Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Calling America

My t-shirt draw after dress up time.


America, not usually a country I turn to for inspiration, though there are some excellently stylish people out there, I mean you US bloggers obviously, but a lot of the population leave a lot to be desired. When it comes to style I'm quite patriotic, I know we also have some highly unstylish and downright fashion embarassments in the UK, but there is a lot here to love.

So anyway I decided to keep an open mind and attempt some outfits inspired by the Americana trend, and the shoot in the April issue of UK Elle. Its not exactly Americana, in fact when I asked my mum what country she thought I was channelling in the first outfit she said Poland, so yeah, thanks mum. I mainly went for denim with blue, white and red with a few American Indian touches.

Here's what I came up with.

I wore this last oufit today, prompting comments about leather trousers. It's more than a little bit inspired by, is it Ashley?, Olsen except wothout the anorexia, sunglasses and Starbucks. I intend to get some American Apparel leggings when we go to London for a school trip, as my Primark ones are a bit battered.
Ok, this is a big step for me, but I've resolved not to buy any clothes for a while. This is partly due to the fact that all I hav in my purse is 21p and a load of old train tickets. But also because, doing this dressing up made me realise I actually have rather a lot of clothes and a lot of them can be updated in some way. I want to be more inventive with what I already have, armed with a wardrobe and lots of bloggery and magazince inspiration here I go kids!

7 comments:

cindy said...

i love ALL of the outfits you put together. major coordination jealousy! ;]

WendyB said...

Like your leggings :-)

Stephanie said...

Wooah, I love those gingham tights! Where are they from?

lara said...

I like these outfits especially the last 3

Benedicte said...

I really really like them all!

Kool Thing said...

I do enjoy a t-shirt tucked into a high-waisted skirt. I got black lame leggings - THIRTY FIVE POUNDS FROM ALL SAINTS. I was robbed. But I love them.

diamondcanopy said...

Sounds like something my mom would say too, I am loving this post :)