OUTFIT | Modern Mad Men
When this dress arrived, and I paraded it in front of Terry (Which I always do, for some reason, even although I know he’s just pretending to be interested…), he commented that it was “a bit Mad Men.” Now, Terry’s assessment of clothing isn’t normally to be trusted – this is a man who insists on calling skirts “dresses”, after all – but I actually think he was spot-on this time, because it IS a bit “Mad Men”, albeit a more modern take on the 60s look from every fashion blogger’s favourite show.
If I’d wanted to (and if I was ABLE to, because let’s not kid ourselves about my ability to do more than three different hairstyles…) I could’ve put my hair in a beehive, slung a gold pen around my neck and called myself ‘Joanie’ (Thanks in advance for not pointing out that I’d need a boob job first), but there’s a fine line between “retro-inspired” and “this is what I’m wearing for Halloween this year”, and given that I HAVE actually dressed as Joan Holloway for Halloween (Because OF COURSE I’ve dressed as Joan for Halloween. I WAS planning to do Betty Draper, too, but no one threw a costume party last year. Don’t worry, we’ve already got one booked in for this Halloween, so maybe Betty will get her day. Or maybe not.), I decided to err on the side of caution, and also laziness, and just leave my hair down. There were so many parentheses in that sentence that I’ve lost track of what I was saying. Does anyone want to finish this post for me, so I can go and have some more coffee? Anyone? No?
OK, well, actually, that’s pretty much all I have to say about this outfit, other than that I really love this dress, which, thanks to the jersey-like fabric, manages to hit that sweet spot of kinda-dressy-but-also-kinda-casual-ish. And I don’t have to even MENTION all of the mint green things I own that go with it, do I? I promise I won’t wear them all at once. (I will, though.)