So here it is, my Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook/Wishlist/Inspiration Wall.
It's cold today and I'm super unproductive so this was fun to do since it was so time consuming yet required such a small amount movement/thought. That's right. I made these images. And I have no idea the sources for anything in them. Sorry. I'm not a very good fashion blogger.
So basically my intended look this year is:
Totally Boring Super Casual But Not Sloppy Or Boyish CasualI actually am trying to reign in the amount of money I spend on clothes every year so I need to work with what I've got, which is a lot of Totally Boring and Super Casual stuff.
I need a few new basic tees, particularly cute baseball tees. I'm also going to resize some of the sweaters and tees I've bought in the last year. Lately I spend so much time in over-sized everything and I'm just over it. I like my body, I have a great rack-to-waist ratio, I need to stop dressing like a flying squirrel. I'm also going to stencil a lightning bolt on a pink tee. I love that.
I also need fabric to make little fluttery skirts. I've known how to sew since I was in elementary school and have owned a sewing machine for almost a decade but the only thing I've ever actually made was a Sailor Moon costume. I keep thinking I should just be lazy and buy things, but skirts in stores are always made for shorter girls and I'm 5'7'' and 75% legs so short skirts tend to look especially short on me. To save some money and get the right fit I'm just going to make 2-3 cute flouncy floral skirts and a red plaid skirt.
I think most of my budget will end up going to bright shoes. I had a pair of bright fuchsia grosgrain flats last year and I loved them! I loved them so much I destroyed them. I'm really not colorful or exciting-looking at all, but I can definitely get down with that Pop-Of-Color mentality and my favorite way to do it is with shoes. I'd love a bright cerulean pair and, to stay on trend, I guess, an orange pair. And for dresses and prettier outfits I want these in red and black.
I'm also due for a new stash of $5 sunglasses (Thank God for Forever21. I go through sunglasses so fast. I'm terrible.) and I want a new bikini. I'm thinking I'd like spotted one but I haven't seen anything I love yet. Maybe I'll grow some ovaries and finally buy an American flag bikini like I've ALWAYS WANTED (since 2006). And finally to top everything off I bought a really pretty mustard colored cross-body purse a couple weeks ago. I love it so much but I carry a backpack most days and I take issue with people who carry a purse AND a backpack, so I can't carry it regularly for another 3 months when I don't need to lug around a stack of novels everyday.
Uff. This really makes me want to spend money. Instead, I'm going to make this chicken stew from one of my favorite ladies' blog. Yumm I can't wait!