Look of the Day: Eighties Does Forties

I love dressing from all eras and this is my first time really going for a 1940's inspired look. This vintage, black and white, tiger print dress is actually from the 1980's but is created in the style of a 1940's dress. In vintage communities, we refer to a vintage, retro designed piece as "80's does 40's". You can replace the eras with other ones too. Basically this means a piece was created in a more current era with a design from an earlier era. For example, a lot of clothing from today is inspired by clothes from the 1990's, so once it goes vintage, it would be labeled "2010's does 1990's". Got it?

I adore suit dresses so much, but it's so easy to look very "blah" in them. I didn't want to go for a regular black heels and black purse look with this which is why I put a 1940's spin to it.






This Fattaneh Bahari dress is everything and more. I love the tiger print split and collars which initially reminded me of a 40's zoot suit dress and inspired me to go for the look. Of course I had to pull out my oxfords to really set the look off. Would you believe I grabbed the white, geometric styled, leather purse for $0.50?! Yup, that's the thrifting life.



To make the look not appear too "old fashioned", I added a "modern" touch with two space buns and a pin curl bang for a vintage touch. And of course I had to rock my FramedNFortune black and white cat eye glasses. A pair of 1980's geometric gold earrings and a long string of pearls made into a choker for jewelry. These accessories along with a classic red lip served 40's fabulousness!






I told y'all I'm applying all the vintage pressure this summer! Smooches!





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9 comments:

  1. Wow! This is stunning. You did an excellent job of recreating a 1940's look! You looking amazing and I hope I can try this out sometime.

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  2. I really enjoyed this post as there was much I liked about this total look. That hair was too adorable, but with the red lips, fabulous! I loved how you paired the flat oxfords with that too cute dress, great choice for earrings, I like them, and we already know that those sunglass are hot! Niiiice!

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  3. Loving this look! Vintage but unique. I had a pair of those shoes when I was little and hated them didn't know anything about style I could have kept them for my daughter.
    Kita

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  4. I would have so much fun shopping with you! You did a great job merging the 2 eras.

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  5. You look fabulous!!! I can’t believe the purse was under a buck. I’m a sucker for a pretty matte lipstick, I’ll be grabbing the “Betty Boo”.

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  6. I love how you like to rock your throwback outfits. I'm older and it's fun to see the new spin on 80's fashion.

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  7. I love this look! I have been looking for these shoes. You pulled this together!

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  8. I like how you are able to pull off the vintage look. I love the oxford shoes and the whit cat eye glasses :-)

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  9. This suit isn’t boring at all. I love a good pair of Oxfords, they are so classic. I’m always in support of a red lip.

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