Thursday, July 30, 2009

Like Butter - "Mad Men" Inspiration

I don't watch "Mad Men" (I tried an episode and it didn't grab me, sorry, my taste runs more to "True Blood"), but I love love love the 50s look in women's clothing. Today's outfit was partly inspired by that show and partly by this very cool link that my friend Celia sent me: "Mad Men" Yourself , where you can play with the clothes and looks (even body type!) of that era. I enjoyed it, hope someone else might.

Anyway, I had this lovely butter yellow sundress that I found while poking around in my regular consignment shops this weekend, so I went a little "Mad":
Put it with a cardi for work, my bronze sandals, some vintage jewelry, and I am ready to sip martinis, baby.

Here it is without the cardi (just a wee bit too boob-tacular for work):
I felt very Doris Day all day, and flounced around appropriately. This gorgeous dress was only $22. It's fully washable and was so comfortable in the (slightly less) heat. I did, however, find out that it's pretty much see-through. Note to self: buy more skin-coloured underwear!

The stuff:
You can see the lovely eyelet fabric of the dress in the background. Mom's vintage bracelet, and Grandma J's 50s clip-on earrings make for pretty green accents to go with the herons on the cardi.

And look what I found in the side of my picture:
Who's a hot kitty? Inigo is!

Dress (tag cut out, consignment), cardigan (Lucky Brand, consignment), shoes (Naturalizer), bracelet (60s vintage, Mom's), earrings (50s vintage, Grandma J's).

11 comments:

  1. Cute dress! I love the silhouette!!

    I don't suppose your kitty is looking for the 6-fingered man is he?

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  2. Holy moly, you are SMOKIN' in that dress, doll!

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  3. You have really pulled off the vintage look here and it looks great on you! Very nice outfit.

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  4. i really love this dress and it's almost identical to a calvin klein one kicking around TJ Maxx for $50! nice score!

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  5. What an awesome dress! It looks so nice and comfy. And I have the same problem...I'm wearing a white skirt today and realized how badly I need more nude panties!
    And I love when we get to see the kitties!

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  6. That dress is awesome!! I love it so much! I'm only sad that the tag was cut out so I can't stalk down one of my own.

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  7. I did that Mad Men Yourself thin this week too. I thought it was hilarious too see them in their underpinnings to begin with. And that era is one of my fave clothing eras.

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  8. Thanks, Bianca! Heh, he is indeed named after Inigo Montoya in "The Princess Bride." The six-toed kitty better watch out.

    Wendy, thanks! Of course you do.

    Thanks, Sal! I felt great in it all day.

    Thanks so much, Chris!

    Eednic, thank you.

    TTS, well that makes me feel great. I love a bargain!

    Kaylyn, thank you. It felt wonderful on such a hot day. Amazing how much your underwear affects your outfit, eh? The kitties have been very cute lately.

    Thanks, Kelly - yeah, me too. I like to know where my stuff is from.

    Tina, it's totally the best era.

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  9. OMG I LOVE this outfit. So adorable! You look like a movie star!

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