WIW: Ink out!

I got my ink out! (see what I did there?) And the weather's getting better so I'm cautiously transitioning into spring. 

I'm really enjoying my new perma-accessory. It feels just right and it makes a nice counterpoint to my watch, another piece of huge personal importance. Thanks again to everyone who commented in the original thread. It meant a great deal. 

#1 - Margiela x H&M skirt with a tunic of unknown provenance over a turtleneck wool-mix tee. I wish I could credit Angie for the inspiration, but this has been a transitional FFB for over a year now. And it's more navy than ink, but you get the idea.

The sunnies are optical quality LA Eyewear. I keep thinking I should get prescription lenses fitted. Also wearing the original snowflake, although you can't see it in the pictures. 

#2-4 Drykorn blazer, Comme(?) culottes, marble dyed cashmere tee and vintage Docs. I like the avant-garde/classic vibe of this look. And a good close-up of the ink. 

I'm sitting on a few end-of-winter looks, so I might do a couple more cold weather WIW's over the next few days before spring really kicks in. In the meantime, your constructive feedback is appreciated as always. Thanks for looking!

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22 Comments

  • Dimity replied 2 years ago

    Love this. You've honed your style beautifully.

  • Rubygirl replied 2 years ago

    Perfect!

  • Tania replied 2 years ago

    You look great.  The tattoo really sings.  What a beautiful reminder of your friend.

  • Roxanna replied 2 years ago

    I always love your looks, approprio. You have such a knack for looking wholly original, avant gard and yet polished at the same time. Love the Comme culottes with the docs - very you.

  • chouette22 replied 2 years ago

    I love all of your WIWs, so inspirational! 

    Your snowflake is perfect (bigger than I anticipated it would be) - did it turn out exactly the way you envisioned it? How does it feel having it?
    I had a tattoo artist who took two of my college classes recently (he is in his 40s). At the end, he offered to do a tattoo of my choice for free for me (he really enjoyed my classes). It was understood, of course, that it would be something on the smaller scale. I thought and thought and started collecting potential designs in a folder, but in the end I had to tell him no. The idea attracted me a lot but I just couldn't come up with something really significant and meaningful, and thus it felt forced. In your case however, it's so relevant.

  • AM replied 2 years ago

    Great looks. I always enjoy looking at your very interesting silhouettes and high impact pieces. The ink with the ink -- and your overall groove, is wonderful. You look great in ink. The tat is a work of art. I love its simplicity and size. It's just perfect.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Wow, what a fun style you have!

  • Sarah Kay replied 2 years ago

    Love that marble dyed tee! Such great looks. And the tattoo is perfect!

  • jackiec replied 2 years ago

    Ah-MAZ-ing ink out! I love it. Perfect look for you. All looks are good. I'll have to go back to read about the tattoo. It looks fantastic. What an accessory :)

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    Killer stuunning beautiful all round. I like seeing your waistline. 

  • replied 2 years ago

    Did you dye the cashmere tee yourself? Love the marbling.

  • Classically Casual replied 2 years ago

    YLF! Your new ink looks perfect to my eyes. I've really enjoyed reading all the back story too...wanted to mention that as I didn't comment on your blog or earlier posts. You are so talented, thanks for sharing your style with us here.

  • Diane G replied 2 years ago

    Love that skirt in #1. The seamstress in me is fascinated as to how it's cut. Nice to see your new ink with your ink outfit :) In #2 I really like the drape of the culottes and the marbling is a great print on your tee. Nice silhouettes. I like how you change things up silhouette-wise. It's something I aspire to do more of

  • Ruth M replied 2 years ago

    Sorry, I can't manage constructive criticism here. Can I just gush? I love your style. I love all your looks. #1 is amazing.

    On a serious note, approprio, I was really touched by your earlier thread and am so sorry for your loss. Your tattoo is a beautiful tribute to your friend. x

  • approprio replied 2 years ago

    Sorry I'm a bit late pitching back in here, it's been a busy afternoon. Thanks so much everybody!

    chouette22: thanks! I really enjoyed the WIW's you posted a couple of weeks ago. More please!

    How do I feel about the tattoo? Well, apart from a moment of OMG panic yesterday, pretty great! I like the fact that it now has a subtle calligraphic quality that my original computer graphic didn't have, on account of being transcribed by hand. I'm fascinated by the way it morphs when I bend and twist my arm. And of course it has some real emotional resonance. I feel sure my girl would approve. 

    AM: I really appreciated your messages on the other thread. Thank you so much. :)

    Ceit: we've never met before, but welcome back. That's a kicking pair of boots. 

    Angie: I'm going to take that comment about the waistline on board. But don't be surprised if I surrender it on days when I just can't be bothered ;)

    gauche: no I didn't! I'd love to learn how to dye wool, but so far I've only ever dyed cotton in the washing machine. :P

    Diane G: it's actually just a bias cut A-line with the hem sewn into the waistband and a lining underneath. Pictures here. (I think I'm too RATE to notice the wrinkling problems she reports.) It'd be a piece of cake to knock off the shape, but the devil is in the bound seam and hem detail.

    Cheers again everyone! 

  • merwoman replied 2 years ago

    Gorgeous - especially love #1 - the lines , movement and you are beautiful. Great how the eye is drawn on an angle from your lovely tattoo to your watch mimicking the lines in your outfit.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    I see what you did there! I love how your tattoo sort of echos the t-shirt in the close up. Paying attention to how you take one irregular piece in each outfit and combine it with more classic shapes. Both are fantastic outfits!

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    That last top is so great.

  • Diana replied 2 years ago

    Fab x 3! I love your ink-out, and it sets off your snowflake so nicely. And you wear culottes so well!

  • Astrid replied 2 years ago

    I hadn't realised you were wearing your culottes in the second outfit - love that one head to toe. The first one is great too. I see you're wearing the hipster glasses I gave a pass.... ;) They look natural on you.

  • Diane G replied 2 years ago

    Thanks for the link to the skirt. I could theoretically do a 'knock of' :)

  • approprio replied 2 years ago

    thanks again everyone!

    heh yeah Astrid, I noticed that resemblance too! I almost suggested tinted lenses in those so we could be spec twins. :P  

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