Monday, December 29, 2008

Cloche Call

[Oh lord, I get worse and worse with my corny titles...I just can't help it.] I have been reading about 20's fashion quite a bit as of late, and I feel so inspired! The problem is that I'm a rather curvy girl, and the long, lean looks of the 20's just don't quite do my figure right! After momentarily lamenting this fact, I remembered that I had a very 20's-style cloche hat that I had never worn. Since my hair was looking frightful, I decided to give it a go. I received a compliment from an older gentleman at a coffee shop, which I took to be a good thing, indeed! I might have to slowly work some 20's items into my wardrobe more often...

[Boots, Urban Outfitters. Leggings, Banana Republic. Dress, Old Navy. Cardigan, Target. Cloche, Forever 21.]

By the way, I am feeling quite proud of myself for keeping up with outfit posts, but that is probably going to stop for a while because my boyfriend/photographer is going out of town for a bit. So sad. I really need to learn how to use my camera's self-timer! I do have a lovely outfit planned for New Year's involving fringe/sequins/lace/feathers -- yes, all at once. I will definitely force one of my friends to take some shots...though I will be feeling quite sad not to have my man to kiss at midnight.

12 comments:

Emily said...

Hello

I've been following your blog for a while and I just want to tell you how much I love it. I am also a young woman living in the midwest and adore how you show that great style and a non-coastal location are not mutually exclusive. Also, I think it's fantastic how you mix in fashion history, literature, art, and the unpretentious spirit of the midwest with your style. Keep up the great work!

P.S. I would also rock the 20s look, but am a VERY curvy girl. I love your hat.

Airam said...

Corny titles are fun, as long as the writer knows that they're corny ;) I also love 20's fashion, but, yes, it's a hard thing to pull of if you're more a Marilyn than an Audrey (I would know!). That outfit looks great, though, I really like the print on the dress.

I find that I appreciate compliments from older gentlemen more (in one way) than from those my own age. Probably because with the older ones I know they think I look elegant and stylish, rather than just something they can imagine... feeling up in a closet, you know? :p

Brigid said...

Girl, I have the same problem with 20s stuff as you. I'm short and curvy, so I look much better in 50s style, but I love the Roaring Twenties! Maybe that's why I cut my hair the way I do. I totally need a cloche. There's an Etsy seller I love with one I've been eyeing since the beginning of time.

P.S. I can hear Jenny Lewis singing "It's gonna be a cloche call" in my head. :)

sweetheartville said...

You look gorgeous, Dollface!

AsianCajuns said...

Lovely outfit- and that cloche looks great on you! Cath and I have the same problem with the 20s. We love it, but it makes short girls like us look like we are wearing mumus... drop-waisted dresses are not our friends. Can't wait to see the NYE outfit!

ambika said...

Such a cute look. I have the same issue with 20s fashions--drop waists do not look cute on womanly hips.

The thing that was harder to figure out than the self-timer (it's cake, I promise!) was where to *put* the camera. The boyfriend's tripod is my best friend these days.

ana b. said...

Oh you look so wonderful! I've got a bit of jelly and curves too but sometimes I love something so much I just go ahead and wear it anyway. I think there will be a 20s style dress that will suit you. It's just a matter of finding it and playing around with it perhaps? Anyhow, thanks for the comment. I've linked to you because I love your blog and I'll stop by a lot more often now! xx

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

You look great! So many people are afraid to wear fashionable hats, but hopefully we'll see more and more in upcoming seasons.

Wendy said...

Your boots look very vintage, must check out Urban Outfitters more.

[Tara] said...

emily -- You are SO kind! I am always happy (and a bit amazed) when people praise my blog! I am also happy to hear from a midwestern reader -- I often feel a bit alone out here! I'm happy to trade links!

airam -- I'm also appreciative when older people give me compliments; they often see the style in things that aren't necessarily trendy!

brigid-- I didn't know about that Jenny Lewis song -- I will have to check it out ;)

[Tara] said...

sweetheartville -- You are too kind!

asiancajuns -- I am tall, but also have big hips and booty; I think you need to be a pole to pull off drop-waists!!

ambika -- I definitely need a tripod! This year might also be a year for a new camera.

[Tara] said...

ana b. -- thank you so much for your kind words! I do own a drop-waist dress; I love it but have only worn it once because it feel a little unflattering -- I think I will give it a try again soon, though!

couture allure -- I looooove hats!!! People always claim to not be able to pull off hats, but I just think it's a matter of getting used to it -- it can really change an outfit!

wendy -- They might look like vintage because I've worn them so much, they are beat up! I do love UO's shoe selection though!