Friday, February 26, 2010

You make me feel like I am just a child

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[Picture source from here]

I have to confess: I have yet to see 500 Days of Summer (what was that-- a collective gasp of the blogging community? it's like that one time when I confessed I never saw Forrest Gump or the Matrix or ... well apparently anything). However, I do have much love for Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (what was that-- my indie-o-meter is going off the charts?).

Ever since I was a little girl, I've always wanted a man in a skinny tie to literally rob my bank.

I wouldn't be the first girl to schmooze about Zooey on a blog. She's the wide-blue-eyed gal who all the little indie girls want to be, and all little indie boys want to be with (or vice versa, I ain't discriminatin'). Though I've briefly mentioned this song before, I didn't say how I was always inspired by Zooey's outfit in this video. It made me want to wear full skirts and dance around a bank with a boyishly handsome man in a suit (oh God I can't help it-- I've succumbed to the charm of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's everything; he's the boy next door who'll rob your bank HOW CUTE AND VAGUELY DIRTY-SOUNDING IS THAT).

Ahem. So I couldn't really get the man in a suit part, but I did come up with two versions of one inspired outfit.

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Fire & Ice! Which one do you prefer?
This might be the most scandalous you'll ever see me; look at those underskirts! The Amish would be horrified at my lechery.

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The first version was more of a literal interpretation of Zooey's outfit. What I noticed was that her cardigan seems almost granny-like, but the 1/2 sleeves give it a modern girlish look. I was fortunate to find this light blue sweater in my house, but it's pretty full blown Granny. Like, I'mma-give-you-hard-candy-and-talk-about-cats-and-beets Granny. The headband was a nice touch, but headbands and I have a problematic relationship. This particular one was troublesome, not knowing that it should stay on my head instead of slipping off.

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[First outfit]
Shirt- garage sale : Sweater- Mom's : Underskirts- Old Navy & Korea : Skirt- JCPenney? : Tights- We Love Colors : Leggings&Shoes- TJMaxx : Brooch- gift from Rome : Headband- Icing? : Belt- Walmart

So I switched up the cardigan and belt, into my version of Zooey's outfit (which is sort of a remix of this outfit). While she seems to have an attraction towards blues, I identify more with reds. I was aiming for similar silhouette and shape, if not color. This was definitely fun and interesting to wear, since it was more 50s rather than the 60s I always blab about. On the other hand, I wasn't about ready to go wear pearls in the kitchen while making my man a sammich (yes, sammich).

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The only thing missing from my outfit was hair flippingly cute Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So I tried to improvise. Badly. I can't promise that I don't always make this face while dancing.
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[Second outfit]
Same thing, only differences are // Cardigan- Gap : Belt- secondhand

What's Lovely for February 26, 2010: Taking photos when you realize that your dog has been staring at you for some time.

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SomedayNewYorker said...

500 Days of Summer is one of my favorite movies. And i love your outfits. They are beautifully styled.

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

I love the look it is almost preppy but with a lot of colours and fullness to it. I have yet to see any of the movies you have mentioned (I don't really go to the cinema anymore, anyways) but I have heard raving reviews about all of them so I guess I'll have to see at least one of them.

From Dolly

Poppy said...

I've not seen it either! Keep trying to make bear watch it, but he really doesnt want to, and i quote: "sit through two hours of pure girly schmaltz" =O But...but...Joseph's lovely little face!
I like them both, but I'm totally drawn to the red cardigan version, only because I wear loads of colour. All at once. To blind people.
Many MANY lolz at the dog. XD
And I just watched the Visa commercial. My every advert in America made to make you cry? Blimearoo!

factsss said...

hey cool red top

you love dancing that's too good

u looks great today
have a great week end

Madison. said...

I think i prefer your 'fire' interpretation... and yes, we all for Joseph in the end.



Meg said...

I like your looks. I haven't seen the movie either, although I want to. And I remember Joseph Gordon-Levitt from waaaay back when I watched 3rd rock form the sun everyday after school in grade 7.

Martwa Marta said...

i love your outfit - so romantic and feminine!

Miss Woody said...

love your blog ! such a great style !

Maskenlady said...

Beautiful outfit, you look great! I think I like the red version better - and your dog is so cute :)

sanjeet said...

I like them both, but I'm totally drawn to the red cardigan version, only because I wear loads of colour. All at once.

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Emily Kennedy said...

I was thinking I liked the first best. But you make good points about the sleeve length and the color red. I would maybe like the red even more with darker tights. Regardless, these are really super fun shapes. I love them on you!

indigotangerine said...

see ittttttt! God I'm so in love with that man. skinny ties= lovvvvvve. You look cute as a button. you are wrong, you missed a very important difference in the last photo: YOUR LEG GOT AMPUTATED.
ps. YES! you are right the title was from Alexander and the no good horrible day.

Nubia said...

OMG you never saw forest gump!!! One of the best movies ever lol

500 days of summer is good and realistic I really liked it.

Zooey is adorable and you did a great job being inspired by her look, you look very nice

Audrey Allure said...

Great outfits; and I adored the movie 500 Days of Summer & I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt + Zooey Deschanel are just so charming!

I love your blog! :)
- Audrey Allure <3

Elaine said...

I loved 500 Days of Summer! My husband enjoyed it too which was pretty surprising.. :) And I think you did a great job of interpreting Zooey's style in the movie! I love both. The first one does look a bit granny-ish and the second one is SO you!! I love the underskirts too :)

michelle_ said...

this is such a fabulous and stylish outfit !
love the skirt and white tights !

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Shelby said...

HAHAHAHAHA. What a great post. You write with so much humour! I love your interpritaion of the outfit. I love the teal cardy! Awesome all around.

Second Skin said...

Both are so cute! I think I like Fire the best though! Very nice photos!