I still love dress up

The older I get the more I love dressing up and playing dress up. As a kid, I was never all that into dressing up as a certain character. I preferred experimenting with fashions, such as seeing how a dress looked over jeans or wearing a baseball cap backwards. I had a “tomboy” phase, if you will. The older I get the more interested in fashion I’ve become and the more I see how fun it can be to dress up. I come up with outfits in my head without even thinking about it.

A few weeks ago I got to thinking of fun it would be if I styled my outfits after a different female tv show character for several days this month. I don’t want to limit myself to just dressing up on Halloween. That wouldn’t be enough! From there I came up with a list of ten female tv show characters I would love to dress up as.

Without further ado, here they are:

1. Jess – New Girl
2. Rory Gilmore – Gilmore Girls
3. Anne Perkins – Parks and Rec
4. Tina Fey – 30 Rock
5. Lindsey Weir – Freaks and Geeks
6. Kerry Hennessy – 8 Simple Rules
7. Phoebe Bouffay – Friends
8. Hot Lips Houlihan – MASH
9. Lucy – I Love Lucy
10. Mindy Lahiri

Some are plausible, while others would be a little more difficult or even impossible. I actually ranked them in order or plausibility. For instance, being Jess is easy. I practically dress like her character every day. I also have big glasses, brownish hair and like to sing a lot. It would just take talking like Zoey and acting like Jess’ character for people to get that I’m in costume. I love Mindy Lahiri and I could style an outfit after her, but I couldn’t really be Mindy because I’m not Indian or brown at all.

Possibly the easiest an most recognizable character would be Phoebe. I unfortunately don’t have long blond hair, but I do have medium length blondish hair. For Phoebe I would just wear a long skirt or dress, pile on the jewelry and carry around my beat up guitar with me, whilst playing badly.

I plan to try out at least three of these looks and post them on this here blog. Wish me luck! It’s been tough since my computer and my sister’s stopped working recently. I’ll make it happen though.

Happy (early) Halloween!

Last day of summer

summer oufit

Yesterday was the last day of summer, so I wore one of my most summer-y dresses and my guy and I had a little photo session. We pretended to be models, but really we’re both just big goofballs. We had fun with it and now I’m confident that outfit posts will become a semi-regular thing. I need to practice taking photos and it could benefit him to do the same. He’s an awesome photographer, but even the best must continue to practice. Besides, it’s fun! I’ve been shooting in manual ever since I got my DSLR Canon about a month and a half ago. Thankfully I know a good amount of photographers that can help me out, including my guy.

IMG_0787 attempt at model pose

We shot these pictures at the Claremont Colleges. We were actually just on one campus, but I’m not sure which one. Earlier, we had walked around downtown Calremont. It’s one of our favorite places to go. We wandered around Rhino Records, had ice cream at Bert and Rocky’s and I got new clothes at this cute re-sale clothing shop that recently opened called Dee-Lux.

There were a lot of freshman walking around downtown who seemed to be on some kind of scavenger hunt. Stores were handing out free stuff for those kids. It made me think back to my freshman year of college, four years ago, which seems so long ago now. My last quarter in college will start this Thursday. It will be good to go back, but I’m also looking forward to being done.

Outfit details
Erin: Dress and shoes / Target
Paul: Shirt/ Wranglers, Jeans / Levis, Shoes / Vans

Happy fall everyone. It’s time to turn over a new leaf and embrace the colder weather.

First day of internship

first day of internship

A few weeks ago I attempted my first outfit post. Well, I took pictures for it but I haven’t had the guts to post them until now. These pictures are terrible! I look terribly awkward and the pictures aren’t as vibrant as I would like.

wearing: Glasses/Bonlook, Shirt/H&M, Skirt/Target, Shoes/Target

After taking these I wasn’t even sure if I should do fashion posts. I want my blog to be somewhat serious with topics ranging from feminism to travel to pop culture and life after college. I’m still figuring it all out. I do love fashion though! For work I’ve been writing a series on fall fashion with three installments completed. I might as well start at the very beginning with fashion posts (photography in general, really) and aim to get better with time.

I asked my mom to take these pictures after getting home from the first day of my internship. I was going for business casual. After that first day though, I’ve been taking a cue from the rest of the office and dressing even more casual.

How do the people in your office dress? If it is super casual, as in jeans and t-shirts, how do you keep up a polished look?