Friday, June 22, 2012

I'm a Blockhead and a Movie review of Brave!

I'm definitely not a person that you would characterize as "color shy"...I'm positive that I'm just the opposite...a color extrovert??? 

Regardless, I've been in absolute lust convulsions over this Tibi dress since I spied it on the fabulous Bee:


And bonus, these were my wedding colors...so I'm pretty sure I've liked this combo for *awhile* now (c:








Do you think Santa starts taking requests in June???

And by the way, I got to go take the little kiddos to see Disney/Pixar's new movie, Brave:


Have you heard anything about this movie yet? 'Cause when I went to go see it, I thought it was going to be like the G-rated-and-animated-with-girl-lead version of Braveheart.

Wrong-o.

It's a story about a Scottish princess who is pretty much a normal teenager: she doesn't get along with her mum and wants to make all her own decisions (even if they're silly ones). Then she makes a deal with a witch and turns said mum into a bear (yup) who she has to then save to save the whole kingdom. And her mum.

I just like calling her "mum". (c:


Seeing as it's a Disney movie, I thought it would be fine to take the short people to (they're 5 and 3).

Wrong-o, AGAIN.

The villain in this movie happens to be an uber scary and creepy grizzly bear (including a missing *dead eye*, ew)...my 5 year-old son had to keep taking his 3D glasses off every time it came on because it was too scary. )c:

HOWEVER...The princess' triplet baby brothers are DARN FUNNY and leaving the movie, my little ones were already *begging* me to buy it when it comes out on DVD and to take them to see it another time in the theater. (c:

Overall, it was pretty entertaining (though not my favorite Disney movie by a long shot), Billy Connolly is freakin' hilarious as King Fergus and I will always and forever be smitten with *anything* Emma Thompson touches (she's the Queen in this one), she's always BRILLIANT.

TAKE AWAY POINTS
(cause I know you're totally skimming all this!)



It's a good movie, entertaining for the kiddos (as long as they aren't too young!), but you definitely can skip the 3D unless you're just really into it because I don't think it really adds much in this case!

Happy color-blockin' weekend, people...


Linkin' it up to Friday's Fancies!

15 comments:

Designwali said...

thanks for the recap...planning to take my kids this weekend!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

I'm so glad you posted this. We were planning on taking Izzy to see it tomorrow, but I think we'll pass knowing it might be a little scary - she freaks easily. Have you seen the Terminex commercial where the creepy monster comes out of the sink drain and them turns into a bunch of roaches? Yep, she's scarred.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

I think I might have to go out and buy everything on your pink and orange moodboard (just realised that I don’t actually own anything orange… this HAS to change)! Have a lovely weekend!

Bud and Leo said...

LOVE those citrus colors- BEE can do no wrong! And I want to see the movie ;)

Jess said...

I love that dress and color combo. I actually just bought a maxi dress from Target in those colors, but it didn't have the pretty backless option like this one. Also, will probably be seeing Brave once the baby comes, so I'm holding out for now.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Yay so happy to have found your site through Friday's Fancies! I am obsessed with pink + orange these days, and your outfit board is wonderful inspiration!
xx
Here&Now

natasha {schue love} said...

I know the movie from Bachelorette! ;) And I LOVE that Tibi dress! It's just gorgey!

Lindsey @ be pretty said...

She is crazy beautiful and that dress is over the top beautiful! I'm seriously obsessed with that color combo! Gorgeousness.... and that movie looks super-duper cute! Have a fabulous weekend, dollface! xo

Jessie said...

Love that beautiful dress! Believe it or not, I read the whole post, didn't skip anything!

Have a fun weekend, Aubrey!

P/S: I am hosting a fabulous giveaway so come by and enter!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2012/06/giveaway-win-25-pounds-gift-certificate.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

navy and orange said...

love pink and orange!


xoxo navy & orange

Emily said...

Hey Aubs--I just got this pink and orange dress from Target. $25! Check it out here: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing/summer-fashion-00100000080254/page2.html#6

bridechic said...

Totally love the Madmen/1960s vibe to your outfit!

oxoxoxo from San Francisco
Amy
http://bridechic.blogspot.com

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I've been obsessed with that dress too! And now I'm obsessed with all of these other gorge pieces you posted! :)

Thanks for the review about Brave. J wants to see it which I thought was quite funny but now I'll actually consider it. I won't bring any kids though. Just two adults catching a Disney movie. NBD ;) xoxo

Alexa said...

Haha...thanks for the movie tip Aubrey! And that color-blocked dress is gorgeous!

Amy said...

Love the orange/pink combo! That dress is AH-mazing. I've been wondering about Brave, so thanks for the review!!