I'm going retro...For my first post in the 3-part series featuring 3 different looks with this fitted, tailored pink dress, I decided to go retro. And by retro I mean the early 60's Mad Men style: the sexy, fitted but modest dresses, ladylike accessories, the tidy hairdos, the pearls... I don't often dress like that, though. For starters, I have serious doubts whether I can pull off ladylike. Convincingly, I mean.
Let's be honest, there's nothing modest or subdued about me: I swear (a lot), express myself in no uncertain terms, and have an uncanny tendency to fall over my own feet (especially on the extremely rare occasions when I'm wearing heels). And the tidy hairdo bit... well, I blame my genes. I've tried just about everything possible to tame my hair (without destroying it in the process), and I've sort of settled for slightly messy. My hair has a mind of it own, and a good hair day is a day when I and my hair are in agreement on the day's 'look'... For the record, I do have a foolproof method of getting that wavy, 40's movie star look: it involves a big round brush, a hairdryer and a sauna. Needless to say, the sauna was not available when these photos were taken...
Anyway, This is a look I have actually worn to work (though not this particular dress; it's a bit too low-cut). A fitted dress and a cropped cashmere cardigan was sort of a signature winter look for me a couple of years ago (although usually with boots instead of shoes), but I have worn it less more recently. It's because these sort of dresses are a bit too high-maintenance: they must be dry-cleaned, and I'm getting a bit too lazy for that.
I am wearing:dress: L.K.Bennett (old) / Cardigan: Brora (similar) /bag: Michael Kors (old) / shoes: Clarks (old) / necklace: Snö of Sweden (old), brooch: Arlequin Máscaras, Barcelona
And the other two looks featuring this dress? I'm thinking less modest, more glamour, maybe a bit posh, too... We'll get back to that.
Do you like retro looks?