Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Style Inspiration from Classic Holiday Movies

I have a confession to make.  I am totally addicted to Christmas movies.  While I have a soft spot for the Hallmark Channel originals, and the hysterically funny A Christmas Story and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, my favorites have always been the classics.  Miracle on 34th Street makes me believe in Santa again each year, I always cry at the end of It's a Wonderful Life, and I know all the songs in White Christmas..and of course, I sing along!

It's not just the stories, which are so full of wonderful, positive messages, it's the actors (I have a crush on Jimmy Stewart..and I totally love Bing..) and the beautiful clothing.  (Oh, the clothing!!)  I was so inspired by the lovely hair, wardrobes and make up that I decided to do a few style boards with these three movies as inspiration.

First up, Miracle on 34th Street:
Maureen O'Hara has the right look for a professional!  Her outfits in this movie are classic, beautifully tailored and timeless.  Here's my take:
Miracle on 34th Street

Next up..  It's a Wonderful Life:
Now, I know the obvious choice here would have been Donna Reed, and I do think she's lovely, but I have a soft spot for Violet (played by Gloria Grahame).  She's a bit more flamboyant and the dress she's wearing in this picture is gorgeous!  Here's my take on Violet's Style:
It's a Wonderful Life

Last (but certainly not least) White Christmas:
I am insanely in love with the shape of these gorgeous red velvet coats and the luxury of the thick fur trim!  I would love a full skirted wool coat in a bright color like this with a big fur lined hood.  I'm constantly on the hunt!  Here's my take (no fur collar, but a scarf makes a good stand in!  And of course rosy cheeks ;):

White Christmas

White Christmas by constantlyalice featuring napa gloves

What are some of your holiday movie favorites?

Hugs and Smooches,


  1. Love this post! I too am a Vintage Christmas Movie ADDICT! Bravo on these inspiration boards! They are MAGNIFICENT! :)

  2. Thanks! It's made me think that a movie marathon of all three may be in order this weekend while I finish making my gifts :)

  3. Wow, I love all of these suggestions! Great roundup! xox


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