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This morning Geoff and I went to see Super 8. We made it a point to wake up early enough to both avoid the teenagers and catch matinee prices. We succeeded. Our original plan was to see it last night at the Grandview Theater (per my iPhone's app's suggested movie times), but we got all the way down to the theatre to discover they weren't actually playing it! In retrospect, that's totally fine because today we squeezed in a double feature.
Anyway, Super 8 was really good. Geoff never watched LOST (While I was obsessed with it), so I appreciated it in a few different ways. First of all, JJ Abrams did a really good job with the story. It had that hint of anxiety and mystery that LOST had. Secondly, the vibe (we noticed, at least) screamed traces of ET. I was happy to see Spielberg involved in a movie like the ones that were around when I was a kid.
After the first movie, we went to lunch at my favorite taco truck in Columbus — Junior's Tacos. Given the nice weather, it was pretty busy. I'm so happy to see that they are doing well. I used to go a lot last summer and the staff is all so friendly. I recommend that you check it out if you're in Columbus!
We were feeling quite leisurely, so we headed over to Bodega to soak in their beer selection and patio. I personally am not a fan of beer, but I had noticed my friend Kelley drinking from a cute little pink can recently and decided to give it a whirl. It's a very small can by the Francis Ford Coppola Winery called Sophia. Again, as someone who doesn't regularly drink alcohol, I don't consider myself an expert by any means, but this was a nice drink to have on a hot day. And it doesn't hurt that it's cute, too!
After Bodega, we headed home to change and soak up some air conditioning. In the early evening we rode our bicycles back down to the movie theater to see Woody Allen's new film, Midnight In Paris. Now, allow me to preface this by saying that I consider myself a Woody Allen aficionado. I was so impressed with Midnight and while I love Woody in all forms, it’s hard to say that recent films have been able to translate his genius. For those of you who think that he has “lost his touch,” I would urge you to go see this movie.
Normally I don’t like either of the Wilson brothers, but Owen’s portrayal of Gil was pretty spot on to how Woody would have played this character if it had been written a few decades ago (maybe it was, since Woody has noted multiple times that he never throws away ideas). I was engaged by him and saw flecks of Woody’s famous neurotic tendencies and bizarre humor. And don’t get me started on the period costumes and makeup — to die for! I think I'm going to try some of the 20s era eye makeup tomorrow. I’ve always desperately wanted to go to Paris and I have to keep seeing movies like this as a reminder.
This tank actually used to be a dress, until I cut the bottom layer and made it hit at the hips. I prefer it much more as a tank that I can throw together with a denim jacket or a high rise skirt for just enough flirt to get me through my day. This is also one of my favorite skirts that I have taken in to fit. The patchwork platform wedges are amazingly comfortable and easy to walk in — always a plus! My favorite part is that my entire outfit, with the exception of my headwrap, is from the thrift store! Would you ever look at this outfit and guess that it only cost me a total of $12?
Also, I'm wearing some of my new NYX lip color! This is the Black Label Lipstick in Citrine. It's so bright and beautiful, right? I wore it with the lip primer that I recently reviewed from ELF and the lip color lasted me through popcorn-stuffing and wine-drinking! The HD powder also lasted me the entire day. I can't wait to order more ELF!
NYX Black Label Lipstick in Citrine, NYX
Black Sequin Headwrap, UO
Crochet Tank, Thrifted
Leather Studded Belt, Thrifted
Heather mid-length Skirt, Thrifted
Brown Wedges, Thrifted
Charm and gem necklace, found objects DIY