500 Days of Summer – It is realistic and true-to-life, and it leaves you with so much food for thought. Plus, the movie has beautiful cinematography and amazing creativity. 500 Days has an almost-vintage feel to it because of the softness of the filming and the LOVELY stylings of Zooey Deschanel.
Mary Tyler Moore – Lately, I have been watching my mom's favorite childhood TV program, The Dick Van Dyke Show. It is so exciting and inspiring to see the fashions from this 1960s show. Moore's character has an especially lovely, classic style with dresses that focus on an hourglass figure and skinny pants that look very Audrey Hepburn. And her makeup is so pretty. It will make you want to start sporting fake eyelashes again!
Plaids – The fabric is everywhere this fall! Anthropologie has some absolutely beautiful plaid garments and accessories that look so vintage and classy. From now on, I will be searching for the perfect plaid pea coat.
The Beatles – Everyone knows the boys: Paul, John, Ringo, and George. The last few weeks have been a sort of resurgence of Beatlemania, and I have to admit that I have been taking part. With Beatles RockBand and new releases of numerous albums now out, it is practically impossible not to have those tunes stuck in your head, and I do not mind at all.
Cardigans – These have become a shopping obsession of mine over the last couple months. Without even realizing it, I always gravitate toward any floral-printed, polka-dotted, or solid knitted cardigans. Like this one, my numerous cardigans usually come from Forever21.
A Fine Frenzy – A little over a week ago, the long awaited follow-up album from A Fine Frenzy was released. A Bomb in a Birdcage brings back the lovely vocals of Alison Sudol, but this time there is a greater mixture of her famous ballads with more upbeat numbers. You will quickly find the album on repeat and will love "What I Wouldn't Do."
Ruffled scarves – Anyone who knows me knows my love for scarves and Anthropologie. There is a wonderful collection this fall from the clothing company. I am especially in love with the ruffled and gathered look.
My vintage sewing machine – Okay, so the picture is not of mine, but it was so pretty and colorful! Not only do I have my great grandmother's lovely sewing machine, I also have a huge collection of her vintage buttons. My current plan is to use both to make something lovely. Any ideas?
French braids – What child of the 90s did not love these? I remember looking forward to slumber parties and trips to the salon because I would always come away with a lovely french braid, and it would stay in for a few days. Lately, I have been inspired by the elegance of french braids again. Whether part of a pretty updo or dressing up flowing locks, these braids look lovely.
So what's inspiring you?
xoxo, Sarah Corley