17 March 2010

Emma Love

Recently, I was turned onto the show Glee by 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.

14 comments:

Kristine said...

It's a great show, no doubt! While I love her wardrobe, I don't know why they didn't give her character a better name...

Alviana said...

i love Glee and i agree emma has a wonderful lovely wardrobe. i'm glad u have so much in common with her. i think u share her sweetness and lovely character too :)

PerryPie said...

You gotta take pics of some of those outfits! I think she's sooo cute.

Summerset said...

LOL! I love Glee, too. I love Emma's wardrobe, too, very retro, but neat and cute. Definitely inspiration there.

I find all the characters interesting, because every high school has at least one of each of the sterotypes.

Uta said...

These outfits are so cute! And they would look great on you. I'm looking forward to seeing your impersonation of Emma!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love Emma's outfits too but I think I'm more enamored of her clothing than I am of the show...don't hate me okay?

Now alot of the pins she wears looks like Sarah Coventry jewelry that can be found on eBay for very reasonable prices. I've bought quite a bit lately because it also looks similar to some of the pins that Michelle Obama sports without the price tag.

Do a search for Sarah Coventry on eBay and see if you find anything you like!

Marie-Christine said...

Mmm. Maybe she can croon, but she can't set the place on fire :-)..

Eugenia said...

You're so right - I think you must be twins. I can definitely see you in some wonderful Emma inspired clothing!

amber said...

Between Glee and Modern Family, I finally have some fabulous comedy to watch! :) Love her outfits and I can definitely see you rocking a similar look.

mermaids said...

i LOVE glee. yes, emma's wardrobe is fabulous. emma is fabulous.

Dana said...

I can totally see the "Emma" in you!

Barbara said...

I agree, I teach too and it is hard sometimes to find exactly what to wear in the classroom that gives you the right combination of style and comfort. This look is great and I am headed that way myself, look forward to watching your rendition of this style evolve.

angie.a said...

Woot! GLEE!! I'm a Gleek too! :D (And adorable, but not totally a redhead. Or a neat freak. So we're like triplets. Except I might be the milkman's daughter.)

Nancy W. said...

yeah - but you're way cuter than Emma