Old film fashions: An affair to remember

“A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building – but will it happen?” IMDB.
 

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An affair to remember, a tragic love story starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this film up until a couple of years ago. I watched it again recently after buying it on dvd. It never fails to make me cry.
 
So since I love watching old films and looking at the different fashions. I have decided to do a feature on my favourite outfits from this film and find the modern alternatives. Here it goes:
 

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I love Kerr’s evening wear in this film. Lots of gorgeous drapery, ball gowns, diamonds and fur stoles. Shame I don’t really have a need for this type of clothing. Le sigh.

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Her coat looks so warm. It would have to be if you were dancing with Cary Grant out on the deck of a boat!

Topshop Tweed Coat

 
This Topshop coat has the essence of Kerr’s coat, only with a nipped in waist and a bow at the neck which makes it perfect in my eyes!

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The closest I could find to a peal bracelet but I think these are pretty cool.

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I think this is my favourite outfit in the film. Just so cute and pretty – ideal for the setting. 
 

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Blue shirt: Miss Selfridge, Sold out – was featured in Look magazine
 
Just a modern twist on old classics. Should I do another? What film should I do next?
 

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Funky tights make me smile

I give you another outfit post. With kinda bad pics. I did the best I could with the space available in my house share, giving that there are no full length mirrors (a crime!) and I would have fallen on my ass outside on the ice rink that is our street. Anyway, enough excuses, just take a look at what I wore to work:

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Oh yes, I’m still headless, bwahahaha.

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Unfortunately ripped a hole in these later on. I has a sad.

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My favourite work shoes. 
 
Dress: Dorothy Perkins, a bargainous £12 in the sale
Belt: Primark, 50p in sale
Tights: Accessorize, £4 in sale
Shoes: New Look £24.99 originally I think but I bought them while I worked there so 50% off. Huzzah!
 
I name this outfit, the bargain outfit!
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Top 10 – Week 1

I’ve been scanning the internets this week looking for pretty things for my first top 10 picks and here is what I found.
 
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Outfit Post

Not brave enough to show my face yet, but here’s a couple of pictures of my outfit for work the other day.

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Shirt: Dorothy Perkins
Cardigan: Next
 
I love this shirt and will not take off the cardigan. It’s so warm and cozy!

 

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Nails, nails, nails

I never used to consider myself a fan of nail varnish, but my mind has been changed in the last year. I think it’s because working in retail killed my hands and nails. I looked forward to getting an office job where I could paint my nails and not have them be destroyed by unpacking shoes.
 
I want to try loads of colours! Currently, my favourite is Models Own Purple Ash. It looks nice with my skin tone and purple is my favourite colour. Also, I wore it on my two-week holiday and it lasted the entire time.  I would definitely recommend it. Check out the cheeky polka dots!
 

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I have started a tradition with my new job and I paint my nails a different colour every sunday. It’s a really nice feeling to not have to worry about them being ruined anymore.
 
 

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On my want list is Topshop’s Gyspy nights – I’ve heard great things, but it’s out of stock on their website. I has a sad. I’m hoping that’s only on there that it’s sold out. If not, anyone know a similar one I can try?
 

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