I live on Instagram. It's a great source of inspiration. I consider it the "quick and dirty" side of blogging. If it weren't for the fact that I sew and I have more than a few lines to say about a project, and I like to include links, I'd consider using my IG account full-time. And because I'm very visual, I rarely read blog posts unless I'm truly interested in what the person made or is wearing and I need to know the details. Or perhaps there's some sort of interesting story going. And I know plenty of others do the same. I can tell based on the questions that are asked in comments.
Today's inspiration is taken from New York Times Fashion. They're a great source for highlights of runway shows and fabulous street style, hence the above photo. By the way, that's blogger Talisa Sutton, who was heading to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney.
What instantly grabbed my attention about her look was her top. I made my similar top back in September and paired it with a black guipure lace skirt. I had always intended to wear it in a casual way. I'd been waiting for Spring weather, because with the full, flared sleeves, I didn't want to fight with coat sleeves. I'd almost forgotten about it until I saw that fabulous reminder in my feed a couple of days ago. Her top is by Australian designer Ellery.
And for the flared jeans, I pulled out my Jalie 2908 jeans. I made these jeans six years ago and they've held up remarkably well with washing and wearing. I'm even impressed. They've since undergone alterations. I'm a couple of sizes smaller than I was at the time. But since I put in so much work into the construction, and I was quite proud to say that I made a pair of jeans, I couldn't bare parting with them.
Do you use Instagram? Do you find inspiration for fashion and sewing there?