Is everyone as excited as me to see Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby? It comes out May 10. I am all about period movies based on classic literature. I think it is my favorite movie genre ever. I’m in love with the clothing from this time period. Have you seen the Prada sketches of costumes for the movie floating about on Pinterest? Every time I watch this Gatsby trailer I want to chop my hair off and lose 20 pounds. LOL I am of course on the lookout for some Gatsby inspired clothing.
I have been extremely lucky in finding some new clothes this Spring that I just adore. They are not 1920′s but they feel vintage and maybe even a little Gatsby to me. They sort of make me want a Mint Julep.
I am just crazy for subtle, feminine detailing in clothing. I also really enjoy clothes that look period or even a little costumey. I get that it’s not everyone’s thing. In some parallel universe, I think I just might be a costume designer for the movies:) This is a 100% cotton eyelet, peplum top with a scalloped sleeve from Ann Taylor Loft. I have to admit that I had just about given up hope on Loft. Their fall/winter stuff was all synthetic materials and no vintage feeling clothes at all. I am so happy I “happened to check them out” again. They are just about the only convenient clothing store (other than Target) to me so I will most likely forever continue to walk through Loft even though I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Here is another one from Loft, 100% cotton, dotted Swiss t with an eyelet panel down the front and 3 little buttons on the back.
This mint, 100% cotton, peter pan collar shift has row, vertical pleats (That isn’t the right word. Granzie, help me out…what is that called? It escapes me right now.) and khaki highlighted, open work/hemstitching (not sure exactly what that’s called either) down the front.
This one is from Boden. It’s 100% cotton, dotted Swiss with a peter pan collar and scalloped button placket. I will most likely wear all of these with jeans.
The shoes are from dsw.com. It’s a brand new to me called Chelsea Crew that does some very vintagey looking shoes. Yay! I saw these shoes and had to have them even though I don’t wear heels. These are very comfortable and great for someone like me who loves the look of heels but doesn’t have the sort of life for heels (they are very low+wide=practical). I’m wearing these to the grocery. With jeans. I don’t care. I’m not waiting to dress up to use them (because I really never go anywhere that I need to dress up). I have always wanted t-strap shoes, they are just so old fashioned. These are synthetic (not leather) and therefor, pretty reasonably priced. The hat was $10 from Target. Oh no! Hats on beds is bad! Thanks Drugstore Cowboy for giving me a hats on beds phobia (Carey, this movie always makes me think of you <3 ).
PS The flower duvet on the bed is a recent consignment find that I’m absolutely crazy for. I got a whole set of Liberty of London for Target bedding from the Consignment shop next to the Farm Woman’s market in Bethesda a few months ago. It was a great price AND my mom was so kind to spoil me and buy it for me
I’ve been messing around with some Masterpiece Theater inspired hairdos in an attempt to feel inspired about keeping my hair long when I see Gatsby. I’m so not kidding. When I walked out of Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge movie I knew I needed a belly button ring. I didn’t even like the movie, but it was so visually inspiring. PS This hairstyle was super easy.
Um….I’ve never posted a pic of myself in the 3.5 years I’ve had my blog. Awkward. I wanted to post this for 2 reasons. #1 My Grams face-timed me by accident last weekend and I was sick and looked awful. I promise I don’t always look soooo horrible, Grams (plus, I was taking a pic of my hair anyway). #2 This is the other shirt I bought this Spring from Boden. It is synthetic, but it has a peter pan collar and horizontal, row pleating/what-sits? And the color is just darling.
OK, so the name of this post should actually be: Holy Cow! I bought five shirts! Such a splurge but I’m happy I did it. Sometimes it just feels good when it’s my turn to be spoiled.
**Pin tucking! Thanks, Nora Those are the pleated what-sits I was thinking of…**