Anyway, on to the me-mades:
Thursday May 16th: Costume shopping, budgeting and a little bit of home sewing
Top: Me-Made Black Lace Grainline Scout Tee
Trousers: Levi Skinny Jeans - Macy's
Coat: Lightweight Mac - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Leopard Print Pumps - H&M (otherwise known as the heel cutters!)
Accessories: Turquoise and Silver Earrings - Forever 21
Friday May 17th: Date night - The Great Gatsby, chippy for dinner and cider!
Top: Me-Made Dip Hem Grainline Scout Tee
Skirt: Floral Print Mini - Topshop
Tights: Thick Black - Wolford
Shoes: Black Suede Ankle Boots - Steve Madden
Accessories: Gold Bow Necklace - Forever 21
& Skinny Leopard Print Belt - Primark
(no jeans - hooray!)
Tuesday May 21st: First Preview for my Romeo & Juliet = lots of frantic running around
Top: Me-Made Dip Hem Grainline Scout Tee (again!)
Trousers: Skinny Jeans - Primark
Jacket: Black Tuxedo Style - Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Converse All Stars - JD Sports
Bag: Grey Satchel Style - Century 21 (NYC)
Accessories: Brass Dangly Earrings - Camden Market
It's been quite hectic work wise last week and I've been feeling a bit shattered which makes it so much harder to be creative when getting dressed in the morning! So apologies for the similarity of some outfits compared to those gone before. I desperately need the sun to come out next week so I can wear a Lonsdale!
As you may have noticed though, I did manage to get to see The Great Gatsby on Friday which was exciting! I really enjoyed it but wasn't blown away. I didn't expect to be really when I love the book so much, but I do love Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio who did not disappoint. I'd say the costumes were '20's inspired' rather than at all historically accurate and I didn't really love any of the girls costumes (especially not Isla Fisher's as Myrtle) but some of the boy's suits were gorgeous. I know some of the female costumes were designed in collaboration with Prada and I could definitely see that 'contemporary fashion doing a twist on 20's' thing happening, which I guess fit with the idea of making the film more accessible to a modern audience by using Jay-Z in the soundtrack for example. It was a fun take on the story but I'm not sure if I would have preferred to see it done in complete period accuracy though as the 1920's setting is such an exciting and key part of the book to me. But then that's all be done before... All in all still very fun to ogle at though, a visual whirlwind as all Luhrmann films are! Has anyone else been to see it yet?