermined list of what each seperate it is. What do you think? It might be interesting because you might find combinations you hadn’t even thought about.

        • This does sound interesting but it feels a lot like what I’m planning to do for my Yale trip; that is, choosing pieces that go well with each other so they can be easily mix and match-able, so I think I’ll save this challenge for the summer. What you emailed me, however, is intriguing. ;p

    • And I think they’re still available online depending on your size. I’ll add the link in the info section but unfortunately they’re not on sale anymore. Still a great deal though. 🙂

  2. Love your outfit, and the cute pic with Aly! Don’t overthink your happiness! Just let it wash over you. By the way, Elena brought you a special fruit empanada to look forward to upon your return. Have a wonderful day : D

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