A challenge… and a little inspiration.

8 Feb

So our cousin’s cousin has this blog where she holds fashion challenges that I wanted to feature today.  Seriously, it’s February and it’s freezing, and I think we could all use a little fun.  I am not into skiing or snowboarding and I live in the state purporting to have the “greatest snow on earth”.  Why?  Why can’t I live in a state that has the greatest beaches on earth?  Or the greatest forests on earth?  (Um, I like forests.)

Moving on.

Anyway, Emily holds these contests every other week where you try to make an outfit out of a chosen clothing item or an accessory.  If you win, you get to pick the item for the next round.  It’s all in the name of fun, and it’s pretty quick and easy if you’re into fashion already.  This week’s item is a flower necklace:

I’m kind of excited for this week’s round because the rule this time around is to create the outfit using at least one item you already have in your closet.

Anyway, here’s what’s been inspiring me lately.  Translation:  Here’s what’s been making me want to go shopping.  The pictures aren’t particularly new (with the exception of the one by Garance Doré) – I just looked around my inspiration files for things that struck me.

I love the androgyny. I want to dress like this and live in the country and ride horses. Plus that rug is kind of awesome.

The romance of wearing a great belted dress while riding a bike with baskets never fails to attract me. Practical? Probably not. Alluring? Definitely.

Sometimes I just want to wear a hat and a trench and let my clothes do the talking. To me, it says something between "I'm awesome." and "Don't talk to me." I don't always want people to talk to me. Yeah, I'm kinda weird.

Photo credits:  Inès de la Fressange at The Selby; The Sartorialist; Garance Doré.

Oh, one more thing!  Sorry this post is getting super long.  I just discovered this blog today!  I love her sense of fashion and how she uses color.  Check it out!

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8 Responses to “A challenge… and a little inspiration.”

  1. caffeinerd February 8, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    Just came across Kendi Everyday, too—lovin’ it! Good luck with the challenge; that necklace is beautiful.

    • Megan February 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

      Thanks! I don’t mind a little good luck. =)

  2. Chloe February 8, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    I just came across your blog, I love that you have 3 of you all writing the same blog, thats a cool idea, I love the outfit posts.

    • Megan February 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

      Thank you! Can’t wait to check out your blog… and you live in Australia! I’m jealous of everyone with warm weather right now!

  3. orchidsinbuttonholes February 8, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    What a wonderful idea – good luck with the challenges and I can’t wait to see what outfit you create! I agree that in this dreary part of winter, I need an extra push of inspiration – those are some wonderful photos!

  4. Emily February 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    Yay!!
    Not exactly sure why I wrote “yay” but I wanted to. Maybe it’s because you mentioned the fashion blog. I think moreso it’s because this is a cool blog! How about I go shopping in your closets?!
    I like the posts about your outfits as well and that all 3 three of you are creating posts. Fun!

    • Megan February 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

      Thanks! I feel less embarrassed than I thought I would having someone I know in real life know about the blog… this is good. =)

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