"You got into law school?" -"What, like it's hard?"
Hey love bugs Happy Halloween! This is one of my favorite holidays because you have the opportunity to dress up as someone else. As an actress, I always find it interesting to take on the persona of another character even if it is only for a day. As a little girl, I opted for every Disney Princess that I could think of. My mom would have so much fun helping me parade around my neighborhood in my glass slippers, mermaid tail, or even my golden dress. The best thing about Halloween is it allows people to unleash a bit of magic for one day.
This year I really thought about my costume and I was so excited to bring one of my favorite characters to life, Elle Woods. For those of you who may not know who she is, she is the main character from the movie Legally Blonde. As I was doing research on my costume and the fantastic actress Resse Witherspoon I realized how many women can relate on such a deeper level to Elle. I like to call her the iceberg effect. On the surface, you see one thing and perceive her a certain way but if you stare closer you can see all the depth below that she brings. For this Halloween post, I am going to go into the 3 reasons why it's okay to be Legally Blond.
Elle To Excel
Everyone knows the story of the beautiful, pink-loving, fashion student that gets dumped by her super attractive boyfriend. He basically tells her that she's not "serious" material and would ruin his reputation as a politician. This hit home for me because everyone in their life has had a Warner. Whether it be in the workplace, in school as a bully, or someone in your family that hasn't believed in you. There is a way that we can all relate. I remember when I first started blogging people would constantly tell me, "that's not a real job," or "it's such a great hobby but you should have a backup plan." There's a consistently negative tone whether people realized it or not. In everything that one is passionate about there will be a Warner to be there to put them down. What I admire about Elle is that she was persistent in her emergence to prove Warner wrong. She may have started out going to law school for him but later in the movie she realizes that she HERSELF can do anything she puts her mind to, I mean law school, c'mon "like it's hard?" Elle becomes powerful in herself and that is a quality that I try to enlist in myself.
Blond and Brains
Now let us all be real for a minute we all know those people that automatically assume just because someone looks, or acts a certain way, it means they're "dumb." It's unfortunate that our society creates these stereotypes and implants them in our culture and mind. What I love about Elle is that she proves people wrong time and time again. She shows that yes, you can be fashionable, caring, and a blond while also being extremely smart. I cannot begin to explain how many times in the workplace I have heard blond jokes. I also cannot tell you how many times people predetermine who I am before getting to know me strictly off my appearance. Of course, it's not just me, but every person has a stereotype that they are trying to break away from. What I love about Elle is that she doesn't let her stereotype hold her back and that is something to admire.
Challenge and Succeed
Elle shows that one should never be afraid to accept a challenge. A lot of times I'm afraid to have new things thrown at me. However, I realize in life that challenges are what make you grow, in your life, your career, and ultimately in yourself. As Elle navigates her way through law school she taps into her potential realizing that she can do anything she puts her mind to. All in all, I was so excited to embody the blond bombshell Elle Woods this Halloween. As Halloween draws to an end I will take a bit of Elle with me as I go.
Orange is NOT The New Pink
The scene that I decided to re-create was the Harvard scene because it is one of my favorites. It's one of the driving forces that push her to believe in herself. I had to do a bit of research but ended up finding the skirt, which is from J crew, on Poshmark. The top and sweater are all from my favorite consignment store Crossroads. The Tie and little Bruiser are all from my favorite, Target!
Happy Thursday lovebugs and I hope you all have a great Halloween! Thanks for sharing this read with me, make sure to subscribe for more!