Going Great Gatsby

With the upcoming release of the “Great Gatsby“, everywhere you look there is great inspiration to be found. For my Going Great Gatsby look, it’s a bit of a stretch and maybe you’ll even decide it’s more about the fantastic new Karen Millen dress I recently purchased…on SALE!

Either way, I like the look and now just need to find some place appropriate to wear it!

I can wear the new dress to work and in fact see it on the horizon in the very near future. Just not sure I can pull off the hat and gloves for work so may need to have somewhere to go after work to bring the entire ensemble together again.

If you’re going to get inspired by the “Great Gatsby” you don’t have to go totally 1920s. Sticking to just a nod to the era is a great “Gatsby” way to keep it modern. Here my nod comes in the form of my cloche style felt hat. Perfect in the 20s and perfect for our cooling weather.

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The Look: In going Great Gatsby for this look, all I have done is taken a two-tone red felt cloche hat purchased from Target as my inspiration. It was just about all the 20s I needed for this look because I wanted to keep it modern. Which I think is exactly what wearing the hat with my new Karen Millen dress does. This dress was purchased recently while in Melbourne wandering around the GPO building. I was instantly drawn to the red skirt with the graphic orange plaid type print. Plus, it’s a little form-fitting which I am learning to appreciate as I become more comfortable with my curves. Of course the fact that the dress was on sale and this was the only left in my size seemed like a sign to me!

The Accessories: Besides the Great Gatsby inspired hat, the accessories were a pretty easy choice. The weather is cooling which meant black stockings and the red suede ankle boots. Plus, for warmth I needed something to cover the arms and my orange leather jacket from Spain worked quite nicely. Of course if it’s not that cold the long red-leather gloves add a nice touch too. To complete the look, I have used my hammered-gold statement necklace and am carrying my red Furla handbag.

This weekend just gone I purchased some heavier black tights which I think will work with this look in the even cooler months.

Thanks again to the team at Mitchell Harris Wines for letting me use the function room for my photo shoot! It’s like have a studio loft.

Okay all, I really want to know what you think of my going Great Gatsby look? Is it Great? Or more gaspy?



About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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