The inspiration for this blog post came from perhaps the strangest of places: a school field trip. A few weeks ago, my U.S. History class took a field trip to an exhibit about American presidents. As much as I love Lincoln and Washington, I found myself fangirling over the Kennedy part of the exhibit. It got me thinking: why can’t we still dress like Jackie Kennedy Onassis and other ’50s icons such as Audrey Hepburn? Since longer midi skirts were seen all over the Spring 2014 runways, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to channel my icons: Jackie O and Audrey.
One of my favorite movies of all time is Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn. In the scene (spoiler alert!) when she escapes her palace to spend the day in Rome she sports a midi skirt and little buttoned up shirt. That scene definitely influenced my outfit.
Who doesn’t love a little print mixing? I paired my favorite striped tee with a Dalmatian printed skirt. Since both prints were kind of busy, I separated the two with a braided black belt. Doing this draws your eye up to the slimmest part of your body—your waist.
This is my new favorite purse by Free People. My friend (and photographer) Bella had the neat idea of propping up my bag on some records for this shot.
I think everyone in the whole wide world must know by now that I am head over heels in love with all things Kate Spade New York. This dainty pendant necklace by Kate Spade has the idiom ‘good as gold’ engraved on it. I bought it on a whim when I was on vacation in New York City, and it’s so special to me that I wear it almost every day.
Thanks to Bella Mercado for snapping these shots!