2.4.11

Get the Look

As requested I'm going to continue the "get the look" posts every saturday. It reminds me of what I used to do on my blog after I first started it. And I'm always looking for outfits to re-create so PLEASE send them to the e-mail on my profile. Also if you're looking for something specific let me know. I have no life so I would love to help you find what you're looking for.

Why does this look work? The simple lines of the dress balance out the bold accessories. Its a great look for summer!

Key Elements to this look: simple shirtwaist dress, bold yet simple straw hat, fun jewelry, short gloves and a handbag with a bamboo handle.

Lets start with the dress:
What to look for: Simple lines, shirtwaist/day dress, sleeveless/short sleeves, neutral color/light pattern
My Top 3:
simple pattern shirtwaist from fancymeetingyouhere
this one has a slim skirt but i think the look works either way. this one from thegreedyseagull
this gorgeous cobalt one is from nestdesignstudio
looking for more? how about this one, this one, this one, this one or if you like a tone on tone look try this one.

Now lets look at some accessories
Gloves
what to look for: right at wrist length, bold bright color, no pattern.
My Top 3
these bright little ones with the button detail are from jessjamesjake
these lemony delights are from HulaGirl1922
and these sweet little ones with the embroidered details are from sparrowfinds
also try these ones.

Jewelry
What to look for: bold, bright color, round, fun.
Bracelets:
clear/matte cuff bracelet from analogueshop
three thin bangles from ModernMaude
big bold yellow round stretch bracelet from sarah'sbasket
I also really love this bracelet

Lets look at necklaces
My Top 3:
this big bold yellow graduated necklace from bmegdesignes
love this multi strand one from localevintage
don't like the "candy" look for your jewelry, how about this classic 60s piece from Vintageby1980sexcess

Now for the hat
What to look for: short brim, bold color that matches your other accessories, if you don't want to buy a bold color, try picking a straw hat with bold colored flowers.
My Top 3
this little straw hat is perfect for this look! from JLVintage
beautiful velour hat from pranceandswagger
super cute short brim from ohsandra

now for the bag
what to look for: bamboo handle, small/medium size, woven.
My top 3
beautiful bag from missfarfalla
adorable woven raffia handbag from HazeyJaneVintage
lovely woven straw handbag, love the shape of this one. BlowsaBellaVintage

So what do you think of this week's look? I think its pretty cute. I would certainly wear it! Shirtwaist dresses look great on all body types too! Have fun with it ladies :) and PLEASE submit some photos for outfits you'd like me to re-create (vintage please)

9 comments:

Apothecary Inn said...

Oh my gosh!! I have been eying that hat from JL Vintage for AGES!!!! Loooooooove it!!!

missfarfalla said...

This is SO cool! ALL these items are gorgeous! Wonderful idea! Thanks for including my handbag in this perfect look wish list!!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Your blog is super sweet! I love "get the look" Thank you for including the yellow bangles from my shop. :)

Blowsabella said...

This is way too much fabulous... Thank goodness there's no such thing!

jen lesh fleck said...

What a great idea for your blog! I need a bamboo-handled bag badly...actually, I didn't know I needed one until I saw these. :)

jess (jamesjake) said...

Awesome blog post!

Thank you.

connieglass01 said...

Love the way you set up your blog. Great way to show how vintage can and should be worn.

Thanks so much for including me.

Best wishes,

Connie
1980s Excess

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Fab post! Thanks for including my purse :)

a daisy a day said...

Fabulous finds!!

What a lovely way to find the look..!!

yummy colors too :)

xo