So this is the New Year?

Conforming to old standards and traditions is a past time of ours, and one of those traditions just happens to include New Years Resolutions.  "What's your New Years Resolution?" The gyms and weight loss quick fixes are profiting off of the millions of men and women who, year after year, pledge their weight loss resolutions without fail.  Who wouldn't feel obligated to lose weight after an influx of holidays feasts, as well as close and extended family scrutinizing your appearance.  The New Years Resolution is just another one of those vicious circles, just like my buying and consigning clothing circle.  But enough of my vices..

Can we talk about Scarlett Johansson in An American Rhapsody?

I saw this movie when I was 13, and again this afternoon.  Aside from being a horribly sad and true story about a family torn apart during communist Russia's rule over Hungary, I enjoyed it both times.  I fell in love with cute/semi-dressy 50's style of Scarlett's character, which I obviously overlooked at 13.  Admittedly I could watch her in anything and still love her so I suppose I'm biased.  The perfect up-dos, cuffed jeans, and bobby socks are just some of the lovely little 50's pieces that I adore.

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  • Striped Boatneck Top, $40, American Apparel
  • 1950's Vintage Swing Coat, $32, Etsy
  • Peter Pan Collar Dress, $68.96, Asos
  • BDG Cuffed Jeans, $54, Urban Outfitters
  • Leather Shoulder Bag, $42, Etsy

Ragtime Tunes

I didn't want to admit it, but I've been watching Boardwalk Empire every week.  I'm not usually a sucker for dramas, but maybe it's the magnificent wardrobes and frequent murders that keep me coming back.  The one thing that's very evident in the show is how beautiful the women are, and how fat and awkward looking the men are.  I'm not even a fan of Michael Pitt, the only actor that I enjoy in this show is Steve Buschemi, and it's rather different to see him in such a powerful role.  The media seems to be going crazy for his on-screen girlfriend, real life name: Paz.  I'm, admittedly, not a fan of the reportedly "on" and "off" screen nut job, an online source gushes, "Evidence suggests that Paz may actually be as eccentric, sex-obsessed, and generally “wacky” as she wants us to believe."  Although, there's no denying each member of Boardwalk Empire's female cast has a collective, subtle, and raw sexual aspect about them.  They leave me wishing it was okay to leave my house dressed for a prohibition party, not having to worry about getting stared at for my flapper era attire.  But a girl can dream, eh?  I have some tips and recommendations for how to tone down outdated heirs of a 1920's outfit, and mix that retro outfit with a little bit of 21st century flair.

Style Icon: The beautiful and timeless Marion Davies

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  • Peter Pan Collared Velvet Dress, Topshop, $190
  • Jungle Lipstick, NARS, $24
  • Rose Leaf Ring, Topshop, $12
  • Bow Trimmed Hat, Brenda Lynn: Barney's,$385
  • Eyebrow Kit, Tweezerman, $45