Monday, December 27, 2010

Musical Monday: Beach Blanket Bingo

I totally forgot it was Monday, so this will be quick! I can not count how many times I have watched this movie. I could watch it a million more times, easily. It's a pretty typical beach party movie but I love it to death.

This scene isn't in the movie (at least not the VHS version I have) but I'm pretty sure the music is used as background music.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lucky Thrift Finds!!!

All the vintage Christmas ornaments at the antique mall are always really expensive. I joked to my mom that I could probably find a box-full for a dollar at a thrift store sooner or later. Sure enough, there was bag of them today for about a dollar! How lucky is that? There were over a dozen, and I only need to fix the tops on a few. These are my favorites:

My other sister does a lot of craft stuff/jewelry making. She bought a huge grab bag of jewelry bits and pieces. There were several old earrings with no mates. She made them into rings for me! They are so cute! After we were done with thrifting, we stopped by Target and I bought another cloche hat.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Musical Monday: Gene Kelly

Instead of posting about one movie, I decided to post some different clips of movies Gene Kelly has been in. Our love affair started in my 6th grade music class when the teacher played Singing in the Rain. Being a typical snotty middle-schooler, I couldn't believe we were being forced to watch such a "dumb" movie. Of course I ended up loving it. I don't know what I was thinking before, because it's not like I didn't already like musicals or old movies. Just being a jerk I guess.

For Me and My Gal:

It's Always Fair Weather:

Summer Stock:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Musical Monday: Thoroughly Modern Millie

I suppose it's technically Monday (by my time zone at least). Thoroughly Modern Millie is about a lady (Julie Andrews) in the 1920s who wants to be "fully modern" so she has big plans of working AND marrying her rich boss! Of course that doesn't go exactly as planned. There is also a second story line about girls being kidnapped and sold into white slavery. I actually only saw this movie recently, even though a good friend recommended it to me a long time ago. I love Julie Andrews and flappers, so I really don't know what took me so long. I couldn't find a good video of it, but my favorite scenes are when they are using a broken elevator. It only starts working when people start tap dancing. I always have an urge to tap dance whenever I'm in any elevator now. Here are two musical clips from the movie, and a totally random clip of Angela Lansbury singing the theme song.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mary Jane Mania

I have a pretty bad shoe addiction. Not that I would EVER pick a favorite type, but if I really thought about it, Mary Janes would most likely be in the top 3. They're cute, they go with everything, and anyone can pull them off. I own tons of flats, but I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of high heel Mary Janes forever (I'm actually pretty picky). I finally found them at Target! I bought them in black, but they also came in a burgundy/reddish color. Target only had black pairs in my size, which was good. It would have been hard to choose between both colors.

Winter break is coming up, and I finally replaced my camera that I destroyed a few months ago. What does this mean? Lot's more blogging coming soon!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanks Mom!!!

I went to a vintage store today to pick up a necklace for my sister that I had seen when I was there the last time. I wasn't planning on getting anything for myself until my mom found one of the most glorious/gaudy purses. She talked me into letting her buy it for me as an early Christmas present (ok, so it wasn't that hard of an argument haha).

I also got a pair of pinkish/brownish gloves. I'm not dainty so I was pleasantly shocked that I found some gloves that were actually big enough! I came home and had my own fashion show with my "new" purse and gloves with my fake fur coat. I ended up wearing that outfit the whole night on the couch, watching TV and eating pizza (I did take the gloves off for the food). Only the classiest activities for the classiest of girls. ;)

The pictures of the purse do NOT do it justice. It's way more awesome in person.