Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Movies that wont drive you nuts.

If you are at all aquainted with the state of television, then you are aware that it is time for the networks to throw every possible holiday movie at you. They are everywhere, on an endless loop, and they are kinda driving me nuts.
So its time to get my sanity hat on, and highlight some good holiday films for your enjoyment. Some are, I admit, a little silly, but all are good fun.
In no particular order.

Mrs. Santa Clause

Starting off with the silly. Mrs. Santa Clause, played by the wonderful Angela Lansbury, goes off searching for adventure, and ends up in New York City at the turn of the century. The songs are actually quite fun, and its just one of those goofy things that makes me smile.
Love Actually

A story of interweaving love stories, and my younger brothers favorite movie. I know some people who dont like this movie because of how many diffrent characters there are, and how many plots there are, but I love it. Its one of my feel good movies. And OMG cast. Seriously, its a wonderful cast. Plus, Christmas in England. Good times!
Bridget Jones's Diary

Not stictly speaking a Christmas story, but it both begins and ends on Christmas. Its a fun story, and it has to added bonus of Colin Firth. All holiday films with Colin Firth earn bonus points.
Auntie Mame

This is a pitiful clip, but it does show the central belief of the title character. Mame believes in life, and living it to the fullest! This is another one that is not strictly a holiday film, but one of the most touching scenes is during Christmas, when the devil-may-care Mame must work to provide for her nephew, and realizes that she's not doing very well at it. Plus, Mame is who I want to grow up to be! Highly reccomended.
The Shop Around the Corner

This is adorable. A shop clerk in a dry goods shop in Budapest falls in love with his penpal, while simutaniously fighting with his coworker. The trouble is that they're the same person. It all comes to a head on Christmas, and is just a gem of old movies. Watch this when you want to be charmed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winter Essentials: Berets

Its winter! Or almost, winter. I can tell because there are extra blankets on my bed, its very, very foggy, and my ears get cold when I'm out walking. Time to rounc up the things that keep me from freezing to death, dying of cracked skin, or being generally uncomfortable during the frostier seasons.
First among the things I pull out when the weather gets nippy are my hats. I have a great passion for hats of all styles, but really my heart belongs to the beret.Cute! Warm! French!
My favorite beret in my collection is a black wool one, trimmed in velvet, that was a present from my sisters visit to France, but I'm constantly picking up more in bright colors (I feel I need that stunning colbalt example above).
But just though my favorite chapeau comes from France doesnt mean you cant find them closer to home. You can find berets just about everywhere, as they are one of those things that are never quite in style, and are therefore never fully out of it.
Berets also go with a huge range of personal styles. There are frilly berets, berets with bows, with sequins, with crystals, in cashmere, in knit, in silk. Classic, cutsy, sporty, the styling options are endless.J'aime le beret!
If you're hunting online there are some good berets to be found at Amazon and Etsy for some cute handknit toppers.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


These two> posts have given me a lot to think about short hair on women.
I'm a short haired girl, and I have been for a long, long time. When I was a kid I equated long hair with princesses and all things feminine and beautiful.
Lets face it, I'm into feminine and beautiful.
However, I have nightmare hair. Its fine, very, very fine. So fine that it will unbraid itself by the end of the day. Combs, clips, and bobby pins abandon my hair mid-hairsyle, and even the most determined curling-iron/hairspray combination will need to be redone in half an hour.
So, when I was in junior high school, I did the unthinkable. I let someone chop it all off.
You know, it makes me feel more feminine. It highlights my cheekbones, my neck, and showcases any pretty jewlery I wish to wear.
Some guys have told me that they'd love to see it grown out, and while I try to never say never, (once I would have died rather than chop my hair off), now I say go for it. Pixi cut, bob, boy cut, bring it to me. Its just hair. It grows back fast. And its much more me this way.
How about you? Do you feel better with long hair? Short hair?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fashion Dance (and appologies for being late)

I've been so crazy! Thats no excuse, is it? Well, have some fashion dance.

I will be a better blogger! I have ideas, I swear!

Friday, July 29, 2011