Hi, friends! It's that time again. It's officially Mad Men Dress Challenge season. In case you're new around there, JuliaBobbin is the host of the challenge and this is the deal (per her site):
Recreate a Mad Men dress that you love. It doesn't have to be an exact copy, you can just be inspired by the style of the 50's, 60's and early 70's.
Email your entry over to Julia by Tuesday, April 1st.
The Big Reveal:She'll then post up everyone’s photos and blog links on Sunday, April 6th.
Now, to be quite honest, I've sort of had to kick myself in the butt to get geared up for the challenge this year. It's just that winter currently seems to have me on more of a modern fashion kick. I've been wearing skinny jeans, button downs, and boots much more than anything vintage or vintage-inspired, lately. It's really about time that winter shut up and spring got started, though. And, what's better for welcoming the new season than a new vintage dress? (Spring is coming, right? -- as I type this there's snow and ice on the ground)
The two previous years of the challenge each saw a green dress from me. This year I might just be mixing it up. Who knows, there's really so much inspiration to pour over, I don't think I have any idea what I'll end up with. I've been adding to my Mad Men Pinterest board and generally scouring the internet for outfit images to inspire me -- so far a lot of them are green and blue, it seems. Sigh. Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know a 1963 Vogue pattern catalog has just made its way into my possession, so that's helping to add to the heaping pile of inspiration images, too.
Here are some of my top contenders... today.