Style Icons

My personal style icons are Tina Fey and the character of Bernadette on Big Bang Theory.

The first part of all of this is starts with the glasses.  Tina Fey’s glasses are iconic now but Bernadette  has a great pair too.  Similar but different.

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Both are attention grabbers that really will get noticed.  I wear a pair that are black wire frames with blue on the inside.  They really channel Tina’s.  I’ve been wearing one like both of theirs since about 2006.  I’ve had glasses since 1st grade so there has to be something to make them interesting or else, I guess I could switch to contacts but I hate the idea of touching my eyes every morning and night.

Sweaters.  Bernadette is a master of the cardigan, Ms. Fey is more commonly seen in the pull over variety, but as Liz Lemon rocked the TGS zip up hoodie.  I realize that it seems silly to mention but how often do you see women in the media wearing clothes that are meant to keep them warm and comfy without it trying to emphasize that they are slobs?  Liz wore what she was comfortable in because she had about a hundred people on any day to organize and make sure they all got their work done.  I think it’s awesome when a character is real.  In every production house I have ever been in no one wears anything other than jeans and hoodies during the colder months.  Maybe a blazer if the clients, advertizers, or executives are coming around but anything else isn’t practical in a work place where even the bosses have to do heavy lifting.

Bernadette’s big, full, floral printed dresses and skirts are a staple of my wardrobe.  Something that gets you noticed but isn’t too loud.  Something you can wear for a walk or to the office, or out to lunch.  Perfection has been achieved.

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T-Shirt of the day

I am completely obsessed with the T-shirt of the day websites.  My favorites are RiptApparel, Tee Fury, and Shirt Punch  When I first open my computer in the morning it’s check my comic strips, check my email, then see what today’s batch of t-shirts are.  I’ve only ever bought 2 because I need it to be something that i think about all day and then get or else I would own more shirts than days in the month.  I still  have a problem with all the shirts my college gave out at events

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I think it’s such a cool concept and I know that every time I get one of the shirts off of these sites the artist will get paid something and the companies aren’t giant multinational conglomerates.  The image above is now on one of my favorite zip-up hoodies that I wear all the time.

It’s cool that they cover all sorts of counter culture topics.  This one was a mash-up of two cartoons that I really enjoy, Powerpuff Girls and Super Best Friends Forever. (BTW they just added Powerpuff Girls to Netflix if anyone wants to watch it)  There are things that I get and things that I don’t and I think that makes it really cool.  My nerd cred is fully intact but when it’s wresting shirts there is just no way I’ll ever get that, however give me a reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I get really excited.  I do have a job where I get to wear T-shirts almost all of the time and that does make these sites more appealing, I get to wear my cool shirts whenever I want as opposed to someone who has to wear suits.  But in the business casual world a cool skirt with an awesome t-shirt and a blazer is an awesome way to bring some nerdy style to the office.