A Beautiful Striped Shirt & Gatsby

This is what I wore while I was home last weekend visiting my goddaughter and friends. It was a little overcast and chilly so I made sure to cover up with my trench coat. After the fashion show, I couldn’t wait to use this purse, which was one of the accessories. A J.Crew purse for only $10!

We made plans to see the Great Gatsby, and it was everything I hoped it would be. Baz Lurhman’s typical over the top style was the perfect compliment to the themes of gross excess and decadence. Many of the great lines from the book are retained and framed against beautiful scenes of sequined flappers as well as the dirt and grime of a struggling working class. Leonardo DiCaprio was a spot-on Gatsby, and for the first time since Titanic, I actually thought he looked really hot. Everything from the music to costume design make this movie a must see — especially for those particularly in love with style from the Jazz Age.

Old Navy shirt and shoes
Gap pants
Goodwill J.Crew purse
Marshalls necklace
H&M trench coat 

The Wrestler

Wrestling has always been fake, but no one has ever done a movie about that bringing it into the realm of real, as far as I know. Everything in this movie shows the reality of wrestling from the wrestlers discussing what they are going to do before a show to the drug-taking washed-up character Mickey Rourke plays. The story is about a wrestler who is making a come back and Rourke’s first starring role in a movie since who knows when is nothing short of a parallel. His only friend, a washed-up stripper, is played by Marisa Tomei. His estranged daughter is played by Evan Rachel Wood. For old wrestler enthusiasts, this movie will give a feeling of nostalgia. For everyone else, Mickey Rourke does a great job and director Darren Aronofsky continues to do a good job portraying pain.