dress- vintage, Ahab Bowen Dallas (now closed *sad face*)
shoes- Antonio Melani
Last week, 225 Magazine celebrated the release of the September Fashion issue in mad style. The theme was Mad Men and, not surprising, Tate & Sarah Tullier were the best dressed in my eyes. A gold skinny tie & the perfect LBD? Yes. See party photos here & laugh at my face...
For the Mad Men theme, I decided to go with a Betty & Megan Draper blend. If you saw my Instagram post, you know that I had quite the debacle! I knew I wanted to stay in the Draper family, but which one fit me best that day was a difficult decision. As Kiernan Shipka is my 14-year-old style icon, my immediate draw was to her character, Sally. But looking like a child isn't what I wanted to do while trying to get into a party that is 21+. The Don was my next choice because, well, I just wanted to wear a velvet tuxedo jacket and call it a day. Though, seriously, velvet in hurricane season is just laughable.
In the end, I asked myself what Betty Draper would have worn had she *spoiler alert* still been married to Don during the last few seasons when he was married to Megan. If you don't know what I am talking about, watch the show! A flower child California version of Betty. Take a late 1960s print Megan would love, but in a ladylike shape Betty would prefer. Add classic jewelry, tasteful shoes, a chic updo, and a funky handbag.
Who is your favorite Mad [wo]Man?