in vintage spirit

April 18th, 2011

What a weekend.

So, on Saturday afternoon, after a few weeks of being touch-and-go, my laptop finally conked out.  I’ve had this happen to a few computers over the years, and there is no worse feeling than being suddenly without that piece of technology that runs your whole life.  Between that laptop and my iPhone, I’m completely lost without them.

The good news is, I’d been having enough trouble with the computer over the past few weeks that I realized how important it was to back up everything — so, amazingly enough, I didn’t lose a single picture.  I’m a little stressed about the whole thing, but it could have been so much worse.  The computer is out of warranty and getting it fixed would have been a very expensive pain in the butt, so I’ve decided to take the plunge and order a new one.

SO.  Onto happier news — this Kate Spade dress!  I love that it’s a little bit vintage-y, and that it’s different from what I usually go for.  I’m always looking for outfits that can make that (tricky) transition from work to a after-work fashion event, and this dress absolutely does the trick.

And is it just me, or could you guys totally see this on one of the Mad Men characters?  Maybe without the red patent platform heels. 🙂

Don’t forget to enter the COVERGIRL NatureLuxe giveaway!

Kate Spade dress (on sale!), Forever 21 heels, gifted Accessorize earrings, Alexis Bittar bracelet.


Tags: style

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belly B // Apr 18, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Awesome! I love Mad Men Fashion! 🙂 Especially Betty Draper’s dresses.

    Belly B

  • 2 Susan // Apr 18, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Before I read the post and just looked at first photo, I thought for sure this dress was vintage.

  • 3 Francesca // Apr 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    cute pumps!


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  • 4 Lorelei // Apr 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    This is so totally Mad Men!
    And I think I’m in love with your cuff bracelet.

  • 5 Carly // Apr 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    You look darling!  Love the dress and the pop of red! Perfect for early spring.
    Hope you have a great week.

  • 6 Katy // Apr 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Lorelei — Me too!  I bought it for a black tie thing we went to last year (I wore my mom’s old dress, so I figured I could splurge on the cuff)!  It literally goes with everything I own.  🙂

    Thank you!!

  • 7 Closet Fashionista // Apr 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    That dress is so pretty ! I love it!!
    And ugh, that stinks about your computer, but its good that you didn’t lose anything 🙂

  • 8 Pearl (Crunch and Chew) // Apr 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Loving the bright red platforms!

  • 9 Lorelei // Apr 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Katy — You justify your style splurges exactly the same way I do! 😀
    It’s like since I only spend a little bit on one thing, I can spend twice as much on the next thing.
    Totally logical!

  • 10 Alexandra // Apr 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    This is pretty much the outfit Gwen Stefani wears in the “Don’t Speak” video. Love it!

  • 11 Katy // Apr 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    OMG you are so right!!!!

  • 12 Katie // Apr 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Katy, speaking of work, when I began visiting your blog, you were an attorney.  Are you still practicing law or are you a fulltime fashion correspondent / blogger now?

  • 13 elle marie // Apr 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Adorable Katy..tres adorable!  The red pumps.. or should I say HEELS, paired with the blue dress.. you are the poster girl for new/vintage!

  • 14 Katy // Apr 20, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    And Katie (a reader from the beginning!) — yes, I still practice law.  I try not to write about it on Sugarlaws because I keep it kind of on the DL for the most part (too many horror stories about bloggers getting fired, etc). 

    Sugarlaws does, thankfully, make a good income after many years of hard work, and if the right opportunities fell into place, someday I might consider making it my full time job.  But for now, even though I pull my hair out trying to balance things a lot of the time, I’m still making it work doing both.

    So that’s my long response to your short question. 🙂

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