Capturing 1930s Style

I Capture the Castle movie: Cassandra and Rose

Hello all! I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful Turkey Day and is now gearing up for that magical holiday called Christmas. I realize I’ve been a bit lax in my blog posting as it’s been almost a month since my last post. Yikes! I apologize for the delay, but I’m back and here to inspire you with period drama fashion!

Since I started this blog, I’ve been wanting to do a fashion post on one of my favorite movies and books: I Capture the Castle. The first time I saw this delightful film, I was captured (pun intended) by the multifaceted characters and the whimsical plot. It manages to be both poignant and humorous. In fact, I love this movie so much, a screencap of it appears in the banner of my site. That’s a young Rose Byrne in the third square, playing, ironically, Rose Mortmain in the film.

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Sunglasses Inspiration From Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Season 6 Fashion: Lady Mary with Sunglasses

The series finale of Downton Abbey is here! As I struggle to come to terms with the end of this magnificent show, I decided to do a period drama fashion post on an accessory essential: sunglasses. As in my other Downton Abbey posts, there are no plot spoilers here, just stylish pictures!

I’ve never really thought of sunglasses as a period drama fashion staple. I mean, unless it’s set in the 40’s onward, sunglasses don’t seem to make much of an appearance, which is why I was pleasantly surprised to see Lady Mary wearing some sleek shades in episode 7 of season 6. Sunglasses in the 20’s? Leave it to Lady Mary to be ahead of the fashion curve.

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Going Crazy for Velvet and Lace

Stoneheart-Asylum-2014 movie

Halloween is nigh! Literally, it’s only one day away. If you’re like a lot of Halloween enthusiasts, you’re probably gearing up to watch some scary movies. That’s why I just had to recommend a period drama that’s perfect for Halloween: Stonehearst Asylum. It’s a thrilling trifecta of Gothic, romantic and creepy, and it also happens to be loosely based on an Edgar Allen Poe story entitled The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.

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A Far from the Madding Crowd Fashion Statement

In my previous post, I talked about how much I love fall fashion, specifically focusing on fall beauty. Now, I want to discuss what is arguably my favorite fall fashion staple: the leather jacket. An edgy yet sleek leather jacket is one of my go-to pieces. I have three leather jackets total, and I’d like to keep adding to that number. Leather jackets are so versatile. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and they can add some oomph to an otherwise boring outfit or give a super girly outfit a rocker vibe. Continue reading

Classically Polished: Must-Have Nail Polishes for Fall

Lollipop posse lacquer: Full As Much Heart nail polish collection

Let’s face it: Fall Fashion > Spring/Summer Fashion. I think this applies to makeup as well, and that includes nail polish. I typically lean towards rich, deep-colored nail polishes, so whenever spring comes along, I struggle to lighten up my nail polish palette. Luckily, with it being October, I can wear my dark colors without fear of looking out of sync with the season. Yippee!

dark nail polish for fall
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Those looking to add to their fall nail polish collection will rejoice in these beauty discoveries that I recently made. These varnishes are perfect for classic literature and period drama lovers such as myself. But even without that, these colors are both unique and gorgeous and are sure to appeal to anyone with an eye for beauty.

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Get the Look Part II: Downton Abbey’s Lady Edith

Welcome to Part II of my Downton Abbey season 6, episode one fashion post! In the first part, I looked at a couple of Lady Mary’s envy-inducing ensembles, and now I’m going to take a look at two of Lady Edith’s glamorous getups. Make sure to check out the first part if you haven’t already!

Lady Edith has really come into her own fashion-wise the past couple of seasons. Her style has become more glitzy and seductive while still managing to look refined. In my opinion, Edith has even been occasionally outdoing Mary in the fashion department. Let’s have a look, shall we? Continue reading