My last blog post looked at some of my favourite outfits from movies, this time we are looking purely at shoes. Whilst a pair of shoes can complete an outfit, they can also steal the show. Here are just some of the shoes from movies I haven’t managed to get out of my head for years.
- Marie Antoinette Manolo Blahnik Shoes
Blahnik, a Marie Antoinette fan himself, was asked by the director, Sophia Coppola to design the queens shoes for the movie. Initially, he didn’t realised how much attention was going to be given to his shoes but with they certainly stole the show.
2. The Classic Glass Slipper.
The shoe adored by most children and probably many adults, Cinderella’s glass shoes from the Ball may be highly impractical but there has not been a shoe like it since. The 2015 remake of Cinderella did not disappoint either, they managed to capture the magic of the shoes in real life.
3. Dorothy’s Red Slipper in ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
These red glittery shoes from The Wizard of Oz are probably the shoes that springs to most peoples mind due to their significance in the story and their eye catching design.
4. Baby’s White Sneakers in Dirty Dancing.
Highly underrated in my opinion, simple but effective.
5. Andy Sachs’ Chanel Leather Boots in The Devil Wears Prada.
One of my favourite movies filled with a brilliant ‘glow up’ montage and some fabulous shoes. These boots are just one pair but probably most note-worthy in my opinion.
I have always paid close attention to what characters are wearing on the screen. It’s such an important visual guide to a character and is often used as a definite way to demonstrate character development. For example, the classic character ‘glow up’ where they go from showing no skin, in very boring outfits to becoming the bell of the ball. The first example which sprung to my mind was Andy in The Devil wears Prada.
These are just a few of my favourite outfits from some movies:
- The iconic green dress from Atonement.
This beautiful satin dress was designed by Jacqueline Durran and it earned her an Oscar nomination in 2008. I remember seeing it for the first time and falling in love with the colour and shine. It is certainly a dress I have taken inspiration from at university balls and formals.
2. The Famous Penny Lane Coat.
One of my favourite movies contains the effortlessly cool Penny Lane and her Anita Pallenberg inspired wardrobe. Her coat, for me, being the most iconic.
3. The suit wearing Annie Hall.
Did this movie lead to me stealing my dads ties? It certainly did. Unfortunately I did go through an awful stage when I was around 10 of wearing a tie and a waistcoat in public and unironically.
4. The angel Juliet.
Might have to recreate this beautiful outfit for Halloween. I don’t feel the need to explain the significance of this dess, the fish tank scene explains it all.
5. The stylish Mr Gatsby.
He can certainly wear any suit well, but I think his suits were carefully chosen throughout the movie which supplemented his character.
What are your favourite movie outfits?
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I know this sounds very materialistic but there are just a few things I have been lusting after since I was probably 12, when I first started to watch YouTube and take an interest in fashion.
These are some items which I would love to be able to buy one day!
- ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET.
I have always said that when I get my first big pay check I will buy a black All Saints leather jacket. Even though now they aren’t really ‘on trend’, I think they are still amazing and will always be timeless. Plus I’m still very far away from a big pay check so there’s still some time.
2. A RING FROM THE GREAT FROG.
This one definitely comes from years of loving sunbeamsjess’ style on YouTube. I think I could just about buy one of there small skull rings now but ideally I would like one of there larger ones so will have to wait a while yet.
3. A DRESS FROM THE VAMPIRES WIFE.
I’m not too sure where this one came from, possibly my love for Alexa Chungs style?
4. SOPHIA WEBSTER SHOES.
Her butterfly shoes were very popular a few years ago and again, even if they might be ‘out of trend’ when I eventually am able to buy a pair, I will still wear them happily.
5. LEVIS JEANS.
Now I know that I should probably just invest in a pair but I just can’t afford to spend £90 on one pair of jeans at the moment so I’m looking forward to the day I can do that.
For now, I shall leave it there because I feel very materialistic and silly because being able to buy these items shouldn’t judge my success but I think it’s just more that I have loved them for so long, it would be nice and momentous to finally be able to own them.
Hi, its been a while.
This will most probably be a ramble for myself but also an update.
I turned 21 last Sunday and in a weird way I feel younger. Maybe it’s because I was freaked out about no longer being a teenager last year and now I have entered the weird in-between.
I completed my degree under lockdown, graduated from university, moved back home and first the first time in my life I am stagnant. There is no natural next step. No routine, no security and certainly no money.
For me, moving back to my home town into my teenage room just brings back a lot of bad times. I feel like I’m 15 again, listening to The 1975 and dreaming of moving to London. Now at 21, I’m back in that same room, listening to The 1975, but now I actually relate to their lyrics and still dreaming of moving to London. I’m aiming to move out in January because I can’t stay at home for too long and I’m sure anyone who has moved back in with their parents will understand.
