Make-Your-Escape Essentials Inspired by 'Gone Girl'

'Gone Girl' (Source: 20th Century Fox)We all wish we could disappear sometimes, but Ben Affleck's new nail-biting thriller Gone Girl, which hits theaters today, makes the prospect a little too real. His missing wife Amy Dunne (played by Rosamund Pike) strikes a chord with many women (including August Book Club author Roxanne Gay, who cites the exact same proceeding passage in her recently-released memoir) by pinpointing a common predicament we often find ourselves in while dating:
Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl." —Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
'Gone Girl' (Source: Clockwise: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera in Sky, $100, at Urban Outfitters; Diptyque Paris Squared A5 Papier Tigre Notebook, $25, at diptyqueparis.com; Westward Leaning Children of California Black Frame in Redwood, $180, at westwardleaning.com; Kantha Natural White Cotton With Black Hand-Stitching Scarf, $58, at ravenandlily.com; Alex and Ani Compass Bangle, $38, at Bloomingdale's; Free People Kingslee Backpack in Black, $268, at Free People)This weekend, we dare you to go out and find yourself—preferably before it boils down to a murder mystery pointing fingers at your befuddled betrothed. Ditch the endless "shoulds" and "to-dos" by going out to explore, and keep your cool with some stylish essentials to help you make your escape: Clear your head with a fresh journal ($25), which also proves to be a key piece of the puzzle in the plot, and channel your creative side with an old-school camera ($100)—both of which can be toted around in a chic carry-all backpack ($268). Hit the road in sustainable sunnies ($180) and a scarf ($58) that will help turn your gaze towards bigger issues. While the compass charm bracelet ($38) isn't actually functioning, it will remind you to always follow your own arrow.

Otherwise, going out and seeing the flick works too. Steal a sneak peek by watching the trailer:
(Source: youtube.com/Movie Trailers)
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