Style Icon: Veda from My Girl

Aside from seeing the wonderful Boyhood this weekend, I also happened to catch a few minutes (read: ALL) of My Girl on TV.

I don't think I'd seen this movie since it was released in 1991 and while I will say that Thomas J.'s death seemed a whole lot less traumatizing this time, there was one thing that I was totally taken by: VEDA'S OUTFITS.

First of all, 11-year-old Veda Sultenfuss in 1972 year dresses basically how I dress now as a 28-year-old married gal in London. But whatever – she's my attainable style icon and I'm sticking with it. I mean just look at this:

If I were Veda, or were just myself today, I would wear:

This Madewell Cocktail Ring (just like Veda's mood ring that Thomas J. so faithfully went after – RIP)

Really, if you want to master the Veda look in one quick step, just turn a pair of old jeans into just-above-the-knew cut-offs to make DIY denim bermuda shorts. Pair those with some sneakers that hit at the ankle and you've got yourself an instant Veda look.

I've just added a ton of  Veda-esque pieces to my Pinterest Wishlist board (yep, that's the state of my life right now) so hop on over and take a look. 

 

All My Girl stills taken from IMDB


Everlane's New Sweatshirts

Man, I love Everlane.

This young company (they launched in 2010) makes well designed, high quality clothing and accessories that are really and truly affordable. Everlane does this by being careful with their factories and costs and cutting out the middle man. Instead, they focus on making things like cozy cashmere sweaters and beautiful silk button-downs (I'm obsessed with mine) using fabrics and factories that they trust. Everything I've ever bought from Everlane has fit perfectly and was a complete fraction of the cost it would be in a regular retail store.

Anyways, Everlane just launched sweatshirts and I am jazzed. I'm also not alone, because most of them have already sold out. As soon as they're back in, I plan on stocking up on the Raglan Short Sleeve and the Raglan Boat Neck (it's only $35, which is like £5).

See? They're kind of the best.