Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What I wish I was wearing today....

Ever since this whole TV thing happened I decided that I should start to dress less like a crazy person.  Don't worry, still slightly cuckoo, just mixing in a little awesomeness here and there.  

For the special I kept putting off wardrobe shopping because I was so busy shopping for the house, and then i was out of time.

so this time, i'm a-thinkin' about wardrobe in advance.

Now a lot of you who know me know that I can get very equestrian very fast.   Maybe its because one of the few movies we were allowed to watch growing up was 'Man From Snowy River'. 

Are you with me ladies?  You know you are.

 
Not sure how that chick was the leading lady....

I can get behind all the leather, tweed, canvas, princess sleeve jackets, denim and brass accents any day.
So here is what i'm thinking: my new dream outfit for work:

Jacket:  Emersonmade, amazing. Just perfect.   $238 and worth every penny.  Many of you might say, 'But Emily, you already have a jacket just like that.  You wore it all throughout Design Star'. and I say to you, 'Correctamundo, my friend.' But i lost it the last day of the shoot much to my, and America's sorrow.    One less princess sleeved, perfectly fitted vintage tweed jacket in the world.
AND p.s. if anyone sees anybody wearing my jacket in NYC, tackle them take off the jacket and turn them over to the police.  These kinds of crimes can't go unpunished.

Ok, i will wear the jacket with these James Jeans (twiggy cut, they have stretch but not jeggings and are super dark and therefore rather flattering)  $114 (i have three pairs of these, different colors)

Um, but lose those heels lady, i'm going to be wearing these with them:


My god, you are beautiful. clogs and boots combined! no you di'int.
Anthropologie, $580.  What? be quiet. a girl can clog dream can't she? 
Oh and this'll be my new bag

From A.P.C.  $580.  yep, that's not happening any time soon. but i love you.



And dios mio I love Lauren Moffatt. (top $240)  Modern femininity at its best.

There we have it folks.  And if anybody ever happens upon me in a piano bar after a few too may, ask me to play the theme song from 'Man from Snowy River'.  And hopefully i won't, but there is a chance i will, cause i know that one by heart folks.  

You know the one.

And if you don't,  ask yourself what exactly were you doing in the 80's if not watching period romances from New Zealand? eh?
or just click here and listen to it with a montage from the movie.  
i just did.  and i cried. seriously. 

stupid nastalgia, i hate you sometimes. 

Am i the only person who saw that movie?

40 comments:

  1. Pretty clothes! Love the color on that blouse, very nice for pigment-challenged gals like myself! (though that model looks miserable in it!) And I TOTALLY remember Man from Snowy River... if I remember correctly it was a series... or maybe I was just watching every movie that had a horse in it and pretending it was a series... (I was a little horse obsessed!)
    : ) Meg

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  2. Loved the movie, watched it over and over as a little girl! I also love the way you pulled out an awesome outfit inspired by it. Nothing is better than a comfy pair of jeans with some great boots, except maybe that tweed jacket!
    ~Mandy

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  3. I remember that movie too! haha I should watch it again, it's been years.

    I really like your wishful clothing choices.

    I guess you might know that your style while on Design Star has influenced some people? Well at least in my family! My sister bought shoes the other day because, and I quote "to be more like Emily"(she meant you, not a random Emily). The oxford-ish style low heels from a photo and maybe the finale? I'd like to own the clothes you wore while on the competition, so if you are getting rid of them, send them along(well, I won't actually fit in them! Maybe one day!! hee).

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  4. No way! I also saw the movie... over and over! I thought Jim was sooo cute. My favorite line? "He's no lad, brother, he's a man! A man!"

    Sigh!

    And the equestrian outfit is just delightful! I'm working on a blog post about equestrian inspired decor.

    tootles,

    S

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  5. I thought I was the only one who could play Jessica's Theme by heart! Love the movie and still love Jim Craig. The boots are fabulous and I think he would approve.

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  6. Love everything by Emersonmade. Good choice!

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  7. have never seen the movie..sorry.
    But, my friend, I have the same thoughts on wardrobe (sigh) and music (serious sigh...) from another CLASSIC 80's film that inspires us to no end...Out of Africa.
    Stay tuned to see HOW much we LOVE it--good things to come!!

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  8. I loved that movie. It was also one of the few movies I was allowed to watch as a child.

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  9. Ha! I am reading this and nodding yes all the way through! Was this movie a Mormon thing? I can still play a few measures of the theme song on the piano.

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  10. Laughing my guts out over here. Hate those shoes but love the jacket.

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  11. We LOVE the movie here. Had to buy it on DVD, because we rented it so much. My kids asked for the sheet music, too.

    I don't think it's a Mormon thing. Just an '80's thing.

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  13. Love love the boots and jacket! I've seen the movie quite a few times too and love it. BTW its actually a classic 'Australian' movie based on a poem written in 1890 by Australian poet Banjo Paterson :) Just thought you'd like to know!

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  14. I for one was watching Sesame Street during the 80s, and I won't blatantly lie, haha, I can't 100% commit to watching Man From Snowy River anytime soon, but here's some truth: I find your wit and sense of style just incredible,so effortless and beautiful--love love LOVE this potential outfit!! Found this space on another great gal's list, one who also adores you, and I'll definitely be back here for many a visit! XO

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  15. As Elizabeth said, it's an Aussie movie but even if it was from NZ, Australia would still lay claim to it as we always do! (eg. Crowded House, Split Enz, Russell Crowe -although I don't know why we would want to claim him as Aussie, and Collette Dinnigan to name a few).

