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The holidays are officially upon us and I’m going mad! Mad Men style that is thanks to my friends over at eShakti.com
. Now, I don’t get fancy for Thanksgiving because that’s the one holiday besides the 4th of July and Memorial Day that I think it’s acceptable to dress casual. However, Christmas and New Year’s are right around the corner and I’ve always been raised to pull out my Sunday best to celebrate. And eSkakti’s Fall 2013 Collection couldn’t have come out at a better time.
If you don’t know by now, I’m totally an eShakti girl when it comes to dresses. (See here and here). So, when I saw this houndstooth twofer dress, I just had to have it. And knowing that it was Mad Men inspired only made me want it even more. I’ve been a fan of the sophistication of the 50s and 60s.
What do I love about this dress? For starters it looks like it’s two pieces (hence the word twofer)- a skirt and a blouse. Speaking of the skirt and blouse, I love the high fold over collar because I’m not necessarily a fan of necklaces. And with this collar, I don’t need one. The pencil skirt bottom features not only a black and white houndstooth print but a tulip (or curved) hem with a split in the back. And let’s not forget the button detailing along the side.
Most importantly what I love about this dress is that I got to customize it to fit my body and silhouette specifically. If you recall in the original picture above this dress had capped sleeves. I had elbow length sleeves to make it more fall/winter weather appropriate. I also chose to get the skirt so that the curve it above the knee, but you can adjust it to have it fall right at knee level or below the knee as well.
You can totally see the Mad Men inspiration of dress from the pictures above. The side button detail. Accentuated waists. Wrapped tops and bottoms. Pencil skirts. The black & white color scheme.
And of course to finish off my look, I couldn’t forget about hair and accessories. For hair, I’m thinking of rocking bangs with a faux-hair cut (just pin the edges of long underneath the nape so that it bows out giving the appearance of a short hair cut). And for accessories, I’m keeping it simple with diamond studs & tennis bracelet, a mesh silver watch with rhinestone detailing and mother of pearl face and of course my promise ring (I may or may not have lost my wedding rings.) And for shoes, I was thinking of adding a twist wearing a pair of metallic bronze gladiator style heels.
So, there you have it folks! That is my holiday look in a nutshell. I definitely encourage you to skip on over to eShakti.com and check out their Fall 2013 Collection. Who knows you might just find a little something for your holiday parties or maybe another gift to add to your Christmas list for Santa aka our significant other. I’m going to leave you with a few more of my favorites.
Are you a fan of Mad Men inspired fashion? What are you going to be rocking this holiday?