Sunday marked the start of Ashley's Movie and TV-Inspired Fashion week. I thought that it sounded like a good deal of fun, and since I do love a good movie (and great movie costumes!), I thought it would be fun to participate. I am starting a bit late, but there's still plenty of time do me to catch up! There are themes for each day, and Sunday's was period dramas based in the 1900s-1920s. I wanted to choose a specific movie/show for my inspiration. Downton Abbey jumped out at me, but I realized that I'd done several Downton-inspired outfits already, and I decided to challenge myself with inspiration from an old favorite, Anne of Green Gables.
I donned my favorite white poet's blouse and layered it under my dark blue maxi skirt. Then I swirled my hair up into a messy side bun with fairly simple makeup, added some simple accessories, and I was ready to go with what I thought was a suitably Anne-like outfit (though it does lack her beloved puffed sleeves!). Anne of Green Gables was one of my favorite book and movie series when I was growing up, and I think it's because of Anne that I've always longed for either luscious black locks or rich auburn hair.
Tomorrow's theme (which was supposed to be today's!) is movies from/about the 1940s, one of my very favorite time periods...I think I'll be channeling Katharine Hepburn in my outfit.
I hope you all are having a great week! I'm on spring break right now, and somewhat in awe of all this free time. It feels marvelous, though slightly strange, after all the stress of finals.