Oscar Week: Argo

Feb 19, 2013 | 44 Comments

Oscar Week is in full effect!

(Just an update for those who missed yesterday because of President’s Day celebrating – perhaps you saw Lincoln?? - this week is going to be all about the nominated movies, with each day having a different Oscar movie-inspired-outfit.)

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The Oscars!!

Today’s feature is Ben Affleck’s Argo!

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Argo

I found something super 70s-esque to work for the film.

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BEFORE

Yep, this one is a doozy!

I didn’t zip the dress up all the way so you could see all the material that made up the neck!  This dress is PERFECT for winter!!

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70s Fab!

I really loved the skirt – the pleats, the pockets, and the length – but the brown ribbed top was way less desirable.  The dress would have been fine as is for movie purposes, but I wanted to make something that I’d actually wear.

I decided to remove the sleeves.  I seam ripped…

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No more long sleeves!

I pinned…

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Took off them sleeves!!

…then stitched new armholes.

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Sewin’

I had other intentions – to add mini red bows in a line down the front, mostly…

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Grosgrain bows!

…but when I had them pinned in place, I just didn’t like.

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I’m just not that into you.

I opted to keep it simple and sweet and instead took a red sash, put it through the belt loops at the waist right above the pockets, and tied a bow in front.  I’m actually super jazzed with how it turned out.

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AFTER

Like, really jazzed.  I can’t wait to rewear this piece!

I had a pair of my mom’s vintage shades that really made this piece feel like something straight out of Argo.

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Vintage Shades

I mean could I be sitting in this room too??

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The cast of Argo!

My favorite thrifted jacket paired perfectly with the ensemble.  Red leather, big collar, big gold buttons…I got it for a steal!! (I won’t even say how much it was because it’s that insane.)

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Pop that collar!

The accessories were the most fun to pair – I actually hadn’t worn the red sash in a very long time!!  It was like it was brand new because I totally forgot that I even owned it!  (Love when that happens!)

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Arg-cessories!

Jacket, Vintage // Boots, Report // Sash, Handmade // Purse, No label – from swap party // Flower Pin (worn as a bracelet on a rubber band), Vintage

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I would have been the costumer on Argo….

This is my, “please save us, Tony Mendez” photo.

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Help us, Ben Affleck!

I won’t give away any spoilers this week, but my fave line from the movie…yep, it’s Alan Arkin saying “Argo F Yourself”.  Who else is in cahoots??   This could be my new fave curse word (if James Lipton were to ask…), but only if I pretend I’m Alan Arkin when I’m saying it.

A new Oscar nominated movie tomorrow!!

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