Since I did a color-based theme on yesterday's painting, I wanted to avoid just doing a color copy of "Woman with a Book", and instead jumped on the rich mix of textures that the woman is wearing - lace, a solid, smooth skirt, and eyelet (or print) sleeves, all in tonal variations.

My first thought was to wear leather and lace - but it's a stark contrast (white lace, black leather), so I went with the more subtle cables and houndstooth, in tonal variations. I liked it (#1), and I think I'll wear it soon.

But today is St. Patrick's day, and it seemed foolish to not wear green - especially when it's so prevalent in the painting, so I went back to colors. I tried to mix the colors in with mixed textures. I wasn't a big fan of any of those (#2 is representative), so settled on the blue-teal-green color mix in the painting (my hair provides the oranges).

I found one summery mix that I think will get wear this summer (#3), but settled on a deeper toned mix for today (#4), because I would have had to iron the top in #3.

I haven't figured out the shoes thing yet - these are espadrilles in honor of today's blog post

The question is: I'm going out with a girl friend this evening - to something for St. Patricks at her church. Should I actually wear #4? (Probably with black shoes?)

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