I’m applying for jobs but with a staggering amount of people being made unemployed it just feels very daunting and demotivating. I’m literally hoping for a job I could have got at 16, with no degree or debt.
Basically, I don’t really know what to do from here so I thought I would distract myself with this blog again, if anything it will give my days some structure, as at the moment they are feeling extremely lost.
I’m hoping to share some outfits and most probably fan girl over some 60s ‘it’ girls, as always, please give a follow if that would interest you.
As a student I can’t afford to buy clothes for one season, I have to be able to wear them all year round. I think tights and boots are an easy way to do this. I always buy the Primark tights and I have a pair of black winter boots from Asos that I have had for a few winters now.
So in the first outfit I have paired a summer pencil skirt with a chunky sweater and boots. Really cozy but also looks put together.
A silk skirt with a cardigan is also reall easy, maybe for early autumn when it’s not too cold yet.
And finally, my Topshop pinafore that I have had for years, I like to put jumpers underneath and black tights for extra layers.
I think the most effective thing to do is to layer and think ahead.
Thanks for reading,
So here is my awkward September outfit. Cold in the morning and evening but the midday sun decides to provide more heat than it did in summer.
I found the silk skirt in a charity shop and the knit is from pretty little thing.
Today I ate too much and continued to feel shitty about my lack of future job prospects.
More riviting content tomorrow👍.
Thanks and goodbye for now,
This week it has been freezing at uni, it even snowed on Saturday and it is still October!
Whilst this coat wouldn’t be practical in the snow it is lovely and warm in the cold.
Scalf- Asos £12
Coat- £49.99 Stadivarius
Eleanor Elizabeth xx
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My last Blog Post – One Month Roaccutane Update!
Tomorrow I have another hospital appointment where they prescribe you your next course of medication and the dosage. I think I will probably stay on the same amount, one a day, as I am quite petite.
One month later and I have seen an improvement in my skin but obviously I am still getting whiteheads appear, mainly on my forehead and chin. Also, my skin is still textured and red, but definitely smoother all over.
In terms of side effects, I have definitely felt those. About two weeks in I noticed them, I woke up one day and I could instantly feel my lips were really dry and chapped. I now have four lip balms around me and I cannot be anywhere without one. I even had to buy another one in town when I forgot one. Another physical side effect I have is a dry scalp. In some ways though this just means I don’t have to wash my hair as often but it can be quite itchy. Lastly, for the first week or so, my skin would burn when I moisturised it but now it is fine.
My worse side effect however is definitely the emotional side. Again, I noticed this like two weeks in when I just suddenly started crying for no reason. I have days where I just feel really spaced out and sad for no reason. I have noticed it is worse when I am alone but it doesn’t happen every day.
That is all for now, I’m a bit worried my skin will get worse if they up my dosage tomorrow but hopefully in the end it will be worth it. Also, we are entering the colder months and I just know my skin and lips are going to be so dry!
Eleanor Elizabeth xx
The jumper in the photo is £25 and from Monki
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Instead of doing any work this weekend, me and the girls decided to do anything we could to procrastinate and get out the house. We ended up going for a walk down the river which to be fair was lovely and very autumnal with the leaves falling.
This is just a quick post about my outfit, I think duster coats are such an easy way to look put together and great for transitional weather.
Coat – £34.99 from New Look
Scalf – £12 from Asos
T-shirt- I saw it first
Trainers- Adidas Stan Smiths.
Eleanor Elizabeth xx
Whilst this week was busy, I don’t actually think I did much work unfortunately but that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
On Tuesday night I had to go back home to Manchester to get a blood test. Thankfully, my journey wasn’t the hell it normally is due to Northern rail. I went back to university on Wednesday. Thankfully I discovered that I am able to work quite well on trains so I don’t feel like I am completely wasting my time. However, I was tired when I got back to the house and did no work for the rest of the night.
I had my first actual seminar of the year and it was just as awkward as they used to be. I didn’t say anything because I had no idea what was going on. Seminars are the bane of my life at university.
In terms of exercise, me and Ceara thought we could run up a hill behind our house and then do exercise on top of it. However, we died half way up the hill, it really didn’t look as steep as it was! Will not be doing that again!
Saturday, I was quite productive work wise during the day time. In the evening our house went out for Indian food which was lovely. Then we called at our friends house party for her 20th birthday and ended up on a bar crawl. Plus, a guy in Tesco managed to flirt with both me and Ceara at the same time and we both fell for it. I don’t know how anyone can be that smooth but I will give him the credit, very smooth.
Busy week but not much work done, I should probably start taking second year seriously!!
Today, (Sunday) will probably consist of taking Instagram pics, working (hopefully) and making he girls (Ann and Ceara) fajitas.
Outfit can be found in my previous post here
Eleanor Elizabeth xx