Flapper-esque + haircut!

Updated on Jun 18, 2009
green fascinator vintage accessories - silver beaded collar vintage accessories
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I’m pretty sure it’s because of all the beautiful pictures from the Jazz Age Festival that the Sartorialist has been posting, but lately, I’ve really just wanted to be a flapper girl. I want to wear my hair in a super-short bob, wear lots of extravagant jewelery and headpieces, and dance about.

So I recently got a haircut… not as short as a Louise Brooks bob, mind you, but still a good 3 inches shorter than it was before (the prospect of cutting it shorter made me queasy, but I might actually go back and get it cut shorter)! Boo to the hairdressers who always try to convince me to leave my hair longer.

The fascinator is one that I’ve had for a while, actually, but never really wore because my longer hairstyle looked really awkward with it, but it seems to work a bit better now. It’s got lots of white millinery flowers and green velvet ribbon. So great! It still looks a bit awkward (I think my hair is still too long to pull it off well) but it should suffice for the moment.

The dress (which is pretty and has all these pintucks and detailing that you can’t see) is one of the only drop-waisted-ish dresses that’s ever been flattering on me (not so great for girls with ample bottoms and short legs, ugh!). From H&M last year, and I still wear it a lot because it’s so pretty and basic. It also looks a lot like a nightgown from Anthropologie that I’ve been longing to wear as a dress, but is sadly sold out in my size. Phooey.

The bag! The bag! How could I almost forget about the bag?! I’ve been dying for a little gladstone bag just like this one, and I could not believe my luck when I won it on eBay for just over $20 including shipping! The inside is kind of deteriorated, the outside is scratched, and the seams are so fragile, but how could I resist such a charmer? I love the latch so much!

And yes, I do realize that one day, I’m going to be a crazy old little lady who hoards old treasures in a little Victorian house that’s painted in bright, cheery colors. But I honestly kind of adore that idea. :)

Comments (56)

