Saturday, January 31, 2015

Film Fashion: Idgie Threadgoode

One of my favorite movies/books is Fried Green Tomatoes/Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by the incomparable Fannie Flagg. Since the first time I saw the film, Mary Stuart Masterson's character, Idgie Threadgoode, has been one of my role models. On top of being a stone cold bad ass, Idgie has some of the best style around. Though the bulk of the story's action takes place in 1920's Alabama, I've put together an updated version of Idgie's impeccable style for you to enjoy!

Film Fashion: Idgie Threadgoode

Friday, January 30, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. This Amazing Door-

I need to learn how to carve doors. Is there a class for that? 


2. Classy Covers-

3. Etsy Picks-




4. Basking-

The Right Spot by PascalCampion

5. Book Magic-


Happy Friday, Friends!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thrifting Thursday: ReFashionista

Often when I go thrifting, I see something that is a perfect color or excellent fabric but it's way too big or long and it goes straight back on the rack. Well, if I could sew like Jillian Owens of the blog Refashionista, I would put every single one of those ill-fitting frocks in my basket to turn into one-of-a-kind show-stoppers. Jillian says,

"A few years ago, I decided I wanted to change the way the world thinks about fashion.  I was sickened by the rise of fast fashion giants who rely on unethical labor practices.  I was worried about the impact on our planet as people tossed out their one-time-wear duds more and more quickly to make room for the newer & cheaper clothing.
I was also quite broke and couldn’t afford new clothes.
One day, while digging through the racks at my local thrift store, I started thinking about how easily some of the ugly pieces I was looking at could be transformed into something new.
I could dress well on the cheap without hurting the environment, I didn’t have to support unfair labor practices, and I could have a fun new hobby! was born."

A gal after my own heart! If you like to thrift, sew or worry about ever-consuming fashion culture, I recommend checking her inspiring blog out!



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Film Fashion: American Horror Story: Coven

I watched the final episode of the third season of American Horror Story today and while I'm still undecided on whether or not I liked the season as a whole (more on that soon), there is one thing that I know for sure.

Whoever did the costuming for American Horror Story: Coven is a genius.

Many fans feel that the third season, which focuses primarily on a coven of witches, is the most interesting season from a stylistic standpoint. While I think season 2 might still be my favorite so far (I'm a sucker for vintage clothes & hair), I have to admit the style in season 3 was on point. So much so that each character could almost be solely identified by their unique style.

I've put together a little AHS: Coven styling on Polyvore just for the fun of it.

And with that I say "On Wednesdays we wear black".

Film Fashion: AHS: Coven

Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. National Readathon Day- 

Please join me on Saturday, January 24th for National Readathon Day! 

2. Kate McKinnon-

Kate McKinnon might be my current favorite funny lady. You can see Kate on SNL every Saturday night. 

3. This Amazing Picture of the Andromeda Galaxy- 

On January 5th, NASA released the sharpest photo ever taken of the Andromeda Galaxy. The image, captured with the Hubble Space Telescope, is the biggest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars. 100 MILLION STARS. At a 2 million light year distance.  I suggest heading over to the Hubble website to see a cropped version of the picture and use their handy zoom tool to check out the close-up awesomeness. Then check out this amazing video:

Then pick your brain up off the floor. 

4. Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley-

I finally read Bryan Lee O'Malley's latest graphic novel (to the delight of my husband) and it's brilliant. If you liked the Scott Pilgrim series or just love well-told, well-drawn stories, you're going to want to check this one out. 

5.These Amazing Kitchen Gadgets- 

Animi Causa has some incredible things for the home! I especially love their kitchen trinkets! They probably have something for everyone! 

Some of my favorites: 





Happy Friday, Friends! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

These are a Few of My Favorite Things....

Fun Fact: That song is one of my LEAST favorite things. I know it's not a popular position to take, but there it is. I also hate The Sound of Music. 

I'm a rebel.

But here are a few of my favorite things. Listed out in an adorable notebook so that when I'm feeling really down, I can open it up and see all the people, places & things that I love and so many of the reasons I have to be thankful.

What would be on your list of things you love? Do we have any favorites in common?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Film Fashion: Tangled- Winter Inspired

I recently re-watched Disney's Tangled and I found myself wondering what Rapunzel would wear in the winter months. Tangled is probably my favorite film to come out the Walt Disney Animation Studios in the last ten years. After musing on the feel of her style and some of my favorite elements of the film, I came up with this outfit inspiration. I even found a perfume, lip gloss & phone case! Rapunzel is set!

I really enjoy the Disney Bound movement (dressing up like your favorite Disney character, but in plain clothes), so I guess this is my take on that concept. How would your favorite Disney character dress for the chilly winter months?

Film Fashion- Tangled (Winter)

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