Whenever I would get sick as a little girl my mom would set me up on the couch with a thermos of soup, a package of crackers and a couple of VHS tapes. My ultimate favorite was Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Four tapes and one sick day filled with falling off a drain pipe, letting a mouse get in the pudding, the evil Pringle's in Kingston and handsome men vying for our red-headed heroine's attention. The stuff of little girl dreams.
Since I've come down with a gross cold and spent the day on the couch, I rediscovered my elementary school go-to. I love that Anne girl with all her awkward, embarrassing mishaps that make me feel like I have to run out of the room, and her fierce loyalty to those she loves.
The sets and costumes in the movie have such a clean, fresh aesthetic that I hadn't noticed until today. Probably because I was too young to care much about anything beyond the puffed sleeves which of course were the height of fashion to me when I was 6. Cotton dresses in light check patterns, straw hats and suspenders will likely be cropping up in my wardrobe soon though.