Let It Gatsby



















 



this weekend the beloved encounter of desire, regret, and lots of money will come to life on the big screen and, being one of my all-time favorite books (and thats saying something because i read. a LOT), i couldnt be more excited. call me crazy, but the trailer literally gives me chills. the great gatsby has continued to inspire me since i turned the first page in high school, but never have i been able to so eloquently express my connection to it until today with the help of another all-time favorite lulus.com.

"if personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him" and i could say the same thing about this look. from the twenties inspired jewelry and the gold accented heels to the crochet dress and gem encrusted headpiece, there is something stunning about this pairing. and through this glimpse into a past full of glitz and glam, ive realized i was born in the wrong decade. hows the world doing on creating a time machine? anyone?

when did you fall in love with gatsby? why? whats your favorite part or character? and, who are you seeing the movie with?

headpiece-similar ($15 francescas)
ring c/o lulus
sunglasses c/o lulus 

p.s. without the beautiful and talented emily venger, who so graciously transformed my hair and makeup to perfectly match the time period and make me feel as pretty as daisy buchanan through gatsbys eyes, i would have thought neutrals, cat eyes, and coral lipstick were appropriate when theyre so not. thank you from the bottom of my heart! book emily for all your beauty needs at 'n style salon by calling 661-254-4841 and dont forget to like her brand new facebook page here.

p.s.s. where would i be without my other emily, emily magers photography. getting ready is only half the battle but its never work or war with you, you know exactly how to take and edit head-turning photos and i am in constant awe of your amazing abilities and always will be. thank you for giving me the opportunity to not just portray a favorite novel, but to always have the paused proof of this beautiful day. see the other exciting things emilys up to and like her facbeook page here.

see you sunday! and in the meantime be sure to follow along on instagram and twitter @megmagers

also, this look has been featured as a top story on the lucky community, vote here!

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46 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous photos and lovely location for a shoot like this. You captured the era perfectly.
    xo
    Tiffy
    Blog: CuteLA.com

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    1. thanks so much tiffy!! the location definitely set the mood, i was so happy to have my team of talented ladies and lulus.com to help me channel my inner daisy buchanan! happy wednesday xo

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  2. Amazing looks! So great:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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    1. thank you thank you!! someone on chictopia just said its like taylor swifts "love story" video, im such a sucker for the romantic eras xo

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  3. Holy gorgeous! These photos could've been taken in the 20's. What an incredible shoot. You are completely beautiful and styled perfectly.

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    1. thank you so much alison!! way to make me blush!! such a series of compliments has me totally smitten and happy to be able to share with all of you! my team and the trends of the era made it easy! would love to see your gatsby inspired style! xo

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  4. Wow!! GORGEOUS!!! The photography is amazing and you are absolutely stunning!!! LOVE the dress too, so elegant. Thanks for linking up your fabulous post!

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    1. thank you sherry!! i couldnt agree more, my sisters talents are undeniable she makes it impossible not to feel beautiful and perfectly captured!! the dress is so comfortable and makes me feel timeless! so happy to have you stop by xo

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  5. Oh my stunning. I love everything about this. The trailer for this gives me double chills--especially the music! I can't wait!!! Perhaps this should be our double date?? My favorite part of this whole ensemble is your accessories. They are perfectly 20's to the t. One of my favorite posts so far!

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    1. oh my gosh seriously its totally the song! imagine me and you......i do.....i think about you day and night hahah LOVE that cover!!! but yes i love that idea!! and couldnt agree more without the accessories im not sure the look would have fully translated! i should have known my first favorite book would have become my favorite post! theres just something special about the 20s xo

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  6. First of all, thank you SO much for your sincere comment on my blog today!! Secondly, why on Earth am I just finding your blog??? Girl, you are STUNNING! I have never read Gatsby...shame on me??? LOL! And congrats on being on Lucky as a top contender...this look deserves some glory!! WOW!!

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    1. of course!! im such a huge fan!! and thank you so so much this seriously means the world coming from you!! but major brownie points lost for never reading gatsby haha JK!! ive read it twice so we can just say thats enough for the both of us! will you see the movie?!

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  7. Amazing images. Love the Gatsby vibe in all of these. The one with the curtains is extremely stunning.
    xL

    www.themarcystop.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you thank you! my sister is truly talented, so thankful i was able to capture the era correctly here!! the curtains one is a favorite of mine as well! happy wednesday pretty! xo

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  8. Absolutely stunning! I am in love with your rhinestone headband!

