Move over, Joan Holloway. I hate to say it, but I've got a new TV fashion icon. Jeff and I have been watching the first season of Glee on DVD which, let me tell you, is a ridiculous show. Ridiculously awesome. (There's singing and dancing and cute clothes, which means it meets my basic criteria for awesomeness.)
Emma Pillsbury, played by the adorable Jayma Mays, is a teacher with a sublime sense of style. Her wardrobe is very quirky Anthro meets colorful J. Crew, all perfectly accessorized with vintage jewelry. Every time her character comes on stage, Jeff is subjected to a barrage of "Omigod, look at her blouse!" or "Omigod, she's wearing a sweater guard!" or "I need an orange pencil skirt!" Sometimes it just devolves into frenzied whimpers of "skirt! blouse! brooch!" Her clothes are so amazing I can hardly take it.
And it seems I'm far from the only one to feel this way. Exhibit A: This is what Google automatically brought up as search suggestions when I typed in Emma Pillsbury.
I also came to find out that there are Polyvore sets and entire blogs devoted to her style. (A word of advice: be careful about perusing the blogs if you haven't seen the entire first season and you don't want to spoil some major plot points for yourself!)
Not the best pic, but this is the orange pencil skirt that did me in. The BOW! Look at the BOW! I will be making it my personal mission to knock that off.
She has the best blouses.
The woman can do vintage accessories like nobody's business. Sweater guards! You know how I love sweater guards.
Oh, and the hair! Good God, the hair.
Are you with me here, readers? Are you as obsessed with Emma Pillsbury's wardrobe as I am?
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