Monday, March 3, 2014

Mad Men Dress Challenge III

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.

Due By:
Email your entry over to Julia by Tuesday, April 1st.

The Big Reveal:
She'll then post up everyones 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. 

 Paisley Fabrics: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Floral Fabrics: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Plaid Fabrics: 1, 2, 3, 4.



  1. I love your photo collage and I must say they all look like fantastic choices, but if I had to pick a favourite it would be Peggy's plait dress. I've seen the challenge, but haven't been brave enough to enter, maybe I should there's almost a month to go, right?

    1. Yes! you have plenty of time. Do play along, it's such a fun challenge!

  2. Oh I'm tempted to participate! Love Mad Men style! I would choose Megan or Trudy's dress from these choices.

  3. My mind has gone blank, I can't remember ANYTHING from the last season of Mad Men!!

  4. All those looks are divine. I love the first Megan dress and it would look amazing on you!
    I also really like the Peggy awards dress it has such cute details and the colour combination is so fun.
    The Trudy option is also fab. How can anyone go wrong with a dark blue shift dress?!
    I'm not making this any easier am I? Based on the last two challenges (and, well ALL the cute stuff you make) I know whatever you choose it will be amazing!

  5. I love your ideas, can't wait to see what you come up with! I really love the plaid look. Greens and blues seem to be the colors for you!

  6. The photo collages look great, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make in the end. I would love to take part in this, I just don't think I'm good enough! XxxX


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