oh so retro

May 9th, 2012

I was actually running late to meet some friends when I took these photos, and in all the crazy running-late-ness, I totally didn’t realize that the battery on my camera had apparently died.  Not to be foiled, I grabbed my old Canon Rebel, the camera I had when I started this blog, and figured I’d do some shots with that.

Except… the last time I’d carried my Canon Rebel was apparently Fashion Week, because it was set with a super high ISO, resulting in the weirdly dark and gritty photos in this post.  Some days you just can’t win!

Banana Republic was kind enough to send me this dress, and I had it shortened by about a foot and now absolutely love it. 🙂 It felt sort of retro, thin-Betty-Draper-esque to me, which isn’t usually the style I gravitate towards naturally, so tailoring the length made it a little more “me.”  Paired with this too-cute purse from Nine West (some bags are “bags” but this one is for sure a “purse”!), all I need is a time machine. 

Actually, let’s face it, if I had a time machine, I’d go the way of Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris.  And then go to the future, DUH!  How cool is the future going to be?!  They’ll be all, “oh, skinny jeans and platforms, so retro!”

Gifted Banana Republic dress, gifted Nine West purse, Jimmy Choo heels, Forever 21 and Ben Amun bracelets.

Tags: style

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica // May 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

    lovely! love your distinction about a purse vs a bag… so true

  • 2 Sarah // May 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Katy – you look just darling! Good call on shortening the length, it makes the dress much more wearable (and age appropriate).

  • 3 Emily // May 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    totally love this.  never thought I would when you first sent me a photo.  Mom was right!  Remember, she really liked it from the get go/saw its potential!  You look great in shifts Katykate…you should wear them more often!!

  • 4 Michelle // May 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I was lusting after this dress, now I am wishing I had purchased it. It looks fabulous on you!

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