Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mrs. Roper

Now talk about a style icon...Mrs. Roper had it going on. I like to call her look "retirement chic". Nobody, and I mean NOBODY rocks a caftan like Helen Roper.

Casie's look:

There are a lot of ways you can go with this. It took some thinking and then I remembered this dress. I haven't worn her in a while. This challenge thing is really getting me to see more options in my closet. So I am rocking kind of the short version of a caftan. Wild print is very Mrs. Roperesque. I also decided to pay homage to her penchant for wearing a brightly colored, beaded necklace and large earrings. And the espadrilles...I just assume that Helen's shoe wardrobe consists entirely of espadrilles, high-heeled flip flops and gold metallic house shoes.

dress- handmade by me
necklace- stella & dot
shoes- Old Navy, thrifted

hoop earrings- who knows? probably Target (are you noticing a pattern here?)

Ali's look:


Oh hello, would you like to rent an apartment? See, we recycle.

So this one clearly wasn't too challenging, although I could certainly have gone a number of different ways. But I knew I wanted an armful of jangly bangles (which would be a great name for a band) and a nice flowy dress...if I owned a muumuu I would have considered it although I suppose it's not really work appropriate. I think I struck a nice balance between costumey and real. I considered a head scarf which I always enjoy but with my limited closet space my scarves are in the garage with the "Winter Clothes" so you'll get nothing and like it. Plus I thought the head scarf might push me over into costume-land anyway.

Dress- Cha Cha Vente (Macy's)
Sandals- Nine West
Jewelry: Sunset Bangle, Paige Bangle, Sloane Bangle, Harmony Rings, and Birds of Paradise Necklace, all

One other thing...I went looking for Mrs. Roper pics and of course stumbled on lots of John Ritter. Every time I think of his early death I am saddened by the loss of such a great talent and warm spirit. I grew up thinking he was hilarious and wonderful and I remember exactly where I was when I heard he'd died. So I dedicate today to John Ritter. I saw his son Jason in a show on Monday night and he was doing some pretty hilarious physical comedy that totally reminded me of his dad. :) That was nice.

Tomorrow's challenge: cosmetic counter girl

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