Outfits Inspired by TV Shows & Ageless Style Group
Quote of the day: “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve
This week we decided to get a little crazy and see how what we watch can inspire our clothing style or choices. We started with a character from the movies, and now we will explore television. (And isn’t this green wall behind us somewhat like the green screens of tv? I thought it’d be so perfect for the photo shoot.)
The entire idea for this theme is thanks to Daenel from our Ageless Style Group, so make sure to check out all of the wonderful women in our group including our co-host, Patti. Their links are below and it’s always so interesting to see what other people choose as inspiration. And if you’re a blogger, feel free to join the link up too.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: My husband and I don’t actually watch much tv anymore except for HGTV.
However, if you’ve ever seen Erin Napier from Home Town, I actually used her as my inspiration for my hair cut last summer. Except her hair always looks better than mine, but oh well!
I also love her clothing style when she isn’t doing demolition. She has such a creative eye for her home decor and clothing style, including her love of most colors. Now I realize she wouldn’t wear tights because she lives in Mississippi, but I know she’d rock ones like this if she visited Denver.
I’m not sure how much you check out the “similar here” items that I list for each of our outfits at the end of each of our segments? I do want to point out that much of this outfit is thrifted.
In fact, I’ve worn this dress a couple of times on our #thriftedchicstylechallenge on Instagram to try to get some wear out of it. I have these fun items in my closet, and I’m pushing myself to wear them more.
One of the reasons I grabbed this purse for the outfit, besides the fact that it matches, is because it’s a wine bottle holder.
This purse made an appearance last year, as I showed the insides to it. I thought it’d be so appropriate to be carrying a purse that was really meant to be something else. You wouldn’t believe it, but I found one just like it in the “similar here” below for the purse. At B,B & B, no less!
If you’ve ever seen the show, Home Town, both Erin and her husband are so great about reusing items. I always love that part of the show, along with the fact that there is very little drama on their episodes. You can really tell they love each other and they are so fun to watch.
The other item I need to talk about is my sweater. I knitted this one within the last couple of years. The yarn is from a local woman, who distributes it once it’s made in Ireland. If you’re a knitter, her yarn is called Black Water Abbey Yarns and she even has this exact pattern still available. Attaching the button to keep it closed was my addition to the design and I was lucky to find a button in my stash that matched so well . If you happen to look through her patterns, you might even see a familiar face on some of them!
I didn’t talk much about the accessories, but I chose a totally different color scheme. I thought the pink accessories went nicely with the green and gold. Since Erin from Home Town, is a designer, she incorporates many colors into her rooms and outfits too.
Dress: thrifted (similar here)~~Cardigan: I knitted it (similar here)~~Boots: thrifted (similar here)~~Tights: (similar here)~~Necklace: thrifted (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: thrifted (similar here)~~Purse: thrifted (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s outfits inspired by tv shows, she picked Mary Tyler Moore.
Since Mary Tyler Moore was a single working woman, the tv program was so easily relatable for Nancy. She told me the story that this was her favorite show when she was younger. In fact, she even stayed home from a social outing just to be able to watch it once (you know, before taping shows was around). But what Nancy did end up realizing is that the tv show didn’t trump going out having fun with her friends.
Therefore, this outfit is inspired by one of the television opening styles where Mary Tyler Moore throws her hat in the air. I actually had never seen the show or this opening, so I had to google it. Aren’t we so lucky that we have this information at the tips of our fingers nowadays? (And now that song will be playing in my head ALL day)
Let me point out the hat that Nancy is wearing. It’s actually right in style because the berets and baker boy’s hats are being shown everywhere. Both of these kinds of hats are easier to travel with than the normal fedoras, if that’s an issue for you. And both versions can be found for under $20, with this beret and this baker boy’s hat.
Another advantages of the computer at our finger tips is the online shopping and blogging part of it.
I was talking with a friend how there are many more options for most sizes now, and I do believe much of that is because of blogging. There are so many bloggers in every size and shape, that retailers seem to be noticing.
For example the wide calf boots. It still may not be easy to find them in every store, but online is a treasure trove of options. I realize many of you are concerned with online shopping, but as long as you know the return policy, the process can be so helpful. I know that DSW has easy returns, along with Target. Since Nancy chose a black dress under her coat, she also wore her black boots which are such a go-to item.
And for your viewing pleasure, Nancy did throw her hat up in the air and even caught it, just like in the show. Getting this event on camera was not quite as successful especially since the hat was the same color as the light sky, and so it wouldn’t focus well. These are the issues you learn about as you go along.
I realize you’ve seen quite a few coats in the last month of our blog posts, but this is the time to snag up some great deals. I even found a rain trench for under $50 and that’ll be useful in the upcoming spring. Granted many of the sales are limited in their sizes, but that’s why it can be a treasure hunt.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit: My mom’s outfit is inspired by Joy Behar for this post.
My mom likes this TV host because she’s an original on The View and has many similar things in her life. Joy was a teacher, and has her daughter living in the same building. Sounds very close to my mother’s life, don’t you think?
According to my mom, Joy tends to wear black pants and a bright blazer, so that’s the avenue my mom went with her clothing. She even grabbed a couple of props to add into these photos.
I know many women get rid of their “office wear” once they retire. But I still feel that a great blazer or jacket can be the perfect item for so many occasions. Recently we each wore a jacket to give a more sophisticated edge to a graphic t-shirt.
Of course, I may just like blazers more than the next girl because I feel like they can add structure to my shape. Sometimes, these are the best finds at the thrift store but I also found a couple under $40 here and here. You could play up your inner television hostess in a fabulous jacket.
Black pants are probably the most worn ones in your closet.
The three of us showcased them for a dress up event, for the women out there that don’t wear dresses. So I’d love to know if you have a ton of them, or if you wear the same pair all the time?
And along with the black pants, the black pumps are quite classic also. I realize that my mother is a rare woman who at 80 can still wear heels. And hopefully I will be going to my grave in my heels too.
However, for those of you who like the flatter heels, there are quite a few nice ones. There’s always the block heels that work for many women. Or an embellished black flat always looks dressy. Of course, I always feel that patent leather seems more dressy as an option.
The Ageless Style Group
Our Co-Host is Patti from Not Dead Yet:
And make sure to check out the other women’s ideas!
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Here’s looking at some toppers for all kinds of different parts of your life: