Sorry for the long hiatus. Can’t promise much over the next month or two while I finish up my dissertation, but I do promise that I will not abandon my blog!
As for my outfit, picked a geometric shirt for this one in bold colors. I was having difficulty finding a good blouse and just chose to be “inspired” instead.
2 months ago
I decided not to do a sweater in honor of warmer summer weather. The ruffles of the original sweater were incorporated into the outfit with the use of the peplum. I wanted bright accessories as well, so it’s a happy looking outfit, and it’s all in the $50/item budget! :)
3 months ago
OKAY! My first foray into men’s fashion and I’m incredibly hesitant. I tried this as per an ask from zachfaust
Before I begin, I would like to alert everyone to the fact that I am a woman, who has no prior knowledge of any fashion (guys or girls) and am solely putting together each set by staring at the computer in confusion until I give up and click an item. That being said, if I have committed any guy fashion faux pas, please let me know. I looked up special rules about matching the color of watch bands, belts and shoes, so hopefully this isn’t too atrocious.
Unlike the girl set
, where I put the color in the belt, I put the color in the watch instead. I figured I would start subtle in my first set, and build up from there (I will soon roll out a complete head-to-toe pastel outfit for men… jk). I played with the white collar and patterns with the black and white checkerboard on the shoulders.
Let me know if I’ve done right or wrong, and if this isn’t too horrible I’ll continue throwing in the occasional Jackie Burkhart-inspired menswear!
3 months ago
smashleygail said: In the episode The Man with the Money, Jackie is wearing a orange and red sweater with 2 faces on it. Do you have any idea where to get one, or one like it?
What a cool sweater!
It kind of reminds me of a Rubin’s Vase (just a bit more romantic and less old-man-ish). Funnily enough, that’s in my queue of sets to be done, #6, so I’ll bring it up to #1 and try to have it out soon. A sweater like that is a bit hard to find, so I’m going to need a bit of time to find something satisfactory. On my first look, I found a GREAT option… for $900… so obviously I need to keep searching to find something that will fit the budget! A sort-of replacement in terms of fit, clearness of design, and use of curves would be this, for around $38 (plus international shipping if you’re in the US), and this really quirky off-beat option for $47 from Modcloth. Pictured in order of mention below:
Anyway, those are two really fast options (minus the $900 one, of course)… and by fast that’s about 45 minutes of searching… so I will keep on the lookout and let you know if I see anything else when I publish the set in a few days :) Thanks for the ask!
4 months ago