pd804
pd804 on January 05
Love everything about this outfit
Koroneska
Koroneska on November 24
Graet bag and shoes :D u can visit me if u want :D
Kangah
Kangah on January 17
I love this, the hat is amazing!!
feketkutyak
feketkutyak on August 01
Every single element of this outfit works in perfect harmony. This is excellent...it looks like you could be an extra on a movie set or something ;)
eve
eve on July 31
wow...love your style so much
pistolsandpearls
pistolsandpearls on July 27
this is perfect in every way!
fugee
fugee on July 20
love the bag!!!! chic!!!
marigolddd
marigolddd on June 30
You are amazing. I love every single piece that you're wearing!
JulieG
JulieG on June 29
Wow, your bag is amazing!
lydia
lydia on June 28
Drop waist is so hard to find...This is sweet though. All the aspects of the outfit totally lend themselves to a flapper-ish vibe, but you don't look like you are a lost extra from The Changeling. Kudos on rockin' modern 20's with style.
nia
nia on June 25
super love with this!!!
gwozdzy
gwozdzy on June 24
wow! coolest hat everrrrr
blahhhkaren
blahhhkaren on June 23
the shoes the bag the necklaces and the baggy sweater. perrrfection!
luv2shoppe
luv2shoppe on June 23
i've been dying to have the long one, can't find anywhere here in the philippines. you're so lucky to have that piece. :)
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 23
Yeah, that one is from H&M but that was several months back, I think.
ladyrett
ladyrett on June 23
i love it! headpice makes it perfect and also the necklaces!
luv2shoppe
luv2shoppe on June 23
love the necklace. where did u buy it? is it from h&m?
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 23
Two of them are from H&M, one is something I made out of an earring, and one is vintage.
slanelle
slanelle on June 22
faved!!
Naso
Naso on June 22
amazing i love love !!!! :D
23freckles
23freckles on June 21
I love this! The head piece, the purse and shoes the necklaces... they're all amazing! So cute!
chicfaced
chicfaced on June 21
i love those heels!
PenelopeNightingale
PenelopeNightingale on June 21
Aw, you look gorgeous! I love the flowers in your hair and those shoes!!
debs
debs on June 21
adore your necklace!!
melephant13
melephant13 on June 21
Wow you look fantastic! You look so vintage-y that it feels like you just stepped out of a 1920s portal or something.
ankacookie
ankacookie on June 20
omg you look sooo pretty! love everything!
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 20
Thank you so much! :)
paulinabelle
paulinabelle on June 20
i love the hairpiece, and your necklaces
afreshvintage
afreshvintage on June 19
LOVE everything!!
crazyirishlass16
crazyirishlass16 on June 19
love your hair and your shoes!!!
caterpillar
caterpillar on June 19
i truly LOVE your style! this is what i strive to be! your whole outfit is amazing! love the headpiece! where do you draw your inspiration?? i adore your bag too!!
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Thanks! Wow, what an amazing comment. I'm totally flattered! I draw my inspiration from a lot of vintage bloggers, the Sartorialist's latest pictures, Anthropologie, Charles Anastase... Um, pretty much everything. I have no idea. :D
strawberrykoi
strawberrykoi on June 19
I have a blouse that looks like this dress from Anthropology :) This outfit is amazing and perfect!
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Thanks! I was actually staring at a dress from Anthropologie that looked like this but was lacier (also it was a nightgown... ^_^;;) But it's already sold out in my size.
ArtNat
ArtNat on June 19
I freakin LOVE hats, I have so many and need to get ballsy and wear em out!
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Yes! You should! It definitely take a bit of courage since people NOTICE, but it's so much fun!
shayelle
shayelle on June 18
you look amazing. that purse.. wow. love it! you just look absolutely darling.
dustyrosevintage
dustyrosevintage on June 18
hoarding is not such a bad thing... it's worth it for how adorable you must look every moment of your life. the collar is sooooo cute and you're rocking it perfectly!
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Thanks! Haha, I'm a;ready getting to the point where clothing is practically bursting out of my small studio apartment.
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on June 18
i love this. you're style is amazing! http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/
MarlaSinger
MarlaSinger on June 18
seriously amazing look. i'm in love with everything. i envy your headpiece sooooo bad. aaaaaah <333
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Thanks! They are actually pretty easy to find on eBay and not terribly expensive if you are patient!
libys11
libys11 on June 18
you are look cute and charming from head to toe!!!! love the head piece. and the bag is fabulous too!!! :D the cardigan is great with those beading.. and the shoes with those beige/white laces are super adorable! :D chic!
twinkl
twinkl on June 18
kyooote hair! Yes, you work the short look well. I also love the combo of all your neck accessories... sequin collar + chunky brass chains with oversized pearls.... yes...
etaira
etaira on June 18
perfect! i absolutely love everything in this ensemble = the outfit, the accessories, the handbag, shoes.. everything! <3 faved.
LilyDarling
LilyDarling on June 18
oh! Governor's Island shots at the satorialist were totally amazing and your interpretation is just fabulous... the collar piece is absolutely to die for!! real perfection, fave, fave!! xoxo
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Thanks! I've been totally loving those Sartorialist posts.
pinklady_apple
pinklady_apple on June 18
You look so cute like a doll! I love your style ^^
HoneyBunny
HoneyBunny on June 18
Wow, I love every single detail of this outfit! Especially that collar piece and bag<333
KristaniA
KristaniA on June 18
you definitely has a one-of-a-kind sense of style :) love the hair piece, neckpiece, and shoooeeezzz! can't wait for your new CoEdUgly articles !
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Yay! I'm glad you like the CoedUgly posts!
Backwaan
Backwaan on June 18
you look so well put togehter, ecelectic and chic, i love it x :)
classietrashie
classietrashie on June 18
I love your jewelry so much! Like a modern day flapper - so cute! And I think you pull off that fascinator very well
razzmatazz
razzmatazz on June 18
lovely shoes and that vintage bag is really cool! :)
KelleyAnne
KelleyAnne on June 18
I've been looking for a gladstone bag too:) Yours is wonderful. I love everything about your outfit...all of the details really add up to something unique, elegant, and beautiful...but vintage in the same breath.
candydoll
candydoll on June 18
You look so chic!
YekkY
YekkY on June 18
This is GORGEOUS! Everything is Perfect. So Anthropologie on styling ;-*
Speedbump
Speedbump on June 19
Haha, thanks! I <3 Anthropologie!! Though I think they are getting more modern lately.
plastikneon
plastikneon on June 18
You look beautiful! I'm in love with the bag, headpiece, and jewelery of course. Everything here is perfect! Adding this to my favorites right now.
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on June 18
I love your accessories!!!!
lish
lish on June 18
i love the entire look!!! it's so chic! vintage and elegant!
melimund
melimund on June 18
Oooh! I love the way you accesorize!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on June 18
What a great outfit, love everything about that!! You sure have great style! :D Love specially the bag :)
nia
nia on June 18
i love all ur accessories!!
jeroy
jeroy on June 18
gorgeous. love the jacket
igotsteeth
igotsteeth on June 18
you look beautiful and I bet scott schumann would be proud^^
Jasna
Jasna on June 18
Luv ur dress, so cute!!!= my chic vote xx
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