Performancing Metrics


A Sundress

Is Mad Men still cool? I don't even know. I don't watch Mad Men. Yes, America, I said it. I don't watch Mad Men. I'm not even particularly romantic about the sixties in general. Racism, sexism, war...aren't we still dealing with those things, although sometimes on a more internalized level? Why do we romanticize previous decades? I do it, particularly with British period dramas. Do I really want to live in the Victorian era where I have no career, must write under a man's name and wear a corset every day? God, NO.

But I DO like wiggle dresses and cardigans. A wiggle dress is one in which the circumference of the hem is less than that of the hips. So you have to keep your legs closer together, which makes a little "wiggle" when you walk. I think it also gives you a fantastic, curvy line.

Hello hourglass! If you do like sixties clothes, you will be happy to know that Banana Republic will be offering a Mad Men inspired line. Do you have a decade or a style that you particularly love? Flapper? Forties? Victorian? Poodle skirts? Bell bottoms? Do you feel like you are channeling a time when you wear them, or do you just like how they look? A mix of both?

P.S. Support local (and lovely) business and check out the sale at Mint Julep this week! I'll be there looking for the Milly beetle dress. They have a great online shop, too!

Dress: Milly (consigned, Second Time Around)
Cardigan: Betsey Johnson
Shoes: Target
Watch & Sunglasses: Michael Kors

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  1. The dress is fab and it looks great on you! I do watch Mad Men, love it, but mostly love the fashion!!
    Have a great 4th :)

  2. I have never watched Mad Men but I've seen photos of the cast etc and love their look/style.

    Gorgeous, as always, that dress really compliments your figure. You're one pretty, summery lady :-)


  3. I don't watch Mad Men either! Looks like we're not alone. But that dress looks gorgeous! I don't really gravitate towards any particular time period when I get dressed. (At least, I don't think I do..) Bell bottoms might totally have me dancin' though! ;)

    Hope you have a great 4th of July!

    sorelle in style

  4. @Miss A, Lissy, le sorelle I don't think I gravitate to a decade...though Mr. BF often says I dress like an old lady?? Maybe I dress to an age decade, not a time decade??

  5. I'm absolutely in love with your dress!! It fits you so perfectly. LOVE IT

    <3 Marina

  6. ha I have never watched it either but that dress is lovely on you! Thanks for posting about Mint Juleps sale. I have been wanting to go check it out since last time you wrote about it. Now I just have to actually stop in

  7. love love this dress! what an amazing pattern!
    & don't worry I don't watch mad men either :)



  8. i adore Mad Men - love the fashion! your dress is so fun - wiggle dresses always are! Great print!
    The shop look gorgeous - love the name too!

  9. Hahaha you seriously crack me up with your stories.. Love the dress but never seen Mad Men..

    All the best, Angel

  10. wow your floral dress is amazing!

  11. I love dresses in this length. So chic! Looks great but I too have never seen mad men! The clothes are probably great but you look better :)

  12. Dude, I LOVE that dress. And I completely agree with you about people romanticizing past decades. While the clothing may be wonderful, the political climate and social issues are not quite as wonderful (and that goes for any era)!