Sunday, July 31, 2011

Did you say something about scrambled eggs?

There's a very good chance I've used that title for a post before, but that's okay. I love this photo!

Friday, July 29, 2011

"Think of my life-long sorrow... if you caught pneumonia and died."

So, last week's quote: "We got a lot of votes from the farmers with a picture of a prize heifer" was from Roberta.

Now, for this week's quote: "Think of my life-long sorrow... if you caught pneumonia and died."

Monday, July 25, 2011

You like to play games, don't you?

So, I have a question for you guys. I really want to watch a good Bogart and Bacall movie. I really want to see them together. Here's the catch: (it's actually the same catch as always) I really prefer happily-ending, fluffy type films and it seems as though all the movies they're in are pretty dark. But, then again, I don't really know because I've never seen them. In any case, what would you say is the best Bogart and Bacall movie to start off with? If it has a happy ending then I'm pretty much set.

See, here's what makes me want to watch them (click on the photo to get to the video clip).

They're so cute and sexy together!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

You look fine too, Bert.

This was the background on my phone for a long while. It made my happy every time I used the phone!

Friday, July 22, 2011

"We got a lot of votes from the farmers with a picture of a prize heifer."

Last week's quote: "If you like chicken, grab a wing" was from The Harvey Girls. The song was sung by Angela Lansbury in her "Oh, You Kid," song which was written by Mercer and Warren.

This week's quote is: "We got a lot of votes from the farmers with a picture of a prize heifer."

Monday, July 18, 2011

A lady killer? Why, he's a regular Don Swan.

I don't really understand YouTube's weird embedding disabled thing. I mean, what exactly can you do by embedding that you cannot do by linking? It's just that embedding is more convenient. I honestly don't get it. And it makes for a very frustrating thing because I keep finding scenes that I really want to post up and then I can't embed them. So, I'm just going to start linking them via photos. It's not as nice as embedding, but then I can still share videos, such as one of my favorite scenes from Bringing Up Baby. So, click on the photo and it will take you to the scene.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Do you really think we can dance together?

One of my favorite dances of all time. So amazing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

"If you like chicken, grab a wing."

All right. Last week's quote: "The way of all flesh, Junior. The way of all flesh..." was from On the Town.

This week's quote is: "If you like chicken, grab a wing."

Keep in mind that every other week is a song quote, so this is a song quote.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wonderful is the only word for you.

I love this video of Gene Kelly. Absolutely inspired!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

for a man to stir up reasons for resenting me? How refreshing!

I think you all know by now that I have to have at least one Errol photo a month now. It almost goes without saying.

Friday, July 8, 2011

"The way of all flesh, Junior. The way of all flesh..."

Last week's quote: "Can't make no vows to a herd of cows" was from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in the "Lament (Lonesome Polecat)" song. Those lyrics were written by Johnny Mercer!

Now, for this week's quote: "The way of all flesh, Junior. The way of all flesh..."

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

That son of a gun in Haiti has got the prettiest hat I own.

So, ahem, two months later, here's the next addition to my fashion inspiration series. It took me a little while to get it together. It's really easy to find super cute outfits in movies and really easy to find vintage-y outfits online, but to find ones that coincide is harder than I'd thought it would be. Plus, I'm trying to avoid having all of my outfits be super casual because super casual outfits all kind of looked a little similar - different, but similar. Anyway, this is an outfit that I absolutely adore. It's actually a whole bunch of outfits. The scene is "I Left My Hat In Haiti" from Royal Wedding. And the outfits in this scene are absolutely phenomenal. Take a look:

In a word: amazing. I love the mismatchiness. But I have to tell you, you would not believe how difficult it was for me to find outfits like this online. Now, I've used this scene as inspiration for myself before. I wear a sort of peasant skirt and a Mexican-esque top with a scarf around my hip and a scarf around my neck and a fedora. That's not quite what the outfit is. While there's no call to be exact because it is just an inspiration (for instance, the hat I've picked out isn't blue-gray, it's straw), I think it's important to get the pieces to be basically the same idea. The individual pieces all put together make the outfits in the scene so fantastic - the flowy floral skirts, the bright tops, the different colored scarves all over, the ballet shoes, and the hats combined with scarves. So, here's what I came up with:

the top - I realize I talked about how much I love the brightly colored tops but I was having trouble finding some that had the island look about them and that would looked good tucked in. Using the girl on the left-hand side of the second picture as my main inspiration, I decided that the outfit would be just as cute with a more neutral top. This one is from Modcloth.

the skirt - my goal in this piece was to find something that came just below the knees, that was made of flowy fabric, and, preferably, floral print. By the description, I think this one fits the bill. I found it at Anthropologie.

the shoes - aren't they adorable? I found them at Modcloth.

the scarves - I found them both at Modcloth: here and here. Honestly, I would choose just one and then dig through your closet to find a couple of handkerchiefs for your neck and head. I have obtained a few over the years but I don't know where you can buy fashionable handkerchiefs. Any suggestions?

finally, the hat - Again, this is not a blue-gray fedora but a straw one. While I do think there is much to be said in attention to detail, I really have to admit that the odds of someone getting where your outfit is from and then being offended that you are not exactly 100% accurate in your replication of it are pretty darn slim. If you're looking for a cute hat, Urban Outfitters always has an abundance of them, like this one.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let's say it with firecrackers.

Happy 4th of July!

Okay. I can't help it. I have to share the video of Fred Astaire doing the firecracker dance. Unfortunately, all of the videos that I could find of this dance are un-embeddable. So, I'm afraid you'll just have to follow the link.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

They never would appreciate this lover-boy's technique

I still can't completely explain my strange fascination with Rudolph Valentino. But even for those who are not Rudy fans, I think you'll still appreciate this awesome picture from The Son of the Sheik.

Friday, July 1, 2011

"Can't make no vows to a herd of cows."

So, first of all: I must apologize for not congratulating everyone on guessing correctly on the quotes. I will do so now:

HM0880 correctly identified: "I don't know whether Mark means he eats dogs or is fond of them. Mark's so vague at times."

Java Bean Rush correctly identified:
"For you've got the love I need so much, got the skin I love to touch..."

Amanda Cooper correctly filled in the blank for "If Josephine had left Napoleon and climbed in my lap, I'd say go back to Nap. I'd ______."

Wendymoon correctly identified: "Not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character."

And Amanda Cooper once again correctly identified another quote with last week's quote: "One of us? He looks like three of us" which was from The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Congratulations to everyone who participated! You are all amazing and brilliant!! Yay!!

Okay, so now for this week's quote of the week:

"Can't make no vows to a herd of cows."