Fashion Icon: Rebecca Bloomwood

Hey lovely readers! I would just like to give a quick update that, because school is starting up for me once again, I will be posting once a week from here on out! Now on with the post!


Confessions of a Shopaholic is exactly what it sounds like. Rebecca Bloomwood is a journalist whose dream is to work for an elite high-fashion magazine, but things start crumbling to pieces when she learns that she is in debt up to her neck, her current job at a gardening magazine folds, and that the position she wanted has been filled. She thinks she’s screwed, until she gets a job as a finance guru at a money magazine under the direction of a handsome Brit as she tries to find a way to the fashion magazine housed in the same building and keep her own huge debt a secret.

But one of the best parts of the movie, besides the comedy, is Rebecca awesomely eclectic style!

1. She has an insane amount of clothes.

While it can be said that this was pretty much her biggest problem in the whole movie—the scene of her closet bursting open is still the funniest one in my opinion—you still have to admit that the girl was totally prepared for pretty much every occasion that could ever present itself! Cocktail party? Check. Interview? Check. A trip to the bookstore to find a book about finance only to leave with one about how not to shop? Check!


2. She knew how to style Luke.

As a girl who loves a well dressed man, I have to say that this is a talent I think most girls who love fashion should covet. Some men (Most men?) do not know how to dress well. Throughout the decades men have gone from three piece suits to plaid button ups and skinny jeans with sneakers. While quite a few guys can make this look work, it isn’t exactly a style that last well into your thirties. But Luke wasn’t a complete lost cause, much to Rebecca’s surprise, as it turned out he spoke Prada!


3. She learned a valuable lesson about cost and worth.

Semi-paraphrasing one of Luke’s first lines in the film, “cost and worth are two very different things.” The whole point of the movie is that Rebecca, as spunky and stylish as she is, is a little too loose with her many credit cards and spends too much time shopping: hence the title including the term “Shopaholic”. As someone who is teetering on this behavior (thankfully I don’t have credit cards), I see the movie as a great warning that going into debt for the sake of style is really not worth the Gucci boots no matter how much I’m willing to pay for them.

Besides in the end: what would I rather have Gucci boots or Luke Brandon? I think the answer is obvious.


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