February 16, 2011

Worn Dress: Sandra Darren via JC Penney’s, cardigan: Banana Republic, necklace: thrifted, earrings: gift from MIL, brooches: one came free with a dress, one via eBay, cat pin gift from MIL, shoes: Franco Sarto via DSW.

Details You guessed it.  Today is 50s day at school.  If you’ve been following along with my week of decade love you might remember that so far I’ve only used items currently in my wardrobe and jewelry box.  Yesterday and today I’ve stepped away from my 30 for 30 to support the theme of each school day, but after tomorrow will return to my regularly scheduled 30 for 30 dressing. I may have to start doubling up on outfits each day to catch myself back up with Kendi.  I’ll see what I can do.

Today, my first task was selecting the most 50s-ish dress from my closet and I came up with this one from the very back.  I haven’t worn it in months and months, but with it’s cinched waist and full skirt it was a winner.  The key was in the accessories.  This bold, beaded necklace, my collection of brooches (including one lovely cat pin…lol…) and some pretty little bow-toe peep toe shoes.  Two teachers (completely independently of each other) told me I belonged on the Leave it to Beaver set.  Perfect.

Today’s inspirations…

Some dress patterns from the 1950s.

Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance on I Love Lucy.

The many styles of Doris Day.  {Source}