100 Followers + Film Inspiration

I couldn’t seem to get any good photos today *sigh*. I think it’s the jeans, I swear they look more flattering in real life, or I think they do anyway…! I wanted to try out the 70s thing with flares and the new camel cardie seemed to work with that, so I thought these slightly flared jeans might work. They are annoyingly slightly too big on my hips, we have here a case of vanity sizing again. I bought them in 2009 in America, and according to sizing charts I should be a US 6, but having tried those on, and them falling round my ankles (and I was a bit bigger then than I am now) I tried on a 4. I bought those because I seriously didn’t think I could wear a size 2 because that’s the apparent equivalent of a UK 6, and I was definitely a 10 then. Crazy.
Camel Cardigan: Primark (£6)
Floral and Lace Top: TK Maxx
Jeans: American Eagle
Heeled Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Splendid’

Anyway, enough with the rambling, I wanted to do something a little different today. Firstly I want to say THANK YOU so much to all my followers! I’ve finally reached the milestone of 100 followers (plus 13 on Bloglovin’) and I’m so happy about it =D And secondly, since I don’t have any good photos today and I’m having a really really bad day with my Costochondritis (seriously feels like a car hit my chest) I decided to do an inspiration post with a twist, films! I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from films recently, so I’m going to do a few posts with film inspiration, starting with this one.


Lolita (1997)
I read this book a few years ago, and despite the disturbing subject matter (middle aged man falls in love with a 12 year old girl), it is so well written, every word seems to have been thought about meticulously, and it’s so poetic and beautiful. So I reread just recently, and decided I should watch the film (there is also a 1962 version I’m yet to see). I’ve been massively inspired by the vintage, summery outfits Dolores wears in it, especially the red lips, heart shaped sunglasses and gypsy style crop tops, and also the braided hair styles, so here’s my pick of them:


I’ve been thinking about how to recreate that sort of carefree, vintage style without looking too ‘child-trying-to-impersonate-adult-ish’ (if that makes sense!) and I’ve come across a couple of awesome things like this bikini by Marc Jacobs (oh how I wish I could afford it!) and this photo from Tumblr which I think is a playsuit, but not sure. If it is a playsuit, it reminds me of the pale blue one from the film which sort of looks like that at the back.

I actually bought some vintagey style red sunglasses the other day which I’m sure you will see a lot of when it warms up! And there’s the halter-neck playsuit I got at the Vintage Fair the other week, so I really excited about wearing these =)

Well, I’ll be back soon with more, I hope you enjoyed having something different to read and whatnot, let me know if you did or not!



  1. March 30, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    Have you seen the 1967 version by Stanley Kubrick?

    American sizes really are huge. Even since I was 11ish I have noticed how much larger they have gotten. It’s to make us not feel as fat! For example, Marilyn Monroe wore a vintage 10/12…. a modern 3/4.


  2. March 30, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    I had the same reaction as you when I first saw matte nails: “Why have I never thought of this?” You should definitely try them.

    Love the Lolita shots BTW.

  3. March 30, 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Lovely outfit! I’ll go & check out the voting now! Good luck doll x

  4. March 30, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    you have to watch the version by Stanley Kubrick,its amazing

  5. March 31, 2011 / 10:03 am

    one of my fave movies and I love the style of the film! really awsome, a great remake with that original vintage twist!

    xx viviane

  6. March 31, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    I definitely enjoyed reading this 🙂 I’m going to have to check out this film…

  7. Feeona
    March 31, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    Those blue high waisted shorts that Chloe Sevigny has on in Lolita are so adorable! Nice Blog you have here (-:

  8. April 1, 2011 / 9:26 am

    I’ve never read it myself, the theme iis a little disturbing! But i do love the fashion style it’s inspired, especially all of the heart cut outs we saw last year x

  9. April 1, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    I’ve not seen or read Lolita but I definitely want to! Your legs look fantastic in those jeans and heels.

    Congrats on winning blogger of the month!


  10. April 1, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower:) I love reading posts about what inspires people. Congrats on 100 followers. I’m thrilled at the moment just to have 14 lol

  11. April 1, 2011 / 7:34 pm

    Lolita is my favorite book and I actually prefer that movie version to the old one, even though the old one is more critically acclaimed. I feel like the recent one with Irons is more true to the vibe of the book. I am crazy about the girl Lolita too, her style is amazing and I find her such an inspirational character, so carefree and girly and innocent yet sensual. I love her.

    I think your jeans look fine btw 🙂

  12. April 1, 2011 / 7:38 pm

    Jeremy Irons was so young! Lolita style is amazing!
    Love your outfit anyway!

  13. April 2, 2011 / 2:51 am

    you lookf so lovely in the outfit!
    oh i havent watch Lolita yet but i think i must!!

    have a great weekend

  14. April 3, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    Sounds really interesting, also love the floral top.

  15. April 3, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    Lovely post. It’s odd because I was thinking of doing a film-spiration post for my guest post for you! Seems like it might work perfect, eh?

    You look great. I think trousers like those do tend to look more flattering in real life than on camera.

  16. April 4, 2011 / 3:08 am

    what great inspiration photos! the summer florals are definitely on my radar now!

    dash dot dotty

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