I definitely don’t want that skirt, it ate half her leg!
I have an ex-boyfriend who used to talk about how attracted he was to mannequins. We used to pass stores and he would say, “That mannequin is really hot.” I generally try to avoid talking smack about exes, but that’s weird, right? They don’t even have heads. And, they’re not real.
I’ve been thinking a lot about style recently, in part thanks to my new writing gig, in part thanks to a recent conversation I had with my friend Sarah. Sarah is one of those people that has a style. She rocks vintage wear like it’s still 1952 and always looks hip and darling. I, on the other hand have always sort have been a mass market kind of girl. I pretty much wear what Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and the good folks at H&M tell me I should wear.
Over a drink last week Sarah asked me, “Who is your style icon?”
“Who has a style that you love and aspire to emulate?”
“I don’t know, I don’t really notice peoples’ clothes.”
“Well your homework is to go home and start researching movie stars and come up with an icon.”
I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I’ve decided that if I have to have a style icon, I’d like to go with Grace Kelly.
Now, I consider myself a reasonably attractive young lady, but I’ll never be a “Grace Kelly.” Having said that, I love how well coiffed she always is. She’s conservative, but elegantly beautiful…and girl knew how to rock a dramatic neckline.
Sarah’s suggestion once I determined my style icon was to go through my closet accordingly and find the outfits that most eximplify my icon, and if nothing does go shopping! Well I can’t afford a new wardrobe; I’m not about to die my hair blond, or most likely even cut it…but I think I may be getting a wee bit too old to be rocking the “Lazy Bohemian” look I’ve become so comfortable with.
Now that we’re halfway through the month, I’m adding a resolution to my list:
Do you have a style icon?
Is this a new concept to anyone else?
Oatmeal with banana and almond butter
Sandwich: Ezekial bread, organic turkey & ham, mustard
Oooh, I’m totally in love with the chocolate chip peanut butter bar!
Trader Joe’s black bean and corn enchiladas over brown rice, w/avocado
Tonight was a running class night: 1.5 mile warm up, 2-mile speed interval, 1.5 mile “cool down.”