Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Troy The Boy

I L-O-V-E Crooklyn.

After seeing this post on Rookie about Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) and tomboy style, I starting thinking about what girls reminded me of that growing up. If Scout was a little black girl in the city during the 70's she would have been Troy.

Crooklyn is Spike Lee's partial account of his own childhood growing up in Brooklyn. The film is centered around Troy, the nine year old protagonist, and her close knit family. Over the course of one summer she has to deal with four trouble making brothers, a trip to the south to visit her privileged relatives, the strange occupants of her neighborhood and her mother's untimely illness.

The film is really touching. I didn't see the movie until I was a teenager, but I would have loved this growing up. She reminds me so much of my little cousin and alot of girls I knew when I was little. Troy's wise-cracking and tomboy appeal are something any one should emulate if given the chance.
Since I'm not nine anymore (*sigh*) I guess I'll have to make do with the wardrobe.

Troy's outfits are a perfect mix of kitsch and practicality. Imagine vibrant crocheted tops, torn blue jean shorts and TATTERED sneakers. If you can, top the look off with a boss afro or cool braids. All the better for playing double dutch, stick-ball, and roughing up her brothers in, while looking cute as a button.
Clockwise from top: SHIRT H&M ; SHOES Converse ;  SHORTS Forever 21 
Clockwise from top left: SHIRT Urban Outfitters ; SHIRT Bank ; SHOES PF Flyers ; SHORTS Forever 21
Clockwise from top left: SHIRT Levi's ; SHIRT Lucky Brand ; TROUSERS Fashion Union ; SHOES Urban Outfitters ; PANTS J Brand 

-Peace and Hair Grease.


  1. gah! i LOVE Troy and her amazing style!
    NICE post.

    check out my blog if ya want~

    1. Your blog is lovely dear and you're too cute. Thanks for commenting :)

  2. Ha, I like this post. That girl is precious. Oh my gosh, I've heard of Crooklyn, but never really thought about it, but this post just made me add it to my list of movies to watch. Haha, it looks funny and cute and good.

    1. I'm flattered! It's a cute little movie and Spike Lee is one of my favorite directors. I like your blog btw :)


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