2010-09-07

Cloudy with a Chance of Betty Draper

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Dress?
Vintage, thrifted
Shoes? French Connection, at the warehouse sale at The Ex
Clutch? Thrifted
Bracelets? Crazy lady at The Ex
(a giveaway coming up perhaps?)


This dress totally reminds me of Betty Draper from Mad Men....
...except I've never seen Mad Men and I have no clue who Betty Draper actually is. Please don't shun me...

When I first put this dress on, it was a touch chilly and a blazer could have been a wise idea. But I knew I would be inside and the day would warm up... never mind, I actually just didn't want to cover up the sleeve detail with a blazer. No one puts baby in a corner and no one puts great drapey business sleevage (a technical term, really... though spell check says no) in a blazer. Last year I foolishly debated cutting this dress shorter... so glad that never happened. I love this dress. Love it. Even though the lining is cut super high and tight under my arms and I can't move freely. Vintage dresses always have high arm holes, I guess they never considered that a beefcake with pipes would be wearing this dress in the future. Yes, I'm the beefcake... better recognize.

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56 comments :

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

This dress makes me sing Hallelujah to the top of my lungs! I covet it and it makes me happy. Period. The. End.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

You look like a modern Betty. And don't worry, I would never shun you.

Sometimes I wonder if you could be any more gorgeous, and then you pull out secret weapons like this dress! I envy your thrifting skills.

Sara said...

Love that dress! amazing cut and colors.

Natasha said...

Everything about the dress is perfect! I really wish I had better thrifting luck!

Collette Osuna said...

Hello...just found your blog....I LOVE it!!! Im your newest follower:)

Your dress colors are amazing....and totally love your shoes...super cute clutch too:)

Statements in Fashion

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

I love everything about this outfit! And those shoes are amazing!!

406 Olivia said...

Beautiful photos today and uh-mazing dress!

Jameil said...

Fab!

20 York Street said...

Ah, the arms are gorgeous and so are the sleeves! Can you please come thirsting with me?

Liz said...

Drop dead gorgeous! I wish I could find dresses like these when thrifting, I will I will, you'll be my inspiration.
And just curious, I know you work as a landscaper by day, but you only post outfits you actually wear out, so do you wear these out to dinner, movies? If you feel comfortable it would be so fascinating to see what you wear these great outfits to!

Sally said...

The colors and print are magnificent, love this dress!

Sally
I'd say it's cozy :)
And I love your scarf!

Sally
http://ursaminor-sally.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

speechless with admiration and envy!

Jodi said...

These colors look amazing on you!! great find!! lucky you to have sun.. we had west coast rain today

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

What's the deal with high arm holes? I mean, sure people were smaller then but I don't remember anyone saying anything about the positions of our arms dropping...

Nadine said...

At first I was, 'No, not Jentine as well with the Mad Men thing . . ' since I have never seen it.But whew, I'm not alone.

Best handbag shot EVER. And I have always loved those bracelets.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Gorgeous colours and sleeves.

Jade said...

um, yes- this dress is stunning! (and I haven't seen Mad Men either... :)

eleanor said...

This dress is amazing! Oh my goodness, I want it. And how gorgeous are those bottom four photos? Ahh. You're too beautiful.

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Destined For Now said...

Great dress! And really lovely pictures today.

Hooked on Shoes said...

Love the dress, love the shoes! You look amazing!!

Just like your weather btw. *jealous while typing this in a jeans and sweater*

ciupa said...

a modern-day betty draper! stunning!

jen lainy said...

I love the dress but I must say, I actually love your grey nails more! So polished and chic..

jenloveskev said...

What a great dress!! It looks so beautiful on you!!!

eek said...

Gorgeouos dress and love your shoes too!

briannelee said...

So pretty! Love the dress!!!!

Alex said...

Betty is overrated. You look absolutely stunning - every item is just perfect.

Melissa said...

