One hundred years of style

Updated on Jun 10, 2009
Urban Outfitters sunglasses - thrifted sweater - H&M dress - thrifted stockings
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queenelizabeth 's Thoughts:

Sometimes when I feel like I’m not being creative enough, I try to come up with a story or character to use as the basis for an outfit. After re-reading the Lula articles about Edie Beale and crazy stylish old ladies, I had the idea to dress in a similar vein, using a piece of clothing from every decade that an eccentric old lady would have lived in and saved souvenirs from. What I came up with:
1910’s strand of pearls
1920’s flapper dress
1930’s…I don’t really know anything about the 30’s, although I guess the red lipstick is sort of Old Hollywood/screen siren-esque.
1940’s oxford heels (ok so this is a stretch, but bear with me)
1950’s headscarf
1960’s sunglasses (a la Jackie O, of course)
1970’s flower ring
1980’s fake diamond choker (hellooooo Madonna!)
and a big ol’ granny sweater because she’s in her 90’s.

In real life, though, I took off the glasses, the ring is impossible to see, and all the other pieces ended up looking more like a 20’s tribute than anything else.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Comments (14)

LYDADA
LYDADA on September 16
CHIC
monicaw
monicaw on July 07
i like the frapper dress :)
CEES_
CEES_ on June 17
this is cute i like
Xavion
Xavion on June 15
luv the glasses
hessica
hessica on June 13
ahh i was thinking of wearing an edie beale inspired outfit! you beat me to it! this looks great, though.
KarenKay
KarenKay on June 11
love the ring + necklace
superniknok
superniknok on June 11
love the dress and the headband! ;)
igotsteeth
igotsteeth on June 11
very 20s glamour. yea, i knida tend to the 'just' 20s tribute as well ;)
lexi951
lexi951 on June 11
amazing shoes
Naso
Naso on June 11
i love the jumper and the dress its soooo pretty !!!! :D
nia
nia on June 10
awesome dress!!
Jasna
Jasna on June 10
So luv ur dress!!= my chic vote xx
micchie
micchie on June 10
I really love your fringe dress.. Really chic :)
plastikneon
plastikneon on June 10
This looks great! I know what you mean about not being creative enough...when I walk through town I always feel way too dressed up but after browsing chictopia and other blogs I feel like I play my outfits so safe. Love how daring you always are, the cardigan looks great over the flapper dress!
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