5 Movies for Style Inspiration

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I love watching movies, particularly anything in the period drama category or films from the 1930s-50s. One of my favorite ways to wind down is to brew a cup of tea, put on my favorite cozy sweater, and curl up with a favorite movie. Costume design has always been interesting to me, and I love seeing how the clothes of different characters add depth to how we perceive them in the story. A well developed character will have an equally well developed wardrobe, rather it’s what I would call beautiful or not. I take a lot of style inspiration from my favorite films, and today I’m sharing a few of those favorites with you. Wardrobe inspiration is everywhere, but it is abundant on the silver screen.

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The Weekender // No. 7

The Year of CozyHi friends! I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend, and are well rested for a productive week ahead! I’ve been a little silent around here lately because I’m starting a new job this week, which I am so so excited about! I still plan to blog regularly, I’ve just been taking a little time to work on adjusting my schedule. I’ll be teaching piano at a local school in addition to having my own private students, and I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love of music. This week has been spent with friends and family, planning lessons, many coffee dates, working on my autumn capsule wardrobe, and a bit of sewing even! I think I can safely say that I’m loving post-grad life. It’s such a joy to have opportunities to be creative even in work.

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My Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies

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 I did a post on my favorite Christmas movies years ago, but thought I’d do an updated edition today, and just narrow it down to my top five. I love movies in general, but I especially love Christmas movies. There is something about them that makes the season more magical and alive to me. Be prepared to make some hot chocolate, ignore the studying you told yourself you would do, and get cozy with a great film!

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Favorite Things // No. 12

pastelchristmastreeI have a small white tree with colorful lights in my apartment, and I think it’s so cute!

Hi friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I just finished my final night of performances this week, which is a wonderful feeling. It will be nice for the last week of classes to be a normal week without the stress of nightly rehearsals. The performances were fun, and I almost can’t believe it was my last year to participate in this event! The fact that I’m graduating in the spring is starting to sink in.

It’s been ages since I’ve done a favorite things post, so I’m bringing it back this week! If you’re new to my blog, these are posts where I share random things I love from around the internet. On to this week’s edition!

– These DIY wooden Christmas ornaments are beautiful. I especially love the combination of rose gold and plain wood. It’s such a great contrast!

– I’m currently obsessed with Rifle Paper Co.’s wrapping paper, and can’t wait to order some for my Christmas gifts this year. I especially love the little snow scene design.

– My roommate and I watched the movie Begin Again this weekend, and Keira Knightly’s style in the film was amazing. It was cool, effortless, and feminine all at the same time. I’d like that costume designer to style my wardrobe. 😉

– I love this cute cable knit hat pattern. If I ever finish all of my Christmas knitting (more on that in another post soon,) I may have to make this for myself!

– These mercury glass monogrammed ornaments from Anthropologie are so pretty, and just went on sale! I purchased one as gift for a friend the other day, and can’t wait to give it to her! I think something personal like this is such a nice touch in a gift.

That’s it for now! What have you been loving lately? I’d love to hear!

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Sewing Project: My About Time Dress

Mary About Time DressAbout Time DressHey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been missing around the blog this week! I’ve been planning to post everyday, but things keep getting in the way! In any case, today I have a sewing project to share! Mary About Time Grey Dress Mary About Time Lace DressDress with lace sleevesVintage Inspired Midi Dress

Dress: Made by me.

Shoes: DSW.

Lipstick: Clinique’s Melon Pop.

Last year around this time, I saw the movie About Time for the first time, and it quickly became one of my favorite films. One thing that I love about it is Mary’s (Rachel McAdams’) wardrobe throughout the movie. It’s vintage inspired, and oh so cute. Her grey dress with lace sleeves was one of my favorites, so I decided to sew my own version of it!

I chose a charcoal grey linen for the main part of the dress, and a cream stretch lace for the sleeves. Vogue’s V9100 had the right shape for the dress, and even included the all important pockets. I cut the sleeves in a standard pattern, and they worked perfectly. Sewing for this project was quick and easy, and I love the finished result!

Here I’ve paired it with my blush vintage inspired heels from Crown Vintage. I actually bought a pair of black t-strap heels inspired by the shoes Mary wears with this dress, but decided it was a little early in the year to wear them in these photos. 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing my latest sewing project! Have you made anything lately? I’d love to hear about it!