    As a born and bred Aussie, it's probably a national crime to admit that I have never actually seen the movie.

    BTW, love that jacket.

    Sandy K

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  16. I love all of it--so you! I'm stoked that I found your blog. I hope you (or some awesome intern) are able to keep it updated once you become a busy celeb! My DVR didn't record your Secrets of a Stylist show. Any ideas where I can get it, or is it going to run again? Love your style, can't wait for your show!

    Jamie

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  17. Emily you are NOT the only one who saw that movie. I did, too. And it happens to still be one of my very favorite movies for the themes of true femininity and true masculinity and all the gorgeousness of nobleness and beauty in it. Absolutely beautiful.

    I was raised in a sort of similar background. Not mormon, but there are a lot of similarities.

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  18. Tears, sigh. I just watched the link you posted. And I got all choked up. You have no idea how i love that movie.

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  19. You are not alone, it't a great movie. My MIL is from Australia so it gave us a taste of her home. Love it.

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  20. Love the clothes, but I don't want you to think you have to change a thing. You always looked great on camera. By the way, when will we know if SFAS is going to be picked up? Dying to hear!

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  21. I've never even heard of that movie! I think this outfit is awesome and full of great investment pieces! I think saying "investment piece" is something we women dreamt up to justify big purchases right?!

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  22. I LOVED that movie, although I'm older than you! I'm so glad you reminded me of it - I think my kids will love it, too!

    Agree w/ Andee - let us know the status w/ your show!!

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  23. I've been dying to find some (affordable) riding boots and tweed jackets. And I may have to admit that Man From Snowy River was not my favorite and I got into a few arguments with girlfriends over it. However, my freshman year of college, the guy I had a huge crush on would play the theme on the piano for me late at night and I thought I was going to die of love. Alas, Jessica's Theme does not for a happy ending make, except in the movie of course.

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  24. My mom loves horses and Man From Snowy River and Return To Snowy River were 2 of the very few movies she bought for us to watch growing up. We loved them! And like previous commenter Christina's sister, I've started looking for things that look "Emily" to me too. Love your style!

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  25. Oh, you influential girl! We're all having touches of Emily showing up in our daily lives! I bought a big brass lamp from the 2nd hand store today -- with thoughts of you guiding me! You'll look great in those clothes, but Please! don't change too much from the old Emily!

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  26. I. LOVED. that. movie!!! The music, the setting, the story, THE HERO!!!! Ahhhh, fond memories indeedy. Oh, and I like the clothes you picked too ;)

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  27. love the equastrian look! i've been checking hgtv like a crazy person to find out details about your show. when are there gonna be more episodes?

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  28. cute cute stuff! I especially love the jacket!

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  29. I heart your voice and your style ain't bad neither.

    And yeah, give us more show info. Unless "shomama" is me and then wait until after the cleaning lady comes!

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  30. Thanks for introducing me to EmersonMade! Love her clothes but LOVE her blog. She is the nuttiest and the greatest!!

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  31. Ahh! Man from Snowy River...I had a major crush on that movie series! We also didn't watch much TV as kids (kind of a sheltered childhood) but these movies definitely made the parent-approved cut. Love the look that you've pulled from it and EmersonMade is my favorite! I am so inspired by Emerson's true to herself style of blogging, designing, merchandising (and on and on). Did a post featuring her work here: http://hilaryinspired.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/more-florals/

    I can't wait to add some of her lovely clothing pieces to my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Wow. What a sheek blazer. So beautiully tailored.

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  33. What!?!?!? no blue???

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  34. I have a weird horse phobia going on, but I could possibly stand semi-close-ish to one if it meant I could have that bag and the awesome clog boots.

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  35. Even my didn't-let-us-watch-Smurfs mom couldn't disagree with me when my ten-year-old self would melt into the couch as Jim rode that horse. And did you see Return to Snowy River? When he tipped his hat to Jessica after beasting Mr. Macho on that horse course? Gracious. But I couldn't agree with you more about her being a pitiful leading lady. The teeth. And hair. And, well, lame acting. But in some ways it gave me hope; I used to think I could play that role better than she could. It gave a girl a chance to dream...

    That jacket is slammin'.

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  36. 'K, lady, but you can get some awesome clogoots or bootlogs or whatever you wanna call the offspring of clogs and boots, at Hannah Andersson for a fraction of the price, $120. Still a little too spendy for this midwestern working momma of two but if you really love them ('cause I know I do)!

    Anyway, loved you on Design Star and so entirely happy you won!

    http://image.hannaandersson.com/is/image/Hanna/36816_C43?$FlatFull$

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  37. ok, those boots are amazing. surely I can find some that look like that without that pricetag. I LOVE that movie. watched it over and over and then asked my piano teacher is she could get me the sheet music so I could learn to play the song that is one when they are "breaking" the horse. ahhh so romantical!

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  38. I adore that movie - and the single "Return to Snowy River" (including the weird Kirk Douglas casting). I even recently watched it on Netflix (it's available on INSTANT WATCH). Fun to rewatch movies from your childhood.

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  39. Seriously, Emerson could make a dress out of a burlap sack and I would buy it.

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  40. Emily, I need to know who makes the blue wedges you wear in the promo shots for your show. pretty please tell me?

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