Monday, August 24, 2009

Girly Movie Geek

          This past weekend I spent both nights doing one of my absolute favorite activities: going to the movies. It doesn't hurt that Liberty Hall -- an amazing indie theater that serves beer -- is in walking distance of my house.
          Friday night I went to a midnight showing of Pulp Fiction on 35mm. Though it wasn't my first time, it's so fun to see a classic like that on the big screen. No matter how many times I watch it, it'll never get old.
          Saturday night I finally got around to seeing 500 Days of Summer. I found it to be a sweet, funny modern love story with lots of great style to take in. Of course everyone is rightly focused on Zooey, but I was just as excited by her male counterpart's look with his slim-fitting suits, skinny ties and buttoned up cardigans. So cute! It made me even more eager for fall. The lovely Miss Deschanel's waist-cinching vintage dresses, playful ponytails and delicate feminine touches put me in a very girly mood in terms of style.
          I tried to channel that with today's look by pairing this ruffled one-shoulder blouse with a high-waist A-line wrap skirt. A pair of nude slingbacks, some goldtone chandelier earrings and a braided cuff bracelet complete the look. The skirt has been in my Etsy shop for months, and I figured if no one else was going to snatch it up, I would! I hacked off 6" to make it a little more modern and am really happy with the result. In fact, I think I may have to remix it for work tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Shirt: Old Navy, $6 // Skirt: Vintage, thrifted // Earrings & Bracelet: Payless // Shoes: Lela Rose for Payless

20 comments:

Anna said...

You look adorable, perfect combination of colors:)

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piglet said...

This is such a sweet look. I can't believe no one snapped up that skirt, but it does look great on you!

Kyla said...

I LOOOOOOVE this look! So cute and the colors are great!
I agree with you on the 500 Days. I was completely and totally hot for Gordon-three-names (which I can't recall at the moment) after the movie.

P.S. I'm really looking forward to meeting you next weekend!

E said...

I cannot believe that top is from Old Navy. You're seriously a genius.

Lexie said...

this is my favorite look you've posted! that skirt is priceless.

i wasnt a big fan of 500 Days, but i definitely think the wardrobe was to die for!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

love this girly outfit, awesome shoes....I hate that the Payless by me never has the designer stuff!!

Clare said...

Adorably sweet! I saw this on Weardrobe and loved it immediately. I'm DYING to see 500 Days...

God Made Me fuNky said...

I am so in love with this outfit. love it form head to toe...it looks so girly and sweet.

Laura Gerencser said...

Adorable outfit!! Love the skirt!!
And Zooey is AWESOME!:)

Fell4fashion said...

So fantastic! You make me want to see that movie! :)

FabBlab said...

That is SUCH an adorable top. Very feminine and girly.
I have a thing for everything asymmetrical!

somedaynewyorker said...

I love your hair-do in these photos. And that floral top is to die for.

Steph said...

Before I even read about your Zooey inspiration that's who I immediately thought you looked like, so bravo on mastering her look! Btw, any tips on how to get your hair braided up like that? I've tried and failed miserably to get that hair style, even though I hear it's incredibly simple.

Kansas Couture said...

Thanks, everyone!

Steph -

I put my hair in low pigtails, braid one and use bobby pins to secure it on top of my head. Then I braid the other, overlap it with the first and pin it into place. Try to use the second braid to cover up where you pinned the first. I always use lots of bobby pins, and it usually looks a bit messy. Length definitely helps!

Eva Internazionale said...

Adorable outfit. The color of the skirt is dreamy.

+ I love Pulp Fiction!

Meg said...

I love your outfit. So girly and pretty!

Kaylyn said...

Love this skirt. It is so cute. I cant believe no one bought it! Lucky you :)

JennyMac said...

Adorable!!!!

and I went to KU. Love Liberty Hall amongst many other places in Lawrence.

FriendInFashion said...

Just saw this on weardrobe - you look fabulous - love the colour combo!
x

Taylor Sterling said...

As I said on weardrobe..this is just too darling!!