Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Party Attire: creating a Mad Men inspired look

Hi pretties, I'm back with another Holiday outfit, this one I wore last week to my husbands command Christmas party. It was not the exact outfit I had planned, but in the end it was perfect. 

I always joke I should have lived during the 50's and early 60's, I love the way women dressed back then. 

One of things I love most about this outfit is the fact that it isn't a mini skirt to tube top dress. I have worn shorter dresses in the past {always with tights!} but this year I wanted to wear something a bit more classic but with a pop of fun. The leopard was just the pop of fun I was looking for. 

I loved creating this Mad Men inspired look: 

-the vintage glass beads were perfect! They added a pop around my neck but weren't over powering. Plus they were given to me by my mom and they were my great grandmas. 

-buttoning up a cardigan and adding a thin belt around the waist creates the perfect Mad Men look and also makes my waist seem super skinny, win win in my book! 

-the A-line skirt was a random find a few days before the party and thank gosh I snagged it. I threw it on last minute and it was perfect. 

-I love the details of the tights, they make the look a bit more va-va-voom in my opinion.

necklace: vintage from my mom // cardigan: Francesca's // belt: came with a top from TJMaxx // skirt: Express via thrift store // tights: target // booties: Charlotte Russe

I normally go a bit more cocktail party glam for holiday parties but this is what Scott loved best so I wore it for him. I ended up loving it and feeling super confident in it. 

I loved that I wasn't pulling at a strapless top all night or making sure my dress wasn't bunching up too high when I sat down. 

What are you planning to wear for your Christmas/Holiday party?


Danette Dillon said...

So many great things happening here especially that leopard print cardie. No way to go wrong there!


Tiffany H. said...

Love the whole outfit! especially those tights.


Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

So cute Jen! Love those tights especially!

Karri said...

va va voom!! love the tights with the outfit :) and jealous of your vintage beads...they're beautiful!

Kiana Bates said...

Oh I love the tights and leopard!! So cute
New follower :)


Anonymous said...

Love this look!

Hanna said...

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I love new friends!!! Happy Holidays xoxoxo

Franziska said...

I love Mad Men so much, and I totally wish we still dressed like that. The belts and the dresses and the fancy of it all - we are definitely missing out on that now a days :(

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