Freckles in April: Channeling

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Channeling

Shirt free from swap, Old Navy pants, Charlotte Russe booties. The necklaces and belt were gifts from various family members



Can you figure this one out? The hair is the biggest hint. If not, the shoes should help (...they're blue suede)...



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Little known Kayla fact: I love Elvis music. Lilo & Stitch came out when I was a sophomore or junior in high school and I remember sitting there in the theater thinking, "This is the coolest soundtrack I've ever heard." I picked it up a few days later. When my aunt and uncle found out how much I enjoyed that soundtrack they gave me two Elvis cds (CDs! How quaint). And I've been a fan ever since. Devil in Disguise and Burning Love are still two of my most favorite songs ever (also, MELT).


You ain't nothin' but a hound dog..



The casual wear of Elvis's day was not basketball shorts or jeans (how novel). Even pictures of him lounging around have him in slacks. I took a pair of my old charcoal gray work pants and skinnied them up. I've worn them once since leaving the work force when Stinky was born and I hated that outfit. A quick sew job and I think I might actually get some real wear out of them.

I really loved this outfit. Also, an old guy riding a motorcycle through the Target parking lot liked my outfit enough to pull over and tell me so. He especially loved my shoes. So that pretty much made my day right there.

And, I kind of feel like if you're going to try and channel Elvis then you have to attempt the lip curl. I have come to the conclusion that I cannot do it. I have embarrassing photographic evidence.

I share because I care.


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39 comments:

  1. 3 Things...
    I instantly got the Elvis inspiration.
    The pants have me inspired to alter some of my own.
    I can't lip curl either, but your attempts amused me.

    That is all.

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  2. ADORABLE!! You make a great Elvis ; )
    If I had those shoes I'd be wearing them ALL the time!

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  3. Made my day! So much fun.

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  4. Oh, how I love you. I didn't love Lilo and Stitch, but I surely loved the soundtrack after we were roommates. I had actually only heard a couple of Elvis songs before we lived together, actually, and you helped to open my eyes to a whole era. No wonder women swooned and mother's disapproved! You look fabulous.

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  5. Elvis is such a good inspiration! My little brother and I share a birthday day, just 10 years apart and we're planning our second family meetup for our birthday weekend in Memphis. Because we both love Elvis. And I love you for paying homage to The King.

    BLUE SUEDE SHOES. You're so punny. :)

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  6. You will probably hear this all day long, but this is my favorite post you have ever done. Hands down.

    North Meets South

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  7. This is amazing! How unique to channel Elvis, you did it wonderfully! I actually really like your hair like that, not many can pull it off :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, you are so funny and SO CUTE. I love your outfit (and its inspiration), and those blue suede booties are TO DIE FOR.

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  9. Love this outfit! And the color of your boots is awesome. :)

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  10. Love it! Love your hair, shoes and all the face shots! How fun!

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  11. Love the hair. I wish mine would go that big.

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  12. I love Elvis and that outfit.

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  13. I loved the look before I even knew it was Elvis! Your hair is awesome!

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  14. SO AWESOME. When you gave me the spoiler about Elvis, I was all, "??" But now, I see the light, and it is great.

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  15. You are hilarious. And super cute. I wish old men would stop me in the Target parking lot to tell me how rad I am. I'd be telling that story for the rest of my life.

    Brilliant, lady. Just brilliant.

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  16. This outfit is fan-freaking-tastic. I love everything about it-especially the inspiration because I am a big ole fan of The King. Lovely!

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  17. Adorable! I have always been a fan of Elvis as well. The outfit is lovely, but I have to say that those shoes are my favorite part. I love the pop of color they add to the look.

    Callie @ coffeeandcardigans.com

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  18. This is so good.

    And since I've recently expressed my love for Elvis, you should know I deeply appreciate those photos of him added to this post :)

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  19. I love you so much for these photos.

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  20. LOVE the shoes, and I love the lip-curl attempt. Fabulous!

    xox

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  21. your elvis is brilliant, kayla! and you're right, you can't seem to master the lip curl. but i sure do love to watch you try :)
    xo
    kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  22. Next time you should really pull your pompadour further forward. ;) But I really love this look. You look seriously awesome. And those shoes are fantastic!

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  23. Um. Hot! I love this look for you!

    Sorry I took the day off on this one. I'll be back tomorrow!

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  24. Love it! I used to have some purple sueded shoes in middle school (because I was that cool, just joking) and I always thought about Elvis. I think I am going to try and mix my pattern mixing with channeling tomorrow because I got lazy yesterday.

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  25. Blue suede shoes! You are rad. Or chic? Cool? Whatever the adjective, I love this look.

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  26. Awesome, awesome and more awesome! I am loving those shoes and your pictures today are so cute and fun!

    Loving the challenges so far, can't wait to do mixed patterns tomorrow!

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  27. Those shoes!! My OH my you look great. I also love how you changed your pants. They are awesome.

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  28. I think the King would be proud of your efforts. This is a pretty bad-a outfit.

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  29. Brilliant! I love those shoes and your hair looks great! Nicely done.

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  30. Kayla I love this! How completely creative and absolutely fun. Love all the facials too--what a blast. :) Excited to do another decade/era next week!

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  31. Haha I love your lip curl attempt pictures! :) They're awesome!

    Also: Totally love the hair poof. It definitely reminds me of Elvis. And, I would totally steal your shoes.

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  32. 1.Your shoes are amazing
    2. I love how you revamp your clothes. This might be one of my biggest takeaways from this challenge.
    3. I can do the lip curl. But I'm not posting a picture! You look much cuter darling at the lip curl than I do succeeding--I'm no Elvis. :)

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    1. That's supposed to say failing, not darling. Swype is failing me here.

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  33. YOU seriously rock! Haha I LOVE it! Elvis is so hot.

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  34. LOVE that you channeled Elvis in those blue suede shoes - they rock! Such a cute outfit (and blog) :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  35. I know I'm not the first to say this, but this is my favorite post that I've ever read from you! Equal parts style, charm, and humor. Great job, Kayla!

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  36. you're the coolest. and those shoes rock.

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  37. I'm loving this outfit-- Especially those boots!

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