gap shirt and sweater

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[Image description: two photos of a woman standing indoors, one a full-length shot and the other three-quarters. One photo of the woman’s shoes, seen from above. She is white and has dark brown hair, shaved on the sides and worn curly off to one side on top. She wears glasses with frames that are tortoiseshell on top and clear, pink-tinted plastic on bottom, and wears magenta pink lipstick. She wears a long-sleeved, dark blue denim button-front shirt underneath a loose-fitting sweater with wide cream and navy stripes, magenta slim-cut trousers, teal and white striped socks, and floral tennis shoes in red, pink, teal, and black. The background contains a light wood-colored dresser, a pale teal bar cart with glasses and bottles of alcohol, and a pale green wall filled with many pieces of framed art.] 

Stripes and florals are maybe my favorite springtime pattern mixing options, hardly revolutionary (”Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking.”), but a classic mix for a reason!

Sweater: Gap | Shirt: Target | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: Target

Deep Search: Wes Anderson Inspired Looks On A Budget

Next up in my series of pulling shit from closet that kinda sorta looks like it was from a movie is the Wes Anderson catalog. I’ll be pulling from a few different films but today I did a few of my favorites (and the easiest ones for me.) 

The Life Aquatic

Sweater - J. Crew Factory Lambswool ($40)
Shirt - Gap Modern Oxford ($35)
Cap - Red Watch Cap ($8 on Amazon)
Trousers - Levi’s 511 Commuter Trousers ($45)
Shoes - Adidas Samba ($50 plus the cost of modifying)
Sunglasses - American Optical Aviators ($50)
Watch - Orient Blue Ray on NATO ($150)
Book - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ($8 on Amazon)

Total - $386

This was a very easy one for me. This is one of my all time favorite movies and I’ve gone as Steve Zissou for Halloween more than once. I’m a Scuba Instructor (as is my father) and I’m originally from Louisville, KY so there are a lot of jokes that really hit close to home.

BTW last time I looked that sweater was on closeout for around $20 and they still had quite a few sizes left.

In the film Steve wears a Vostok Amphibian (dubbed the Zissou if you are trying to find one on eBay.) This is probably the best bang for the buck out there as far as automatic dive watches go. This Russian made dive watch  can usually be found on eBay for less than $100. I’ve had one on my wish list for ages but I have not had the chance to pick one up yet.

My wife and I as Steve and Eleanor Zissou for Halloween last year.

Moonrise Kingdom

Jacket - St. Johns Bay ($40)
Shirt - Merona Flannel ($25)
Sunglasses - J Crew Factory ($12)
Gloves - AEO ($13)
Boots - St Johns Bay ($50)
Watch - St Moritz Momentum Square One ($200)
Watch Cap - AEO ($13)
Socks - J Crew Factory ($8)

Total - $361

This one is pretty far from the film. A lot of the looks in Wes Anderson films are hard to pull off because the clothes are extremely bold, distinct and in many cases made for the fim. However I try to match something that gets the vibe right. I wish I had a pair of duck boots to go with this. LL Bean’s are of course back ordered for the next century. However, I’ve found a pair of Sorel’s that look pretty tempting.

Bob Balaban can rock grey sweatpants with white socks. I cannot so I replaced them with trousers. I can definitely see myself hiking around a New England Island in this outfit.

Sweater- Banana Republic ($45 on clearance)
Shirt - Old Navy LS Waffle Tee ($10)
Jeans - J Crew Factory Driggs ($45)
Boots - Clarks Desert Mali ($140)
Socks - J Crew Factory ($8)
Watch - Timex Weekend on Lakehouse Leather Strap ($40)
Hat - Target ($10)

Total - $298

Blanket - Pendleton ($100)
I listed this separately because it’s not really a part of the outfit.

I noticed this outfit in the film because it’s pretty much what I was wearing when I went to see it for the first time. I threw the in because it’s leather strap is the closest thing I have to the shoulder straps and it works well together.

The blanket I consider frugal in that it will be something that I can pass down to my grandkids someday.

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What: H&M Divided zip front faux leather skirt
Where: Teen Wolf S03E09 ‘The Girl Who Knew Too Much’ & S03E15 'Galvanize’, S03E19 'Letharia Vulpina’, S04E01 'The Dark Moon

Worn with: Lacoste blazerxhilaration top, Nine West heels / Gap shirt and sweater, Coach boots / Like Mynded top, Coach boots / Lush top, H&M cardigan

thank you saniday!

Giveaway!!

I am moving into a new dorm and as I am going through my stuff, I have found so much stuff that I have never used and thought it would be a great way to improve my follower count… (I’m a sarcastic little shit, so you’ll get used to it since you’re going to start following me since this giveaway is hella rad). So anyway, I am giving away…

  • A light blue Vineyard Vines tote bag and a red VV hat
  • A signed “I am Malala” book (signed by her father)
  • a smorgasbord of Lush goodies
  • $150 in Bath and Body Works lotions
  • an ironic, feminist t-shirt (S)
  • A J. Crew statement neckless
  • 2 Banana Republic sweaters, 1 Gap shirt, a Tommy Hilfger sweater, a Brooks Brothers cable net sweater, and much more

The rules: you must be following me.  Every reblog counts as an entry and the winner will be chosen from an online generator on a date not yet decided.