peter pan collars are so much fun, aren’t they? they’re equal parts gamine and whimsy, created a piece with a lot of attitude. when i saw this particular blouse i was inspired and excited by its possibilities it has. let’s be real, gray is gray (i.e. impossible to mess up) and the collar is BEJEWELED for goodness sake–how adorable is that? as a blouse/t-shirt hybrid it exudes an effortless yet styled vibe that can do nearly everything. pairing it with classic denim bottoms would be cool, clearly, but it’s kind of feisty when matched with neon leather and it’s insanely quirky when layered over a a striped jumper. i’d lean toward keeping the accessories neutral but really you could just shoot for the moon here. you could stack resin bangles, strut a pair of antique clip-ons, or grab a suede bag if you please! the only look that i would shy away from with this blouse is anything that’s too cutesy. this includes, but is not limited to, scalloped skirts, anything too tight, black cropped pants, etc… this may seem a little extreme or unnecessary but by now you know that i’m a fan of mixing looks and perhaps doing things a little differently.
have you ever had a piece of clothing that makes you feel… dandy? this dress, with it’s elegant eyelet, is flirty and ’60s inspired but very current. this is the way i’m inclined to style such a piece but i’m certainly looking forward to all of the fun things we can do! this is what i wore to my graduation rehearsal meeting where i got to listen to a lot of
garbage fun things that will help me prepare for tomorrow’s ceremony. see you from the other side!
dress + bag} madewell; flats} j.crew; bracelet} hermes.
now here is my favorite audrey film and understandably so! this film has everything– a plot that i’m a sucker for and simply stunning ensembles, like jo’s famous all black look. and the dancing! how could i forget the dancing! okay i need to leave now so i can go put on funny face…
Edens, R. and Donen, S. (1957). Funny Face. USA: Paramount Pictures.
when i was born in ’91 it was mother’s day and delta burke was the host of snl. quite a few years later here we are celebrating on the same special day but kristen wiig is hosting and we’re eating dinner at julian’s rather than at women and infants. it was special all around and i feel so lucky for all of the love in my life!
i came home this weekend as sunday is both mother’s day and my 22nd birthday. it’s hard for me to believe the i turned 21 a whole year ago. i was so excited about this despite not knowing what the last 12 months would entail. well, it was fantastic and everything that i could have hoped for. though i never feel quite different when i wake up each may 12th there’s something new and fresh about a birthday. tomorrow i’m celebrating with my family at julian’s and am really hoping for a little bit of relaxation… and perhaps some strong coffee. see you on the other side!
dress} joe fresh; jacket + flats} j.crew; bag} db vintage; watch} nixon; glasses} ray bans