You look STUNNING!!! Gorgeous in every way. :)

Sandy said...

you look like january jones. kudos. the lighting in these photographs is outstanding.

love the look!

tess said...

this is very Betty & you look amazing in it!

April said...

the dress and THE SKY are fantastic. I love these photos and you look gorgeoussss, and the mad men obsession is totally going over my head too. i feel like i'm missing out on a historical movement. oh well.

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Future Lint said...

Such beautiful fall colors in the dress! I've never seen Mad Men either and I feel like the only one, so glad to know there is another blogger who hasn't seen it!

Half Dressed said...

This dress is so pretty :) I love the outfit :)

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Sal said...

Very Betty indeed! And it looks marvelous on you, lady.

Erin said...

Loooove this dress! And shoes! And clutch! Ahhh! Where did you wear it? (P.S. No judgment, but you really should be watching Mad Men, for the fashion alone.)

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

Gorgeous colors in that dress, and the details are incredible. You wear it well, Jentine!

Kathryn said...

This dress is so gorgeous. The colors are so autumny and perfect!

xoxotara said...

Gorgeous!

I don't watch Mad Men either, but this blog I read called Project Rungay (LOL) has an excellent series where they dissect the fashion of Mad Men, including Betty. You can read it here: http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/search/label/Mad%20Style?max-results=18

The clothes on that show? Gawgeous.

Samantha said...

Those shoes are fierce!! And they perfectly complement that dress! Lovely outfit : )

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Jeanna said...

You're hilarious, and I love those shoes. :)

Mandy said...

I really love the color and drapiness (is that a word?) of this dress! We all sacrifice in the name of fashion...

Daniela said...

love that dress but am really loving the shoes! great photos, too

Anonymous said...

You look awesome. I love the dress and the shoes! Do you happen to know the name of the shoes? I need those.

I've always thought you looked like January Jones (Betty). You're both gorgeous.

Linda said...

I'm with you on the Betty Draper thing. I haven't seen that show. Do you think we should start watching it since everyone else seems obsessed? Ha!
Dress is beautiful. Love all the colors and it looks so great!

Christina said...

Love that dress. Sorry to be a spammer, but I have a fun contest on my blog. Not sure if you have Victoria's Secret in Canada or if you are much of a football fan but you seem to be somewhat of a sports enthusiast. I think you posted a game day look in support of Norway? Anyways check out my contest on my blog. Thanks!

Jessica said...

coming out of lurking to say that this dress is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Wow!

Trishna said...

Hi, This is my first time on your blog and I really really like your style of writing, not to mention that you;re very beautiful. :)

I have also been noticing from your archives that you have an awesome eye for scouring excellent vintage pieces. It's almost entertainment in itself seeing your sport your fabulous discoveries.

Love from Toronto, Canada

P.S: I'd love it if we could stay in touch with each other via google or bloglovin. How would you feel about that?

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

Nice stems betty!
And that clutch in the sky photo, I'm really diggin it.

Emily

Elaine said...

Hahahah, you are NOT a beefcake. Totally love the dress on you!

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

Kyla said...

This dress is amazing! I love the print and the sleeves!

E said...

That dress is so beautiful! I love the way the sleeves hang!

raindrops on roses said...

Mad props to your hubby with these photos! SO well done! This whole outfit is fabulous!

jennifer said...

*sigh* I'm totally in love with this outfit. I just want to put it in my pocket!

Anonymous said...

Can you say STUNNING ???? This dress was made for you

sartoriography said...

I do not shun you! I do recognize!

This dress is gorgeous. So glad you didn't shorten it! And you do indeed look like Betty- modern Betty who isn't cold to her children and strangely childlike herself.

My word verification for this comment is "froboyme." That sounds like a verb w a potentially sketchy definition.

Anonymous said...

How have I not found your blog until today??? Found via What I Wore and I am hooked! You have such great style, and yes look just like January Jones/Betty Draper!
Kelly

Miguel Ignacio said...

Awesome pics for this outfit I've to say.