Friday, July 30, 2010

hidden beneath a hat of mystery

I was watching Arsenic and Old Lace earlier and a man walks in wearing a similar hat to the one that I'm wearing in this outfit. I was editing my pictures at the time and I just found the timing rather funny. Ok, so maybe it's more of a "you had to be there" kind of story. :)
I've had these socks for half a year, but I haven't worn them much. I must say though, that they aren't as hard to style as I thought they were. I'd love to get some more pairs for when school starts. Maybe even some regular knee-socks. They are a great way to jazz up a simple outfit.

Ps. Did I mention that I just love stripes? Oh, and go watch Arsenic and Old Lace if you haven't seen it yet. It's rather weird, but enjoyable to watch.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Wearing an Aldo hat and wedges, unknown sweater, Liz Claiborne top, Head tennis skirt, American Apparel bike shorts, socks that were a gift, and vintage jewelry.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

the wanderer in the pink dress

I know it looks like I'm wandering in some sort of forest, but I'm actually right beside a road, a sidewalk and a lake. Taking pictures in public is rather hard unless one can find a perfect little hideaway where one can be shielded from the glares of passer-bys. Unfortunately I was only partially blocked from the public eye because people coming towards me could plainly see me and I got a lot of strange glances.
Anyways, this dress is wonderful. I feel like I should have a hanging sign over my head that says "PRETTY IN PINK"! It's also the sort of dress that makes me want to go wandering in a forest, carrying a basket, wearing a big hat, and looking for an adventure. Last weekend I wore it to meet my friend for coffee, but realizing I was late, I ended up running through a field in the rain with the dress billowing behind me. It was a perfect moment made even more perfect by the dress.
Do you have a favourite summer dress?

Aldo shoes. Unknown belt and dress. Liz Claiborne vest. Necklace is a gift.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

if this umbrella could make me fly

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I remember that I bought my first rain boots way before anyone else started wearing them. For my regular blog readers, you've probably seen those yellow beauties. Anyways, now that rain boots have become a sort of trend, they are much easier to come by, and at a much cheaper cost. My dad came home with these blue boots a couple weeks ago. Aren't they lovely? They are definitely going to make a nice change from my yellow wellingtons, and these blue boots are much more fashionable compared to my very practical other ones.

Rainy days are the best.

Wearing an unknown shirt and belt. Vintage skirt. Boots from Style Sense. Aldo necklace and hat.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

an education

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I hardly ever deem a film a "favourite" but An Education certainly fits that category. I first heard about it when it was still in the filming process, then when lots of bloggers raved about how incredible it was, I instead turned a blind eye towards it and never thought twice that I could possibly be making a mistake. Finally, a couple weeks ago I saw some wonderful stills, and decided to watch the trailer which I hadn't seen (again showing how stupid I was). Loved the trailer, saw the film, and have watched it at least once every week since.

I certainly will not be able to give a decent summary of the movie, so you can find one here, and the trailer here.

Five reasons why I love An Education:

1. The plot flows. It doesn't have odd random bits that you end up skipping over when you rewatch the movie. It's seamless. The ending comes in very naturally as well.

2. The cinematography made me swoon. I could watch the film without sound just to see all the lovely images.

3. The costumes make me confirm my belief that I was born in the wrong decade. Little black dresses, floral, leopard print, tiny little heels, trench coats, suits, pearls; perfection.

4. The soundtrack. I was thrilled to be introduced to Juliette Greco who perhaps has the most enchanting voice. I might not understand what she's singing, but I know it sounds beautiful.

5. They film in Paris. Not much else to say about that, but as my obsession with Paris grows each day, I can't help but watch this film for those mesmerizing scenes in Paris.

If you haven't seen An Education yet, then go watch NOW! If you have, what are your feelings?
Here are some screencaps for you all to enjoy.

"Action is character. If we never did anything, we wouldn't be anybody." - Jenny

Ps. Check out the Quirky Explosion's latest post on the fashion industry. I thought she did a brilliant job. Click HERE.