i love movies. classic films. modern ones. you name, and i’ll watch it. mr. style and i used to go to the movies every week. and i still try to keep that tradition alive with the kiddos. there’s a little arthouse cinema in Athens called Cine. if you’re ever in town, i highly recommend grabbing dinner at The National and a flick at Cine. and as always, i’ve got you covered. i’ve got a perfect outfit for an evening out at the cinema: leather blazer and turtleneck coupled with a fun pair of booties from Easy Spirit.
this week i thought we’d try something new on the blog. yesterday, i introduced the second entry into my YouTube series The List. i went through my top 5 fall and winter jackets and coats. (in case you missed it, you can check it out over on the blog here). late last week, i also put up a post showing you how to a wear a blazer 3 different ways. it’s no secret we’re big on lists here at style at a certain age. lists are endlessly fun to make; endlessly fun to debate; and endlessly fun to recreate.
but instead of doing a fashion list, this week i’m going to reveal my top 5 classic movies. one a day. monday through friday. join me for something a bit new and hopefully a lot of fun.
there are so many classic era of cinema. the glitz and glam of the 40s and 50s. the gritty filmmaking of the 70s. the advent of the modern blockbusters in the late 70s and 80s. over the decades, so many filmmakers and stars have shaped our popular culture. whether it be Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, or Francis Ford Coppola (mr. style’s favorite) to name a few.
i’ve always been drawn to films from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. it was an era when stars were stars. James Dean. Audrey Heburn. James Stewart. Katharine Hepburn. Judy Garland. so many wonderful movies. so many wonderful performances. my oldest kiddo is a bit of a film buff, but he even admits he has large gaps in knowledge when it comes to this era of filmmaking. that means i still have a lot to teach him—part of the inspiration for this series.
easier with easy spirit
i’ve got an outfit today that’s only modern and chic, but perfect one of those crips fall nights you’re heading to the movies. last week was all about the blazers, and i’m continuing that trend today. i’ve got on a leather blazer and paired it with a turtleneck from Macy’s. (make sure to check out their flash sale if you haven’t already.)
chic autumn fashion
this fall, i’ve primarily showcased denim of a variety of types. but let’s not forget the versatility of leggings. i’ve paired my blazer and turtleneck with a fun pair of textured leggings from Macy’s.
for my regulars, you’ll know that i paired with Easy Spirit as one of their fall ambassadors. i get so many requests from you, my readers, for suggestions for fashionable and functional shoes. today i’m showcasing a pair of dae low heeled booties from Easy Spirit. they’re a perfect example of how Easy Spirit blends form with function. every time.
#5 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
alright, gang! the moment you’ve been waiting for. my #5 classic movie. The Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, and Paul Burke. i’ve always been fascinated by the high-end art world, and i love a good heist movie. so when you couple the two, and add great performances by McQueen and Dunaway, you absolutely cannot go wrong.
i highly recommend The Thomas Crown Affair to anyone that hasn’t seen it. and if you’re kiddos love movies and haven’t, what a perfect way to spend an evening. invite them over, grab a recipe and cocktail from last week’s fridays with oscar and enjoy.