Part 1…because I could go on forever…
My gravitation toward prep-school inspired pieces and all things Alexa Chung is a byproduct of my childhood obsession with Madeline (WHO NEEDS AN APPENDIX ANYWAY?).
I was SO PISSED when those petty step sisters ruined Cinderella’s uber-feminine original ball gown. The bows! The cool blue-beaded necklace (not pictured, just engrained in memory)! And we also mustn’t forget that Gus pretty much put the crop top on the market– Sorry Rihanna.
Perdon moi, but Vada Margaret Sultenfuss was bad ass. She had the whole hard-to-get thing down to a science and was also stylish AF and willing to experiment with her beauty look (blue eyeshadow totally worked on her). That off-the-shoulder peasant top and pedal-pusher combo never gets old. (Okay capri pants died a slow and painful death in the early aughts but swap in some distressed high-waisted denim and you’re golden).
First of all, nobody wants to know how many pages of Google Images I had to go through to get to this photo. Although black and white doesn’t necessarily do Ryce justice (I REALLY wanted a picture of the cool sweater she wears when she makes out with the guy at that party where the entire house falls down), Ryce was so cool. I mean, her name was RYCE (and at the time, I owned a necklace with my name engraved in rice, so our imaginary bond was particularly strong).
Passport to Paris
I distinctly remember perusing Velvet Pixie for a similar bandanna-headband hybrid while trying to convince my mom that I NEEDED a cordless phone with feathers all over it.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Sloane definitely doesn’t care, but I think her white fringe-leather is totally bitchin.
She’s All That:
FACT: Jenna Lyons have been so into Pre-Makeover Laney’s overalls and thick-rimmed specs (despite the fact that she really should have been more careful with silk).
I rewound this scene multiple times (#TBT #REWINDING) just to catch another glimpse at perfection that is this dress. That sweatheart neckline! Those cute, yet creepy doll-things! Although I was much more into Mandees than Moschino at the time, I’ve been still been searching for a suitable replica for the past 11 years, and I’m not the only one…
Some people swoon over Harry Styles, I swoon over monochromatic matching sets (and sometimes, Harry Styles). I mean, whatever you’re into, right?
Sex and the City
Be still my menswear-inspired heart!
(Due to circulating rumors of a third SATC installment, prepare yourselves for a recap of my Carrie favorites, including that one time she wore a belt in the middle of her bare stomach because WHO ELSE could pull that off?)