“You have a freak flag. You just don’t fly it.”

The first time I watched Annie Hall, I immediately fell in love with Diane Keaton. I joined the club when I realized my admiration for Keaton’s quirky style and approachable personality. Around the same time, during early high school, I developed a celeb crush on Luke Wilson (thanks, Wes Anderson), aspired to grow up to be Carrie Bradshaw (edited versions of Sex and the City were rampant on TBS), and would occasionally sit through a rerun of Coach during times of extreme boredom (okay, so maybe that last one isn’t true, but do you see where I’m going with this…).

So, you can imagine my surprise when not one but ALL of the aforementioned stars came together to create a holiday dramedy, entitled The Family Stone. Set in a fictional New England town just before Christmas, The Family Stone tells the story of Meredith Morton, an uptight Manhattan executive, her dashing boyfriend, Everett, and their trip to Everett’s family home for the holidays. Chaos ensues – there’s a lot of miscommunication, awkward moments, shouting, tears, laughs, the works! All in all, The Family Stone is a heartwarming holiday movie – easy to relate to with its portrayal of family stresses during the holidays, entertaining with its tangled course of complicated love stories. The icy cold, terribly tense nature of SJP’s character is at first irritating and depressing, but throughout the course of the film, Meredith emerges as a confident, savvy woman who achieves peace of mind only through being herself. And, since it is Sarah Jessica Parker we’re talking about, Meredith’s style is downright awesome. Cool greys and soft pinks imbue Meredith’s wardrobe, comprised mainly of sharp jackets and blazers, button up blouses, first-class vests, and sleek pencil skirts. She exemplifies what it is to be a professional woman, without missing a beat of chic fashion or flattering style.

Want to replicate Meredith’s polished panache? Try pairing the Commander in Chic Skirt or the Zelda Skirt with the What to Wear Blouse and the tailored Moltisanti Blazer over top. Or, tuck the White Lies Blazer into the You’re Hired Skirt with a few simple accessories, such as the charming Swinging London Clip-ons or the versatile From Every Bangle set. If you aren’t a skirt and blouse type of girl, mimic Meredith’s love of the wrap silhouette, with the cozy City Skywalk Jacket over the sophisticated Salutations Dress!


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    Megan 12/16/2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Love that movie, love look Wilson and I love her clothes. I like how they do the transformation with her hair too, how it’s like really tight and perfect then gradually gets looser as she loosens up.

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    Megan 12/16/2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Meant to say “Luke Wilson”! ; )

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    Annie 12/16/2009 at 1:19 pm #

    I never picked up on the subtle hair changes, but that’s a great observation, Megan!

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    Alisa 12/16/2009 at 11:33 pm #

    This is my very favorite Christmas movie! So glad it got a shout-out on here. 🙂

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