Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Peggy Olson Picnic Plaid


Dress: thrifted vintage
Necklace: belonged to my grandmother
Bag: thrifted
Shoes: Urban Outfitters

I’ve been shy about wearing this vintage dress that I found at Quality Thrift because of its brightness, but I finally decided to be LOUD in orange, yellow, green and red picnic plaid. I know I’ve seen Peggy Olson wear a dress or dresses like this on Mad Men in more demure tones. I like to think this is the California version of her drop-waist picnic plaid dress(es), with its citrus colors.

I don’t think my grandma would approve of my wearing her pearls with this dress. My mom’s mom was a black and white, Chanel-inspired kind of lady. So I felt a little wrong adding them to this outfit even though, really, this dress just HAD to be worn with a strand of pearls and this is the only strand I have.




19 comments:

  1. It is a fantastic dress! Don't be shy with the colors, they love you. Your skin tone looks great with these fiery hues.

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  2. I love it! The purse looks great with it! And I think Grandma would love the overall style...which is tres chic!

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  3. Uhm, this dress is AMAZING. The colors, the shape, the pattern. Just looks so beautiful on you.

    xoxo mama wolf.

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  4. eeps!! i love this dress - you wear it perfectly! and the pearls are the perfect accessory! Xx

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  5. I had problems commenting previously due to some strange reason, but I'm glad the issue has been resolved! This dress is so gorgeous! I love the cut. The vibrant colours complement you very well too. ;)

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  6. THIS DRESS IS PERFECTION.

    Btw, my mom is sorting through LITERALLY a garbage bag FULL of costume jewelry from my grandma- would you like any pieces? I thought of you, I haven't seen anything, but even after everyone gets a sentimental piece there will be too much for all of us. Maybe you can do something fun with it!

    @Regina, I couldn't comment here for 2-3 days either! I think it was a weird Blogger bug.

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  7. Thanks for all the nice comments about the dress, everyone! I remember liking it a lot when I first tried it on, but then I kept putting off wearing it.

    @lostsailors: If you would otherwise give a lot of the pieces away, sure, I will take something. Thank you for offering! I've been interested in working more jewelry into my outfits.

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  8. awww, I'm so glad you wore it! That is a Peggy dress. I LOVE the colours and the shape of the dress. It looks perfect on you!

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  9. @29 Skirts: My mom is supposed to send me some pictures, we'll see if she can work out how to do it with her new iPhone! If not, I'm going home in a week so I'll just look for you. You'll have to let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like!

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  10. I love that dress! The pattern is adorable.

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  11. Heather, you always seem to find the coolest thrifted outfits!! I love this. The colors are great and look beautiful on you!

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  12. I just realized you were wearing those suede-ish Urban Outfitter heels I love! They are so flattering!!!

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  13. I really really love your vintage dress. The colors are so retro and cool and it fits you perfectly. I think the strand of pearls looks great with it!

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  14. Wowww that dress is amazing! It fits you so well, the drop waist and the seams are so flattering! And I love the colours, so nifty ;)
    M xo

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  15. Lovely photo dear!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. ah! you THRIFTED this dress? geeze where do you live? uhmazing.

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  17. Oh wow! I absolutely LOVE this dress- the colors, the pattern, and the cut. It's very flattering on you too. Good find. And it looks cute with those heels.

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