Monday, October 31, 2011


"In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it."- Mean Girls

Happy Halloween from Chick Flick Chic! Here's hoping Aaron Samuels loves your corpse bride costume. Now that its November can we move straight into Christmas movies? Ok, great.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Marley and Me and Miami

I think one of life's greatest pleasures is recognizing a place I've visited in a movie scene. This is totally different from visiting a place that was featured in a movie. Does that make sense? This is one reason why I'm excited to see Magic Mike, filmed in my hometown. I might also be excited because Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey play male strippers so . . . yeah.

Anyways, I was thinking of this during my trip to South Florida last week. In 2008, I visited that area for the first time- a few months before Marley and Me was released. I knew the movie was filmed in Miami and Fort Lauderdale so I was prepared to see the movie and of course had to read the book first.

I happened to reach the saddest part of the book (and if you've read it you know what I'm talking about) on a flight to Florida. Apparently a girl (woman? not to get all B. Spears but it seems weird to refer to myself as a woman) who is openly sobbing in the back of a plane is quite alarming to the flight crew. I looked up to see a flight attendent rushing towards me. She got about 10 feet away and saw the cover of the book. "It's ok everyone!" she announced in relief. "She's reading Marley and Me!" All of the passengers turned towards me and nodded sympathetically as I sniffled into my book. Turns out they had also read that part.

About a month later I went to see Marley and Me and loved every minute of it! This is one of the few examples of a movie that is even better than the book. (See also, The Devil Wears Prada.) While the book is a great "man's best friend" memoir, the movie is really the story of family. I think Owen and Jen are at their absolute best here!

I loved recognizing the place I ran every day during my first trip to Hollywood Beach.

Or the neighborhoods in Boca where I got lost looking for a Starbucks.

And most of all I loved watching John Grogan and his wife grow from giddy newlyweds with a puppy, to tired parents, to the owners of a gorgeous Pennsylvania farmhouse with 3 kids from a J Crew catalog. And of course, sweet Marley.

Sometimes people tell me they don't want to see this movie because they have a dog and they think it will be too sad. But aren't the best movies the ones that make you cry?

See it for yourself and let me know. Maybe on your next flight! But if homeland security tries to take you down, you can't say I didn't warn you!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chick Flick Chic Takes Miami

The other weekend I was in Miami on business. I watched the Sex and the City movie on the plane ride there and was inspired to put on my Samantha hat to hang out by the pool after work.

I had work events during the day but got to play at night so it was perfect for my boyfriend to come along!

I love Miami because its completely different than any other city I've been too. Which means I get to dress differently too! You know what they say, when in Miami

Dress like J-Lo!

Or a Kardashian.

We had some delicious dinners and experienced some of the best people watching in the world. For example there was a group of women celebrating a birthday in a fancy bar. They had the shortest dresses, the highest heels, and the smoothest faces I've ever seen. Especially since I'm pretty sure it was a 60th birthday. They seemed excited! It might have been the brow lifts.

"Girls, I am very, very very upset about this."
"You don't look upset."
"Oh its the botox, I can't show emotion for another hour and a half."

I told my boyfriend I was going to have to move to Miami in a few years so I could completely postpone the aging process. And so I could eat this every night for dessert.

This is the Truluck's Chocolate Sack. Hershey’s milk chocolate in the shape of a paper bag, and then loaded with pound cake, blueberries, strawberries, cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips, candied pecans and chocolate sauce. Seriously.

Also we saw women wearing these
and these

to the movies. No, not a movie premiere. Your typical AMC 24 cinema. Isn't that wonderful!?

Thanks for the good times Miami!

I'll be back next year with taller shoes and a some more animal print!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

What's Your Number Review

So I had a few ideas about a review for What's Your Number since I saw it last week. It wasn't good. At all. So I was planning on posting a review incorporating some of my romantic comedy pet peeves. But I didn't really feel like wasting time on negativity when I could talk about Footloose and Taylor Swift and my birthday. A good life lesson if you ask me!

What's Your Number?, rated "R," romantic comedy, starring Ana Faris and Chris Evans, D

Friday, October 21, 2011

Movie Quote of the (Birth)day

"You're supposed to the be the leading lady of your own life for God's sake!"- The Holiday

Or, if not your entire life, at least on your birthday! Happy 27th Birthday to me!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Celebrity Spotlight- Taylor Swift

"I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!!"- Buddy the Elf

That's how I felt when I first discovered Taylor Swift. I was in Austin, TX for work and my mom had made me a copy of her first album. The first song I heard was " Picture to Burn" and . . . let's just say I could relate at the time. Later that fall, she came out with a Christmas album! For Target! Taylor, Target, and Christmas music! Has there ever been a more perfect combination? Anyways, I eagerly anticipated the release of Fearless and Speak Now, and each cd spent at least 3 months on continuous repeat in my car. So what is so wonderful about T Swift?

