Fashion,

Sweater Weather

Heya!

We’re getting deeper and deeper into sweater weather or as I like to call it: ‘get some blankets, some ice cream and have a movie marathon’ kind of weather. One way you can rock this weather is with the fluffy-est Β of sweaters that you can find, like what I chose to do today but on other occasions a onesie will do.πŸ˜… I paired my knit sweater with white skinny jeans and a black pair of comfy stilettos from Shoestrukke , just to stray a bit from the usual boots and sweaters combo (which I still love btw) and my trusty leather purse to tie it all together.

I’m a huge movie buff and so, I thought I might as well share my top five movies when it is time to pull out that onesie.

1. Grease (1978)

Talk about a CLASSIC. Yes, this is my all-time favorite movie. Why? First, it’s a musical. Who doesn’t love musicals? Second, it’s set in 1950s America. I’ve always been fond of movies set in the early to mid 1900s. I just love how every decade had its own ‘theme’ β€”if I can use that word. And of course, let’s not forget that shared last number between Danny and Sandy. “I got chiiiills, they’re multiplying…”


2. 13 Going on Thirty (2004)

I’m pretty sure I first watched this when I was thirteen…..so you can imagine, it opened my eyes to the world. I was so used to seeing Jennifer Garner as a bad-ass double/triple/quadruple agent in ‘Alias’. Then suddenly she’s a 13yr old who’s fast forwarded her life to when she’s 30?! Gosh! I wanted to live that movie so badly.

3. The Great Gatsby (2013)

Two words: Leonardo DiCaprio. Of course one of his movies was going to land in here. I love everything about this movie. I’m beginning to think I have an obsession with old-timey based western films. (It would explain my other favourites which just missed the cut; Coal Miner’s Daughter, Far from the Madding Crowd, Atonement, etc.)

4. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Achidanza! To me, this movie beats Frozen. It’s the only Disney movie other than The Lion King that I can watch over and over again. I guess it’s just relatableΒ β€”and different. The princess is black and the prince isn’t some charming ‘saviour’ like all other Disney princes (he’s arrogant and cut off from his family riches…well at least only in the beginning).

5. Julie and Julia (2009)

I first heard about this from my dear lecturer in one of my first year classes. It was those early days where you’d write down every word the lec says and of course, I went and checked it out. Little did I know it would become a serious favourite! This movie involves both Meryl Streep and food: both of which I love dearly. Not forgetting Amy Adams, who just keeps starring in one great film after another.

Photography by Patrick Mbugua

Knit sweater – Dillard’s

White jeans – New Look

Black stilletos – Shoestrukke

What are some of yourΒ favourite block busters? Don’t forget to like, comment and share!

β€” Ivy xx

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My name is Ivy Mabelle. Founder of this blog. I’m a twenty-something year old Kenyan, law graduate who occasionally cooks and writes. I’ve got many interests that I write about on here and hope someone else might enjoy too. xx

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Minna Mumma

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ awesome

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Ivy

Thank you Minna! 😊

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Anita

Great stuff! Princess and the frog is one of my favorite animations as well.πŸ˜ƒ

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Ivy

Hey Anita!
Thank you, it really is a great movie!

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Maina

Great stuff neighbour πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

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Ivy

Thank you Eric! 😊

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Cici

Love all those movies!!!! I love the whole outfit too.

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Ivy

Heya Cici, thank you! 😊

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Flo

Very chic! Love how we threw in movies..it works especially with this weather😊

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Ivy

Thank you! 😊😊
Glad you liked it.

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Teshie Ogallo

Love the outfit!!! And definitely checking some of these movies out especially Grease and Julie and Julia. Now that it’s winter in Cape Town most of my time is spent in bed watching movies so thank you for this ❀ nice read!!

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Ivy

Heya Teshie
Thank you so much! Let me know how you find the movies. I hope you’re keeping warm. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Tamara

Soo good! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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Ivy

Thank you Tamara! πŸ™‚

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Ana

Great stuff, End of Watch… A bit strange but definitely a sweater weather movie.

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Ivy

Thank you Anabel!
I’ll definitely check it out.

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jael

In looovveee…big fan of grease and 13 going on thirty πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ love it 😍😍

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Ivy

Hey Hope!
They’re awesome movies yeah?
Thank you 😊

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Keem

I’ll have to check out Grease..,sounds interesting…nice outfit.

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Ivy

Hey Keem!
Please do. It’s fantastic!
Thank you. πŸ™‚

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