Sunday, January 12, 2014

Guilty Pleasure











Jacket: H&M (similar savesimilar splurge); Sweatshirt: Gap; Jeans, boots: Target; Necklace: c/o Our World Boutique

My guilty pleasure is (bad) TV. I'll watch just about anything (except cartoons). I'm guilty of watching some bad, bad reality - The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series, America's Next Top Model (and some good, like Project Runway). Weird sci-fi series like Continuum, Firefly, and Battlestar Gallactica. A few in the foreign category like the Korean miniseries Boys over Flowers, the weird Scottish Monarch of the Glen, the myriad British detective shows from the BBC. Any drama, old or new, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Sex and the City over and over again, The Carrie Diaries, you name it.

I'm currently watching Dawson's Creek for the first time because it was a bit before my time - I was nine when the show originally aired. I'm most of the way through the first season and though the cheesy music, bad hair, terrible style, and scripting can be a bit gag-worthy, like most TV shows, I'm already sucked into the storyline and the romances. TV writers certainly have it down - perhaps it's the cliffhanger, always present in TV, or the character development they are allowed with a long series.

I think I just get sucked into the possibility of a long, drawn-out story and a few friends to spend time with. I am totally guilty of getting so into a story that I feel like the characters are family and I go through a sense of loss when the series ends. I remember crying for hours at the end of Gilmore Girls. I cry every single week at Parenthood. Grey's Anatomy pulled me through the ringer when I first started watching in high school. Breaking Bad made me bite my nails (more than usual) and feel paranoid. There's something addictive about that kind of bizarre, sad emotional connection to people made up for TV.

What are your guilty pleasure TV shows? Because I'm always happy to delve into something totally terrible!

30 comments

  1. Love the jacket.
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  2. Lovely outfit.

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  3. Dawson's Creek was my JAM! I wanted to be Katie Homes SO BAD.

    Love how casually chic this look is!

    xo, Nina
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  4. I love bad tv too! It is by far my biggest guilty pleasure. I love this jacket as well!
    xo Dina
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  5. So cute :$
    Kisses <3

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  6. Great look! I really like the jacket! :-) xx

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  7. Gorgeous outfit! And I'm a really big fan of, 'Revenge' and, 'American Horror Story,' right now. Both are definitely guilty pleasures ;)

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  8. This made me feel really old thinking that Dawson's was before your time, but I love your jacket so it's ok.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

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  9. Sports are about the only thing on my TV these days....I quit watching shows because my DVR was filling up too fast & could never catch up. Looking super cute today!

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  10. loving all of your structured jackets lately & how you dress them up and down. if you have netflix, check out "orange is the new black" -- i can't recommend it enough!

    xo,
    gabby
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  11. really love that structured jacket on you!!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  12. Your necklace is the perfect pop of color to this neutral outfit!

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  13. Wow, this outfit is just perfection, I would wear that all the time :)

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  14. Love your whole outfit!! So chic! I love bad tv as well! Have you seen The Mindy Project? It's so funny! I would also recommend Being Human, Sherlock, New Girl, and Orange is the New Black. My latest guilty pleasure show though is Reign, which is so good!
    ~Sara

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  15. i know this is horrible..but i LOVE toddlers in tiaras.. its just so crazy to me!! love this look. and thanks for following!!
    xx
    francesca

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  16. I loved Dawson's Creek when it first came out. All of my girlfriends and I would watch it and talk about it. I even had a Dawson's Creek shirt. I loved the shows on WGN now it is the CW. I couldn't get enough of Buffy, Dawson's Creek, Felicity, Charmed, or Popular. Those were the days hehe

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  17. Great outerwear! I also love some bad tv as well... It is just a guilty pleasure. hehe

    xo,
    miranda

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  19. Very pretty dressed up casual look! I need to get a similar pair of black riding boots. They can really pull a casual look together.

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  20. I just started watching Gossip Girl for the first time. Needless to say, I'm hooked. I'm a little bit embarrassed about my current obsession, but my husband has been very understanding. ;)

    You look adorable! :)

    <3

    Kelly
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  21. I love the statement necklace with causal braid!

    xx Kelly
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  22. I am alllll about bad tv. I have my good picks that I will let people know I actually watch and then there are some shows that are just so horrible I can't bring myself to say them!

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  23. oh my you make me feel horribly old when you say Dawson's Creek wasn't in your time lol AND I am in love with the Carrie Diaries. I do love TV too, well its my main source of entertainment, so why not?

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  24. Oh my gosh me too!!! You'd think i'm not a productive person because my favorite downtime is to watch shows! Any shoes and I don't like cartoons! If you like mystery, you should watch "The Following", My hubby and I discovered it this month and watched the whole first season in 3 days!
    PS: That is one Fabulous jacket! I like how you styled it!!
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  25. Oh you look so cute! I love the braid in the hair.. my guilty pleasure tv for sure is Alias with Jennifer Garner... most people can't stand the show but I've seen the seasons a few times over and I love it! That and HGTV can't get enough of it...
    Hope
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  26. Sweet braid. Love that necklace.

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