Or in rainbow stripes.
Or plum and white with lime green accents. No, really, this is waaaaayyy too cutesy for me, but I like it for someone else who crafts/scrapbooks/wraps precious baby shower gifts in their own special room.
Because I am a casual, unprofessional, slightly lazy and not so great blogger, I don't have the links for these images anymore. Apologies.
That's all for now. Stripe on!
Here is another young, skinny, stylish gal's blog: Where Did U Get That.
Karen is a London transplant living in--where else?--New York. I would wear clothes like those in the above pic in a heartbeat...I love the long, skinny, SEQUINED skirt, the high heels, and all the slightly kooky layers. Love it!
I own these Frye boots...I have not worn them with this kind of outfit. I dig cut-off shorts, though, and gray tee shirts make me very, very happy. Don't think I would throw in the crochet-like granny cardi, but I understand the idea behind it (urban hippie?) and I think it works. Again, the layers make it.
Do you wear dresses with no bra? I can't do that. Shoes are awesome...curlers were part of being stupid and "having a laugh while food shopping." I wear stretchy pants, Converse, and sweaters while food shopping. Maybe time to shake things up?
I am loving so much about these blogs that help me think outside my fashion box. I feel a change coming on with the way I dress...my typical school-teacher duds are just that lately: DUDS! I need to find a way to inject some of the glamour, bohemian, layer-y, hippie vibe I like so much into my everyday wear.
The only thing I don't like about these blogs, where girls show their own fashions, is that they sometimes look so "pose-ish" that I feel kind of uncomfortable for them. Like they are trying too much to look like models, pouty, fashion-y...I dunno. Thoughts?
Check her out HERE.
P.S. I bought these:
I bought two striped tops at the Soft Core Porn Store, aka American Apparel, and am suddenly smitten with stripes. Look:
These first two are from Anthropologie. The scrunching on the first one is very cute, huh? I like the second one better, though, because I love a cute tee that covers up my not-cute upper arms.
From J.Crew. They have a seersucker bikini, too. I really love their bathing suits, especially the bikinis, but I just don't feel comfy wearing bikinis very often. The dress has really soft, horizontal stripes in it. See them?
Loooove this top from the Gap. So soft and slouchy!
And I couldn't resist this little stripey baby jumper. Soft and cuddly and lovable.
There are lots of good sites on the internets that show how "real" people dress. Quotation marks around "real" because they are often rich, model-beautiful, or French, and all of those qualities give one an advantage, I think. Then again, someone can be rich and have terrible taste. Just look at Brittney Spears, or Michael Jackson (RIP, but seriously, that guy was a mess mentally and fashionally [a new word, thank you very much]).
One thing that I like about these sites, though, is that I can look at these stylish people's outfits and take little bits of them for myself. On the cute gal above, I love the contrast of the two neutrals--the camel in the scarf and the gray in the jackets--and the fact that she layered a hoodie under the blazer. And her snazzy clutch is a cool contrast to the casualness of the rest of her clothes. So, I could do that, too.
Her haircut also makes me want to cut off my hair again.
More cool layers. I really want to wear black tights with some of my black platform shoes, but somehow this look doesn't translate to an elementary school playground. I can just see myself tottering around, trying to wrestle up illegal bouncy balls and mediate 8-year-old arguments in my 4 inchers.
Doesn't he look sharp? I wish guys would stop wearing such baggy clothes and wear more streamlined suits like this. I guess this would not work so well, though, on someone that had a few extra pounds here and there. You need to be fairly trim. Totally dig his 'stache!
Love the layers, love the little bits of color, love the camera bag as purse. Yes, I read somewhere that girls are using old camera cases as little purses. I would need to use a movie camera bag as my purse if I was going to follow this trend, but the little ones look cute! Anywho, the stripes are nice, too.
All of these images are from the Sartorialist, a very nice place to go and see what the everyday people in the world are wearing. The "everyday" people.
Another obsession/crush/jealousy at the moment? These two girls:
The first young, creative blond--with the duck--is Emerson, of the blog/website/awesomeness that is emersonmade. She and her cute husband, Ryan, make beautiful flower pins and other pretty little things that I want and that I wish I made, too. Very jealous of their beautiful home and their hens and ducks and their craftiness and cuteness.
The second young, fashionable blond is Emily from cupcakesandcashmere. Her website is really just about her cool everyday life, with a focus on her ridiculous wardrobe, one that I would freakin' kill for. She lives with her boyfriend who takes all her pictures and who must be supremely patient, and who is also cute.
I am feeling VERY old, single, stuck, and chubby. And perhaps a little bit PMS-y. Enjoy.
I love these images.
More teeny pics:
I lurrve that turquoise door and the black wall in the kitchen, and I have a goal to do those two things in my kitchen this summer. And that entry way...beautiful. I do have that L.L.Bean bag...and I could get a cutie dog, too!
I've posted this before, but I still love it. I want to do this outside my back door on my tiny "porch," but I know the neighbors would be appalled and would have even more ammunition against me. So I dream of doing it in my NEXT home...
I can't give credits for all the big pics...sorry. The teeny ones are from the now defunct Domino website...RIP Domino...I miss you. :(