Perhaps In SlytherinPosted: May 18, 2011 | |
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends. – The Sorting Hat Song (Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone)
The next Bloggers Do It Better challenge is “Prep School,” where we have to feature a tie and blazer/vest/cardigan in our outfit. At first, my inspiration was this picture of Emma Watson for her Lancome campaign. I was in Goodwill looking for a solid-colored tie, when I saw this gold-and-scarlet tie which I was pretty sure was a Gryffindor tie (also because it says “Universal Studios” on the tag – my Goodwill sure gets a lot of things from there!) So I abandoned my Lancome Emma Watson inspiration and went with Harry Potter instead.
I didn’t get the Gryffindor tie, because I’m not a Gryffindor (not brave enough), but I’ll gladly take Ravenclaw or Slytherin (poor Hufflepuff gets a bad rap. Nobody wants to be a Hufflepuff!) Fortunately my friend Debbi has a legit Slytherin tie from her college day, and it’s perfect for me – my Internet alias is Salazar for a reason! (The tie is from Alivan’s. If you’re a hardcore HP fan you’ve probably drooled over that store like me, and if you don’t know what it is, don’t worry about it.)
Anyway, long story short (once I start on HP, it’s difficult to shut up): for the BDIB challenge, I’m dressing up as a Slytherin student. The only thing missing is a house crest on my cardigan and a wand. Also, I don’t think they’re allowed to wear boots in Hogwarts, but hey, we Slytherins are nothing if not rule-breakers 😀
Dressed like this, and walking through the rain with Travis in my headphones, I feel so wonderfully British. Does that make me pretentious? Or does it just make me an Anglophile? That’s OK, I know I’m an Anglophile.
Button-down: Target, remixed
Cardigan: Target, remixed
Skirt: Gap, thrifted
Boots: Journee via Amazon, remixed
Tights: Either Target or CVS, I don’t remember
Slytherin tie: Alivan’s, borrowed from Debbi