Old standby, new favorite

11 Jan

The last two years of my college career, I lived sans-T.V.  I thought instead of wasting my life, I’d fill all those hours living the college dream, building relationships, and focusing on living my life.

Instead, I filled the void by watching YouTube for countless hours on end.  Fail!

Even now though, I’d prefer to read a good book or peruse my blogroll, instead of siting on my booty in front of the tube.

But every few months, on the dot, my brother will tirelessly attempt to talk me into watching some new T.V. show.  Usually Chris’ shows are historical in nature or just really, really weird.  If there’s the lure of good food, however, he knows I will watch just about anything.

Knowing that carbs win me over, a few months ago, Chris cooked me a delicious dinner of homemade tomato soup with garlicky, cheesy bread.  As per usual, with full belly I was willing to be at his mercy for the entertainment of the evening.  He started showing me this odd little show based on the city of Portland.  As I watched episode after episode, I started labeling the show’s obnoxiously caricatured characters with equally obnoxiously caricatured people I know in my life!

Portlandia is such a weird, weird show, but it’s so dang well written, well acted, and perfectly executed, I’m pimping it on my blog.

Here’s my one request: stop your studying, your lesson planning, your procrastinating, or your general internet time wasting, and head on over to YouTube.  Google Portlandia clips (specifically this one, this one, and this one.  This one too!), and never look back.

I think you’ll fall for it, just like I did.  And I won’t even have to seduce you with tomato soup and cheesy bread.

{patterned top: Pac Sun} {suede purple pencil skirt: thrifted}  {beaded leather belt: thrifted} {golden wedges: target} {light brown tights: Target}  {rose gold watch: Michael Kors} {wooden bangle: vintage, gift from gran} {earrings; Claire’s}

See these pieces restyled here (click photo to see post):



3 Responses to “Old standby, new favorite”

  1. Sharon January 12, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    That skirt is such a beautiful color! Love how you styled it so many different ways!



    • KB January 13, 2012 at 7:09 am #

      Thank you!! The camera doesn’t even begin to pick up on the rich hue it is in person. Seriously one of the best thrifted finds a girl could ever ask for!


  1. Perhaps, perhaps, perrrrhaps « The Chic Teach - January 13, 2012

    […] food, FTW!) and the in house DJ was spinning the most bizarre, psychedelic 70s tunes this side of Portland.  But alas, the stars were not aligning.  An hour into it, I used all my willpower to not check […]

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