Friday, May 18, 2012

On "Uniforms"

Sally over at Already Pretty posted a brief post on the idea of fashion uniforms - not scrubs, but rather, "tunic with leggings and boots" or "dress and a cardigan and cute shoes". I gave it some thought myself. I tend to dress in the style of particular women (fictional and otherwise).

Joan Holloway Harris at the Office: Pencil skirt, fitted sweater or blouse, pumps and stockings. I know this flatters my figure, but I can't wear heels every day, and sometimes the narrow skirt feels like a hobble. I like to take long strides.

Heather: And not from the movie. My awesome colleague Heather, who wears big interesting accessories, floaty and drapy tunics, leggings or narrow pants, and cool boots. I don't do her justice. Whenever I put on a belt I'm thinking of you, babe.

Heidi: My OTHER fabulous colleague has a fantastic eye for texture and layering. She specifically inspired the Deadwood look. We own a lot of the same pieces from Talbots and Boden and J. Jill, but she puts those same items together in really interesting ways. I always try to remember color, texture, pattern and shine, or What Would Heidi Do? I miss being inspired by her every day.

Who do you emulate?


  1. Awww I'm honored (-: My current "style" of floaty tunics and stretch leggings is directly related to my need to cover up 25 pounds of baby weight (if you can still call it that when your 'baby' is five).

    My style icons are Taylor Tomassi, the accessories editor for Marie Claire (check her out here and Gwyneth Paltrow.

  2. Evidently I'm also channeling Heather, possibly via your posts. :) I've been buying belts and wearing more big jewelry. I'm being influenced at least partly by my fab colleague, Emily, who happens to be about 15 years younger and much more trendy than I tend to be.

    On the other hand, my sister and I were just reminiscing about how we loved movies from the late 50s/early 60s just for the clothes. I secretly wish I could dress all matchy-matchy like Doris Day in Pillow Talk - including the hats. I just bought a coral lace skirt that by sheer luck exactly matches the main color in a flowered cardi that I own. This makes me very happy - same color but different texture/pattern. Woo.