Wednesday, April 7, 2010
There are bloggers who are passionate about wardrobe remixing — in other words, styling the same clothes different ways to get many looks. Then there’s me. I wore this ensemble twice last weekend, just changing the black t-shirt. Now that I think of it, I wore the same jacket-shoe-bag-necklace combo with the black version of this jean style last October when gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted and Independent Fashion Bloggers took these pictures of my accessories.
Jennine has told me I should do more outfit posts. If you get bored by them because of my lack of remixing, let me know and I’ll give you Jennine’s email address so you can complain to her.
I’ve had the hairy purple jacket for years and it has shown up on the blog many times. And I’ve been into purple for a couple of years. But lately it’s taken over my life. I recently bought purple sunglasses and I’ve been desperately seeking the right purple lipstick. The one I’m wearing in this photo — Hang-Up by MAC — is not it. Too dark. Up the Amp by MAC is too light. I’m trying to get Violetta but it’s only available at the MAC Pro stores.
The Hogan shoes always get compliments. That amuses me, because the shoes looked completely unloved on the sales rack where I found them (MrB insists that I tell you that I would never have bought the shoes without his encouragement). Also strangely amusing: Hogan’s Heroes, a sitcom set in a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II. Isn’t that a jolly scenario? I watched a lot of Hogan’s Heroes reruns in the ’70s.
Colonel Robert E. Hogan was played by Bob Crane. In 1978, Crane was found beaten to death. Suspicion fell on an acquaintance of Crane’s named John Henry Carpenter, but Carpenter wasn’t charged for years, even though he had three names and you know what that means. When the case was reopened in the ’90s, Carpenter was brought to trial and acquitted. He died in 1998, maintaining his innocence, and Bob Crane’s murder remains officially unsolved. A movie about Crane called Auto Focus came out in 2002 with Greg Kinnear playing Crane and Willem Dafoe playing Carpenter. That reminds me of the time on Family Guy when Stewie had a scary Willem Dafoe under his bed.
And that, my friends, proves that everything is related to Family Guy, even my outfits.