Do I even need to explain my reasoning behind choosing It’s a Wonderful Life for today’s merry movie style inspiration?
We all know the synopsis – George Bailey, played by the radiant Jimmy Stewart, contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve. His guardian angel quickly intervenes and, in an attempt to save George’s life, shows George a series of flashbacks which illustrate the profound effect George has had on his community, family, and friends. Awww! It truly is a quintessential holiday movie (along with Miracle on 34th Street and Elf, which I’ve previously gushed about).
Donna Reed plays Mary Hatch Bailey, George’s loving wife and high school sweetheart. Mary is not only an affectionate and supportive wife, she’s also a nurturing mother and a style icon. Mary’s hair is never out of place, nor is she ever without a smile – her wardrobe, replete with patterned frocks, velvet gowns, and sophisticated separates, only heightens her illuminating confidence, cheerful nature, and affable personality. Whether she’s dressed for a holiday soiree with a lace collar adorning her clavicle, or sporting a simple cotton dress running errands, Mary’s effortless style exudes happiness, which is truly inspiration!
Try your hand at creating a wonderful vintage-inspired ensemble by pairing the terrific taffeta A Dress Named Desire with the Lovely Lady Pumps in Liscious and the Little Black Tights. Accessorize with the Elegance in Bloom Headband and the Judy Bloom Necklace and you’ll be set for a festive holiday season!