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Inspired by… The Notebook


The Notebook

The Notebook can be summed up by the film’s catchphrase: “Behind Every Great Love is a Great Story.”

The film, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, will take the reader on a whirled wind of emotions as he/she follows the lives of two love birds, Noah and Allie. The story is set in the 1940’s, which is one of my favorite eras as far as fashion goes.

Inspiration can be drawn from a number of aspects in this movie, such as the natural landscapes of South Carolina or Allie’s paintings. However, nothing compares to Allie (played by Rachel McAdams) and her wardrobe. Her look is feminine, proper, and polished, yet her quirkiness also shows through.

Inspiration #1: Florals & Red Tones

This outfit is inspired by the movie poster below. I really like Allie’s oversized floral headband, and color-wise, maroon is a great choice for fall. If you’re not into maroon, deep purples or brick reds will also look great! Check out my interpretation below. =)

The Notebook Movie Poster

Fashion Inspired by The Notebook

Product Information: Gray Swing Jacket- Charlotte Russe, Kassy Bootie- Rampage, Kimchi and Blue Quilted Bustier Dress- Urban Outfitters, Black Opaque Tights- Arden B, Preston and York Leather Gloves- Dillard’s, Applique Headband- Wet Seal

Outfit #2: If You’re a Bird, I’m a Bird

1940’s swimwear is so adorable and inspiring. The message of this outfit is to show off your shape, while still being conservative. I also like the gingham, picnic style print of the bathing suit. Now that it’s cooling down outside, I think it’s best to use this picture as inspiration and interpret it into a fall/winter look.

Screencap of Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

Outfit you can use to dress like Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

Product Information: Belted Dress by Twelve by Twelve- Forever 21, Opaque Tights in Gray- Urban Outfitters, Boyfriend Cardigan- Alloy, YOKI Porta Black Boots- Tilly’s

Outfit #3: Pretty in…Blue

One of the movie’s most notable scenes is the reunion of Allie and Noah under a shower of rain. Allie is wearing a blue dress that has become one of the trademarks of the movie. I wanted to play on the scene’s romanticism with my interpretation.

Allie and Noah from The Notebook

How to dress like Allie in The Notebook

Product Information: Rhinestone Pearl Bracelet- Charlotte Russe, Valerie Solid Dress- Delia’s, Samatha Lauren Wide Flat- CoutureCandy, Hannah Tote in Brown- Nine West at Zappos

Are you inspired?

Now that you’ve seen my interpretations, how are you inspired by The Notebook? Do you love Allie’s wardrobe from the film? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on on October 26, 2009 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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34 Responses to “Inspired by… The Notebook”

  1. 1
    October 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    so cute! i love all the outfits, especially the 1st one. they’re very true to the movie but with modern clothes

  2. 2
    October 26th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I love this movie! I really enjoyed this article :)

  3. 3
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I have read the book of this film but I haven’t wach the movie if I’d know that outfits are this beautiful I’d definetly watch it by now :)
    Nce post !

  4. 4
    October 26th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I LOVED this post and I love The Notebook and all of Allie’s outfits. Great job :)

  5. 5
    October 26th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Who could not be inspired by the beauty of The Notebook, in clothes or any other way? These are wonderful – the winter interp of her swimsuit is particularly clever and flirty and fun.

  6. 6
    October 26th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I’d be a little nervous to try and pull off such an elaborate headband, but it is gorgeous! Probably my favorite part of the whole post!

  7. 7
    October 26th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Outfit 1 is beautiful!

  8. 8
    October 26th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Wow! I love all three outfits,but my favorite has to be the third one. The blue dress and pearl bracelet are both gorgeous.

  9. 9
    October 26th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    The Notebook was an amazing movie, and I especially loved the outfits from it. I am so in love with that blue dress.

  10. 10
    October 26th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I’m glad everyone likes this post! Yay!

  11. 11
    October 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Cute outfits, but check your grammar! The film will take readers on a whirled wind of emotions? Otherwise, great post.

  12. 12
    October 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    I couldn’t be more pleased with your clothing choices and I especially appreciate the affordability of the pieces.
    amazing.amazing.amazing. i’m beyond inspired

  13. 13
    October 26th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, amazing post!
    I’m a huge fan of this movie and I think it’s a really great source of inspiration! I love all the outfits, but especially the third one, it’s so adorable – beautiful and romantic. You did a great job! :D

  14. 14
    October 26th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    There are no words for how much I love this movie! I love outfits one and three! That blue dress is so cute and the dress from outfit one is so vintage sexy. Fabulous post!

  15. 15
    October 26th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I absolutely loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove The Notebook and all of Allie’s outfits. I especially love the outfit she’s wearing when they dance on the street and when Allie goes to meet Noah’s dad…the one where she comes by with a painting. Thanks for this post! :D

  16. 16
    October 26th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Those outfits are absolutely goooorgeous. Love them!

  17. 17
    October 26th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, I love how you interpreted the outfits from the movie! I can’t wait to incorporate some of those ideas into my wardrobe, it should be easy with these tips.

  18. 18
    October 26th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    WOW i love love love loev love love the last onee..! greaat post :) x

  19. 19
    October 26th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I love the costumes of this film, and your interpretations were great!

  20. 20
    October 27th, 2009 at 2:46 am

    I love this movie so much! I have been waiting for this post since the other inspired by articles were posted

  21. 21
    October 27th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    oh my gosh, i love all the outfit inspirations! they’re so sweet and really, really inspirational! :) i’ve only seen the book-version of the notebook, but never thought of buying it… after this i’m reconsidering since most of you say the story is really great!

  22. 22
    October 27th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I love 1940’s style myself. It’s exactly as you described and I enjoyed viewing this entry!

    – Vanessa

  23. 23
    February 24th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Do you know were can i found a swimsuit, like her when they said ” I’m a bird” … Because I am French and even we have the capital of fashion and love, it’s hard to found some things like this …
    Thank you

  24. 24
    March 9th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I love the blue dress! Blue;s my signature color and everyone at school knows me as the blue girl :D

  25. 25
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    can you please do more outfits for this movie!!!

  26. 26
    April 20th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I was wondering what the name of the shoes, Rachel McAdams was wearing, when she had the black flowered dress on, in the movie notebook.

  27. 27
    August 29th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    That last dress is absolutely gorgeous! Love the movie and this post!

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