What does a little sister do but copy her big sister right? It’s true that the 20 minutes of time between me and my twin sister puts her in the lead chronologically AND stylistically….I’ve always felt she is ahead of my game with her taste level and her sophisticated eye for design. Maybe she’s my Anna Wintour? (am I her Grace Coddington??) Anyway, in last week’s post she proved that her instinct for style is inspired by some of the most iconic and unique women in modern history. I knew it!
She in turn inspired me to think about who and what gets me excited in the world of style and fashion (and gave me a good excuse to screw around on Pintrest for a couple of days!). What I discovered is that far from having a streamlined and definable aesthetic, I tend to careen through a mash-up of influences, eras, and style-heroines. If I had my way (and unlimited time and funds) I’d own a pair of Prada shoes, dress like a harajuku teenager and start a collection of vintage aprons. Alas, I’ve got to work with what I’ve got: an over-active imagination, a thrift-store budget and the daily inspiration of my style crushes…
I’m starting to feel pretty sloppy right about now, sitting and pasting all these pretty pics while still in my funky sweats and holey tank top. Time to get up and hit the closet…I’m inspired! And isn’t that what style is all about, the expression of self through clothing, taking what we see and love in the world around us and somehow making it our own? But wait, no post on style-crushes would be complete without mentioning my real -life, flesh and blood fashion icon, the incomparable Ms. Pattie. Regular readers of ETWT may have met Pattie before in this post when I photographed her outfits every day for a week. Ms. Pattie works at my children’s school and so each morning I’m excited to see what she has on and how she pulls off the cutest combinations. For the record Pattie is a mother, a grandmother, drives a converted mail ruck (the pattywagon!) and is an all around gorgeous woman and I certainly hope to dress like her when I grow up!
Now it’s time to go get in that closet, maybe today is a day to pull out a ballgown and some sneakers? Happy, styley Sunday to you all!