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    1. thank you thank you!! it definitely ties the whole look together right?! i swear i dont know what id do without francescas (or better yet, my sisters closet to steal from! lol) xo

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  9. This look is so seriously beautiful! I'm in love with the headband and jewelry!! That ring is such an amazing piece. I think you know which one I'm talking about right?? What a find! Gorgeous photos too.

    xo

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    1. thanks so much pretty!! the accessories truly are everything here, im so happy we grabbed the headband last minute, couldnt imagine the post without it! xo

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  10. Just watched Gatsby yesterday! Nice interpretation of the era. You look great!

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    1. thank you thank you!! that means so much!! cant wait to see the movie this weekend ahhh xo

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  11. You look amazing! What great photos! I love those shoes. You look like you should be in the movie!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. omg jessica you just made my life! i WISH i could be in the movie haha a favorite book and a favorite actor all in one now thats a combo id like to experience! thanks so much for your sweet words xo

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  12. Would love for you to share your style sense at the link party I do where we pin all who join http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/09/all-things-pretty-number-7/

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    1. just did! thanks so much leslie!! xo

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  13. The dress is divine love it, i want your shoes:)
    Shana-Style

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    1. thanks pretty!! i love how versatile it can be, perfect for a beach cover up, music festival or gatsby, the sky is the limit! the shoes are a steal at $40 (link above)! cant go wrong with cap-toed gold xo

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  14. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful outfit! I love that headband - it's the perfect touch with this dress. You are so photogenic!!

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    1. awh thanks so much catherine! id say ever since doing photoshoots every week ive started to feel the opposite of photogenic so your sweet words are truly making my night!! the headband definitely makes it! xo

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  15. Very Daisy! I recently read it again. And again I am stunned by its beauty. You forget, when you read a lot, about how beautiful true wordsmiths are. FSF's prose is everything yummiest in this world. I am sure Baz will do an amazing job but I am not sure I can see it.

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    1. thank you so much!! i couldnt agree more with your eloquently put praise. i was looking at quotes from the novel online and felt in such awe of the authors ability make moments so mesmerizing. as a writer myself, i consider FSF such an inspiration. i will see anything starring leo and always love to see a novel come to life on film xo

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  16. I love the Great Gatsby I fell in love with it in high school as well, it was the only assigned reading book I actually enjoyed reading. I am so excited to see the movie this weekend! I love your 20's inspired look, it's gorgeous!

    Check out my Friday Link Up and enter for a chance to be featured in next week's post!

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    1. thanks so much christina!! thats exactly what i always say--that it was the only book i ever loved that was forced upon me in school. cant wait to see it tomorrow night!! definitely just joined the link up xo

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  17. STUNNING! This looks like a magazine spread, seriously. You look gorgeous and that dress is so so pretty. Plus, I'm obsessing over the shoes!! (and the touch of gold in your jewelry) I can't even remember most of the book but I'm super excited to see the movie just because of the time period and inspiring fashion!
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  18. What an AMAZING blog!!! I just discovered you and maybe you can check mine out and comment what I should do to improve. Thanks so much!
    http://sunniesandcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  19. Great pictures! I like how you dedicated it to The Great Gatsby. I saw the movie with my partner and my favorite part was when Gatsby became nervous when waiting up for Daisy.

    Mo
    Who is that girl Mo?

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  20. This is such a beautiful look, I'm in LOVE with your blog! New follower :)

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful pictures! I love the head piece.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  22. these photos are gorgeoussss! the dress is stunning.

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

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  23. Thanks for joining with All Things Pretty we are live again at http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/16/all-things-pretty-8/

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  24. The "Let It Gatsby " is very good, just love your dresses.i was looking for a vintage wedding dresses online uk, hope you can give me any suggestions!

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  25. You're looking so adorable and stunning. I like dressing style of you and the jewels you have wore are awesome too.

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  26. What a beatiful gatsby look! Such gorgeous pics!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  27. HOLY GORGEOUS woman... you look PHENOM in these pictures. I LOVE those shoes too! and your headpiece.. everything about it. LOVE!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  28. i love the romantic/vintage feel of this shoot! you look amazing.

    erica | sweets + hearts

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  29. Hello Megan,

    All I can say that you have an incredible fashion statement.
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  30. You look absolutely stunning! Straight out of the great gatsby.

    Xoxo
    Maria

    Www.letterstomaria.blogspot.com

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