Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mad Men

I am excited to finally be back from vacation. I enjoyed every minute and I am a little sad, because I must go back to work. My official summer has ended. I will still be visiting the pool a few more weekends with the rug rats.
 I have done previous posts about the 1960's Mod era because I love it so much. This style of clothing can be seen on AMC's Mad Men T.V show. A great website for this type of style is ModCloth. Actually, when I was in New York and visited a couple of vintage shops I was surprised at how expensive vintage clothing was. For a dress from the 1960's era in NYC, you would pay from $100 to $150 and up, so I restrained from buying one. When I came back to Ohio I went to the local thrift store to my surprise they had a few dresses on a rack from the 60's, but the rack stated priced as marked. Well, there was no price and when I went up I was pretty sure they had to be expensive because they were in excellent condition- not a stain or a rip. When, she rang my dressed up, the clerk charged me $5.00 for each dress.
One of the dresses is the one in these photos. It fit me perfectly except under the arms had to be taken in a little, so my mother to the rescue. I paired this dress with a pearl and gold necklace also thrifted. This jewelry helped accent my sandals gold accent from Target. I did not wear earrings because when I wore a large necklace. I tend not to wear large earrings with a large necklace, usually if I do they are studs. Personally, I feel that wearing large earrings and large necklace is too much and would have taken away from the dress.

Do you wear large earrings with a large necklace or do you tone down one or the other? Do you have a favorite era you like to wear?

I was a lucky girl and received these 3 awards from Chris Ed. Her blog is great, so definitely check it out. She is so sweet to give me these awards. I think we all need a little pick me up every now and then and this was just what I needed. I will be giving a few blogs these awards later this week.


  1. You look just beautiful in that dress. What a great find!

  2. Looks beautiful! Nice find.


  3. Hi dear, beautiful dress! The colors are amazing! So sweet you posted the awards:D Thank you so much for the nice words! kisses chris

  4. i looove pearls, they add so much to just about every look and are PERFECT with this dress.

    popping over from Pleated Poppy!
    Distinctly M

  5. Love the silhouette on that dress!

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  6. Cute dress! What a great find! Stopping by from WIWW.

  7. That is such a great dress & I love it with your statement necklace xo

  8. gorge dress love that u paired it with flats

  9. Yah! Another blogger from Ohio! This dress is really fantastic and what a steal for $5.00. The necklace is a great addition and very ladylike. When I wear a big necklace, I typically stick with smaller earrings or my hoops that I pair with anything! Heather

  10. I absolutely love this look. You look fantastic!

  11. Carrie this dress is just stunning - the colours are soo pretty and yes, it's very Mad Men style with the necklace. BUT! I love the fact that you haven't gone for the full retro look - the sandals and your short hair make it very modern. Such a great look.

    Hope you're well, hun!

    Catherine x


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