That’s how I feel about Elana of Room 334. She’s got her own very distinct style, to the point where I see other well-dressed ladies on the street and wonder if they read her blog. But, she also isn’t doing such crazy things with clothes that I don’t feel like I can relate or feel inspired by her. I love that she comes up with formulas that can be repeated a bazillion ways and still feel original and new every time.
Take this green dress. It’s incredibly versatile and can be worn about a 1001 ways. However, figuring out what those ways are that works with what I’ve already got hanging in my closet is sometimes a challenge. Enter Elana’s brilliant formula: add a cozy cardi and a circle scarf? Easy, breezy, stylish.
On another note, I want to talk about these boots. I’ve longed and lusted over the Steve Madden Troopas for years now, and had finally decided that maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Then I found these awesome knock offs at Forever 21 for a gah-reat price, so I ordered me a pair and patiently waited for them to arrive.
They came and I excitedly started trying to make outfits with them, since I assumed I’d wear them every dang day. Turns out, not so flattering on me. Or something? I really haven’t been able to figure out what it is that isn’t working, but it’s definitely not. Even in this outfit, I think it would look better with my slouchy tan boots than these. And they look real funny with jeans! i just can’t figure it out. Somebody halp! Otherwise, I’m gonna end up taking ’em down to the Buffalo Exchange.