How to Style: Hollywood to Housewife (and the Cutest Old Man Ever)

Welcome to week four of Hollywood to Housewife, where I find a picture of a celebrity in an outfit I love (the “Hollywood”), and make it my own using pieces in my closet (the “Housewife”), and without making any new purchases.

Tiffani Amber Thiessen has always had good style…even back in her Saved by the Bell day’s. I loved her outfits. I wanted nothing more than to wear those tight dresses and Keds every day of my life!! Plus, I think she is gorgeous.


I love the look of a classic T and a blazer so I was immediately drawn to this. There is one thing though- I am so not a Belieber. Not a fan of the Biebs whatsoever. If fact, I am almost certain I could kick his rear if I had to. 

I remembered though that my husband had this Johnny Cash shirt. He purchased it before we found out Charlotte was a girl. He was hell bent on the name Cash if it were a boy, so as soon as he saw this shirt at H & M he bought it. (thank goodness we had a girl. Cash is good for a middle name, but not a first name!) And thank goodness he bought the shirt, because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to recreate Tiffani’s look! At one point in the day, I even changed out of my nude heels into my nude flats and the outfit looked just as cute!

I feel like I say this every week, but this is close to my favorite. I feel like blazers and t shirts are one of my go-to outfits. Don’t know what to wear today? Toss on a blazer and t. Can’t go wrong with it! 

Outfit Details:

  Jeans: Old Navy /// Blazer: Target  /// Pumps: Aldo ///   Shirt: H&M similar /// Purse: Target similar /// Bracelets: TargetStella and Dot

I love the tortoise detail of the clasp on this bag as well as the chain link in the strap…isn’t it so cute? And to think it was on sale at Target for only $11!!

While I love blogging, the picture taking part is not my favorite. I am especially still uncomfortable with taking the pictures myself. I usually find a secluded or somewhat secluded area to set up my tripod and snap some pics. I just get paranoid when people are around. I can’t get past the fact that they could be looking at me like “what the heck is she doing?” So when I found the side of an awesome industrial, warehouse looking building I was excited. Not long into taking my pics, a truck pulls up and the cutest old man gets out. 

I immediately apologized for being in his way. I panic out of embarrassment and blurt out that I am just doing an assignment for my photography class where I have to take pictures of myself. I mean, that makes more sense than explaining I am a fashion blogger, right? He tells me not to worry and asks me if he can help. I of course continue to lie and tell him that it would be cheating on my assignment if he helped and that I have to do it myself, but thank you. He went into the building to get what he needed and came back outside and offered to help again. Then the cutest thing ever- he walked a few feet to the side of the building and said “miss can I show you something for a second?” I walked over and he said- “I think you should take some pictures over here because I think having the arch in the background there would make some really great pictures don’t you think?” I thanked him and said I think they would be great pictures and I would definitely do it. He walked over to his car and as he got in I heard him say to his co workers “She liked it! She liked what I said! She liked it!” How cute is that? Seriously adorable! Thanks Old Man River for giving me a smile today!

Anyway, that was the longest story ever about how I feel awkward taking pictures of myself, how apparently I can lie well and quickly, and how old people are just so cute. 

Have a great weekend everyone, and see you back here for next week’s Hollywood to Housewife. If you see a picture of a celeb, or a certain outfit you would like me to recreate, shoot me an email: and I will take a look!




  1. Ashley
    May 10, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Love this outfit – Cash beats out JB ANYDAY.

  2. Kenzie Smith
    May 10, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    Cute outfit! I'm not a fan of Bieber either, Johnny Cash is so much better!Love that story of the old man, how cute!

  3. Lindsay Patrick
    May 10, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    Love graphic tees and pairing them with a great blazer. Such a comfy, yet pulled together look! That old man sounds adorable, love grandpas!

  4. Jordyn Sifferman
    May 10, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Love this style! Def an inspiration to spruce up on old Tshirt!

  5. Cynthia Meyers
    May 10, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    HAHAHA That story cracks me up! And that is the reason I have not ventured outside my back fenced in yard yet. I am so nervous and feel like everyone will be watching when I do! But you are so cute. I love this look, love Kelly Kapowski, and I also do not enjoy Bieber! Happy Mothers Day weekend!

  6. Because of Jackie
    May 11, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    One, you look great! I like yours even better and think you look amazing (as always!) Two, taking pictures is so awkward. I haven't graduated to the public place yet…I'm working on it:) That man sounds really cute, too!

  7. Jeans and a Teacup
    May 13, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    Hahaha….that story cracked me up! What a cute old man! I'm really impressed with your photography story cover up…haha…I don't think I would have thought of that!~JessicaJeans and a Teacup

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