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?”

“My who?”

“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

Green tea


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.”