Travel Fever

In my high school art class we had an assignment to make a trompe l'oeil message board; we could use a variety of mediums, pencil, markers, even transferring photographic images, but the final product had to be completely flat. I was working on it one afternoon in my room and my dad walked by and said it looked nice but didn't see why it was an art project, it just looked like a bunch of random things pinned to a poster board. He was surprised and I was pleased that the effect was working when I had him look closer and realize it was an optical illusion. It might be due to that assignment, but I still really like tromp l'oeil things--false vaulting on flat ceilings in old cathedrals, paintings escaping from their frames, and now Jump From Paper's line of bags that resemble cartoons. The bags are actually a strange mix of tromp l'oeil and comic properties; they look three-dimensional and wider than their physical width, but they also resemble flat, unreal objects. They're fun and graphic and a little outside of my usual style, but I couldn't resist the Travel Fever bag since a retro suitcase with country stickers is what I'd love to travel with.
P.S. I wore a nearly identical outfit last year in the same spot…funny how some things change and others remain the same.

Outfit details:
thrifted hat (similar)
Zara coat
J Crew shirt (old, similar)
pleated skirt (similar)
Seychelles wedges



  1. Those bags are so crazy because it's impossible for me to discern the real dimensions of any of the bags by sight when I look at them online. I think this one adds a great, playful touch to your outfit. - Leah,

  2. To this day, I still cannot believe that their bags are real! They look seriously like they were edited INTO the photos (not accusing you of anything, though). Man, so deceiving!

  3. Awww.. sooo cute. :)
    You look like a adorable character popped out of a Japanese cartoon.
    And that funky bag is definitely wanted here!!

    Sienna xx

  4. I love it so much that you even add a little art into your outfitposts:)

  5. Those bags are the absolute best. I love the tights + socks combination!

  6. That outfit is adorable, as are those bags! Too cute!

  7. Love that bag! I also have a weakness for trompe l'oeil things...I made a couple of trompe l'oeil bow tie brooches in my shop that are actually flat but have stitching to look 3D, also obviously are not real bow ties. I like when the scale is off on things too. :)

  8. Wow, crazy how much that bag really does look like a cartoon. Very cool. And I absolutely love your outfit. So classic.

  9. Aww, that bag is so playful and fun, I just love it!

  10. that coat is stunning!



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