I am on a bit of a fashion kick. These January clearance sales have me doing a two-step. I’ve also recently happened upon some very cool DIY fashion blogs that are charming and packed full of ideas. A few I recommend checking out:
- What I Wore
- I Want To Be Her (Not exactly homegrown. It’s run and designed by Andrea Linnet, formerly the Creative Director of Lucky Magazine and co-author of two of my favorite fashion books AND Anne Johnston Albert, fashion designer of the Martin clothing line and artist for the blog) My entire life, I have been comforted and inspired by fashion renderings. My Mom was a fashion design major at the school of the Art Institute in Pittsburgh. She had this huge portfolio of drawings with exaggerated lines, big lashy eyes, and beautiful colors. This site evokes that for me. Meanwhile Lucky Magazine (which used to be my fave) had a big staff shimmy shake and booted their Editor-in-Chief, Kim France (another co-author of the Lucky Guides.) Andrea Linnet followed. I picked up my first non-France/Linnet Lucky and I did not like what I saw. Very few mid-priced pieces. Almost no low. No delightful Anne Johnston Albert sketches. No more Lucky for me. However, my heart skipped a beat when I discovered I Want to Be Her.
The thing I love about these blogs is that they transcend any current trends. They are creative, bold, and unabashedly wearing what they like.
As I said, I’ve been doing a bit of shopping…ahem. A bit.
I have very lately been inspired by
I mean look at Roy Scheider! He’s chic! That watch! The nicely fitted sweater. The chambray! The sweatshirts! You can’t see it in the pic, but I happen to know they are wearing white sneaks. (You could say I’ve seen the film a few times.) I love the idea of menswear, not so much in the wingtips and fedora vein, but in the sweatshirts and sneaks vein.
What is more all-American than a white tshirt, floppy hair, and a day at the beach?
It seems dorky at first, but check out the watch and the ring. It’s kinda sexy. Plus I love a raglan sleeve gray sweatshirt.
I had a hard time finding pics that really showed off the character of Ellen Brody and her smooth style. She’s got great hair tied up with scarves and bandannas, cool gold hoops, and long swingy sweaters. For a weeknight at home, this is chic little impromptu dinner party.
Another comfy but sexy Ellen B. getup. And my favorite line of the movie, “Wanna get drunk and fool around?”
So, in honor of one of my favorite movies of all time, and in the spirit of the eventual summer that will find us again, my Polyvore creation, Jaws:
$198 – revolveclothing.com
Distressed jeans »
$34 – nordstrom.com
Lauren by ralph lauren jewelry »
$27 – amazon.com
Wide brim hats »