In Your Eyes


I don't know if anyone else has the fantasy of being a character in a 1980s romance film, but I do. I would gladly be Molly Ringwald in any of her covetable roles (Sixteen Candles anyone?) As much as I love every John Hughes film, Cameron Crowe's Say Anything is by far my favorite teen romance from the 80s. Set in Seattle, Washington, the film follows Lloyd Duber (John Cusack) and his relationship with valedictorian Diane Court (lone Skye). The film's most iconic scene takes place near the end of the film. Lloyd stands outside of Diane's bedroom window holding a boombox over his head while playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." Swoon. I would love to be Diane in this scene.
Channeling my love for 1980s teen romance films, I wore a pair of high-waisted Calvin Klein shorts, my favorite polka dot shirt, and yellow accessories. Matty calls this outfit my "Tiffany ensemble" since it is reminiscent of the teen pop star's fashion choices. If only I were in my twenties in the 1980s.

And this is the closest you will ever see me to wearing a pair of pants.

Shorts: A Fine Day for Sailing
Top: Thrifted
Purse: 1960s Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Shoes: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Thrifted
Listening to: In Your Eyes/ Peter Gabriel

29 comments:

arnique :

I would die to be the object of John Cusack's affection. Sigh. My favourite film is Ferris Bueller's Day Off though. Love Cameron.

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Rebecca :

1980's films are the best. I want all of the clothes from pretty in pink, with the possible exception of her actual prom dress. Like the yellow pop of colour here.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

Man, I can never comment on posts here anymore unless I come from the blog (rather than the individual post). I don't know if that's some blogger thing...

I LOVE Say Anything so much! One of my all time favourite movies, and as Arnique says, I would pretty much do or say anything to be reincarnated as Diane!

Christy :

Oh, 80's teen romance films! They're too absurd not to love! Sixteen Candles is one of my favorites, but I've never seen Say Anything; the boombox scene you mentioned sounds pretty fantastic.

I keep seeing bloggers wearing amazing high-waisted jean shorts, and you're no exception. Yours fit you perfectly, and I love how you've styled them with bright accessories and a simple polka dot top. <3

Rebeccak :

haha you are too adorable - loving the '80s vibe :)

Amber Blue Bird :

say anything is one of my favorite 80s films along with Troop Beverly Hills :)

So Yeah So :

I adore that movie and always wanted to be Diane. Lloyd loved her so much. It was amazing.

Speaking of Ione Skye, have you ever seen Gas, Food, Lodging? It's excellent, and I love Fairuza Balk's style in it. I think it's still available on Netflix instant.

Steffys Pros and Cons :

i totally pretend im a character, but just my own. but in a different era haha i am in loveeeee w your shirt its amazing!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

NerdGlasses :

Love your outfit!
So cuteee!
Your blog is amazing! <3
Following you!!
Hope you follow me too!
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xox

gee :

i love Pretty in Pink..i always wanted to be andie walsh. :)
you look fabulous in shorts. i always stay away from them because i am afraid of walking around with a "butt wedgie"..i am weird. i know. ;)
like always, you are stunning!!
i wish i had the ocean as my backdrop. so lovely..
have a wonderful week.
xoox

GretchTM :

I adore your polka dot top!

islabell :

Oh i am so glad I got to see this one before i left. I love it :)
sigh....
xxx
rushing around like a mad woman..i fly in a few hrs eeek

Bad Joan :

Love this whole look! You could totally be in an 80's movie.

http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

Annebeth :

haha I immediately thought of that eighties style when I saw your outfit, so fun! It's not exactly MY style, but you know I love dressing like movie characters so I definitely get your inspiration! Molly Ringwald is the ultimate girl next door :)

Opposite lipstick :

love this outfit!

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wardrobeexperience :

lovely denim shorts. i'm looking for a pair like these!

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Masoom R. Minawala :

80's films are just plain fantastic. You look so good :) ! Love your blog!

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Vanessa, Take only Memories :

Super cute top!

Lydia :

I love this post!!! I so relate! And your shorts look amazing.

SoFashionistica :

I love 80s movies! My favorite would have to be sixteen candles and or breakfast club. I also like Uncle Buck....the girl's style in that movie was awesome!

augustalolita :

wonderful outfit!! love the polka dot top and the pops of yellow <3

Nicole, Coco Maria :

Ooh, this is such a perfect summer outfit! I love the polka dot top and little pops of yellow!

Is it terrible that I've never seen Say Anything? It's one of those movies that I know I have to watch but just haven't gotten around to yet!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

You definitely could have starred in one of those cute '80s films!! Do you like "High Fidelity"? It was filmed in my neighborhood here in Chicago. If you get to visit this summer we can visit all the places in the movie!

Love the pops of yellow with the polka dot blouse. Fun photo background for Memorial Day too.

Christine :

thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :) you def have a great bloh here! :D I actually work at a boutique! oh i'm def. a 89 child, I go back and make sure to watch the best in teenage 80's films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Sixteen Candles! :)

www.christinebalram.blogspot.com

amy :

I share your fantasy here. I would want to be the object of affection in any movie, any decade though. Except for some creepy cult movie where the object of affection is murdered...yikes.


you look stunning, always
love the top!!


hope to hear from you*!
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etta :

i love your outfit! so ageless

Raquel :

You look absolutely amazing and the view is beautiful!
Islabell has some very nice things right?

JennaStevie :

Say Anything is such an amazing movie, and "in your eyes" is the best song.
I love the polka dot top and your shorts with the pops of yellow, so great together.
xJennaD

zoƫ, lion heart vintage :

oooo girl those shorts are to die for! they fit you so well. i love high waisted styles, you just can't go wrong!

lloyd dobler is and always will be the perfect boy. and that entire album by peter gabriel ("So") is mind-blowing. definitely on my top 10!