Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sad Clones in Sweaters.


(The location, serving in my pretending-brain as the pier in Never Let Me Go, Swamplandia!, and The Dead Marshes)

In October, I posted about Never Let Me Go and wanting to dress like the movie. Thankfully, this look (which I dubbed 'Sad Clones in Sweaters') of raggedy, piled-on clothing in mushy drab colors fit in really well with what the weather was doing all winter long. Of course, it's not really spring yet, somehow, and I'm donning the same thing for a few more days until the season decides that it's far too late into the year to be doing this sort of cold and moldy rain.

The upside of this, is that I can still dress like a Sad Clone and run around pier-esque areas reminiscent of various countrysides in movies.



And reenact movie posters.





This is only one version of the Sad Clone. I had lots of time this winter to come up with many, most involving the lumpiest most wonderfully hideous ill-shaped sweaters possible. I didn't wear one today, since it wasn't actually all that cold when not standing on a dock in the middle of the water and wind. I normally don't include the scarf pictured, it's a bit too full and healthy looking, but I didn't want to look like a total ruffian dragging a tatty scarf around Target.



It's also a bit of a shame that my hair isn't long and blowing around, but at least I have the blunt bangs.



I'm still getting that phantom hair thing a lot. It's not that I really took off all that much, length-wise only 4 or 5 inches, but it's enough that I still get that missing-the-step feeling when I go to control the stuff blowing about in the breeze (I still haven't gotten the hang of how to deal with bangs when it's windy).

I do suppose this is probably my last occasion to make my Sad Clone outfit post before next autumn. I'm dubiously eyeballing the weather reports for the next week, but there is no way we could steer into May without having warmth as a regular thing. If it doesn't happen soon, I might have to start dressing like it is, even if my legs and toes freeze.

Outfit details:
Jacket: Thrifted
Dress: J. Crew
Tights: No idea.
Boots: Hunter, zappos
Scarf: Mom's :)


As usual, John took my pictures.

25 comments:

  1. I love the picture of you running, like in the "Never Let Me Go" poster. Very clever!
    Adorable outfit, as usual.
    I know exactly what you mean about phantom hair! I cut my hair 10 inches this summer and for about a whole month I kept forgetting that I had cut it!

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  2. Love this! I am constantly seeing movies and then wanting to dress like my favorite characters afterward. I haven't seen 'Never Let Me Go' (based on things I've heard I think it'll just frustrate me and then make me cry, which means I have to be in a very specific mood to turn it on), but the clothes look wonderful.
    p.s.: I've had bangs for ages and I still don't know what to do in wind or rain. If you ever discover the secret, please let me know!

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  3. I love the layers. You really do look right out of the movie cover! I REALLY want to see that movie.

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  4. it's weird, now that the weather is warming up here, i just want to wear drab sad clone clothes.
    my nails are even sad clone green.

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  5. This is so great! I love to dress up as film or book characters, too:)

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  6. Perfect inspiration, perfectly re-enacted. The weather's been quite nice here for a while, but I'm definitely saving the over-sweatered ragamuffin look for next autumn. It's also reminiscent of the 1940s evacuee sent to work on a farm look, which is one of my perennial favourites. : )

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  7. I can't wait to see this film, you did such a good job of reenacting the poster.

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  8. Hi, I like your outfit, just right for the occasion, and I like that you are wearing your Wellingtons with Skirt and Tights, this combo is becoming increasingly popular, especially with Celebs.
    Cheers,
    Allen

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  9. I love these photos. Very nice use of crappy weather.

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  10. these pictures are awesome. i still need to finish the book -- darn school gets in the way of everything.

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  11. Your hair looks cute :) I'll have to see the movie.

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  12. Yay! I love it when you post two days in a row :) Acting out movie posters is too fun!! I love your classic outfit as well.

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  13. it's simply impossible to control bangs. when weather is acting up i go for berets and hats, otherwise it's a mess...

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  14. That picture of you compared with the poster is so good. Your outfit looks so wonderfully comfortable, especially with those Hunters - jealous!


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  15. Wow, really love this post- especially the photos. Your poster recreation is brilliant-- you look very "Never Let Me Go!"

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  16. Gurl you know I feel you, on ALL OF THIS.

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  17. You look so very beautiful. I love the colours you're wearing, all muted and wintry.
    The photo of you running is wonderful :D
    xErin

    anodetoreverie.blogspot.com

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  18. The picture of you running is stunning, I love how you've combined comfort, warmth with style. x

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  19. I just finished reading this book last night and loved it. Can't wait to see the film now =)

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  20. I'm a little confused by the 'sad clone' thing because i have not read the book nor seen the movie, but now I am intrigued I must say!

    Lovely as always, I love how you literally take inspiration from the movies :)

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  21. oh i loved that movie and i love that clothing style! (i even have those same navy hunter wellies!) you should see "the edge of love" with keira knightley if you haven't already. more boot-wearing, sweater-hugging, skirt-waving, beach-traipsing style :)

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  22. I've never seen the movie, but I just love your 'movie poster', so cute!

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  23. I adore Never Let Me Go! Reading the book at the moment!

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