Monday, February 17, 2014

What to Wear: Pride & Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet, Episode 1

Just when I was feeling so tired of all my clothes and so bored with nothing but olympics on TV... a miracle!  I discovered that my Amazon Instant Video account suddenly includes all six hours of the iconic 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice series.  With Rob gone on a retreat with his bike team, there is nothing to stop me from watching on it a constant loop this week and creating Lizzie-inspired outfits.

Let's start with the opening scene: Elizabeth Bennet is walking home in a white dress and a mint green jacket with saddle leather gloves after spotting Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley for the first time.

JeansWhite jeans are the everyday muslin dress of our times? 
Blouse - This mint blouse is only $44 and an extra 25% off. Plus, machine washable since you don't have servants.
Sweater - A silk cableknit sweater that matches the mint green blouse.
Boots - Wellies are what you would wear for traipsing around the Hertfordshire countryside these days. This pair of Hunter boots in navy has a cream stripe on the back that reminds me of the ribbon on Lizzie's hat.
Purse - A classic saddle leather cross-body bag from Coach.
Hat - This basic straw hat is much more sensible than a bonnet.
Gloves - A kind of strange choice with the outfit, but true to the costume. These lambskin gloves are on sale for $70.
Earrings - These crystal and pearl drops are supposed to be bridal but I decree them as hiking-wear.


Emily Lundie said...

Fun idea - keep them coming. I liked when you did some Downton Abby ones previously too.

Oh, and I just watched "Austenland" over the weekend. Really funny and cute (even the husband was laughing). If you haven't seen it yet, I think you'd like it.

Anonymous said...

That mint blouse is now mine. Love that color.

MrsEm said...

If you have a favorite Pride & Prejudice outfit - let me know!