The hubby and I both love Mad Men. And I feel that we're also somewhat more retro or vintage in our thinking. Almost like we were made for a different time period. We've become more so as the years have gone by, I think. Hmm, maybe that just means we're getting old. Ahem. Anyway. When you watch Mad Men, or at least when I do, one thing that really stands out is the fashion. Styles have really changed over the years. Dresses for women weren't just for dressing up then - they were the standard.
So what is the going fashion of today? Obviously I'm not asking what's fashionable in Paris or New York. I don't live there. I'm thinking rural America, home of the Every Woman, out in the country where I live. A shirt and jeans seems to be the ongoing trend. Sometimes a dressier shirt, nicer pants, perhaps a skirt. Unless you're in your local Walmart...because then it's probably your pajama bottoms and Lord knows what else. People of Walmart, anyone?
I've slowly become a "mostly dress wearing lady" over the past year or so - that is, when pregnancy and/or children haven't reduced me to wearing pajamas all day because
Another Mod Cloth dress - floral, but not overtly so. Would be cute with a white cardigan.
Here's one for my fancy dinner parties! Well...if I had fancy dinner parties. It's another floral but with a very puffy skirt and a light green almost corset-style waist.
Now this is just lovely! I really like the colors and the pleating on the skirt.
Purple makes for a nice splash of color, don't you think? This is another one that would be good with a little cardigan.
Who says simple has to be plain? This is a nice simple, summer dress with an easily adjusted waist but it's still super cute.
I've also become a huge fan of maxi/longer length dresses - they work well during pregnancy too since they're naturally a little roomier.
I can't say enough good things about this dress. I got it at Kohls on sale and wore it to my cousins wedding - it's definitely my current favorite.
And of course, to finish things up...I simply *must* get a matching umbrella and set of gloves to complete my outfits! Just kidding. ;)