Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nobody puts Baby in a corner

Even after watching Dirty Dancing for a gazillion times, I still love it. I was inspired to recreate Baby's style, an all-American sporty look that's ultra girly. Crop tops, white cropped pants, high-waisted denim, and bra tops with leggings - all looks that are relevant today.

Dancing or not, I love this pretty dress from Haute Hippie. And a pair of silver dancing shoes by Christian Louboutin would put me in the right step.

And what could be more All-American than American Apparel? Love their bodysuits; perfect for rehearsal.

The dancing leotards and crop tops in the movie reminded me of all the wonderful dance-inspired pieces Stella McCartney created for Adidas the past few seasons (below: Stella McCartney for Adidas striped yoga tank and ballet flats)

One of my favourite looks in the movie: a coral tank with high waisted jean shorts. Only I'd update Baby's Keds to a pair of Bensimon Tennis shoes.

Below: Bruuns Bazaar salmon tank, TopShop stone wash denim shorts, Bensimon tennis shoes, Stella McCartney for Adidas pink coverup

What movies have you watched that have inspired your style?

I'm off to a dinner and drinks with a girlfriend tonight so should have some outfit pics to post shortly. Have a great weekend!


talesfromabarstool said...

I love everything you picked here. You really revived the Dirty Dancing spirit with some modern clothing options.

quelle said...

love your choices!
i can't think of any movies that have inspired my style.. but the one dress that has always stuck with me is the white one eowyn wears in lotr: the two towers. :)

La Couturier said...

i love anything inspired by dancewear (i actually dedicated an entire post to it here: but then again, i may be partial because i'm a dancer? (;

bisous, xx

Dream Sequins said...

Dirty Dancing is awesome! Love it. And I'm very sad about Patrick Swayze!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

that is awesome that you were just listening to the same song. great minds think alike!!!

i hear she sounded awful alone.

OMG - how much are those white shoes?

The Haute-Shopper said...

Ahh, all of this reminds me of the a) my ballet days (very young) and b) my jazz dance days (we had to do this in high school). Love your picks for the look... that dress is gorgeous! Love Stella's adidas line as well, although I always thought it was too pretty to sweat in ;-)

VancityAllie said...

Aaaaaah! I love that tutu dress... sooo pretty! A little out of my price range but I'm sure I could find something similar for less.

This was a fabulous post, really! Love love love this post SO MUCH.

nicole said...

such a fabulous post, love all the items featured, but also still v.sad about patrick swayze. i've always been a fan of stella mccartney's sporty but chic ready-to-wear line, esp that striped tank top/tunic and those wrap-around-the-ankle ballet flats.

hmm the movie i've watched most recently was district 9...and so in terms of style inspiration hahaha i doubt there's any unless i plan on donning slime and claw-like hands.

The Anthology said...

Love these looks and I would so love to go dancing right about now.

* Kelsey