Modern Mad Men-inspired outfit

OUTFIT | Modern Mad Men

mint houndstooth wiggle pencil dress

Philip Lim mint green Pashli satchel

Modern Mad Men-inspired outfit

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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.)

mint green houndstooth dress

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WEARING: Closet mint houndstooth dress c/o Stylist Pick; Kurt Geiger shoes (old); Philip Lim Pashli bag (sold out in mint, but other colours here); Prada Baroque sunglasses (c/o)

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COMMENTS
  • You look great Amber. I love the dress. Perfect for the summer months.

    July 27, 2015
  • 1) I’m in love with this dress! I get my paycheck this week, and I think I know what I’m spending it on… The color looks stunning on you (of course)! ?

    2) I actually like that you have your hair down? It gives a modern twist to the outfit that makes it more “classic” and less like you’re adhering strictly to a retro uniform

    July 27, 2015
  • I’ve just finally got my boyfriend to watch Mad Men for the first time and he’s hooked – so now I get to watch them all again πŸ˜€ ain’t nothing wrong with a modern mad men look, for sure! Adore the mint green of this dress – Closet sure can come up with some winners!

    July 27, 2015
  • Such a great dress! Lovely outfit…

    http://www.mandybajwa.blogspot.com

    July 27, 2015
  • Tony

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    The colour contrasts are absolutely beautiful in these pictures. I personally love the 60’s classic look, since it was an era of standout colours for clothing it still allowed women to look classy & sexy at the same time.
    Such a shame we don’t see much more often today.

    Love it!

    http://www.ukfashionstudio.com/

    July 27, 2015
  • You look beautiful! Love the mint green. This is something Joan would wear! ;))

    July 27, 2015
  • Magnetic in mint πŸ™‚ And I wasn’t pretending πŸ˜‰

    July 27, 2015
  • You look lovely as always <3

    Maisy Meow | Style | Beauty | Life

    July 27, 2015
  • Gorgeous dress, you look fantastic as always! just love you photos xx

    July 27, 2015
  • You look great. Love the dress.

    July 27, 2015
  • Oh it’s your mint bag of my dreams again… Delightful! Is it weird to covet a strangers bag so much?! πŸ˜‰

    July 27, 2015
  • *sigh* Divine mint. I love it. Mint is seriously my top favorite color – right besides baby pink and lilac – so even seeing someone else in a perfect pretty outfit like yours Amber, makes me so happy! ❀

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    July 28, 2015
  • Fantastic frock! Love the shot of you airborne.

    July 28, 2015
  • Kate

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    The 4th photo is exceptionally cute. It’s really difficult to get such good shot with everything in the right place; smooth hair, sunglasses on the nose and beautiful jump. My girlfriends and I once tried to do this together in a group but only 2 of us made it, we were quite disappointed.

    July 28, 2015
  • Stunning dress, ack it’s sold out in my size! Agree it’s Mad Men but not fancy dress Mad Men either. Love the whole look, the gold flats also make it more modern. πŸ™‚

    July 31, 2015
  • Such a cute dress, but I have to admit I prefer the 50s styles in Mad Men.

    August 10, 2015
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