life in a northern town
burgundy blazer: vintage
funny people blouse: vintage
bolo + brooch: mother's (vintage)
high waisted linen shorts: american apparel
With the Olympics still lingering in the air, I've been having a bit of a British invasion of my own. It feels as though London weather has jumped the pond and landed in Chicago. Nearly everyday since the Olympics started its been cold, dreary, rainy, and dark. Perfect weather to bust out your pre-fall items, listen to new wave music, and feel at complete peace.
When getting pizza with the fam (because Chicagoans do eat pizza...a lot) I heard a song on the radio that literally brought a rush of my childhood to me conscious memory. It was none other than The Dream Academy's "Live in a Northern Town" For the next few days I literally watched the video to that song over and over and over again. The style! The finesse! It was so british, so 80s and so wonderful. I had to dress the part.
I really feel like every girl should pull inspiring things that may not always be fashion related to their seasonal wardrobe. Especially if you want to have a certain consistency in your look, and you want to focus your wardrobe on key pieces and not a bunch of clubbing clothes from F21. I've already decided that I'm going to dream academy is going to be one of my major fashion points all fall and winter through. Large shoulders, stripes, bolos and brooches. Hair swooped to the side and dark jewel tones that nearly dance on a gothic side. And always layers layers lots of layers. Fortunately, this look seamlessly fits in with my Elaine, Woody Allen, Librarian look that I already love.
AH HEY MA MA MA! HEY DEE DA NAYA!