Young Adult

I don't know why but I woke up today thinking of Young Adult, this film starring Charlize Theron and directed by Diablo Cody. There's a conversation in particular that stuck to me. Context: Charlize's character, Mavis, is a 37-year old woman who still thinks the world is one big high school and that she's still the queen bitch. In one scene she talks to an awkward woman who idolized her back in school (Sandra). Mavis feels that she needs to be a better person, but Sandra convinces her otherwise. 

Mavis: I need to change, Sandra. 

Sandra: No you don't. 

Mavis: What? 

Sandra: You're the only person in Mercury who could write a book or wear a dress like that. 

Mavis: Yeah, but most people here seem so happy with so little. It's like they don't even seem to care what happens to them. 

Sandra: That's because it doesn't matter what happens to them. They're nothing. Might as well die.

I can relate to Mavis, minus her nastiness. We're both vain and we both have pomeranians! Lol. But seriously it's her ennui that I can relate to the most. It's the feeling that despite everything I've done, it's just not enough. The feeling that I'm waiting for something and until then I won't get up for anything else.

Anyway! I just want to share a look that Mavis wore in the final part of the movie. She's about to attend a baby shower, so she was in something modest yet polished. Never mind that everyone else was just wearing jeans and sweaters. She's Mavis!

Wine red lips applied precisely with a brush

Groomed eyebrows and subtly defined eyes, plus contour and a faint blush

Wow dress topped by a tan cardigan

Awesome right? Do watch the film. It's slightly depressing but the story and acting is superb. Love Charlize Theron!