art heist on a monday | top 5 classic movies

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.   

classic movies

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.   

similar blazerturtleneck (Macy’s) | leggings (Macy’s) | booties (Easy Spirit) | similar handbag



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.)

similar blazerturtleneck (Macy’s) | leggings (Macy’s) | booties (Easy Spirit) | similar handbag



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.

similar blazerturtleneck (Macy’s) | leggings (Macy’s) | booties (Easy Spirit) | similar handbag



#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 McQueenFaye 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.


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  1. Brenda wrote:

    I have appreciated your block and your journey for about a year now. Thank you! I looked at the you tube video on coats and find I “must have” the blouse you are wearing – the blue one. Do you have a source for that? Much appreciate your help!

    Posted 10.21.19
  2. Maura wrote:

    There’s nothing like a classic movie! I belong to TCM Backlot and see their featured movies on the big screen, like Lawrence of Arabia. Also a local college has a film class open to the public. There’s a movie and lecture each week.

    Posted 10.21.19
  3. R. Dawson wrote:

    … and I was sure Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn would be your first pick! Wrong!

    Posted 10.21.19
  4. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    Ahhh–the Thomas Crown Affair is a good choice! I love the original. I wasn’t as fond of the newer version, with Pierce Brosnan–it’s also good, but not as classic as the original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Growing up, when you didn’t have the access we do now, to streaming, and movies on TV and on demand, we would head into NYC every chance we got to see movies when they first came out. We saw everything! And my boyfriend and I are huge movie buffs to this day. I also love indie movies–the more artsy, unique films that don’t necessarily follow the Hollywood formulas. Your outfit today is perfect for theaters that can be chilly–I almost always have to have a jacket with me at the movies.

    Posted 10.21.19
  5. Diane wrote:

    The Thomas Crown affair is on my favorite movies list as well, Beth! I love the 1999 version even more – starring Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. The chemistry between those two is unforgettable!

    Posted 10.21.19
  6. Patricia wrote:

    Loved the remake with Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan and her wardrobe by Michael Kors for Celine.
    Cinema dreams.

    Posted 10.21.19
  7. Jan wrote:

    You look beautiful, as always; I was wondering what brand of sunglasses are you wearing…
    I love them !

    Posted 10.21.19
  8. Cindy J. wrote:

    Just love those classic movies, but I must admit I am partial to the Bogie-Bacall movies. The chemistry between those two is hypnotic! My husband and I just watched The Big Sleep last night. We also love To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. And of course, Bogie in Casa Blanca, The Maltese Falcon, and Sabrina. We also love The Thin Man series of movies. Love your outfit, Beth!

    Posted 10.21.19
  9. Jeannine wrote:

    Hello. I, too, love classic movies! Give me anything with Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Myrna Loy, Doris Day, Rock many great actors who presented themselves with class and grace. Did you see the movie with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole, How to Steal a Million? So fun! Love your content, Beth. Thank you, 💐

    Posted 10.21.19
  10. Jane wrote:

    Love your posts. I love the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan. I’ll make a point to see the Steve McQueen original. We shop at a lot of the same stores. I don’t love you in leather jackets and would like to see you in more softer choices like long sweaters and wraps or ruanas.

    Posted 10.21.19
  11. Betty (SC) wrote:

    Love the outfit! Leather jacket, turtleneck, boots & hobo! – Great movie choice! What a pair- Dunaway& McQueen (who also looks pretty good in a turtleneck!).

    Posted 10.21.19
  12. Katrina Breedibg wrote:

    Just discovered you and love everything. Please name the vintage jewelry store mentioned in your how to wear brooches video. Hope I am not too late! So proud of you.

    Posted 10.22.19
  13. Deborah H wrote:

    Love the look and will duplicate it next week when hubby and I go to the movies.
    That was my very first movie I went to without parents, I was 10 and my sister was 12. I haven’t seen it since, so need to see it again.

    Posted 10.22.19

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