Monday, March 24, 2014

British Fashion-Mid 1900s

Hello all! So, I've posted fashion from Downton Abbey before, which I absolutely love.

Have any of you ever seen Call the Midwife? It is also a BBC historical drama. I love it so much. It isn't for everyone, as it has some less than pretty births and medical conditions. Our family has a very medical background, so we all love this show.

So, I thought that I would do a fashion post. It is set in the late 1950s-60s, so there are some wonderful outfits. Let's go!

A good portion of the time, they are not in their nursing outfits, and they have the CUTEST clothes. Quite often they involve cardigans and vintage dresses. I love this style.

I love the simple blue dresses and red cardigans. They look so adorably clean cut and simple. And the thing I love most...............

THE HAIR AND MAKEUP! They have short, curly hairstyles that are pinned up beautifully. The makeup is simple and very natural with just a dab of lipstick. They look gorgeous and naturally beautiful.

Those lovely skirts and dresses and cardigans again.......the styles were just the best back then! I think I was born in the wrong era. ;)

What's your favorite time period of fashion? Seen any other BBC shows that you just LOVE?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

SPOTLIGHT: Grace Unplugged

Have y'all seen the movie Grace Unplugged? Because, if you haven't, you should see it. :)

What I liked about this movie is that it didn't make the famous life look glamorous. It wasn't like Gracie loved the pop star life. They used her, abused her, and made her feel cheap. She wanted out and I imagine that is how a lot of young pop stars feel. They gave up the things that were most important to them and chased a dream that left them empty.

My favorite song from this movie is "All I've Ever Needed". In fact, I learned to play this on the guitar! It has a lot of meaning, no matter who you are or where you are in life. Also, AJ Michalka has a beautiful voice.


What did y'all think of Grace Unplugged? Check out this review of it if you want to know what others in the Christian film world are thinking about it. Grace Unplugged Review

Have a good week!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Life, Chocolate, and Prom Dresses

Wow. So, I think I have officially failed at blogging. *Yay me!* It's strangely weird now...for the first time in forever, I have a life, which means I don't have time to keep up with blogging! ;) Sad how these things happen....

The good news is that I will hopefully be getting a Pinterest soon, which means that I will have more inspiration to post!

First off...a few days ago, my dad bought be me my first set of porcelain ramekins! (oh yeah!) I washed them immediately and tried to think up something to cook in them. I knew we hadn't gone to the grocery store in a while, but I really wanted to whip up a dessert. So I did some searching and finally found a recipe for chocolate lava cakes! They were sooooo good, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side!You can find the link here. The great thing about them is that they are super easy, since you can melt the chocolate in the microwave. The part that took the longest for me was buttering and cocoa-ing the ramekins.

Second, a bunch of my theatre friends went to a homeschool prom recently. I really wanted to go, but was unable to, as it was on a Saturday night and I have church! I was thinking about next year, though, and how I might be able to go, depending on some things. One thought that stuck in my head was, "How on earth will I be able to find a modest dress?" Well, I had looked at Latter Day Bride before for wedding dresses, but I wondered if they had prom dresses....and they do! Now, I'm not Mormon, but I do believe in modesty, and they have some lovely modest things.Here's the link to the website, so y'all can see what kinds of things they have!

Modest Prom Dresses

Some of my favorite styles are: Skylar (peach, not black), Summer (in blue), Blake (in blue), Mika (in blue), Poppy (in blue), Melanie (in either color!), Maci (in blue). (and those are just a few that I like!)

Y'all probably can't tell that my favorite color is blue. ;) Do you know of any other modest prom dress sites? See y'all later!