Monday, March 19, 2012

Inspiration Monday: Melancholia

Linking up all over the place today.  It's Inspiration Monday with two birds and it's also day one of Megan Mae and Keely's 2nd Annual Super Stripes challenge!

Here is the pick for this week's Inspiration Monday - the lovely Olivia Wilde.  I think she's pretty, but the Pants Monkey thinks her face is too "manish" which I think is kind of funny.


I didn't have a cool maxi dress or leather jacket like hers but I do have this awesome shirt that was another hand-me-down from "Rich Cousin" and it kind of made me think of this picture.  It's technically not striped, but I think it's close enough for jazz. And there are also stripes on my shoes!  My stripes will get better as the week goes on, though it would be a little easier if it was cooler outside.  I have a lot of striped winter clothing!


So want to watch a bizarre and depressing movie?  Rent the movie Melancholia.  The name pretty much says it all.  It was recommended to us because we like movies that are "arty" and this one is definitely "arty" and is very well done but, spoiler alert, it does not have a happy ending at all.  And we were already having kind of a downer weekend and chose to watch it last night - not the smartest thing we've ever done.   Thank goodness we had a few episodes of Up All Night to catch up on afterward.


The sun is out now, but it wasn't yet when I was taking my pictures and was kind of cloudy and yuck so the melancholy/blahness from the weekend is kind of carrying over to today.  But it's only Monday, doesn't mean the whole week will be like this.  Can only go up right?

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Outfit rundown:
Dress as skirt - American Eagle Outfitters (old)
Shirt - Ann Taylor (hand me down)
Shoes - Rampage, DSW
Necklace - Stella and Dot

14 comments:

  1. Such a cute blouse with the retro vibes! :)

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  2. i like the pattern mixing with the shirt and shoes. i hope your week gets better!

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  3. I really want to see Melancholia but I think I better wait awhile, we watched 50/50 this weekend and I pretty much sob/cried through the entire second half...despite my excessive crying, it was an absolutely amazing movie!!!

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    1. I want to see 50/50 as well, but I'm going to wait since it does sound a bit depressing!

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  4. That shirt is really cute! And I think since you did twice the pattern it should definitely count. ;D

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    1. LOL fair enough! I have fun striped sweaters that might not get to be used with this crazy weather we're having! Oh well!

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    2. I know what you mean. I'm having to change a lot last minute because of this weather. It was 88F yesterday!

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  5. Definitely close enough for jazz! I love that idiom! I really like the shirt!

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  6. I love the mix of patterns in this look--those plaid flats are so cute! I think it's a perfect look for Inspiration Monday!

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  7. I love your unique approach to the inspiration pic Beth! you look really cute.
    today was super nice but it got super windy a little bit ago and I hear storm is coming? temp wise it's supposed to be nice so we'll just have to make do :)
    Hope your week gets better!

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  8. I like the pattern on your shirt. Looks lovely with your necklace. Looks sweet with a short skirt...yet work appropriate too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  9. I downloaded "Melancholia" but haven't watched it yet because I don't want to be depressed- movies like that really affect me lol. The pattern on your top is amazing- what fun and I bet it's really versatile!

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  10. Cute! I really like your plaid shoes!
    -Meagan
    www.brassinpocketblog.com

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  11. Fun geometric shapes! Love the black and white.

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