Hello everyone and welcome to the second installment of Thoroughly Modern Vintage! First off a big thank you to you all for the comments on yesterday's post. They were all so sweet! I always feel bad about posts where I am less than chipper, so thank you all for the kind words. I woke up this morning to crashing rainfall, and well, you all know how I feel about that (and if somehow you've managed to miss it, rain makes me feel very, very, :-)! )
So I thought I'd feature an LBD look for the second part. Since Coco Chanel first made black fashionable, we've all felt the need for a classic little black dress. And why not! LBD's are one of the most versatile, and elegant items you can have in your closet. They also are perfect for a vintage look.
(and I apologize for how white I am in these pictures. Pale people shouldn't go outside when it's bright!)
This dress is one that I thrifted a couple weeks ago and despite it's very vintage feel, it is completely modern. It's actually a Jaclyn Smith dress (which I believe is a KMart Brand (and yes, I am refraining from any Charlie's Angels references.)) and is probably no more than a few years old. But the shape of it is very vintage inspired. (and I have no idea what I am doing with my face, but I was really hungry, so maybe this is my hungry face?)
The dress had a very 60's feel, so I styled it that way. I also really love red as a pop of colour against black (plus red was the only colour purse I have that's not vintage).
This bag is from Target a few years ago. While it isn't vintage, it definatley works in a vintage wardrobe.
These earrings were a gift from my grandma, and the necklace is from Forever 21.
I love bows, and they are a perfect vintage-y accessory. This is from LuLu Letty's Etsy shop.
These flats are from Pinupgirlclothing.com. Totally modern, but very vintage inspired.
My belt is from Torrid years ago, and the cardigan from Costco (I know!).
While each piece is new and totally not vintage, together they make a very vintage looking outfit.
I wore this out Saturday to Long Beach (which I'll tell you about tomorrow) to go shopping and to see a dance concert. I really liked how well it transitioned from day to night wear. Next time I might bring a pair of heels for the evening portion, but as it turned out, flats were a good idea (I'll tell you all about it tomorrow).
I hope you guys liked this part of my little series. I am trying to keep it short since yesterday's post was so long! Haha!