What I Wore: American Girl

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

popbasic, stripes, red stripes, black blazer, shorts, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
popbasic, stripes, red stripes, black blazer, shorts, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
popbasic, stripes, red stripes, black blazer, shorts, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
What I Wore: Shirt (Popbasic), Shorts (Gap), Shoes (Old Navy), Necklace (Popbasic; Similar Here), Blazer (Similar Here), Purse (Similar Here)

There is just something so... classic, so "All American" about a red and white striped shirt, and that feeling just amplified when I paired it with this new purse. To keep things from getting too Fourth-of-July-esque, I toughened the look up with a blazer and chain necklace.

You know, it's funny, but I never feel particularly patriotic unless I'm somewhere else. Same thing with State Pride. I go somewhere else and will listen to country music- normally background noise and definitely not the first thing I turn the radio dial to- in order to be less homesick.

Still, it's the funniest thing, but you find hints of The West in the oddest places. Everywhere I've been has had them. We've found Buffalo Bill toys in toyshop in the Alps (Buffalo Bill founded my hometown), street performers dressed as cowboys in Rome, Tee-pees in Paris, a western wear shop in Prague, and in London one of the museums had photographs by Ken Blackbird, local photographer who I'd even met. Maybe that's true to everyone in this world of ever increasing globalization, and you can always spot a bit of home no matter where you travel.

Speaking of globalization, if you're reading this, where all do you call home?

16 comments

  1. Love this look!!! All you clothing pieces are key to any wardrobe and can be worn so many different ways as well. I love the purse... I need it! Lol.
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  2. Wow, I suppose it's that whole "it's a small world" mentality come to fruition. Although you do live in a very prominent western town so I suppose it isn't too far fetched to see hints of it all over!
    This is such a classic ensemble! I like the shorts though, they add an element of fun to this. It definitely isn't shorts weather here anymore!

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    1. I think you're right- it is partly the Myth of the West and its place in storytelling likely just as much as it is globalization.

      Thank you! You know, its funny. We had snow last week and now it is in the 80s again...

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  3. Ahhh your hair looks SO pretty here Kristian! Did you just get it done? Looks so fresh and natural :)

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  4. You hair is looking fresh and fabulous.

    Red and white stripes are so classic.

    I'm in Toronto Canada.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Ah, I didn't realize Toronto. Neat to find that out!

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  5. I love that top! It's interesting how globalization means you can find something familiar almost anywhere you go :)

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  6. I love your spin on the preppy vibe, and the shorts with blazer look is so cute! It is always fun to get tastes of home as you travel, and sometimes it's funny to see the things other countries identify as American that we take for granted or don't really notice :)

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    1. Yes, I agree. Like Red Cups (the plastic ones) were also something that seemed distinctly American by the Czech.

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  7. That's so interesting that you see cowboy influences all over the world- I would definitely not think of that, haha. Though I do remember you mentioning the tee-pees back from your honeymoon posts! And I love this look on you; you pull off a blazer like nobody's business. You look so put together but relaxed at the same time :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  8. You seriously always look so gorgeous in stripes! That background is incredible...how lucky! I call northeastern Ohio home- between Kent for college and Youngstown for my actual home!

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    1. Thank you!

      Also, so fun to find out where you're located :D

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  9. Such a cute outfit! Occasionally throughout the year I'll put together a cute outfit but then I'll realize that the dominant colors are red white and blue, and I tell myself I'll save it for Fourth of July. Of course Fourth of July comes around and I am clueless what to wear! Haha. I call Southern California (Los Angeles-specifically) home - sometimes the busy metropolitan lifestyle (and the inevitable traffic) gets to me but I love it still!

    xo, Serli
    www.lesoleilchic.blogspot.com

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  10. That bag is so cute and perfect <3 Love the striped top!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  11. yay blue purse! Love the patriotic colors. :)

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