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Saturday, February 5, 2011


Skirt, vintage.  Cardi, United Colors of Beneton.  Bag, Ferragamo.

Today felt like the perfect day to throw it back to the 50s and dress romantically retro:  I woke up early, had breakfast with my man, and spent the rest of the day shopping and wandering aimessly.  A lovely Saturday indeed!

I started off with one of my favorite vintage finds- this AMAZING skirt from Venus and Mars Showroom in Nashville.  Founded and curated by Karen Elson, Venus & Mars features beautiful, well preserved, and reasonably priced vintage treasures.  The skirt only cost me about $30!  It is definitely reminiscent of the Louis Vuitton A/W10 runway show, so I added to the Louis look with my favorite F21 shoes that pay tribute to the gigantic leather bows that adorned his heels last fall.  

Shoes, F21.

Of course when one is emulating a 50s housewife, pearls are a given!  I threw on my single strand with matching earrings, and then coordinated my cardigan too.   This United Colors of Beneton sweater has the most delicate pearl buttons, and adds a touch of class and sophistication to any outfit.

The matching bag and headband are both from Ferragamo, one of the most tasteful and classic brands I can think of.  Everything Ferragamo puts out has both a classic and crazy feel to it, which is why I'm constantly drawn to their pieces. 

My favorite part about this outfit is that the skirt is a Class-A spinning skirt...it floats out and expands every time I take a step : )

Some girls hate on the 50s because it was a time when it was frowned upon to show any negative emotion; instead I strive to be like the women of this time because they raised and supported their families, looked fabulous, and had a positive attitude about it every day! If that's not womanly, I don't know what is.

Enjoy your Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my god, Jess! I didn't know you had a blog! This is so wonderful. I find myself once again filled with jealousy. Every piece in your closet is so beautiful and just so Jessica!

    Thanks for posting and I hope I get to see more soon!