Please excuse my temporary absence. I’ve still been battling what felt like a raging flu. Whatever it was, it did get the better of me. During this illness, I took the opportunity to catch up on some movie watching. I mean there’s nothing like feeling too sick to do anything but lay around with your eyes open and watching so many movies that your eyes become bloodshot. I mean….So yeah, I watched a lot of movies. And didn’t do anything else. Really. Seriously, NOTHING else.
Well, during this movie marathon, I decided to watch Penelope. I’ll have you know that this is not a movie I even really wanted to watch, but since you can watch it instantly via Netflix, I thought I might as well. A very sweet word is coming to mind right now, ummmmm….. SO CUTE! Loved it! The story line is rather darling and the set is quite breathtaking and Penelope’s wardrobe is to DIE for! Yes. So many ideas, so much inspiration, so much fun! If you haven’t seen this movie yet, and you are looking for some great wardrobe inspiration, I insist you watch it. Penelope’s eye for color coordination is out of this world. And there is so much color to be had. Amidst a world of so much black, brown, tan, navy, khaki and such, she is a bright little colorful star. Don’t get me wrong, she still wears the neutrals, but with so much vavoom! that you wouldn’t even know she’s wearing them. Yeah, she’s that good.
I think I’ve pretty much decided that my wardrobe is lacking color and its time to have some fun with giving everything a color makeover. I’m so jealous of every single thing Penelope wears. It must be mine! I love the way so many colors and textures make up an outfit. Those green shoes, that purple (with pink piping) coat, those sweet cardigans, sigh…..
This movie came out in 2008 and of course I kept wondering to myself, where was I? You may wonder that yourself after watching it. I googled Penelope’s wardrobe and found a few blog posts here and there of people trying to imitate her style by buying clothes. Someone even asked, “Where do I find clothes like hers?” There was the usual answers like Anthropologie and J.Crew and then someone said, “Become famous.” Ha ha ha. I snickered after reading that and wanted to add, “Learn how to sew.” I very wickedly snickered again because I knew that I could imitate her wardrobe with a little stitch here and a gather there. Ha ha ha.
I most certainly hope you have enjoyed today’s lesson on why its so very important to know how to sew. Thank you Penelope!