Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blatant Pattern Mixing, Here We Go!

The following outfit consists of vertical stripes, plaid, and houndstooth. I'm of the opinion that it's alright to mix patterns, as long as you keep things in the same color range.

See? It can be done. This isn't ATROCIOUS, now is it?

This next example involves horizontal stripes and plaid. The stripes, however, are mostly hidden under a sweater. Otherwise, I think, this combination may have been a little overwhelming.

I'd like to apologize to all for my lack of modeling skill. Don't worry, I'm not auditioning for ANTM anytime soon.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ahh, the good old days...

I was browsing through some of my friends' old facebook pictures, and I found this one, taken at a cast party during my freshmen year.

Say what you will about this outfit, I'm proud of it. Freshmen year, when most people are trying their hardest to look like everyone else, here I was with my silly hodge podges of layer, color and fabric. And yes, the eyeshadow matching the leggings may be a bit much, but one learns from experience, right? And while these days my outfits have gone in a more "sweater-vest and glasses clad nerd girl" direction (I'm trying to avoid the use of "geek chic" here because it upsets my dear friend Camille), I think I'm still evoking that "don't put ME in the corner" attitude.

Speaking of sweater vests and glasses, I've been meaning to post some pictures of what I've been wearing lately, so here goes.

Silly me! My stripey sweater makes me blend right in with those colorful calandars on the wall behind me. I really liked this outfit because

a) It was comfy and warm


b) The day that i wore ended up being one of the best days I've had this school year, and I'm having a fun year, so that says something.

This "dress" I'm wearing is actually a rather long knit skirt I inherited from my Great Grandmother. Pulling it up and belting it created a nice, swingy effect. Plus, because the fabric was so thick, it was nice and warm. It was an all-around fun wear.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Smart Girl

The movie Smart People (2008) was not my favorite. This may have been due to the lack of a likeable character, or the fact that it was labled a comedy, yet only one line in the entire movie made me laugh (what's it like being stupid?) Or it could have been the creepy sex between Sarah Jessica Parker and Dennis Quaid.

However, I didn't regret watching this movie for two reasons:

1. The pleasant acoustic guitar soundtrack throughout and

2. Ellen Page's adorable wardrobe.

Page plays Vanessa, a neurotic, overbearing, friendless high school senior, whose time is spent campaingning for her "young republicans" group and studying for the SAT. The usually modest Vanessa's outfits consist typically of long skirts, turtlenecks and sweaters, appropriate for the movie's cold weather setting, and for her conservative nature. I know this description is probably conjuring up images of old librarians in your mind, but Page does it right. Observe:

I'm going to attempt to emulate her look throughout the winter. I've just inherited a HECKLOAD of really excellent vintage sweaters from my great grandmother, so i have a lot of tools to work with. I'll be posting pictures of my attemps.