w.i.w.t // phone call for mr. draper...






hair bow :: handmade // shirt*:: miss selfridge // dress + belt :: primark // brogues :: new look

doesn't this outfit scream 'typing pool'? we've been watching mad men this past weekend, and i was feeling inspired; i love a bit of playing dress up in my own wardrobe. the thing i realised last week with my carrie-inspired number is that i have a lot of eighties-themed pieces in my wardrobe - which was a total shock to me, because i thought i loathed the 80s 'fashion'. but it would seem that clashing patterns, loud dresses and bright colours were all born of the eighties - like me - so i must have an affinity with the decade somehow...

the decades i wish i was born in and grew up in would definitely be the fifties and sixties, and playing dress-ups inside my wardrobe proves how perfect-for-me the style was back then. nipped in waists, a-line skirts, and collars and bows, not to mention the resurgence of polka dots, pearls in the daytime and - of course, the prom dress. it was definitely the most feminine time to be alive... except for the whole, ya know, housewife situation. which, if i'm honest, i'd be totally shit at anyway. put me in a typing pool any day!

i think this outfit would be the perfect thing to wear to a stylish 60s themed party - especially with some of the fun accessories i found online. that's certainly something to think about you know... i for one don't play dress ups enough...

what about you? which is your favourite era to play dress ups in?



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