Sandra Bullock is a goddess. her poise, her look, her humor, her style, her talent. she’s just fabulous! she has taken on so many fun roles, showing us different personalities and styles throughout the years- she was adorable and bumbling in While You Were Sleeping, silly and bold in Miss Congeniality, sweet and strong in The Blind Side, for which she of course won the Oscar for Best Actress, and wowed us again last year in Gravity. is there any role she can’t awe us in?
“there’s a little witch in every woman” -aunt jet (dianne wiest)
but our favorite role of Sandra’s career has to be as sassy, loving, and magical Sally Owen in 1998’s Practical Magic. it’s one of our favorite movies of all time, with four amazing women- Sandra, of course, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, and Stockard Channing– representing a beautiful family of witches. we love the spot-on banter between the women that so reminds us of our sister, mother, and best friends. the setting is swoon-worthy; a sweet, cloudy New England town (though it was actually filmed on beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington), and a to-die-for Victorian mansion, complete with a winding staircase, a spectacular kitchen, and a gorgeous greenhouse. and don’t even get us started on Sally Owens’ little botanical shop, Verbena. we could go on!
“plant lavender for luck” – sally owens (sandra bullock)
the entire style of the movie, and of Sally, is breathtaking, in soft, earthy pastels, and a decidedly ethereal vibe- textural, flowy styles, soft, wavy, hair, feminine florals. layered skirts, dresses, and cardigans are paired with delicate feminine accessories for a functionally feminine style. grays, blues and greens are abundant, making us long to dig our hands into the garden under a summer evening sky, wearing our favorite wide-brimmed gardening hat and flowered skirt.
we found the most amazing fan site dedicated to this wonderful movie… amasveritas.com, where we found all of our images, and learned a bit more of the Practical Magic backstory. be prepared to have some fun if you love this movie as much as we do!