19 December 2008

All Work and No Play

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I've been wanting to try out a couple of wool knee length skirts that I found at a vintage store a while back. Since they aren't a style I normally wear I was having a hard time figuring out what to pair them with. My vintage brown knee boots were a given since they're all I've been wearing lately anyway. But what to wear on top? At first I reached for a frilly white blouse but quickly realized the weather was ruling that option out so I grabbed a grey cashmere turtle neck I just picked up at the thrift store instead. I looked in the mirror and was happy with the combination but for some reason it looked very familiar. Suddenly it struck me... Wendy Torrance! Not that that's a bad thing. As long as I don't run into any ax-wielding maniacs.

* I realize that the image on the left is not from the movie but I just love that photo of Shelley Duvall. The only images I could find from the movie were blurry screen captures. Ick. If you haven't seen the movie - do it!

12 comments:

AlicePleasance said...

Turtlenecks are definitely a great choice...and a salvation for my throat in winter!

Kvestelser said...

Yes, she has a really special look! One outfit i particularly remember, was a beige, cord-dress with straps over the shoulders, worn over a plaid, green shirt... Indeed interesting!

Johanne

Simone said...

I have a wool skirt too which i wear with a turtle neck. however, it doesn't come out very often as a work colleague joked it looked like a carpet....oh dear.

crayons said...

Little Danny is pretty snazzy too!

Penny said...

i haven't seen the movie but i like the outfit!

copperoranges said...

i am too short for wooly knee length skirts! you are so blessed with height!

WHERE THE WILD ROSES ARE said...

hey
dropping by to say you have a great blog here!
and love the outfit in the heimstone jacket post
lots of love!
d

Cabrizette said...

J'adore ce film ! It's one of my favorite movie... I forgot the great style of Wendy Torrance ! Thanks for this post.

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hogan said...

i love that look too! 'notes by naive' did a great post on it last summer:
http://thisisnaive.com/?m=200806&paged=20

TaĆ­s Oliveira said...

I love her clothes at this movie...
actually, the whole movie is beautiful (esthetically), the wall papers...

meghan said...

Great photos and it made me think of that shining family movie spoof from you that always makes me laugh.

I won't post a link, since that might seem spammy, but if you search on "The Shining spoof" it's worthy.

Keep up the great work on your blog, I peek over from time to time to see what you have posted.