Posts Tagged: fashion

Audrey Hepburn

I have nothing against Audrey Hepburn. I’m pretty sure I like her. She was a good actress, she was very pretty, and she did a lot of charity work. But I do find it upsetting that I’m supposed to idolize the look of a woman who could fit into her husband’s coat.

I can’t even fit into some of H’s clothes when he’s not wearing them, let alone when he’s in them. Once I accidentally put on his jeans (they got mixed in with my laundry, I wasn’t paying attention, don’t judge me) and while they technically fit, they mostly just looked like mom jeans.

This Isn’t a Style Blog: Leopard Print Coats

I’m pretty aware of which fashion trends I can pull off and which I can’t. That being said, I’m certainly not immune to lusting after things I’m 99% sure would look terrible on me. Right now, for reasons I can’t explain, I’m fixated on a leopard print coat. Actually, I can explain the reasons. They’re called these pictures.

It’s like an automatic way to be the baddest bitch in the room. My boyfriend, for the record, would hate this look, but show me a straight man who likes leopard print and you’ll be showing me a mirage because they don’t exist.

Modcloth is selling a nice looking, reasonably affordable leopard coat that, who knows, I might cough up the shekels to buy after the holidays. With my black feather hat, I think I might be edging into “weird old lady” territory.

Let’s Look at Pretty Clothes

By now, you’ve all seen The Muppets, right? If not, get off of your computer, leave your apartment/house, and get to a movie theatre. It’s funny, the songs are great, and Amy Adams is really sweet. In a lot of ways, she reminded me of Bernadette Peters in The Jerk. She was able to be cute and funny and a little naive without coming off as just dumb or ditzy. Amy Adams: what can’t she do? Also, SPOILER ALERT, she wears some amazing clothes. I’m pretty sure the first outfit she wore in the film took my breath away. What I would do for that yellow skirt!

You can see more of her clothes here.

Thrift Store Find: Crazy Print Dress

One of the best things about learning to sew is that you’ll be able to alter your own garments. You’d be amazed how much your world will open up once you learn to hem or take things in a little. Like this dress, for instance. When I pulled it off the rack at Goodwill, it was floor length and a few sizes too big. For about five dollars and an hour of my time spent shortening it to right-above-knee-length and taking in the bodice a bit, I have a totally wearable dress that I feel like I could find at some hipster store for $50.

Okay, maybe you think the print is a little crazy. But that’s the beauty of thrift store shopping; if I decide I think something is monstrous, I’m only out a few dollars and I can always donate it back or cut it up to use as scraps for another project. I liked the way this dress turned out, though, and guess what? So did a sales clerk at J. Crew! “Your outfit’s really cute,” she told me, leaning over the table of $45 dollar scarves I was looking at with no intention of purchasing.
“It’s from a thrift store. SUCK IT, J.CREW!” I yelled before ripping a scarf in half and running out of the store. Just kidding. I said thanks.