Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Swell Look

blazer-DVF(similarish here), dress--BB Dakota via Le Tote, leggings-Zara, wedges/belt-Gap(similarish here and here), jewelry-Jewel Mint, watch-Nixon via Urban Outfitters

This outfit reminds me of Christina Applegate's character Swell from "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" a film that was an adolescent fave, and a fashion inspiration during my younger and more formative years. The oversized blazers, the mix of "adult" clothing with a teen badass sense of style, it's really a must-see for any burgeoning outfitter.

This outfit picks up on the current trend of a belt over a blazer, which not only creates a slimming effect, it also anchors the outfit. Without the belt this dress/blazer/leggings look comes off shapeless and a bit haphazard.  And granted, leggings can swat toward juvenile, but here they act as an alternative to tights, now that we are in spring, but not quite ready for bare legs, at least not last week when I wore this outfit to work,

Here's to Swell, and this clip from the movie when she first thinks about designing a collection for her failing company:

Note the vest as shirt and the awesome blazer, plus those earrings, it's an early '90's dreams.  Who were/are your fictional character fashion inspirations. Let me know in the comments!


  1. Gwen Stefani during her No Doubt years! (I suppose this is not fiction...)

    1. Hey, still counts in my book! She was also an influence on me as well. Thanks for sharing!


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