Call it pent-up magazine reading, but in college I subscribed to anywhere from 5-11 magazines at a time, and read each of them cover to cover. Since then I've honed my selection down to a select few, and still find myself months behind on my reading. I am not one of those people that flips through a magazine quickly...I pore over each and every page, even some of the ads. Nowadays my glossies of choice are Vogue, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, and Sports Illustrated.
I'm currently recovering from a weird habit of keeping my magazines for years. I kept all the magazines I bought or received for all four years of college before I threw any of them out. I never ripped a page out of any of them unless they had ads on both sides. Needless to say, it made my yearly moves in and out of dorms and apartments just that much more difficult, lugging around hundreds of magazines.
These days, I read, rip, and recycle, keeping only those pages and article that really strike me. Since I've started this blog, I've begun seeing outfits that I want to try. Here is my first magazine inspired outfit.
I cannot for the life of me remember which magazine this came out of, but it was an editorial feature. If you recognize this, please let me know so I can credit the mag.
Necklace: gift; Sweater: H&M - 2007 - $14; Skirt: The Limited - 2009 - $20; Shoes: Target - 2010 - $18
Ok, so it was a pretty loose translation, and to be honest I could have done better by wearing my high-waisted suit skirt. But I tried it on and it was dreadfully uncomfortable, so on came this comfy tulip-skirt. I imagine that the model was wearing heels, but I liked the look of the nude flats, and they were super-comfy! I'd never really considered tucking in a sweater before, but I like the way this turned out.
What magazines do you draw your inspiration from? How literally do you translate the looks you're inspired by?
[Yes, that is my writing on the magazine photo. Now that I realize how bad my memory is, I've started taking notes right onto the pages I rip out. Too bad I did this long after the fact, or I would have noted the magazine]