Sydney Fife: Style Icon

We finally got around to watching I Love You, Man last weekend. It’s very funny, very cute, has great actors, a great script, and an adorably awkward man almost every woman wants to marry (Paul Rudd as Peter Klaven). What surprised me about the movie was how much I loved the style of sloppy mismatched Sydney Fife (Jason Segel). What surprised me more was when we went shopping the next day and The Boy told me he really loved Sydney’s style and wanted to emulate it. :D

Next thing I know he’s buying a hooded grey knit sweatshirt and I’m planning his wardrobe. I love being with a guy who is enough into fashion that he cares about how he looks and thinks about his purchases, but still relaxed enough not to look like preppy douchebag (I like preppy style, just not preppy douchebag style).

This one’s for The Boy, and anyone else who wants to get the Sydney Fife wardrobe.

Board shorts should be refined to the water and ugg boots should be kept inside. So really I should be screaming NONONOOOO at the thought of this outfit. But Sydney makes walking a small dog along a board walk in both board shorts and uggs look like the best idea in the world.

Sydney Fife - I Love You, Man - Ugg boots and board shorts

Start your Sydney wardrobe with some kitschy board shorts, low cut uggs, and a cowboy check shirt.

Sydney Fife - I Love You, Man - Tweed jacket and jeans

Add a grey tweed jacket, a light coloured striped sweater, jeans, and slip on shoes.

Sydney Fife - I Love You, Man - Cable knit cardy

Shop for a tux or relax with a beer in a shawl neck cable knit cardigan and t shirt.

Round it all off with a couple of scarfs and some more buttoned shirts, especially cowboy check shirts in yellow and blue tones. And there you have it, your very own Sydney Fife-d wardrobe.


Would you “let” your man dress like Sydney or dress like him yourself?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Review

Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore - The Half-Blood Prince

The 6th instalment of the Harry Potter story is much darker, brooding, better directed, better shot, more emotional, and draws you in more than all those before it. Malfoy looks like a young man instead of a child, Luna is still wacky, and Snape is as brooding and drawling as ever (delightfully, he’s my fave!).

I had heard that this movie was darker than the others but I didn’t realise it would be so beautiful. Everything is superbly shot, and the story is played out as well as can be expected in a short time span. I found myself laughing and crying and getting pissed at the girls all around me jacked up on sugar and excitement who wouldn’t stop giggling for seemingly no reason.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a movie I could watch again just for the artistry. A small screen won’t do it justice, you’ll need to see this one at the movies.

[potential spoiler]

And make sure you’ve read the book first because a lot of it is left out of the movie, I don’t know how the last two movies have been written but things left out of this movie will affect the next two. And once you’ve read the book you might have a better understanding of what some of the giggling and awing is about.

If you’ve seen the movie Wikipedia has a great section on the differences between the movie and the book.

4.5/5

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Review

Transformers 2 - Revenge of the Fallen - Optimus Prime

When I go to the theatre to see a movie about warring robots I expect tonnes of explosions and little plot. Michael Bay delivers with Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
The best part about seeing it at the movies is that the Transformers’ twisty changey sound effects are really loud!

Like the first Transformers movie the graphics are amazing. The biggest downfall is the running time of two and a half hours which was about half an hour too long.

Bumblebee is as cute as ever!

3/5

Bought to you by the girl who loved the first Transformers, all of the Oceans movies, 300, War of the Worlds, Australia, and all of the Quentin Tarantino movies she’s seen.

Bruno – Movie Review

Bruno

O. M. G. The only other time I have laughed loudly throughout a movie and clapped was during Borat. Bruno offers more of Sacha Baron Cohen’s style and leaves you with sore stomach muscles. That is unless you are anywhere near homophobic.

The movie is quite short by today’s standards at only one and a half hours long, there are a lot of scenes that I’ve read about that weren’t in the movie. I would have loved a longer version, can never have enough hilarity.

Bruno really couldn’t have been filmed anywhere but America. I can’t imagine anywhere else that homophobia could incite such rage. Of course there are far more conservative countries, but they would never allow themselves to be pulled so deep into the story before being duped. You’ll also see the lengths people will go to for fame, and be reminded why you don’t watch day time talk shows.

I can see how this movie is love or hate, I can understand why people don’t like Sacha’s work even if they aren’t homophobic. I can even understand people loving Borat and hating Bruno. But if you love making fun of homophobes, and seeing people in awkward situations you may love this movie just as much as me. The laughter was raucous, people clapped at the screen, I feel smug just thinking about all the stupid people that think being gay is a sin. You’ve got to love Bruno, after all he is “the star of the biggest German-speaking show on television in every single German-speaking country. Except Germany.”

P.S The setting of the fight is real.

4.5/5