Jen Lancaster (once again) had me giggling and cackling from start to finish of this book. It's a memoir where she uses her fashion choices of her youth to tell her story. It got me thinking about what my fashion memoir would "look like" and it hit me like a ton of grosgrain ribbon belts...
I'm still stuck in my preppy 80's past (and my 70's hippie/gypsy style, but we'll save the 70's vibe for another day)....especially in the shoe department and with anything plaid. Show me a pair of Minnetonka moccasins, Sperry Topsiders, Bass Weejuns and colorful espadrilles and I'll bubble over like a bottle of freshy popped champagne. As for plaid...I just can't get enough of plaid!
I wore these all the time in my youth....
(sporto duck shoe...I had these in multiple colors)
If you look in my closet today, you will still find Tretorns (now sporting a pink chevron), Sperry topsiders (now in plaid) and brown suede Minnetonka moccasins (minus the beads). I saw Sporto duck shoes at DSW last week and actually squealed out loud!! A few weeks back while shopping at Urban Outfitters and other campus shops, I spotted these and actually got verklempt!
Asics Tiger Sneakers! I wore mine completely out back in the day!
Whale boots and espadrilles!! Can I hear a whoop! whoop!?
I still love a good Ralph Lauren polo and plaid madras or khakis depending on my mood...and in the fall, I love wearing a plaid kilt style skirt with black riding boots at least once...(oh yeah...and a sweater...no topless action here...sorry!)
This is my must have for this fall...
Who cares that it's never cold enough in Tucson to wear a coat most of the time!? This Tracy Porter beauty will be mine!
Now if you really want to see something that is absolutely adorable in plaid...you must go HERE....do it...it will give you warm fuzzies for days!
Oh! And go pick up a Jen Lancaster book too!
So, what would your fashion memoir look like?
ps...I just realized that yet again, I'm so old that the fashion trends of my youth have made a comeback...sigh.....