Monday, February 28
Wednesday, February 23
Tuesday, February 22
Mad Men has influenced the fashion world since it first hit our televisions in 2007, and a common question might be, "Are you a Betty, Joan or Peggy?" Most of us are probably a little bit like all three characters. I know I am. I chose Betty for my first Mad Men post because I'm a fan of her dainty, feminine style. She seems to prefer floral prints, and her color palette is usually cool pinks, camels, ice blues, pale yellows and whites. Her hair is always reminiscent of Grace Kelly, who was clearly costume designer Janie Bryant's inspiration when creating Betty's look. Speaking of Bryant, she wrote a book called The Fashion File that is a pretty good read, especially if you like Man Men and vintage fashions. In closing, I apologize that most of the fashions I picked for this post are high fashion and downright expensive, but I wanted to post items that looked authentic. I hope it inspires you to seek out your own cheaper versions, especially of the vintage variety!
Saturday, February 19
As an ode to this early hint of spring, I was inspired to share a few spring items from my favorite store in the world. As I have little money and no need for spring wear in February (despite the spring-like conditions), this will have to do for now:
Wednesday, February 16
Thursday, February 10
Last Sunday night, Jonathan and I watched Glee after the Super Bowl. We haven't watched Glee lately due to our "less is more" attitude towards the television set, but we were sucked in this time. After the show was over, Jonathan made a comment about how he was glad shows like Glee exist nowadays because they are not only showing "nerds" in a positive light, but they are also bringing attention to the bullying that takes place in high schools across the country.
When we were in high school, television shows and movies about high school usually had the focus on the beautiful people, and if they did feature a "nerd," then the "nerd" was only there because he or she was trying to become a beautiful person. Movies like Clueless, She's All That and Never Been Kissed all come to mind. For those of us who weren't "beautiful people," our middle school and high school years were pretty terrible, and pop culture only made things worse. I'm sure some parts of high school will always be the same, but I'm still very glad to see shows where the kids who are different are the ones who are succeeding and doing positive things. Over the last 20 years, way too many kids who have killed themselves because of peer pressure and bullying, and we need to continue to promote the idea that different is okay. Heck, different is cool! And let's be honest here....how many of us want to sing and dance to "Thriller," just like the kids of Glee?
I know I do.