decade by decade

August 28th, 2011

A few weeks ago, Banana Republic invited a number of style bloggers to get all dolled up in sixties hair and makeup and their Mad Men-inspired collection!

I was completely obsessed with this whole look — and before you get all excited for the tutorial, I’ve tried to recreate this look (which was done by a very talented professional) with no luck so far.

Chad and I are total Mad Men addicts, and if you know the show as well as I do, you’ll probably remember the outfit that I was channeling when I put this look together: this one, from the episode where Betty and Don go to Rome and she ditches her suburban housewife clothes for something a little more glam.  My breath caught when she came onto the screen in this episode — in part because there’s no one on earth more beautiful than January Jones (even when I hate her character, she’s still so beautiful it hurts).

The ladylike trend is back in full force (thank you, Kate Middleton), so it was fun to get dressed up in an era where “ladylike” wasn’t a trend.

Thank you so much to Banana Republic for inviting us, and double thanks to Keiko for keeping me company when my hair was getting done and snapping these pictures!

Photo 1: Madewell top, Zara skirt and heels, Alexis Bittar bracelet, DANNIJO bracelet.  Photo 2: Gifted Mad Men dress from Banana Republic, Banana Republic pearls and heels.

And for what I wore the rest of the day (also snapped by Keiko):

Tags: beauty · beauty product samples provided for my review · style

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie // Aug 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Ah, this is so cute! Wasn’t sure about the Mad Men collection, but now I think I’ll check it out! Those pearls make the outfit though, really.

  • 2 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:04 am

    You look gorgeous! I was looking at their Mad Men collection online the other day, and am officially obsessed.

  • 3 katie // Aug 29, 2011 at 3:45 am

    that dress is amazing, so lovely! fab hair too!

    Katie x

  • 4 Highheels & Nothingtowear // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Like the last picture! Your hair is really pretty! XO Dianne

  • 5 Niki // Aug 29, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Love this look on you!  You look totally different, but still gorgeous!

  • 6 Sonia // Aug 29, 2011 at 8:25 am

    You look great! I hope you master the look so I can learn myself…

    In Pursuit of Style

  • 7 Glamamom // Aug 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    You look lovely.  The hairdo suits you 🙂

  • 8 Rosa Rassi // Aug 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    You really look fabulous.  I will try this look myself.

  • 9 Steph // Aug 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    adorable hair!

  • 10 Carly // Aug 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    You look so ladylike it!
    The makeup looks amazing too..especially loving that last candid fresh and fun!
    Hope you are having a great week.

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