Yep, more Gatsby inspired dressing by me!
After all, it is a trend to love! This is how I would have done floral in the Roaring 20s. In fact, it works pretty well for 2013. I had envisioned this outfit and planned to wear it for a Fashion Mister shoot, however, I didn’t have a single good idea on where to do the shoot. As you know, last weekend was Heritage Weekend here in Ballarat so the Fashion Mister and I just parked in town and thought we would go into one of the heritage listed buildings that was open for the weekend.
Funny thing was, as we were walking up the Bath Lane, behind Craig’s Royal Hotel this doorway and awning seemed the perfect spot to stop. Which believe it or not, makes it special. Why would a lane-way be special? Well, it happens to pretty much be the spot where the Fashion Mister and I were standing when he proposed.
NO! We weren’t hanging out in the gutter and there was nothing scandalous going on in the lane-way!
We were walking from a restaurant back to our parked car and as we passed the door to the office of a local jewelry designer the Fashion Mister said, “See that door there? We have an appointment with them next week. If you’ll be my wife”. Obviously I said yes. Then we went into the bar at Craig’s Royal to see a friend who worked there as a mixologist to celebrate!
So to me, this isn’t just any old lane-way.
The Look: Definitely inspired by the 20s, just maybe not quite the roaring looks portrayed in the movies. Probably more like what I would imagine the “normal” people of the time would have been wearing. I have had the shirt for a couple of years. Purchased from Glasson’s, I typically wear it with the Ralph Lauren tweed pants from my Heritage Ralph Lauren post earlier in the week. I just found the skirt a few months ago and bought it because it’s the same print as the shirt although in different fabrics, so it looks slightly different. It was marked down to $12 and I knew I wanted to give it a chance to work with the shirt.
The Accessories: Naturally the Roaring 20s requires stacks of beads. Long, short, coloured – wear them all! My well-loved copper vintage bracelets and pair of shoes I have had for about 5 years. Purchased about 5 years ago from a local shoe shop because I fell in love with the vintage look of them. I get so many compliments when I wear them. I opted for the graphic clutch as a touch of modern to hopefully keep the look from being too much like a costume and as we headed out the door I grabbed my red cloche hat.
I think it all came together pretty well. I’m not convinced that I like the shirt and skirt together as much as I would have liked. To be honest the skirt is actually a long skirt (maxi) and I hiked it up to just under the bra to get the right length (midi) for the time. I’m probably more likely to continue wearing the shirt as I have with the pants and wear the skirt with a big over-sized sweater and boots. However, I do like the hat with this print and am thinking I need to find myself another cloche hat or two for the coming winter months.
What do you think? A trend to love? Does it work for a roaring 20s floral inspiration?
- Things I’m Loving – Great Gatsby Inspiration! (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Classic Hits – Pearls (astimegoesbuy.me)
- The Roaring 20s (thestylelatte.wordpress.com)
- A Ralph Lauren Heritage Weekend (astimegoesbuy.me)
- let the 20s roar (sundaysattwelve.wordpress.com)
- How to Dress for a Great Gatsby Inspired Party (astimegoesbuy.me)
- The Great Gasby and My Life in the 1920s (karenkubicko.wordpress.com)