Friday, May 23, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The mid-west. The Dust Bowl. The Great Depression. 1800's prairie dresses. The worn faces of the 1930's. The cautious explorations of the 1970's fashion in the mid-west. I was inspired by these images for a spring/summer lookbook and I set about creating my own version.
Over the past few years several designers (Rodarte, Ralph Lauren & Anna Sui to name a few) have been inspired to create collections based on similar themes; Ralph Lauren in particular came out with some heartrendingly lovely calico dresses. A few of those dresses ended up on the inspiration board I created.
I was very happy to find some of my favorite retailers had a similar idea & are currently well stocked with items perfectly designed to create your own prairie rose look. 90's babydoll dresses in gingham was something I was really interested in finding, and lo and behold! The internet provided me with several sites selling just such items!
Listed below are photos of outfits I've styled, as well as photos and links to similar items you can purchase for yourself.
Cream Ruffled Tank Top // J. Crew // Thrifted
Cream Broom Stick Skirt // Abercrombie & Fitch //
Wedges (not shown) // Ugg // T. J. Maxx
Black Suede Tunic with Fringe // Vintage // Thrifted
Shorts // True Religion (DIY cutoffs) // Thrifted Grey
Suede Ankle Boots // Sam Edelman // Marshalls
Blue Shrug Sweater with Lattice Work Sleeves // Free People
Cream 'Buck Skin' Dress // bebe // Thrifted
Wedge Sandals // Ugg // T. J. Maxx
Chambray Shirt Dress // J. Crew // Thrifted
Braided Belt with Silver Flower Buckle // Vintage
Cream and Brown Cowboy Boots // Lucchese // Vintage
Peasant Blouse // Free People // Thrifted
Shorts // True Religion (DIY cutoffs) // Thrifted
Grey Suede Ankle Boots // Sam Edelman // Marshalls
Dress // Tahari // Thrifted
Wrap // Thrifted
Same boots as before!
Tie Dye Peasent Blouse // Diane Von Furstenburg // Thrifted
White Skirt // ? // Thrifted
Red Cowboy Boots // Vintage //Thrifted
Beaded Crochet Tank Top // ? // Thrifted
Paisley Fringe Shorts // Rachel Roy Denim // T. J. Maxx
Silk Bandanna // Thrifted (sensing a theme here yet??)
Denim Vest // Paper Cloth & Denim // T. J. Maxx
Blue & Cream Gingham Button Down // J. Crew // Thrifted
Same Shorts & Booties!!
I also filmed a style lookbook video:
And a makeup tutorial for the makeup I'm wearing:
|Wander Love Ankle Boot|
|High Rise Vegan Shorts|
|Parting Sun Top|
|Floral Peasant Blouse|
|Dust Bowl Distressed Denim|
|Dust Bowl Dress|
|Suede Ankle Boots|
|Gingham Midi Skirt|
|Gingham Drop Waist Dress|
|Gingham Smock Dress|
|Pleated Midi Skirt|
|Tan Lace Up Ankle Boots|
|Suede Hair Bow|
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