Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SWF seeks... someone who believes in me.

Greetings everyone. My name is Terra aka Stylish White Female. I am honored to be guest blogging for Morgan while she and Lua are away. Morgan's challenge had me stumped for some time. I remember wanting to be so many different things when I grew up.

Concert pianist, ballerina, Michael Jackson's girl (thanks Thriller), Michael J. Fox's girl (thanks Back to the Future I and II), choreographer, lawyer, psychologist.

And then I remembered Andie from Pretty in Pink. Molly Ringwald didn't look like anyone I had ever seen on television before. She had big pouty lips and short red hair. Her character Andie was smart. She said all of the things I wished I could have said to the assholes with whom I went to school. Andie was creative and she took chances. The ensembles she put together screamed, "I am my own woman. I am not like you."
She challenged Blane. (His name is BLANE? Oh! That's a major appliance, that's not a name.) She challenged Steff. (You know, I've been out with a lot of girls at this school. I don't see what makes you so different.) She valued herself enough to know that she is not defined by a man or by labels. (I just want them to know that they didn't break me.)

Of course, we all know Andie kept herself and got the guy. Now, Steff was a bit more my speed. But whatever. That doesn't make for a good story.

Ultimately, all I wanted to be when I grew up was me. Nerdy, goofy, at times reclusive and at others obnoxious. And I wanted someone to love me that way.

You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well, I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you... always.

Skirt & blouse: H&M ($35 & $30)
Hat: Urban Outfitters ($28)
Scarf on hat: Gift
Necklace: Express (Got this thing ages ago. $?)
Shoes: Fig Leaf ($29)
Ring: Courtesy of Global Girl Gifts

11 comments:

KristiMcMurry said...

What a great post! I haven't seen that movie in a while, but it's SUCH a good one. Love the outfit!

Farm Girl Fashionista said...

FAB...U...LOUS!!! I channeled Molly's character style (hair and all!?) for about a year! Definitely one of my fashion and personal inspirations!!Thank you for this post...a great way to start my day!! =)

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

You did such a lovely job of emulating Andie's style! I love this!

Katie W said...

You're definitely Pretty In Pink! I'm just glad you didn't recreate her prm dress... That was a crime against fashion, even for the 80s!

rlutz said...

I grew up wanting to be Andie...her free spirit and courage.
love the outfit...perfect

Terri said...

beautiful skirt and killer heels.

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Very worthy icon, both in style and personality. I still really would like to live in a John Hughes movie, even just for a day. I think it's really great that you were able to take some cues from Andie in how you put this outfit together without getting really literal and looking like you're in costume. Love it.

Bridget said...

i love that you're referencing pretty in pink. only one of the all time classics.

ST▲RRRDUST said...

so so pretty :)

SWF_Terra said...

Thank you everyone! This was so fun to put together. @Ashley - that was my biggest fear. I'm so glad it looks like a modern version of what Andie would wear.

sian said...

gorgeous, love the hat xx
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