Premiere of Movie Monday!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Woot! Writing my first entry of Movie Monday! Only took 2 months after my blog launched to do it. Like I was saying the other day, watching movies is... well, a bit of a chore for me. It's really strange. I practically have to be forced to sit down and watch them (mostly because it's impossible to get me off the computer) but even while watching the movie, my mind wanders or I focus on really stupid things in the movie that serve no part of the plot (I'm really good at finding editing errors and plot holes. However, if someone asks me afterwards what the movie was about, I couldn't tell them. It's almost like I can tell when the movie doesn't add up while I'm watching it, but I can't see the big picture once it's done.) It's really frustrating because I often don't understand twist endings or when things are supposed to be a metaphor for other things, even when it's glaringly obvious. I actually did pretty well in an English Media class in high school and I'm not sure how because I've always had movie attention problems. I much prefer reading because there's less stimulation (aka distractions like costumes and music) so I can actually focus on what's going on. The funny thing is when I do sit down to a movie and I actually like it, I watch it excessively. I only like a handful of movies, but those dozen movies have all been watched 50 times a piece.

So I figured an easy introduction to Movie Monday would be to talk about a movie I know well. Less pressure that way! The one I chose to focus on this week (this year? Ha) is Sound of Music. Growing up, the amount of play this VHS got was only rivaled by Dirty Dancing and Big Bird in China. Dirty Dancing still gets a lot of action. Big Bird in China does not. I actually just found out Big Bird in China was a TV movie my mom taped and we added to our regular viewing rotation. No wonder none of my friends have heard of it! 

But back to the movie at hand! I always wanted to be Liesl growing up. Her 16 going on 17 song and dance number is the stuff little girls' dreams are made of!

Sound of Music, 16 going on 17, Liesl, musical, Liesl  purple dress, Liesl and Frederick, Liesl and Frederick embrace, hug
Sound of Music, 16 going on 17, musical, Liesl and Frederick, garden, lighthouse, purple dress, dance number
Sound of Music, 16 going on 17, musical, dancing gif, Liesl and Frederick, purple dress, dancing in the rain, dancing in gazebo



Another highlight of the film for me is the puppet show. I tried to look for a YouTube video of it and was only able to find a version where someone had videotaped their tv and another that was film stills with subtitles *sad face.* But there is a bright side to the story! I stumbled upon a really cute version of Julie Andrews singing the song with the Muppets. It more than makes up for not being able to find the film version.



Another thing I really love about Sound of Music is the clothes. To be honest, many of the movies I love have awesome fashion. The only ones that aren't fashion centric seem to be Christopher Nolan movies (I really like those!) but the rest seem to have a fashion element to them. Some would argue that Sound of Music has bad fashion, but I just bought a dirndl recently, so I would beg to differ.

My favourite dress would probably be Liesl's purple one pictured above but another dress (more like dresses) that I really liked were the ones Maria made out of curtains. A few years ago, I went to a local fashion show and I found a dress that reminded me of them. Now that I have the pics side by side, they actually don't look similar at all, but at first glance, you're totally like, "OMIGOD! Sound of Music dress!" I had actually worn this dress to Easter a few years ago and my sister had said the exact same thing.

Sound of Music, musical, Liesl, curtain dress, clothes made out of curtains, doe ri me, do ri me, doe ray mee, dirndl, sitting in the grass, singing in the grass, the hills are alive
Sound of Music, musical, the hills are alive, do ray me, curtain dress, clothes made from curtains, dirndl, Julie Andrews


vintage inspired fashion, Dilly Daisy, Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl
vintage inspired fashion, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl
Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
I'm so sorry in advance. Pic Monkey is really fun.

Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer

Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer

windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer

I've had the top underneath forever. I don't know what it is. I can't let it go. It's a baby-doll top and legit makes me look pregnant. It's pilled like crazy and has butter stains on it from eating popcorn at the movie theater. It's survived so many closet clean outs and I have no idea why. But maybe it's a good thing because I had nothing else that would have worked under this dress! Of course the dress is cute worn alone too but the whole point was for it to look like a dirndl.

Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
Windsor riverfront, Chrysler building, windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, knee socks, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
windsor fashion blogger, green dress, green pattern, sound of music inspired, Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well, dirndl, vintage inspired, vintage style dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor designer
wood clogs, knee socks, green print dress, Dilly Daisy, windsor ontario designer
dirndl, green print dress, vintage Avon necklace, neckline, boobs, A Coin For the Well

Outfit Details
Dress - Dilly Daisy
Shirt - Le Chateau
Necklace - vintage Avon
Shoes - Value Village
Socks - Modcloth

I should probably lay off Pic Monkey a bit but it's fun. Maybe I could just be the blog known for seriously obnoxious photo edits? Is there a niche for that? That's all for me! I promise to queue up some movies in my Netflix! Talk soon!

If you'd like to see all my best looks from the season, check out my wardrobe wrap up post!

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