Animal House

01.13.2012
Animal House

1. 3.1. Phillip Lim belt, 2. Gemma Lister earrings, 3. Wildfox cardigan, 4. Marc by Marc Jacobs flats, 5. Carven jumper, 6. Miss Selfridge brooch, 7. Asos hat, 8. Cellapod iPhone case, 9. Bex Rox ring

The cat’s out of the bag. If you’ve seen any of my recent posts (take this or this por ejemplo), it’s clear that I have a thing for animal likeness fashion. Whether it’s a ram horn, a python print, or a stegosaurus spike, I love to add little animal aspect to my outfit whenever possible. Leopard print is an absolutely crucial staple in my wardrobe, almost as if it’s a solid neutral, so isn’t it a gas to push it a step further into full-on animal costumery? These pieces are a fun touch of sass and kitsch without teetering into childish. Perfect for a weekend of unadulterated mischief. See you next week!


 

I recently had the pleasure of reindulging in one of my favorite childhood classic musicals, Bye Bye Birdie. I love Ann Margret’s youthful, feminine portrayal of Kim McAffee in this movie – especially the scene in which she changes out of her school clothes into her cozy home clothes while belting out “How Lovely to be a Woman.” Having just been pinned by her dreamy, wimpy boyfriend, Hugo Peabody, she can hardly contain her womanly giddiness.

My favorite part about this whole sequence is how she’s singing about how she loves dressing up and putting lipstick on, all the while changing into such a cozy, ungirly outfit. It has all the quintessential “nesting” staples: oversized sweater, boyfriend jeans, arygle socks, baseball cap.

Channel It: Bye Bye Birdie

 

If you haven’t seen this film, rent it immediately, and make sure you’re wearing your uniform (above). I guarantee you’ll love it.