Thursday, September 17, 2015

Steal Her Style: Elizabeth Burke

The places from which a girl draws style inspiration can be so varied. I have a perfume advertisement on my wall torn last Christmas from a magazine at my best friend's suite at the Willard Inter-Continental in D.C., which is basically the swankiest place I've ever been in my life. The perfume advertisement shows a woman in a dress I want. So I tore it out and hung it up. That's life. I often find myself inspired by a movie I've seen recently. Example: after seeing The Man From U.N.C.L.E, I had an irrational desire to do 1960's makeup the next day. A constant source of inspiration, my "#goals" if you will, can be found in the character, Elizabeth Burke (Tiffani Thiessen), of White Collar.






"Mrs. Suit" is not only gorgeous, a curvy girl, and a loving wife, she's also artistically talented, runs a catering business, is an invaluable asset to her husband's workplace, is smarter than basically anyone other than Neal Caffrey (a con-man), makes homemade gelato, uses her engagement ring to get out of sticky situations, and rocks a sheath dress. Essentially, I want to be her someday.

;)

So today's outfit is a casual love-letter to Elizabeth Burke for constantly inspiring the way I present myself to the world. May we all be a little more like Mrs. Suit.











The Details:

Jeans: Old Navy
Button-Down: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Solo Donna Studio Moda (purchased abroad)
Jewelry: Various
Lipstick: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in "Barcelona Nights"
Nails: Revlon scented nail polish in "Espresso"

Who is your TV style inspiration? I would love to see a post on a character you aspire to be more like, if you have one. And if you don't, I recommend Elizabeth Burke. She's pretty much the best.

16 comments:

  1. Love this, Rachel and your Barnes and Noble classics I spied on your bookshelf...haha!


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    1. Barnes & Noble classics: keeping poverty-stricken girls classy and informed since....their beginnings. XD

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  2. I'd have to say Peggy Carter would be mine. And Mary Margaret and Emma from Once Upon a Time. And now you've got me in love with Elizabeth Burke's person and style, so..."Imitation is the highest form of flattery." ;)

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    1. Love Mary Margaret's style, minus the pixie cut. I liked her cut in Season 1 but after that it just kept getting croppier!

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  3. I know this is going to sound like complete gibberish, but my television style icon would be Han Chae Young, from "Boys Over Flowers." Gorgeous. :3

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    1. Of course I hadn't heard of her so I had to look her up. I can see it! You do pull off an Asian feel very well!

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  4. If I was going to pick a style icon, it would definitely be Saoirse Ronan in "Brooklyn." CUZ I MEAN WILL YOU LOOK AT THOSE SKIRTS AND DRESSES. Um, okay, calming down now :)

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    1. I had to Google the film...and wow! It looks beautiful!

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  5. Fun post :) (Love the books in the background!!) I don't know that I have a specific fashion icon kind of person...I've never been big into fashion, always going for comfort over looks. But I've always wanted to recreate the viking-norse look, with the apron dresses, the warrior outfits (the modest ones!) and the furry boots. :D

    And I also love the 40's time period look. <3 Vikings and the 40's...not too similar. ^.^

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    1. Not at all similar but creative! If you ever find a way to link modern clothing with Vikings, let me know!

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  6. For sure Mindy Lahiri from "The Mindy Project."

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    1. She is so hilarious. I love her unabashed use of colors and patterns.

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  7. Vesper Lynd from Casino Royale (only without the sad ending.) But oh the dresses - the evening dresses I can take or leave but...her nightrobe! Her black trouser suit! Her black mackintosh with the gold hardware! THAT GREEN DRESS! THAT RED DRESS! I've wanted to steal her wardrobe since 2006 and the love has not abated since then.

    Ahem, but I really like what you've shown of Elizabeth Burke's clothes too. Especially the green dress (and her hair there - so gorgeous!). I don't watch much TV but perhaps once I've finished catching up on Castle I should start watching White Collar.

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    1. You should! I've heard Castle is wonderful but nothing, as yet, has replaced my love of White Collar. ^.^

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    2. I can heartily recommend Castle right up to midway through season 6, which is as far as I've got!

      And tonight I am home alone with the ironing so perhaps it's the perfect time to get acquainted with White Collar!

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  8. -cough- this comment is way late. My sister and I just started watching White Collar and we LOVE it.
    Elizabeth has the best style! I'd love to see more posts like this!

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