Friday, July 31, 2015

My Favorite Movie Wardrobes

        Most people in the period drama (or other movie) blogging world have done some sort of a post like this, so as I'm a costume nut as well as a fangirl I thought I'd give it a go. As much as I'd like to share every single glorious dress from each character, I'll limit myself so that this post will take less than two hours to load. You're welcome. ;) Okay, here we go (these are not in any particular order):

Anne Shirley
        Of course. I especially love her dresses in the sequel. They're so elegant, yet pretty simple (for Edwardian times) and serviceable. I would wear most of her outfits.

Vera Brittain

        It seems like all of a sudden, all of my period drama blogging friends watched this movie about a month ago. I confess, I jumped on that bandwagon as well, and loved the movie. Of course, the clothes were especially splendid.

Margaret Hale

        As well as being one of my favorite literary and screen characters, Margaret has some lovely dresses. From the crinoline era, her wardrobe is my favorite.

Molly Gibson

        Molly is another one of my favorite literary/movie characters, and her wardrobe in the movie is a breath of fresh air amidst the outlandish dresses of her stepmother and stepsister. They are simple and elegant (my style :P). I especially like the blue jumper in the top left corner.

Peggy Carter

        Who would have thought that I'd have someone from a superhero movie in here?! :) In The First Avenger, Peggy wears mostly army uniforms, which I really like (they are flattering and feminine and very smart), and we also get to see some lovely dresses of hers in Agent Carter.

Emma Woodhouse (2009)

        This is probably my favorite Regency wardrobe. Emma's clothes are pretty as well as modest, and I would wear most of her dresses. They're a bit bright, but oh so gorgeous!

        That's all for today! What are some of your favorite movie costumes/wardrobes?


Thursday, July 23, 2015


        I've made a lot of plans this summer. I decided what I'm going to study in college. I decided I'm going to build a house on our land within the next couple of years. I decided to sell my alpaca, Sheba, because keeping her isn't profitable unless I can have her grazing all the time. I decided I won't be going to Discipleship Groups this year at church. I decided to add to my book collection books that I got from the library and loved over the past few years. I decided to take a trip to the East Coast in mid-September to play piano in my great-grandma's memorial service (she passed away in June less than a month after she turned 100). And more.
        Some of these things are trivial, some of them will affect the rest of my life, but they all matter to me. And you know, some of them will probably change. I love James 4:13-15 because it means that when things don't go my way I don't have to freak out. Which I used to do, by the way. 

Come no, you who say, "Today or tomorrow will will go into such and such town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit", yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

        So, if the Lord wills, I will get a degree in business. If the Lord wills, I will build a house soon. And if He doesn't will that I should do that, blessed be the Lord! His plans are far superior to mine, and I can take comfort in that.

        My dear friend from Maine stayed with us until we took her to her ballet camp in the city on Sunday. We spent nine days talking, giggling, watching movies, and and playing with the animals. It was wonderful. There are very few people I can talk about everything with, who really understand me and struggle with the same things. She's one of them, and it's so hard having an entire continent between us! She'll be back on weekends, though, before she goes back home on the 9th. I'll get to see her again (and her whole family too - she has three wonderful sisters) when I visit the east coast. (That was to explain my two week absence).
        On August 17, school starts up again. I am taking six classes, although I might petition for overload so I can take one more. It's a 1-unit computer software class required for my major and 20 semester units isn't really that much more than 19. That's going to be crazy as it is. My blog posts might be a bit sparse for a while, but I think I'll survive. Until then, I'll be finishing up my summer to-do list, and sewing. I just bought some fabric for a few new skirts, and I hope to use my treadle sewing machine to sew them!
         I'm sorry I've been neglecting the blogging world, but I really would love to hear what's been going on with y'all!


Monday, July 6, 2015

New Additions! Meet Stockton & Hazel

        Just popping in so you can say hello to my two new babies! My dear friend from Maine is coming for a visit on Thursday so I'm rather bogged down with preparations, but I want to get some posts done before she comes and show off my new lovely friends. When you haven't seen one of your bestest friends in the whole world for a year it's not exactly easy to take a break for blogging. ;)

        Hazel (a French Angora) is the late half of my birthday present. She was too young to take home when I got Quicksilver, but we went to get her today. She's absolutely gorgeous!

        What? Me, silly? Naaaah.

        Stockton is a three month old Nigerian Dwarf. Lord willing, he'll breed Eponine this fall so we can have spring babies and milk (again). I got him a couple weeks ago and he wasn't real well taken care of where he came from. He's pretty undersize so I'm fattening him up. :P Sorry these pictures aren't great. If I get too close to him he thinks I'm coming to snuggle him and jumps in my lap.