Sunday, March 13, 2011

Inspired by: The Stone of Destiny

Hello all! So this past week Dan was home all week for spring break, and I had really hoped to get outfit shots galore with him here, but of course the weather didn't cooperate.  It rained or snowed all day almost every day he was home, which made photos pretty much out of the question.  Also, I don't know about you, but I haven't been feeling very inspired lately.  Well, that's not true, I have been feeling very inspired lately - FOR SPRING! I'm SO ready to break out lovely spring clothes and go on a styling spree, but again, mother nature has different ideas.  Every time I open my closet doors and stare at the winter clothes appropriate for the snow that is currently falling outside my windows, I draw a blank.  Luckily, it's mid-March, and I know spring is on the way...hopefully sooner than later.

Ok, enough of my ranting, on with the outfit post! Last night my father and I watched the 2008 film Stone of Destiny.  The film is based on true events from the 1950's and focuses on a young, radical Scottish college student, Ian Hamilton, who is tired of England's rule over Scotland.  To make his point, he decides to steal the Stone of Scone, a major symbol of Scottish pride which had been taken from the Scots by the English.  The stone was being held at Northanger Abbey at the time.  The movie chronicles he and three fellow college student accomplices as they attempt to bring home their nation's symbol and thus reignite the fire of Scottish pride.

My outfit today was inspired by Kate Mara's character, Kay (the only woman pictured above).  Throughout the film she was seen wearing typical 1950's college girl attire, and it was so fun to pick out the similarities and differences between her outfits and current trends.

The navy blue cape and tiny flower necklace belonged to Dan's grandmother.  I'll save the story of how I acquired these lovely items and more for another day.  Also, what looks to me like a hat box or cute piece of antique luggage from the first outfit photo was actually the box that my grandmother's old hair dryer came in that I think is just too adorable to throw away!

Photos by Dan.

Cape: Belonged to Dan's grandmother
Wool plaid skirt: Thrifted
White patterned tights: Vera Wang for Kohl's
White ruffle blouse: The Limited
Loafers: Thrifted
Neckalce: Belonged to Dan's grandmother
Hair dryer box: Belonged to my grandmother


  1. looks like a good film. I Love your out fit (again!)

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  3. Wow, I love how vintage you look today! The blue cape is such a great piece. That box was a hair dryer box? How amazing were things back in the day? That movie sounds great, I would love to see it.

  4. i am in LOVE with that bag, and those shoes!!! and the cape is amazing. i just bought one this weekend :)

    <3 steffy

  5. love that cape, the colour is fab

  6. I've been lazy with dressing up the past few days too due to the icy weather, I'm so over winter too!

    The outfit you put together is fab and I also want to check out this movie now. The forget me not flower necklace and cape are wonderful and you're lucky to have inherited them.

  7. i love the cape! you have a fantastic sense of style, and i love some of your outfits of posts past (i just scrolled through saying "ooh! aah! ooo!"). :)

  8. I love the film photo- so stormy! Your cape is really fun :)

  9. Beautiful cape
    Lovely outfit!!
    I love all the photos :) nice blog :) i'm gonna visit it again :)

  10. That cape is delightful - beautiful colour as well!

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  12. You've done amazingly well by getting all these piece together. I especially love the vivid blue cape.
    (I mean this in the nicest form of flattery) I've seen pics of my Scottish gran in the 50s wearing clothes very similar to yours now.

  13. I love that this cape has arm holes!!

  14. Hi, Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes, I love your cape, I found one in white at the thrift store for 3.99. Bargain. I love vintage too! Love the picture of you in front of the barn with the hat on as well. Dawn


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