Monday, July 25, 2011

Approximation



Inspired by my flapper-esque Bastille Day outfit, I put together this outfit, which has 20's daywear proportions. When I think of daywear in the flapper era, I always think of drop waist dresses with pleats, a look that can be approximated by wearing a fitted tunic-length top over a knee-length A-line skirt. This approximation also tends to be more flattering than an actual drop-waist dress for some reason. What I was going for was just a hint of a 20's vibe, not an actual reproduction of the style.

Over the weekend Mark and I attended our friends' wedding up on Mt. Tamalpais. When we met up with our dog sitter to drop Georgie off, she had brought along an adorable pit mix puppy that she's fostering, and of course I instantly fell in love and have been obsessing about him ever since (I think the dog sitter brought him along expressly for this purpose). We've been discussing the pros and cons of getting another dog for awhile now; obviously it would be a lot more work and more expense and hassle when we go out of town, but it would also be fun for Georgie as well as a chance to rescue another dog who's in need of a home. Plus, twice the snuggling potential! Perhaps there's another dog in our future...


Top: H&M
Belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Scarf: Asos
Skirt: Noa Noa
Bracelet: Betsey Johnson
Tights: Hue
Shoes: John Fluevog

10 comments:

Terri said...

What a wonderful skirt...and I think you achieved the 20s vibe.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

I agree with Terri - you nailed the 20's beautifully. I love the B. Johnson bracelet and the gorgeous scarf. Yay! for more rescue dogs in the house! We're at three rescue cats now and they are hard to resist.

Tina said...

When our dalmatian turned 13, I thought he might need a companion so we got a pit mix (rescue). The dalmatian lived to be 16 and my vet said it was in part due to having a companion. They were inseparable!
Great look, BTW.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Awww pits are the best and sweetest dogs!! I wish we could have pets where we live. I love the pink skirt =)

Megan Mae said...

Love the color of this outfit. The antiqued pink of the skirt helps with the 20s throwback, but the bright scarf keeps it funky and modern.

Aww, puppy! Goodluck on your decision. My mom just took on another rescue cat, who I'm hopelessly in love with. Too bad I can't have animals where I live.

Franca said...

I love it! I never thought of this shape as an approximation of the 20s, but you're right, it totally is!

meegiemoo said...

Lovely outfit. I do love Noa Noa's tulle skirts. So versatile on their own or under other skirts.

PUPPY! I vote YES!

Laurelann said...

I love the 20s inspired look! I also think you are dead on in your opinion that this layered skirt and fitted tunic combo is more flattering than a drop-waist dress. I think it might be due in part to the fact that you control the proportions, while something made to be drop-waisted assumes the same measurements for everyone. Customization is key!

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Beth said...

Laurelann hit it on the nose, I think. YOU get to say where everything is, not the designer.

As for the puppy, what did Georgie think?

Audi said...

Beth: Georgie has met him twice and they seem to get along really well. I just filled out the adoption application today, so fingers crossed!