Megan Amey
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Vignette Journal

A lifestyle blog and photo journal by Megan Amey

Posts tagged stranger things
Clothing & Costume in film and TV 3: Stranger Things

In looking for these photos I stumbled across a very Vice style (read; sarcastic, ironically un-ironic) Mtv article entitled "What in Gods Name is Nancy wearing on Stranger things?" Which promptly advised the reader where to get Similar versions of all of "this bitch"'s "insane" "13000 shirts on top of each Other" "Toddler’s Fantasy of a Gentle, Chronically Ill Librarian Who, at One Point, Was a Prima Ballerina, But Had to Give It Up Because It Was Too Stressful for Her Immune System" outfits. It confused the hell out of me and probably the writer, who clearly liked her outfits. In an ironic way though. Duh. Here's what I have to say about your article, Mtv: I LOVE Nancy's outfits in stranger things. I'm a sucker for practical yet still feminine clothing. And a shearling jacket has gone straight on my Autumn Wishlist. I'm not, however, usually a fan of 8o's style, so this is new for me! It's probably because her style is more 80's does 50's in a soft, preppy sort of way. And very small town Canadian, which is a soft spot for me, growing up in a small town in Canada! I also thought that her character was pretty badass, and handled herself a lot better than I did at her age. I mean obviously she made some rubbish decisions, but who doesn't when they're young! I also think, speaking as someone who is no longer a teenager and has a handle on my hormones, that she shouldn't have ended up with either love interest throughout the series. but maybe that's just me.   This jumper is really 40s/50s inspired, don't you think? It's so difficult to find a cropped jumper that doesn't look 90s at the moment! Also, cords are a winter staple for me, I might have to keep an eye out for a more straight leg pair rather than skinny...she's actually wearing blue Keds with this outfit, too! 👌

This outfit is pretty on trend right now, I don't think I'd take a second look at someone wearing this out and about today. Actually I probably would, to say to myself that their outfit looked good. And that jumper looks so soft. I seem to remember Boden doing a jumper similar to this last winter called the Audrey?? I might have to do some eBay trawling...

Favourite Things: July

My favourites this month. Again, they could be anything! From movies and tv to food and makeup, let's see what I've enjoyed this month... 1. Yoga. I've taken it up again! I'm easing myself in with the 30 days of yoga challenge with "Yoga With Adriene" on YouTube. I completed this last year and thought it would be a handy tool to get myself back in to the swing of it. I seem to be on a bit of a fitness kick at the moment, so if anyone has any tips for an ultimate beginner to fitness, please let me know! I don't like all of the quick fix stuff that seems to go around so often on social media, so none o' that please and thanks! I do have an end goal in mind, but I don't mind if it takes me a while to get there the healthy way.

2. A new Netflix original series; Stranger Things. First off, can we just talk about this typeface? Jesus. My eyes turned in to massive hearts and popped out of my head when I saw it. BEAUDIFUL. AND THEN THE POSTER! Eesh. I love a good classic illustrated poster. You can find the artist Apart from all the good artwork for this, it's a really great series. I honestly think it's probably the best new tv show I've seen all year. I don't want to give anything away about it if you haven't seen it though, so go watch it!!!

3. The fact that Harry's family garden is filled with yummy fruit and vegetables. Why does something that's home grown, even when it hasn't been grown by you, taste so much better? This month I've been enjoying courgettes, artichokes, sorrel, raspberries, strawberries and mint. The tomatoes will be ready soon, too. 4. This tea: I think this is my favourite earl grey ever (so far), and now that I'm out of boring in comparison Waitrose tea bags I can enjoy this every day instead of only occasionally when I'm feeling faaaancy 💅🏻. I'm a lover of anything bergamot, and this is really bergamot-y and floral and mmmmgood. If you're an earl grey lover and haven't tried this, come over for a cup, and bring some biscuits!