Friday, January 20, 2012

Fixed up in Fur


About this look...
I don't wear dresses quite as often as I used to and I decided to do something about it. I scored this dress nearly a year ago at Ross for only $7 and it hasn't had much play. That's why it made perfect sense to pair it with this Miilla suedette jacket I snagged from my latest Stitch Fix (Pssst... have you signed up yet?). The simple base of the outfit made it so I could pull out not just my fur trim gloves, by my fur stole as well! For a bit of color, I grab my new favorite handbag!






Tortoise "Number One" sunglasses - Karen Walker | Black faux fur stole - ASOS via Poshmark (shop similar) | Suedette jacket - Miilla via Stitch Fix | Black box pleat dress - Ross (shop similar) | Leopard print belt - Target (shop similar) | Studded cuff - DIY'd | Rhinestoned bangle - J Crew | Buckle bangle - Poshmark (shop similar) | Fux trimmed gloves - H&M (shop similar) | Burnt orange MAC bag - Rebecca Minkoff (shop similar) | Black opaque tights - HUE | Black ankle booties - H&M (shop similar)


Thought of the day...
When the topic of movies comes up and someone asks, "Have you seen the movie _______?" my answer is more often than not a sheepish, "No." 

Why? 
I'm not sure actually. 

For one thing, I have a hard time turning on older movies. I've forced myself to rent "classics" on Netflix and when they arrive, they just sit. 
For months. 
And then I send them back.

It's not that I don't enjoy watching movies, because I surely do! And if someone I'm with wants to watch a movie I haven't seen, I'll probably watch it with them. I just don't make much of an effort to do it on my own. 

It took me ages to see movies like "Pretty in Pink", "The Breakfast Club", "Dumb & Dumber", "Dirty Dancing", "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and a slew of other movies that might surprise people.

But what will probably shock you more is the list of movies that I have not seen. I don't really want to take the time to list them all right now, but let's just say that "When Harry Met Sally" is on the way from Netflix. What do you think, will I actually watch it?

And, just for fun, let's play a little game. Leave a comment with a classic or cult-fave movie and try and guess if I've seen it. 
Good luck!

23 comments:

Amber Gauthier said...

fab outfit. Love it, so chic.  Heathers.  Tell me you've seen Heathers...I'm going to guess....yes you've seen it?  When Harry Met Sally is great. Especially because it has one of those oft parodied/imitated well known scenes in it: the restaurant scene.  Plus it has Meg Ryan with her natural, non-plastic-surgified, face.

Adiel said...

Awww, nope I haven't seen Heathers. Although I've been told many times that I should and it is on my "one day I'll watch it" list. I promise.

And even though I've never seen WHMS, I know that scene all too well. ;)

Sarah Wetmore said...

Two things. 1. Great bun in that last shot. Really. How do you do it? 2. Watch "When Harry Met Sally!" Force yourself- you won't be sorry!

Adiel said...

Thanks, Sarah! And I will definitely try to watch it! ;)

Blue Vanilla said...

You look too cute in this dress! Love the lil bun on top!
xx
Hot Pink Day

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Adiel said...

Thank you so much! :)

Wendy Brown said...

This is such a great January look. I feel like I can't play your game, because I haven't seen any classic movies :)

Adiel said...

That's quite alright with me. You've seen almost all of my favorite TV shows and can quote them with me so I'm perfectly fine with that!

katealamode said...

You should totally dress up like this more! Love the look - and that bag is sweet!

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Ali Cat said...

A lot of my favorites are of the cult variety. I am going to blanket guess you haven't seen any: Seven, 12 Monkeys, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Babes in Toyland, Boondock Saints, But I'm a Cheerleader, The Crow, Cube, Donnie Darko, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hackers, The Hunger, The March of the Wooden Soldiers, Re-Animator, Saved!, Say Anything..., Small Soldiers, Starship Troopers, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, True Romance, The Warriors, Zombie.

Some that aren't cultish but I'm still going to guess you haven't seen (and should!): The American President, Arsenic & Old Lace, Bring It On 1-5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Clue, Drive Me Crazy, Empire Records, Kate & Leopold, LA Confidential.

Some I'm going to assume you HAVE seen (for my sanity): Clueless, Dirty Dancing, Fight Club, Lady & the Tramp, The Matrix, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sleeping Beauty.

Ali Cat said...

BTW: Hello, long leg line! Love it.

SkippySays said...

You got that dress for such a steal- love it! And it fits you beautifully! Love the handbog for a pop of color as well :)
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Feathers & Freckles said...

Love your bag and shoes! So cute :) Have a great week

Adam Cloud said...

I would like to second 12 Monkeys, and Donnie Darko. Love Donnie Darko!  Thanks for the list of other movies i should probably see :)

Adiel said...

Thank you, m'dear!

Adiel said...

Thanks! :)

Adiel said...

Oooh, I'm happy to say I've seen a couple in your first list (But I'm a Cheerleader and Saved!). I think I saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when I was a kid and I definitely watched Drive Me Crazy. And I have to make you a little crazy by telling you I have not seen Fight Club, Nightmare Before Christmas or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sorry! ;)

Adiel said...

Okay, okay. I'll bump those up to the top of this list. :)

Adiel said...

Yay! Thanks! I love when I successfully make my legs appear long!

Ali Cat said...

Haha, that does make me crazy. Sounds like Adam up there needs to make you see Rocky Horror AT THE VERY LEAST.

Ali Cat said...

:) I'm counting on you to get Adiel into shape by watching these with her.

Angie said...

Can I just tell you that I still can't get over this perfect look on you!  Ah-Maze!

xo.

Angie

Adiel said...

Ahh, you're so sweet! I'll have to find away to rock a similar look.