purple noon



Yesterday I got to see one of my favorite movies, Purple Noon, at the Film Forum. If you aren't familiar with the film, it's a 1960 French adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley (I like it way better than the 90's version, despite my undying love for Jude Law) and it stars two of my favorite actors, Maurice Ronet and Alain Delon. It's such a good movie, and there's so much that could be said about so many components (the score, the lush cinematography, symbolism) but when I really, really love a film I end up at a total loss when I try to describe why. Suffice to say, everything about it culminates in a movie that fits my personal tastes to a T. If you have hulu plus it's available to stream as part of the Criterion collection!

Naturally I wouldn't be me if I didn't attempt some kind of theme dressing, right? And theme dressing doesn't get much better than having Alain Delon's face on your chest, haha! ;D



happiness is frank sinatra



Today was Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday! I was a total dork and celebrated with a birthday party. I made his spaghetti sauce recipe for dinner, played a Sinatra playlist all day, and ended the party with a screening of It Happened in Brooklyn. I even made commemorative buttons for my guests, haha! And of course, I had to wear my favorite Frank Sinatra t-shirt!




shirt - old | skirt - topshop | shoes - bait footwear

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas



I haven't been in a very festive mood this year for some reason, but my Christmas decorations are up and they're helping a little bit. It's hard not to feel at least a *little* holiday cheer when you have like seven mini Christmas trees in your room ;P I didn't add much to my decoration stash this year, but I did buy some sparkly lilac snowflakes at Hobby Lobby and they're soo pretty. I just used clear push-pins to hang them all over my walls. It's going to be hard to part with them when January rolls around!