Anyone else grow up watching the TV show Fame?
It was one of my earliest exposures to American culture and although I probably didn’t understand or fully appreciate half of the plot developments, I did enjoy the leaping and dancing and singing and posturing.
I was also enamored of that whole layered, legwarmered, dancer look – a particular brand of grunge long before true grunge came into play in the 90s. I may be mixing up my eras and my pop culture (Flashdance comes to mind), but I always equated New York with Broadway with performers with dance shoes and leggings and oversized sweaters.
Imagine my wonder when the precocious ten-year-old pulled today’s ensemble together in an almost exact creation of the one in my mind’s eye.
Yep, this is one of the two outfits Aly made for me and although I initially resisted the all black – knowing it would not be editorially pleasing nor easily photographed – I had to give it to her in the end.
Because I totally did the happy dance in this get-up. I’d forgotten how much I adore black. And leggings. And oversized things. Why have I resisted the black for so long?! Come to think of it, I haven’t featured a predominantly black outfit since I started this gig. Silly me! I definitely plan on revisiting my old standby in OOTDs to come.
Bonus points for the black (it being a color I associate closely with NYC) and for the nod to Fame, both of which make me 52 Pick-me-up compliant.
“But it’s TARDIS Tuesday!” you cry. How does this work for TARDIS Tuesday?
Well, the linkup’s tagline is British, blue or Doctor Who, and if you take note of my pendant, it’s my fave quote from Macbeth which is by Shakespeare who is British.
Yeah. It’s like that.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – H&M
Skirt – Boohoo
Leggings – Target
Necklace – Etsy
Flats – Kohl’s
:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Been So Long by m-flo