Sunday, August 30, 2015

Artfully Dressing for the Occasion

I'm the type of person who will thematically link what I am wearing to what I am doing. If you are a frequent reader, you probably already knew that. It's just so much fun to challenge myself to find something that has a connection to where I am going or what I am doing. Some things are easy. For example, if I am by the ocean, a nautical themed print or something with marine life will fit the bill. Others are a bit more of a stretch. For instance, a few weeks ago I went wine tasting and I donned a skirt with leaves that resembled grape leaves.

Dressing to go to a museum is easy with all the painterly prints offered by designers over the last few seasons. I certainly have my fair share of prints that match this description hanging in my closest, but on today's trip to the museum, I went even more literal. What could be more perfect for going to a museum than a bag that is constructed to look like an artist's palette?

The above bag is by Moschino, which I purchased from ebay about five years ago. I am not quite sure when it was made, but my guess is that it was produced during the 80s or early 90s when Moschino was designing all sorts of quirky bags in the shape of everything from houses to milk cartons to footballs. (If you know anything about it, please let me know.) It amazes me that despite the age of this bag, it came with its original Moschino paintbrush, which you can see if you look at the pictures closely. It's actually a real paintbrush, but I don't think I would ever dare paint with it!

Although my bag may be from decades past, Moschino has continued their tradition of creating fun, quirky bags, shoes and accessories that always have an unexpected, playful twist. They also are big on using lots of color, which is something I adore as well.  Below you will find a handful of my favorite Moschino items for the current season.

 1. Ballet Flats, 2. Motorcycle Bag, 3. Polka Dot Bag,
4. Skateboard iPhone Case , 5. Clutch, 6. Spray Can iPhone Case,
7. Polka Dot Flats, 8. Cross Body Bag, 9. Sandals

Blouse: Forever 21 similar here
Skirt: Gap Eyelet Midi here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Simple" pumps more red pump options here
Bag: Moschino (Vintage)
Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque" round sunglasses


  1. I love your outfit. That skirt looks so ladylike and classy. Also love that bag, so cute and fun.

    Diary of Elegance

  2. Oh that bag is wonderful right down to the brush! It adds such the right amount of quirky detail to a fabulously elegant outfit. Really artfully dressing.

  3. I love your style as you know. The top and skirt are great but the purse and necklace are true art pieces. Welcome and link with me today, please. Thanks, Katie. =)

  4. Such a cute look! What an adorable bag, too. Great gfind!

  5. Red pumps are perfect with this outfit! I also love your necklace- what a beautiful piece. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  6. That bag is adorable and such a fun accessory for this classic outfit!

    Doused In Pink

  7. your handbag is such fun and great link to the museum. Your top goes so well with your skirt to, great pairing! Thanks so much for linking up today with THT whcih I'm co-hosting. Please can I remind you to follow our social media links, we would really appreciate it. Thanks so much.

  8. Great look!!! Such a fun purse.
    Fridays Fashions link up

  9. Your accessories are so cool! I want that bag - so fun and unique, as well as the necklace which has an artsy feel!

  10. Love the quirky accessories you picked to go with this look! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie

  11. I really love your outfit! It's so cute! I love that top and skirt. Your outfit is so classic and I just can't get enough of it!


  12. Every detail in this outfit is spot on! That bag is amazingly awesome.

  13. I love quirky bags and your Moschino is just fab! Lovely outfit :-)

    Emma xxx com

  14. That is so cool, I actually didn't know that you dressed for the occasion. You are the Ms. Frizzle of the fashion a good way as I loved her themes too.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me" link up.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  15. We were on the same wavelegth with red black and white and so aprapo with the super cute clutch for the museum!
    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  16. Awesome look with fun cool bag!


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