Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear

With Labor Day fast approaching, today is "Closet Moving Day" at my house. I'm moving the white shoes, Jack Rogers, patent leather shoes, and all my open-toed shoes to the back side of the closet and out comes my suede and dark colored shoes. Of course, all my white clothes will be put away till next Easter, as well as madras, linen, and seersucker.

When I look at my Fall/Winter wardrobe, it's kinda boring. It's all black, black, and more black...with a few bright colored cardigans thrown in. So, I've been thinking about what I want to buy for the new season and well...my usual haunts are not exciting me at all.

Then, I found this site--What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear. Lord have mercy, I LOVE these clothes. Emma Pillsbury {played by Jayma Mays} stars on the hit TV show Glee. She's a germaphobic guidance counselor at the ficticious McKinley High. Like me, Emma loves prim and proper and ladylike clothing. She has a very unique style by pairing together bow blouses, straight skirts, cardigans, brooch pins, fabulous necklaces, Peter Pan collared blouses, and cardi clips. Her style is a little bit JCrew with some vintage classic thrown in.

What I really like about her style is that it can be affordable...not a $250 dress that you will see on every single blog!

I am now obsessed with the cardi clips...Emma's signature accessory. I already have tons of cardis and the clips are perfect to jazz up the look!

Emma also wears the most fantastic necklaces and Etsy is a great source for affordable vintage pieces.
LOVE this one!
Another accessory that she loves and rocks...the brooch pin. Again, Etsy is the spot to find these.
I love that she loves the bow blouse. These are totally me and you can bet I'm on the hunt for some cute ones.
Here she is wearing a bow blouse and a bow skirt...these bow skirts are hard to find, but oh-so cute!
To complete Emma's look, I must bite the bullet and buy some 2+ inch Mary Janes. Lord have mercy, I am not a high-heel person, but these are a must to achieve Emma's style.
Is she not the cutest thing ever? Stylish, perfectly polished, and proper!

So, I'm off to continue my online search {starting with eBay, Etsy, and Mod Cloth} for all the pieces I need to tie a couple of outfits together! Thank you for visiting with me today.


Anastasia Schembri said...

Don't you just love the WWEPW site, you were the one who originally brought it to my attention and now I can't get enough of it or those darling cardi clips!
Have been on the hunt for them ever since and picked up a few on Etsy as well!!
Definitely love EP's style!!

Lexilooo said...

I don't watch Glee, but I do love this look so much!

Emily said...

I love Glee & I really like her style..it;s so classic with a twist!

Unknown said...

Hi Janice,
I think my coment just got eaten or it will show up twice. Anyway, it's linda from Palm Springs. I was looking at your blog and I saw an add for this skirt today.
and thought it might fit the bill. I have heard really good things about this company but have never orderd anything myself.
Love "Glee!" love your blog.

Sandra said...

I get ALL my vintage items from Etsy. It's a walk down memory lane! I'm loving choker style necklaces and found a great one on Etsy. I need a few cardi clips!! And yes, my closet has to be rearranged, too. I have been wearing all my summer things to work this week, as next week is corduroy and dark cottons! XOXO

Leigh Powell Hines said...

So cute, and affordable is always good. I don't talk about expensive clothes on my blog, but definitely when it comes to a hotel room. Ha!

Hope you're well.

Glitterista said...

I have Emma's coral necklace (J. Crew) and a bow skirt similar to the orange one in turquoise (also an older J. Crew). Love the cardi clips, and I'd love to see some of your gorgeous autumn outfits with those! ;)

LPC said...

What a cute, cute post!