Not A Betty

This dress reminded me of something Betty Draper might wear during the day while doing housewife-y things at home; far too casual for her to wear out, but a decent "house day" dress. It's clean and preppy in the palette of blue she prefers (a little more season 1 and 2 than season 4 where she began dressing older than her age and looking very much like a politician's wife). As a fan of Mad Men, that mental connection made the dress rather irresistible--even if I'm more of a fan of Joan than Betty and see myself more as a Peggy than either of them. I of course ended up dressing more like Sally than any of the ladies on the show because I apparently have a juvenile sensibility (all I need is to add a pair knee socks). All this rambling to say: I'm rather excited Mad Men is coming back soon (not so excited about all the Mad Men paraphernalia out there right now; I just want the drama).


Outfit details:
Jeffrey Campbell heels

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22 comments:

  1. the two tone sweater is soo cool!

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  2. I know, I cannot wait for the mad men return this month! Love this inpired dress, but I think you're prbably being way more daring and fun with it than Betty would.
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  3. The dress is lovely, but this cardigan is amazing!!! :-)
    I love that color combination! btw. I cannot wait for the new series Mad Men, they are finally back. :)

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  4. I LOVE MAD MEN. but apparently we don't get amc anymore :( i'll have to see about that...
    ~niki <3
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  5. what a cool harlequin cardigan! yeah, it is quite mad men but i wish everything these days were as poofy as back then. been catching up on the show on netflix and it's so deliciously dramatic in that repressed way

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  6. Yay! For Mad Men. LOVE IT! And I love your dress. It's adorable.

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  7. Exactly what Betty would wear, except it might be past her knees. Lovely dress!

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  8. cute cardigan

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  9. I'm totally into Mad Men as well! peggy is my fave, both in personality and in style, but all the mad women are amazing stylewise and personalitywise. I actually love Betty, I recognize a lot of my own insecurities in her. Also, dressing like Sally = boss!

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  10. I haven't really watched Mad Men, but the style in it is to die for. I loved when Tom and Lorenzo did their summer-long feature of all the outfits...I read it all, even though I didn't really know the characters!

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  11. Totally adore this dress! <3 I haven't gotten the chance to start actually watching Mad Men, but my boyfriend is in love with it and I myself am in love with Christina Hendricks...;3 I really need to sit down and go at it!

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  12. Such an adorable outfit. The dress does look very 'Mad Men-esq."

    xo,
    Ruche

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  13. How do you do it? You manage to look perfect in every outfit!

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  14. that two-tone sweater is SUCH a statement although I imagine it's quite versatile at the same time :)
    Rory
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  15. I've never seen a two-tone sweater before, it's so unique and lovely!

    xo Amanda
    http://lovely-charming-delightful.blogspot.com

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  16. The plaid is very Betty!
    Your photos on the railways tracks always make me think of Twin Peaks...

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  17. I am also ecstatic about Mad Men coming out this month! And what a perfect dress, it does look like Betty :). Happy Friday!

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  18. That cardigan is pretty darn cool.

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  19. so adorable sweetie
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  20. Just stopped by to say: I LOOOVE THE CARDIGAN! So adorable and unique! The dress is also very '60s. Lovely!

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  21. New to your blog and I love your hair and style...it's always so nice to see other fashionable ppl with short hair...(and petite too)

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