Lauren Blair in Mary Blair: Umbrella Print Jenny Skirt
Happy Monday! I took a few days off from blogging but am happy to be back. I feel like my new life is as follows: blogging (not new), the comedy project, and the band. Lately weekends seem super dedicated to one of the latter two and probably will be continue to be more often than not for the foreseeable future. Now that I have identified this, I'm going to need to better plan ahead and anticipate how to fit in blogging on days where the other projects take over.
That all said, I had a great weekend. I got to see my brother who recently moved to Denver, went to an engagement party, and caught up with some friends. And lot of energy this weekend was also dedicated to the as of now untitled comedy project I've been hinting at. For the time being I have to stop updating about the comedy stuff until it is off the ground, and those reasons will be clear when I start talking about it again. But for now I will say that Saturday proved that a lot of my logistical fears that have been cropping up since this project became a reality after scheming and wanting it to be real for all of 2015 are being put to bed. We're ironing out the hairy details of the logistics and did some rehearsals and got to see our chemistry on camera. It's finally feeling for real and not feeling like a pipe dream. Wahoo! Side note: I hate myself on film! I'm VERY expressive facially when I talk and this weirds me out. Anyone happen to have a background in broadcasting or acting and if so, want to share some tips on how to either get over hating yourself on film or how to better control how you come across?? Please and thanks!
This is my second to last Mary Blair piece! This skirt (and the corresponding dress) were possibly the most eagerly awaited print of the Magic of Mary Blair collection to drop as it got delayed by at least two months. When it was finally released, Pinup Girl Clothing announced that they would NOT be restocking this print so under the urging of my style twin Meredith via text message, she convinced me to grab it despite that I didn't want to spend the money. I'm glad she talked some sense into me because this skirt is truly amazing. AND I love umbrellas, so it's fitting. I somewhat blame How I Met Your Mother for my love of umbrella prints, but honestly umbrellas are just so classic and timeless that they're hard not be drawn to.
With all of the Mary Blair posts I've done, I've tried to find a different angle at styling them. If you're not into vintage reproduction clothing then all of this is (hopefully) new and fun to you. But many of my readers and blogger friends are into these brands, I've been trying to have a fresh approach at styling them for the blog so it's not the same color schemes over and over. Most popularly I've seen this skirt styled with either whites, black and white stripes, or that dark maroon red that's in the skirt. I'm eager to try all of it, but I wanted something more summery while it's still summer! (How is mid August already?!) I opted to go for a light mixing of prints with a striped shirt and play off the greens in the skirt with some yellows.
Earrings- Buffalo Exchange
Sunglasses- Forever 21
Shirt AND Bracelet- Old Navy
Skirt- Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes- Jessica Simpson via DSW
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