Thursday, April 26, 2012

Here's looking at you, kid

Alternate post title: Inspiration Bogart. 



It has been chilly, and I have been all up in this trench coat. Robert and I both found trench coats at a thrift store this summer. Then we bought them. Then we talked about how awesome we were because we both own trench coats. Then we walked our dog in the rain in our trench coats. One time, we both wore fedoras while walking the dog in the rain in our trench coats. I'm not saying it's okay, I'm just saying it happened.


 See that shadow in this picture? It's symbolic. These shoes are emotionally torn between keeping the woman they love in Casablanca or letting her go with her heroic husband. They ultimately let her go. They'll always have Paris. And gin. And that sassy policeman.


If I am talking gibberish to you, I suggest you watch "Casablanca." It's such a sad, awesome love story centered on two people who wear trench coats. Would "Casablanca" have been one of the best movies of all time if its stars were wearing hot pink sweatsuits? Unlikely. Trench coats totally helped make that film. They are really the most romantic of coats.

15 comments:

Stacy said...

so wonderful!

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Kristian said...

Casablanca is my favorite film!

Love the trench. Very classic.

Yara Simón said...

I love "Casablanca," and I'm such a fan of Bogey. I really liked him in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Caine Mutiny." One of the things that kind of shocked me about "Casablanca" was that both Bogart and Bergman didn't want the movie to be released.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I do love a trench coat - I can't find mine at the moment - must dig it out!!

jess said...

Trench coats are the best!

Mica said...

Your writing made me giggle, I love it!

Your trench coat is awesome and it's even more awesome if you and hubby walked around in trench coats together! :)

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Shybiker said...

I concur -- it's one of the best movies of all time. I recommend it to young people and it startles me when they say they haven't heard of it.

Connie said...

A boyfriend took me to see "Casblanca" at an old movie theatre because he said that it was a film that had to be seen on a big screen. He was right. I married him.

Ashley said...

I tried to watch Casablanca once and I fell asleep. Haven't attempted it since, even though I know it's supposed to be great. I'll take your word on the importance of trench coats. ;) And I really dig those symbolic pair of flats...

Melanie said...

Gripping shoe drama! I will never look at a trenchcoat the same way. They are indeed a romantic! Show me your fedora now! Please?

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

It's been quite chilly here, as well. Such a shame because I've packed all of my cool-weather clothes.

Would you believe that I've never seen Casablanca in full? Just bits and fragments.

Anyhow, you look lovely and I really like the film noir-esq feel to this outfit.

Ayu Nuada Damayanthi said...

COOL COAT! <3
I wanna have long coat too, but summer almost everytime, here :))

Hello Naka said...

i love trench coats ^_^ I haven't watched casablance but i know i have the dvd somewhere

chrissy said...

can you believe i've never seen 'casablanca'? neither could the bf when we were talking about it the other night. it was shock and awe all around. and yet, i know exactly what you mean about the coats "making" the film. the words, you use them well! =)