Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Americana

Shirt: Kimchi Blue via Plato's Closet, $3 // Shorts: Insight, courtesy of 80spurple.com gift card // Headband: Scrap fabric // Shoes: Chinese Laundry via 6pm.com, $10 // Earrings: Rose ring: Gift // Bird ring: Forever 21

Seersucker, pops of red to complete the patriotic palette, a dose of optimistic yellow for good measure and little anchors for some nautical flair. This little get-up had me feeling as American as apple pie, baseball and... processed cheese product. My boyfriend said I looked like Rosie the Riveter. I didn't like the comment at first because it made me feel costume-y, but what can I say? He's kind of right.

30 comments:

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Oh my! How adorable. You look like you should be beside the seaside in the 1950's.

OooKellyNicky said...

Cute. Love the pop of yellow!! Great palete.

my blog: La Stylin Girraffe

Elaine said...

So cute!! You have amazing legs.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Kimberellie said...

This is definitely different for you. You look very chic and 50's. I like it.

The shoes are just awesome.

Liz said...

Ooh I love it! Especially the shoes!

caramelizedvintage said...

Mm you look so fresh! I like the red fabric scrap in your hair. :}

April said...

i love your shoes!

bonjouritsjinah said...

Katy, this is so fresh for warm weather! I can't wait to bust out my shorts now.

Destined For Now said...

Those shoes are so amazing. I want a pair myself.

piglet said...

Oooh I want those earrings and shoes! Love this.

MELISSA Z. said...

I have a pair of earrings like yours! The yellow shoes are simply wonderful!

www.abitoffashion.com

The Daily Fashionista said...

Fabulous!!! I love the yellow shoes and the scarf.

Joey said...

those shoes are just perfect! rock on 'rosie'

Lexie, Little Boat said...

if you're gonna get compared to somebody, might as well be rosie the riveter! ;)

Diana said...

This is such a great summer outfit! I love the yellow sandals.

E said...

I love how this look does scream "Americana" without being "red, white, and blue." Love the nautical touches, too.

SWF_Terra said...

I just mentioned being Rosie the Riveter for Halloween on my blog. Rest assured, you are only paying homage. No costume here. I love what you've done. Very classic casual. The scarf is perfect with your cropped 'do.

Desiree said...

I really, really LOVE this look. I want to steal everything about it and recreate it for myself. It works so well together.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love the Americana inspired look! It's very Rosie the Riveter, but in a fabulous way! :)

irene said...

great !!!

Truman Tales said...

Love it! Very retro Americana, but you made it fresh and current.

dressdarling said...

I really like the headscarf... it looks really cute. I wish I had gotten creative like this when my hair had been short.


www.dressdarling.wordpress.com

runwayhippie.com said...

you always have the best shoes!! I love these yellow ones! Your outfit makes me excited for summer bbq's!

xo,
Sonia

http://RunwayHippie.com

Hannah said...

Your yellow shoes are so fun. They're a great pop of color to any outfit, and especially with yours, since it kind of breaks out of the classically patriotic red white and blue.

Gracie said...

i love your outfit! i don't think there's anything wrong with a little costume appeal every now and then :) If you can't have fun with your clothes, what's the point?

Gracie
theflipsideofoz.blogspot.com

Clare said...

I say go with the Rosie look. It totally suits you!

Clothes Coquette said...

I really love the blouse with the shorts. It's very fresh and pretty!

myedit said...

Not too costumey, just really sweet but yet a little sexy with the shorty shorts.

megan.tme said...

Gorgeous look!! I love how you rock short shorts vintage-style.

Little Ocean Annie said...

I love this outfit with your new hair cut!