March 18, 2013

Sleuth Suit






Breakdown:
blouse- thrifted BCBG
skirt & belt- thrifted
loafers- TJ Maxx
headband- glued on a pair of old clip-ons!
purse- vintage Coach [thrifted for $20] [updated version]
neckalce- c/o Piperfield's

Over the weekend, my niece turned 13. That kid who has been my best friend and favorite cookie baking partner since birth is a teenager... I feel so old! Anyway, she had an outdoor movie party under the oak trees with popcorn, cream soda, and red & white stripes everywhere! It made me jealous.

Because she is an old soul [her favorite show is Andy Griffith], the movie of choice was the 2007 version of Nancy Drew starring Emma Roberts. I felt a bit inspired this weekend to put together a modern-day Nancy Drew look from things I already had in my closet! Granted, I originally bought this skirt for a Bonnie & Clyde costume, but I have worn it since [here] for non-costume purposes and loved it just the same.

Nancy was my favorite sleuth growing up. I liked that she was intelligent, adventurous, and strong in her beliefs. And, because the first books in the series were written beginning in the 1930s, I bet the writers imagined her wearing great clothes! I always imagined her in a pretty silk dress with fluttery sleeves, much like this blouse, and always always wearing loafers!

What do you think? Have you ever been influenced by a character in books?

PS: Jennifer featured me in her Dig Magazine Haute of the Street article last week. Check it out here! And yes, that is chalk on my shirt. 

2 comments:

  1. your headband is soooooo cute!

    xo josephine
    www.joselovincolors.blogspot.com

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