Gertie and I bought and devoured the entire Season 1, Volume 1 in two days. As a former vocalist and performance geek (I was in three musicals in high school, as well as Stage Band), I was instantly taken with the premise of the show. Singing, dancing and a sexy teacher that can croon - oh yeah baby, that's what I'm talkin' about! Even better still is the character, Emma Pillsbury. Or more to the point, her awesome wardrobe.
Emma has an adorable retro 50s/60s vibe. A typical Emma outfit consists of a pencil skirt, a feminine blouse, a long sleeved cardigan, vintage jewelery and a pair of Mary Jane pumps. More often than not, a bow makes an appearance in her outfits - tied at the neck of a blouse or on the waistband of a skirt. Her colour scheme is usually bright and fresh and she often favours monochromatic schemes.
Needless to say, I am smitten with Emma Pillsbury. It may be that we have so much in common. She's a teacher, I'm a teacher. She's a redhead, I'm a redhead. She's a neat freak, I'm a neat freak. She's adorable, I'm adorable. See? It's like we're twins or something.
Now, I want to make the illusion complete. I need a new spring wardrobe and what better inspiration than our girl Emma? I have about a jillion cardigans, so I'm part way there already. Now, I just need to add some skirts, cute blouses and a funky dress or two. I'll also keep my eyes open for some vintage costume jewelery, like chunky necklaces, enamel flower brooches and sweater guards. For my feet, I'll focus on finding some more cute Mary Janes to add to my line-up.