Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tomboy Style

I finally got around to ordering blogger Lizzie Garrett Mettler's book Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion. I placed it on top of a garden stool that was stacked with Rizzoli books. That made it pretty clear if I where to ever publish any type of coffee table book, Rizzoli would be the way to's an awful lot of fun to fantasize about. 

I would say I have a touch of tomboy which probably stems from having a mother that was/still is completely obsessed with Diane Keaton but my sister is a tomboy through and through. As soon as she was old enough to speak she refused to wear anything with a bow or ruffle and wanted absolutely nothing to do with anything girly. It's funny how siblings can be so different when they are young.

Image: Tomboy Style
The Tomboy Style blog is a great read if you have any interest in vintage cars... 
Image: Tomboy Style
...or touring the Patagonia headquarters.
Would you consider yourself to be a tomboy?


The Pink Pagoda said...

I definitely used to be. Growing up I wore mostly jeans or chinos, an oxford with a preppy belt and loafers. It's so funny that my 15 year old daughter is doing the same. I'm glad that when it's time for a dance she is happy to look quite girly!

Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting book. I love nearly every one of those automobiles!

@Pink Pagoda -- I love the description of your early style, and your daughter's. I always felt that tomboyish, androgynous 80s look was the real heart of preppy style, and still is...or at least should be. I miss it!

Tracy said...

I get mistaken for a man once in a while. I think it's because I'm taller than the average woman around these parts. Also having worn a school uniform for 13 years, I sort of wear a uniform, which on the whole I think tends to be unisex/androgynous.

SHF said...

I'm not a tomboy at all but I love Rizzoli books! I'll have to check this one out.


Worthington said...

I am definitely a Tomboy a la Katharine Hepburn. She is my style icon who I channel frequently!