Tuesday, February 1, 2011
strings of pearls
The photo today is of Roxanne's tunic top. Yes it is sleeveless so she can wear it like a shell, under jackets or sweaters. I've given up on the outfits that include jacket-y pieces. I really like the way they look, but I just get too HOT. Then, I want to take off the jacket, or push up the sleeves, and generally, then the outfit doesn't look as good. Roxanne, however, enjoys them. She also works at the university, and walks outside, and has an occasionally chilly office or lecture hall.
I do want to talk about the fabric for a moment. It is a black background with flowy stripes of beads. It is very organic feeling, and I think the wavey stripes add a lot of interest to it. The camera, on the other hand, didn't like them quite as well, as you can see. I think it would help if I set the camera on a tripod, but I don't have the patience yet.
Anyway, I think it manages to satisfy my idea of something that is formal and serious enough to wear to work while still incorporating an element of fun. I was very happy with how it came out. So, would a couple of long strings of white pearly beads work on this top, or would it be too much? Maybe something in turquoise...