Thursday, October 27, 2016

OOTD: Tweed & Alligator

- Outfit of the Day -

" Tweed & Alligator "

Today's look is fall in the fifties, and for me, autumn always requires alligator, and additional rich fabrics! The trend of tweed is nothing new, as this fabulous fabric became especially popular by Coco Chanel, from the 1920s-1960s. A heavenly herringbone weave, is renowned as the most classic fabric - and this won't be stopping anytime soon. 

 Mid Century Modern at its finest, I could see Mad Men's Joan Holloway rocking this one <3

This 1950s jumper dress designed by Jo Collins, really has my heart, with an amazing woven texture of different browns, and a sexier decolletage, finished with mother of pearl buttons that follow to the floor. It also has functional, hidden pockets, and exaggerated darts on the bust for an extra pointy pinup look. The pattern & structure is truly incredible, and definitely reminds me of something Marilyn would have owned.

I love accessorizing with browns, and so I've added some maroon leather gloves, alongside a vintage, chocolate, mink, poodle brooch, finished with some alligator heels. These particular heels are especially my favorite, as they capture the late 40s as well as the early 50s shoe style. Earlier babydoll pumps had a rounded toe with a chunkier high heel, and later pumps had a sexy, skyscraper cut, and slightly thinner heel. These seem to be right in the middle!

Dress: Vintage, 1950s "Jo Collins"
Shoes: Vintage, 1940s "Danette's, La Patti Exclusives"
Purse: Vintage, 1950s
Gloves: Vintage
Sunglasses: Fendi "blink" Havana style

♡ Ashlyn

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