I know the term “Mid-Century Modern” applies to furniture right around the period between 1945-1970. However, I feel that maybe outfits can be put into the same category. I love “retro” looks, which I consider anything from 1950’s to the 1980’s, and this shift dress from YOINS – Your Inspiration definitely fits the bill. Of course, accessorizing with anything Kate Spade puts the “modern” in “Mid-Century Modern”. I wore this outfit to my great aunt’s 100th birthday celebration recently, and she is such an inspiration. I think she would have worn something like this!
My great-aunt, Dionisa Bermudez Ancheta: Photo 1 with me and my husband and son; Photo 2 with my mom and aunts from Canada.
Outfit: Dress c/o YOINS – Your Inspiration (yoins.com); earrings, necklace, all bracelets, small ring and purse by Kate Spade (purchased at the main store and outlet); large ring by PASHN by Survi; Enzo Angiolini Coadi Houndstooth Pumps; “Tippi” glasses by Lookmatic (no longer available in black); in top picture, prescription “Keiko” sunnies in Roxy Noir by Bonlook
All outfit photos by Deon Chen
FTC Disclosure: I received product and was asked to review the product in return. Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.
I’ve always felt that bridesmaid dresses should be re-purposed. When I got married, my bridesmaids all wore dresses that they each picked out individually so the styles were different, but were uniform in color. I asked that they purchased ones they could wear more than once, so they would feel they spent their money wisely. I was inspired by Weddington Way
to style one of their chiffon bridesmaids dresses
for a fun springtime date outfit, because it shows that the bridesmaid dress doesn’t have to live forever in your closet like Katherine Hiegl’s character in 27 Dresses!
I was inspired by the perfume shaped little clutch purse from Kate Spade called “Walk on Air” because chiffon dresses are definitely light, airy and flow gracefully when walking. To continue the light and airy theme, I chose accessories that where equally just as fun as the purse, like the floral shoes by Poetic Licence, sparkly pink glitter nail polish by Ciate and the fantastic “In the Shade” bracelet, again by Kate Spade. This outfit makes me just want to skip around and twirl!
A quick little outfit post of what I wore to the recent San Diego Style Bloggers Beauty Blogger Workshop at Bellus Academy in Poway (my post will be up soon, but check out the awesome recap on the SDSB blog here). I kept my outfit simple so that my favorite pieces would stand out: the shirt, the bracelet and the purse. Everything else was in the color scheme of dark grey and nude as a base for those pieces I wanted to highlight.
The shirt I’m wearing is from Wardrobe Ritual, designed by Ashley Wright, who’s brand I discovered on Instagram. She takes upcycled and vintage clothing and adds an artistic edge to them, making each garment a piece of wearable art (this is one of two shirts I have from her line). My new Kate Spade glasses bangle has shown up again because I can’t get enough of it. But my newest vintage acquisition is the fab vintage Céline clutch purse (which I got on eBay in fantastic condition). I also put in a close up of my awesome nude heels because I got them for a fantastic price at Marshall’s.
Outfit – Wardrobe Ritual shirt (men’s size small); Madewell Denim Leggings; Aldo belt; Céline vintage clutch purse; Kate Spade Goreski Glasses Bangle; Sam Edelman shoes; Rings by Wendy Brandes and Suki Bijoux; Karl Lagerfeld Pyramid Stud watch; Lookmatic “Tippi” Glasses