July 26, 2010

Mad for Feminine "New" Look Plaid!

Wore Anthropologie's Reed Shirtdress in red plaid yesterday in anticipation of Mad Men season 4 episode 1. Sure it is a little 1950s and not at all new look in length, but the weather was just cool enough to pull off after a spate of 90+degree heat and unfathomable humidity.
I threw my hair up in a messy French twist (that unfortunately didn't last through my dog walk because I forgot about the necessity of hair spray) and put on my exaggerated cat eye frames. Went to a friend's house to watch the premier with many other friends. Chris made a pitcher (yes, an entire pitcher) of gimlets that went quickly. Afterwards we had those who walked home from the party over for nightcaps. The men had Cuban cigars in the back yard. It felt very appropriate but I didn't get to bed 'til almost 3am.

It was a fantastic episode and sartorially speaking I was most thrilled by Joanie's violet blue, body-conscious ruffle bib sheath. Disappointed by Betty's desperate wardrobe attempts to dress age appropriately in adaptation to her role as new wife of Henry Francis. Honorable mention goes to Peggy's excellent bubble bob hairdo! Did anyone else dress for the occasion?


Academic Writer (a.k.a. A-Dubs) said...

I did not, but I'm glad you did! You are ROCKING that dress. Rocking. It.

Tien said...

I'm just starting to watch Mad Men, and I don't know whether it's my cup of tea or not. The sets and clothes are gorgeous, though.

You totally own that dress. The colors are fantastic on you.

erin said...


gee said...

that dress looks amazing on you!!!
i love all of Anthro's shirtdresses. xoxo

triciathomas said...

You really do look beautiful in that dress! It fits you perfectly! I adore the colors too!

Cat said...

Can I just say that I love the way you wear clothes! I so admire your talent for finding the exact right pieces for you and wearing them in a way that expresses your point of view.

Anjali said...

Oh my gosh, you look positively stunning! The dress is super flattering and the updo is wonderful as well. What a perfect outfit for the Mad Men premiere. I myself just caught up this morning...great episode :)


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