Well, I obviously love her music. I've always been a fan of pop and country and Taylor is the greatest combination since Shania Twain. Except she's even better! Sorry, Shania, you still look great though! When I listen to a Taylor Swift song I am instantly transported to a time in my life where I felt EXACTLY like that. Maybe it seems weird that an (almost) 27 year old and an 11 year old could both say " Taylor Swift really gets me." But maybe that's what makes her so great.
I love how Taylor writes songs about her life and cleverly calls out boys who treated her wrong or charmingly hints at a current crush. Can you imagine having the platform of a Grammy winning album to tell your teenage ex boyfriend what you really think? All I ever did was post cryptic song lyrics in my AIM profile and wonder if people could figure out what I meant. "What? Oh that's just a Yellowcard song I really like . . . no special meaning, or anything."

Taylor is also friends with pretty much every celebrity I am obsessed with. Emma Stone? BFFs!

Reese Witherspoon? Oh you know, they just grab lunch and talk about how Jake couldn't committ.

What's that Taylor Lautner? Bella put you in the friend zone and now Swifty did too? Oh well, at least you get front row tix to her concerts.

Now Taylor is on a tour (which I missed when she cancelled her Charlotte, NC show due to bronchisits!!!!!) and is pulling out surprise guests at every stop!

T.I.! Nicki Minaj! The Biebs! Kenny Chesney! Tim McGraw! Taylor is literally the most popular girl in school!

Oh and did I mention her clothes? I like to say that some of what I wear is celebrity/movie insprired. I think its actually entirely T. Swift inspired. Taylor can be casual, bohemian, or up the glam with her hundreds of sparkly dresses. And as I mention time and time again, I love when a girl rocks her natural blonde curls! Here's a few times where I pretended to be Taylor.

And to all of those Taylor haters out there? She was the youngest person to ever win a Grammy for album of the year! An album she wrote! Fearless was the best selling album of 2008 AND 2009! She's friends with T.I.! So you're clearly in the minority. Anyways, she'll probably write a song about you.

And I know I'll love it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Footloose Review

27 years ago, the original Footloose movie came out in theaters. Also 27 years ago, I was born. I saw the remake this weekend-the dancing and storyline felt brand new! As for me- I felt at least 10 years younger!

When I first heard about a Footloose remake starring Zac Efron I thought "that sounds about right." Then Zac dropped out and Chase Crawford was in! Nate Archibald dancing? Sure, why not? Then Chase AND Kenny Ortega left and I thought the movie was hopeless.

But Kenny Wormwald IS Ren. I loved how I didn't know him from a previous role so when he stepped into Bomont, GA with his cute Boston accent I was all "Oh hi Ren, nice to meet you, I like your ray bans."

Also excited to meet Ren? Julianne Hough as Ariel. Wow, is Julianne/Ariel cute or what? Cute hair, cute southern accent, cute preacher's daughter/bad girl attitude, cute clothes-

and PERFECT dance moves! I love that this movie has two leads who can actually dance! Everything from booty dancing in a burger joint parking lot to the everybody-cuts-loose finale was perfectly choreographed and featured an amazing soundtrack. There is a line dancing scene that reminded me so much of summer nights at
The Round Up with my friends that I was almost in tears.

And I should mention that this IS a teen dance movie. Meaning some parts were a bit over the top and ridiculous. More ridiculous than getting emotional during country line dancing? I was having too much fun to care! Also having too much fun? Miles Teller as the awkward, sweet and ADORABLE Willard! He nearly steals the show!

I need to confess that I always feel about 17. I mean, I know I'm older and I hope I've matured some in these past 10 years. But I still get excited about cute boys in sunglasses and red cowboy boots and standing up for your right to dance!

So thanks Footloose, for giving me two hours of pure fun at the movies and encouragement to put Botox off for a few years . Now excuse me, I'm off to kick off my Sunday shoes!

Footloose, rated "PG-13," teen dance movie ( I think I just made that a genre), starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough, A

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A little something borrowed

Remember when my first "chic" post ever about summer movies? Remember how I used to see movies during the summer and started a blog because I had all of this free time? Yeah, me neither. But I did remember I had this dress like Kate in the movie! Here it is, styled for fall, with bright earrings, cherry red lips and-

My favorite fun shoes.

A special thanks to my boyfriend who is now coerced into taking pics of my outfit if I am wearing anything I feel like blogging about it. Just when you thought it couldn't take me any longer to get out the door!