Love The Great Gatsby? Get Inspired! (+Giveaway)

I haven’t had a chance to see the new Gatsby movie but it’s completely inspired me from the previews alone. I’m a Baz Luhrmann fan with movies like Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, so I am excited to go see the movie this weekend. I had to watch the older version of the movie and read the book my sophomore year of high school and to be honest- I hated it, so I’m hoping that the revamped movie changes my mind like I think it will.

I started getting ideas on what I love from the commercials and here’s what I’ve got:

This blog has some great ideas on how to bring a little Great Gatsby into your life! From accessories and clothes to reading and makeup, she's got some great inspired finds!

1. Rhinestone headbands. Ever since I decided to plan my wedding back in the day, I loved rhinestone headbands. Art Deco is back and my favorite rhinestone shop (and where I got my headband for my wedding) Tessa Kim has gorgeous headbands to make you feel like Carey

2. Books. Although the actual Gatsby book failed for me in high school, I started reading a book called A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn. It’s kind of a mix of Gatsby and Out of Africa. It’s been a great read now that I’m done with school and actually have free time.

A Spear of Summer Grass is about the daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond. Her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather’s Savannah manor house, until gossip subsides. Amidst the wonders—and dangers—of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for—and what she can no longer live without.

3. Date Night Dress. Mathew and I don’t get to go out often because of our budget, but all of a sudden I feel like I need to wear this dress and have a night on the town! It’s not costume looking and actually looks like just a little fancy dress. I think it’s adorable. Sadly, this dress is currently out of stock so I’ll have to wait until it’s back for sale.

4. Smokey Eyes and Falsies. I’ve always loved winged eyeliner and smokey eyes. I do a subtle smokey eye during the day, and then at night I’ve been known to add some black or dark brown eyeshadow with false eyelashes to perk it up and rock out that super smokey look. My favorite lashes? Ardell for a couple bucks at the grocery store!

Gatsby is definitely taking over and is the hottest trend at the moment. Jump on it!

Speaking of jumping on it…Harlequin books & Deanna Raybourn are offering TWO readers a chance to win their own copy of A Spear of Summer Grass!

Enter to win one of two copies of Deanna Raybourn's newest Harlequin novel, A Spear of Summer Grass! It's inspired by The Great Gatsby and Out of Africa!

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  1. I’m super excited to go see the movie!!! The book was my favorite in high school 🙂
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  2. victoria says:

    laying in a hammock with a good book 🙂

  3. Sleeping in 🙂
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  4. Laying on the beach…..Ahhhh 🙂

  5. Gatsby was so good!! I can’t wait to read that book and continue my Gatsby obsession

  6. I have the BEST experience with Gatsby from high school! I am rereading it right now and falling back in love with it!! I am seeing it this weekend too! ALSO I am obsessed with that dress… OBSESSED!

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  7. Sailing on the york river with my hubs.
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  8. My ideal summer day would be cool and cloudy (it gets SO hot and humid here!!).

  9. A day at the beach… ALONE! Hahaha! With snacks and a great book!
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  10. Best summer day = NOT WORKING!!!!!!!! Aka, all summer!!!!!!!
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  11. I love that dress, SO pretty!

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  12. Pool all day long! It’ll never happen because I have a toddler and I’d burn to a crisp, but I can dream!
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  13. Samantha says:

    I can’t wait for the fun days off of work, trips with my boyfriend, tons of reading and laying by the pool! Thanks for the chance girl- I will read this book either way!

  14. Sarah Carper says:

    Totally laying in a hammock, with a great book, a cold glass of iced tea, and some good friends to chat with!

  15. A lazy picnic in the park with a good book!
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  16. Reading a good book under a shade tree where there’s a slight breeze.

  17. Andrea Darst says:

    Lounging in the hammock with my husband and/or taking the dogs down to the beach!

  18. Ok first of all, I loved Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. Moulin Rouge is possibly one of my favorite movies of all time. My ideal summer day would be not too hot weather just sitting outside having lunch with friends and reading a good book.
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  19. An ideal summer day for me would be to head down the shore and stay there all day with a pile of great books to read.
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  20. Picnics in the park!

  21. Poolside reading! 🙂
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  22. I loved Gatsby when I read it in high school! I just love the time era though. Truthfully, I’m all about historical fiction. It’s just so interesting to me!
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  23. Elisabeth says:

    My ideal summer day would be spent on a peaceful beach reading!