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Last weekend I went to see the movie The Help. While the storyline itself was great, what really made the movie stand out for me, a fashion lover, was, of course, the wardrobe of all of the characters! The costume designer got it right…not only did each outfit fit the setting/time period, but each outfit also fit the character (and their personal style, I’d like to think).

In honor of such fabulous eye candy, I thought we’d do a Get the Look post for the movie!

First up, is a look Celia wore while talking on the phone out by her pool:


Due to its superb tailoring, this sunny little romper looks like it was made for her. The sunglasses, earrings, bangle, and hair styling complete this look. Celia looks put together, but not in too fussy a way at all.

Obviously, while finding an exact match would be hard, I think I came up with some darling alternatives!

Image 4 of Current/Elliott The Sweetheart Romper SuitImage 1 of F-Troupe Bow Wedge Sandals

Nine Lives Shades – $24

Passiflora Posts (white) – $28

ASOS Current/Elliott The Sweatheart Romper Suit – on sale for $109.77 (down from $457.38!)

ASOS F-Troop Bow Wedge Sandals (sand) – on sale for $93.30

Urban Outfitters Diament Jewelry for Urban Renewal Vintage Horn Cuff – $39

Though a completely different color than our inspiration, this romper still shares many similar characteristics, the most important of which being the tailored, structured feel. It also possesses a retro feel which certainly works well. The sweet earrings and simply shaped cuff add just the right amount of interest, as do the mildly cat-eye sunglasses and adorable bow wedges.

I think I could see Celia frolicking in this look, don’t you think? And would you wear this look? I would love to own this romper!

Up next, a look worn by Elizabeth:

(sorry, I know this isn’t the best picture, but it’s the best I could find!)


I loved the earrings Elizabeth wore throughout the movie…she repeatedly wore similar ones, and the style became part of her signature look. Here’s a better picture of the earrings:

(Elizabeth is on the left)


Valentina pumps

Piperlime Tinley Road Pearl Flower Stud Earring – $16

Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection Pearl Brooch Necklace – $39.50

Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection Begonia Print Dress (red combo) – $150

J Crew Valentina Pumps (weathered rose) – $228

This beautifully cut dress acts as the foundation for this extremely classy and sophisticated look. “Weathered rose” pumps kick the look up a notch, as do the earrings and necklace. No doubt you’ll be respected in this commanding, yet still ultra feminine look!

Would you wear this look?

Which of the two looks are you lusting after more? And did any of you see The Help? What did you think? Wasn’t the clothing fabulous though?!

P.S. I have another post coming up today with a delicious recipe – no, not Minny’s famous chocolate pie, but a different delightful treat! 🙂

P.P.S. Carol is hosting a virtual bookclub on the book version of The Help! Read more here!