Today, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (full review here) is known for its big number "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" with Marilyn Monroe slinking about in a delightfully technicolor shade of pink. That pink number isn't even the only famous Monroe gown from this movie either- a gown of glimmering gems opens the movie, there's a surprising orange gown for a dinner, and a golden one that she needed to be literally sewn into. Each is a jewel of dress, but they can overshadow some of the other gorgeous- and far more wearable- outfits that Monroe and co-star Jane Russell donned through the show.
Swing Jacket, Jumpsuit, Shoes, Bracelet (Similar Here), Earrings
When told she wasn't the film's top name, Monroe supposedly quipped, "But I'm still the blonde." It was indeed though Jane Russell most were lining up to see when the film was released. She wore casual outfits with a flare, including a swing coat over a black outfit with strappy, black heels in her solo song. It is a look that translates well to a more modern style; you could wear this to the office just as easily as Russell used it to flirt with Olympic athletes!
In addition to the evening gowns mentioned, Marilyn Monroe's character Lorelei favored the dramatic even in her daywear. She wears a look composed of sleek lines and a striking high collar in the film's last scene. In another she sashes about in a leopard print cape. You could mix and match many elements of Lorelei's style for a striking outfit such as the one below- and don't forget the diamond accessories- after all, diamonds are girl's best friend!
Dress, Coat, Shoes, Bracelet, Earrings
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I had to dig deep into the archives for some of these- back to 2012! It is strange as the jeans get worm a lot more than they appear on the blog, but still. With colored jeans so mainstream, who woulda thunk they were still so tricky to style? Or maybe that's just me. But then they work, they make the whole outfit just that much more cheerful.
What are you secrets to colored pants?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
photo credit: Bain News Collection (part of the Library of Congress); call number: LC-B2- 2813-8
Use a photo booth and make some memories
Send flowers to a sick friend (it is scientifically proven to speed up recovery!)
Read up on some famous women in honor of Women's History Month
Rock an Arm Party and wear all your bracelets at once
Paint a piece of furniture
Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil for cooking
Get a penpal
Try a menswear inspired look and learn to tie a tie
Hang a map on the wall to remind yourself of where you've been and where you want to go
Go fly a kite
Friday, February 28, 2014
February is known for being short, but cruel. Hopefully that's not been the case for you. Honest moment here: with a constant snow storms and both me and The Boy sick, it has been bit cruel for us. Only a little....Still, I like to think there were many happy posts on Never Fully Dressed! Here are some lovely ones you'll not want to miss!
February saw a lot of remixing layering pieces, including this Popbasic silk shirt and this cream, cropped sweater.
This month, I shared some of my favorite fashion-inspired stationary; my thoughts on Popbasic's latest, the Sunday Collection; and how to write Letters to the Editor!
Classic comedy How to Marry a Millionaire had so much envy-inducing fashion that it inspired not one but two posts of Cinema Style (Here and here)!
Bad weather kept us homebound for most of the month, though we did manage one trip out of town. In the meantime, I tried a few of these ideas on things to do in February while other bloggers shared their small pleasures. This winter weather made cozying up with a good book just that much more appealing- why not try reading this month's Dogeared Page, The Tale of Desperaux? It was also a good month for celebration, since February marked the end of my second year of blogging and the start of year three! The Boy also made Valentine's Day sweet with a special breakfast, flowers and a nice meal out- he felt a bit bad about having work that night, but I know he loves me 365 days a year, so can't complain about that!
I am obsessed with this blog lately. It's a good read for anyone interested in minimalism or a French Closet.
Richard the III found under a parking lot
Underwear made in the USA
Erica is the most fashionable Hogwarts student; want this outfit in my life now.
Facebook knows when you've fallen in love.
A new way to think about trends.
My dad sent me this. Made me smile.
Wired Fox Terrier takes the West Minster Dog Show! (Stella is our WFT)
Doesn't Hannah look like she in the quintessential winter outfit? What about Sammi in this adorable Valentine's Day Look?
The Ethics of Ethnic Prints and Other Designs
In case you missed out- Jenna talked about Heart Month on Smitten every day this February
Tips for shopping for vintage
Norwegians in winter.
Am I the only one who hadn't heard of the Postmodern Jukebox?
Thursday, February 27, 2014
What I Wore: Sweater (Joules), Shirt (Popbasic; Similar Here), Pencil Skirt (Brag Vintage; Similar Here), Boots (Similar Here), Leggings (Target)
There are so many things I love in these pictures. I mean, yes, this fox terrier sweater and that blue silk shirt have been remixed like no other this past month, but red pencil skirts go with literally everything. So why not the shirt and sweater too?
But you may notice something else you recognize- the location! Yes, underneath all that snow, this is the same place where many of the photos from our wedding day were shot! The building is a little church-turned-gallery, and it positively bursts with charm. In fact, it was the original Methodist Church (the current Methodist Church where we were married is just across the street). Don't you love all the kitschy, vintage-y details. It is a popular style 'round these parts, but passing by this building reminds me every time of our wedding, and all those happy feelings of being surrounded by so many friends and loved one. Yes, even when it- and we- are buried in snow. It's like Beatles say, there are places I remember...
What are the places that you will never lose affection for? What memories do they bring?