Friday, November 15, 2013

unwitting fashion icon...a Modcloth outfit that is uniquely me

As a blogger, who has apparently roofied people into caring about what I talk about, sometimes I get some really interesting opportunities. The other day the people at ModCloth asked me to participate in their Uniquely You campaign in conjunction with the site Polyvore. which is like a playground for pinteresters [Tangent: I love a challenge, and I stake out ModCloth periodically because I'm a fan of their quirky, vintage inspired looks. In my mind, I like to think that I look like That Girl, even though I am usually missing the boat by several hundred leagues. At least I try.] 

Dream:
 
I could never pull off white gloves and a pillbox hat. Oh well. 


Reality: 



This whole challenge was really flattering and ill-advised because in the email they said, "they love my individual sense of style." This comes as a total shock to the girl whose current outfit probably costs $25 and consists 20% of hand-me-downs. Even though it is clear that I am NOT a fashion icon, it gave me a chance to play around on Polyvore a little. I can see that this site will be a HUGE time suck in the future, because you can create dream rooms and outfits so that you wish you could afford/attain.

The building block they gave me was the coach tour dress in noir. Because I likes to keep it classy but not fussy, I mixed in autumn-y colors. [Tangent: They said use at least 7 other items, however I went a little apeshit with accessories. I am a magpie.] I am usually not a huge proponent of mixing black and brown, but I liked it here for some reason. It has all my staples...like a wallet with a fat dog on it (Newman) and a cute mug! Because it is a "dream outfit"...I hypothetically cyber splurged on a fancy purse and nice boots. [Tangent: A far cry from my $1.99 Goodwill clutch and my own brown boots, which, in reality, are from Ross Dress for Less.]


That Girl meets That Girl in The Wheelchair


Hope that you liked this foray into fashion blogging. Not sure I can pull it off, but it was a fun to pretend for a day! I gotta go....I have hours to waste on Polyvore. I am about to become the Howard Hughs of dream boards.

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8 comments:

  1. Whoah!! Fashion blogging?!
    It's as if everyone's starting to catch on......
    you're a total contribution ;) I think of you every time I see a beanie or knit hat like the one you put on the board :)

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    1. This is NOT my world! hahaha. This is like when a kid dresses up like a nurse and gives shots to her dolls. She is not an RN.

      Also, I still love and wear often the beanie you gave me for christmas last year!

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  2. i became obsessed with That Girl my freshman year of college. my bf at the time was flipping through the free dorm cable and i made him stop on the show. i had never seen it before but there was a marathon on and i couldn't stop watching! i ended up getting several seasons on dvd for christmas that year and it's still one of my faves. Marlo Thomas is the best!

    i like brown + black together— especially how you've got it with that yellow cardigan!

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    1. I have only seen a few on Nick at Night when I was younger. I preferred Patty Duke!

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  3. I'm just going to proudly admit my Modcloth addiction. I spend enough time drooling all over that site, that I knew the "coach tour dress in noir" without having to scroll down and see the picture. I also just the other day ordered my third "charter school cardigan," and am super excited for it to arrive.

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    1. I wish I had known. I am just a casual stalker...so was clearly not a pro at this, but I had fun. FUN FACT: I thought that the dress was Navy for 95% of the styling...then once I decided i was just color blind, I figured what the hell....I liked the brown accessories too much to change it.

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  4. Fun fact back atcha: it also comes in a more navy color. :) http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/coach-tour-dress-in-bleu (Although I've kinda been into the black/brown thing lately!)

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    1. You should seriously quit your job right now..and go work for modcloth!

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