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Jemima Kirke is My 70s Style Crush

13 May

My personal style is very ADD.  Sometimes I wake up and feel like dressing like the prim and proper girls from the 50’s.  Those are the days that I may have a little extra time in the morning.  That look takes me a while.  I need to set my hair in hot rollers. Do the scotch tape trick for cat eyes.  I really don’t know how they did it back then on a daily basis.  I stumbled onto this on tumblr and it seems this girl has the look down packed. It’s too cute! It also happens to be the look my friend Jeniretro has masterfully perfected. Seriously, if you’re in N.Y. check her out!

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As for me, I swoon when I see a polyester jumpsuit, I get excited at the sight of a fringe jacket. I love the 70’s with their clogs and dresses that flow in the wind. I bought tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in October and I told my boyfriend I was going in a long skirt and a shawl (Stevie Nicks Style). He said “I don’t think people are going to show up that way, you’re going to look like you’re in costume.” Well, I really don’t care, I’m going to twirl away in my shawl.

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That brings me to Jemima Kirke who plays Jessa in HBO GIRLS. It seems her personal style closely resembles her characters style.  As much as I love dressing from different eras, if you don’t do it right you may end up looking like an extra in a movie, the hell with it, dress however you want.  Jemima Kirk looks like she found the perfect balance.

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Your style is your own. Own it! Be authentic and be yourself.  Don’t dress, act or do things because you think “What will other people think?” The world wants you, not an imitation of someone else.  Whats your personal style?

XOXO,

Michelle

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes. These are a few of my favorite things!

21 Jan

Im thrilled that the 50’s are back this SPRING 2012!

I just picked up the new February Elle Magazine with Reese Witherspoon gracing the cover and I just want to be transported to the 1950’s put on a frilly dress and bake a pie.  It looks like this Spring Im going to be in heaven (fashion speaking).

For instance, check out this Moschino Cheap and Chic Dress $495

MOSCHINO CHEAP AND CHIC for SPRING 2012

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2012

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2012

Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2012

These box bags are from 2010 but I think they work with 50’s style.

Here are some pics just for inspiration!

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If  you aren’t comfortable dressing 50’s from head to toe, you can just add big sunglasses, retro red lipstick (wet 7 wild has great colors for $1.99) cat eyes, boxed bags and of course a Lila Juliet headband.

I’ll leave you now with a picture of one my favorite style icon.

Elizabeth Taylor

Have fun being creative with your wardrobe, make up and hair.

Have  a Sweet day!

Michelle

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