Today was an awesome day and I've been so busy, this post almost slipped my mind. But, it's still Friday, so here we are! Today, I went to an estate sale and several thrift stores with my new vintage gal pal, Amanda (pics to follow) and we shopped till we dropped! Sadly, even though I'm all shopped out, I still have to go out and do some grocery shopping tonight unless I want to make pancakes for dinner (which I don't!).

What a wonderful story. Angela's Ashes is the true life story of Frank McCourt's childhood in Ireland in the 1930's and 40's. I read the book, also titled "Angela's Ashes" years ago and it was truly fantastic! The movie really does stay true to the memoir. Frank McCourt and his brothers grew up in the wet, cold and grimy city of Limerick. His father was an alcoholic and could never keep a job so the boys were left with little food, clothes or fuel for a fire. Despite the circumstances, Frank's life wasn't without joy or occasional sinful adventures. Like many of my all time favorite movies, it will make you laugh and cry!

While the film is completely lacking in anything glamorous, it is an excellent study of typical clothing of the lower classes and children of the time. Consolata Boyle designed costumes for Angela's Ashes as well as The Queen and The Secret of Roan Inish (one of my childhood favorites!). If you happen to read the Pulitzer Prize winning book, I highly suggest also reading " 'Tis " another Frank McCourt Memoir detailing his later life in America. You can read more about Frank McCourt at the Academy of Achievement website

Please tune in for next week's Fashion and Film Friday: Pleasantville (I promise!!)
Have a good evening, my lovelies!