White Dress 2 (With Orange)

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White Dresses for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Orange

Quote of the day: “The best apology is changed behavior.” quotesgazette.com

So let’s take a minute to examine this title. I actually changed it after downloading all of the pictures. Because my initial planning had been for this post to be the white dress paired with a bright color. And once I saw all of our outfits lined up, I realized that I must have been in an orange mood! The real madness in my thinking was trying to add color into the outfits in a variety of ways. I had mom put on a lightweight cardigan, and I thought Nancy could try a neck scarf, while I donned a wrap (it’s actually a sweater that I wore as a wrap). Funny how at times, the outfits can be so similar. Even down to our strappy sandals!!

I probably should have blogged about wearing a white dress at the beginning of summer instead of the end of it. I know, many women may put away their white items after Labor Day even though that rule has been changed nowadays. But, hey, you can always pin these images to one of your Pinterest boards or come back next spring and review these ideas (have you ever noticed I organize my blog posts by categories on this page?) For those of you, who believe in white at any time of the year, then read on, and if you missed it, we styled these dressed with neutrals here!

And just to prove my point even more….I’d like to quote from OK Magazine Style Week Fashion that just came out a couple weeks ago: “What you Need Right Now!—#4-the Little White Dress. It’s as clear as black and white: This is your warm weather version of a LBD. The little white dress is fresh and feminine for the summer months.” So see…it’s not just me saying this!!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Here’s another sweater that I’ve knitted. It’s actually a non closing cardigan, but since mom got to wear a cardigan for her outfit, I thought I’d use it more as a wrap. It has a lacy star design on the back—somewhat visible with the white dress underneath. I’ve held it together in the past with a pin and a shawl stick.

This was our outing for Nancy’s birthday when she wore her jumpsuit a month ago! We went to Perry’s Steakhouse and they have such a nice waterfall right outside their door! And as every good fashion blogger knows, this is a perfect backdrop for on outfit photo!!

Since I don’t have orange shoes, and I was originally going for the subject of bright colors, I threw on my fuchsia sandals. The sweater does have a multitude of colors in it, so the shoes are not so crazy, right?

Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Cardigan/Wrap: I knitted it (similar here–come on, we know I’ll never find something like this, but here’s a shot)~~Shoes: LOFT (similar here only in 2 sizes or here but in suede)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here with earrings)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here just coral, no black)~~Clutch: Banana Republic (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I left Nancy’s outfit very neutral except for the scarf at her neck. She usually doesn’t love a scarf so close to her neck, but I think this looks so chic! It reminds me of the choker necklaces except with more coverage for those of us starting to notice changes in this part of our body!! This is a regular rectangular sized scarf, but since it’s polyester, I was able to roll it into a thinner width, and then wrapped it twice around her neck.

If you’ve been noticing–we bought these skinny belts (they were a 3 pack) at H&M not long ago. Nancy isn’t one to wear belts often (I’d say close to never), but I do think there are times they can be the perfect finishing touch.

As for the shoes, they were also a recent purchase. We intentionally bought them to wear with her jumpsuit for her upcoming reunion!! We also found the pair she wore in the jumpsuit outfit post (here), thinking it might be nice to have another pair to change into in case one pair became uncomfortable. Do you like one better than the other?

Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~ Shoes: Aldo (similar here with thicker straps)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here with watermelons)~~Earrings: (similar here under $10)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Here’s my attempt to cover up those buttons again on mom’s white dress. Don’t worry, you’ll see the “special” buttons in the next post, but I wanted our “color” to be the star of the show for this look.

The necklace is an old timer in mom’s wardrobe! And as much as I try to steer away from the matchiness that mom absolutely loves, I caved in this time. The brighter orange necklace is a fun accessory with the melon colored cardigan. Besides the bracelet and glasses add in a little pink as another color!!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Cardigan: Nine West-thrifted (similar here with buttons or here with no buttons)~~Shoes: Joyce (similar here a little higher up the ankle)~~Necklace: (similar here woven)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here as bangles)

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Now I’ll concentrate on the short sleeved white dress:


White Dress 1 (With Neutrals)

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White Dresses for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Paired with Neutrals

Quote of the day: “Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore

I realize that we’ve been programmed to believe that the Little Black Dress is the “it” dress! And of course I have one of those in my closet (and the three of us did a blog series on it—for the summer (here) and fall (here)). But what if we looked at the opposite end of the color/non color spectrum? Do you think that a white dress could be just as versatile?

I know I tell everyone that I’m a sucker for white, so of course, I’m biased about this subject! But to me, wearing white will make other colors look so much brighter. And in saying that, ironically I start this series by pairing our white dresses with neutrals! But hey…I thought that the many women who are afraid of color, would be able to relate with this coloring combination easier! I did try for a variety of neutrals in this post. Mom is wearing the browns with animal prints. Nancy is styled with metallic, and I went with grey (I know I am showing a little black too, but that color be it’s own category in the last of this series!!)

And for the sake of the argument, that white doesn’t look great against some complexions (I’d argue that black may not either), there are variations of white. In this lineup above, you can see that Nancy’s dress is more ivory than mom’s & mine!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Okay, so I cheated with the bright pink bag, but in my defense, we were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and I thought it livened up the look since the mood was celebratory (These pictures show us out for the start of the birthday eating fest beginning at a French pastry place for breakfast)!!

This white dress is the second piece I won from VacaStyle through Sandy’s blog. The company’s idea is to have a mix and match wardrobe for your tropical travelling. It’s an interesting idea and perfect for those women who do not enjoy planning on what to pack! This dress comes with a full white “slip” that is cotton but not attached. Therefore it makes it such that you can wear this dress as a beach cover up also, without the slip.

The sneakers are my DIY Silver sneakers (check out the instructions here) that one of my wonderful readers made for me! Never in my right mind, would I have thought that they’d be so versatile! I think because they aren’t as stark as white sneakers, yet not as dark as my grey ones—that they compliment so many of my outfits!! Thanks again, Jude—you’re so creative!!

Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Vest: CoVelo-thrifted (similar here with panels)~~Shoes: DIYed by Jude!! (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here with lapis)~~Purse: Charming Charlies (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy didn’t have a white dress in her closet, so a shopping trip was orchestrated! We actually lucked out at Target after trying on 6 different white dresses! This one fit so perfectly and didn’t need alterations (and the best part? It was under $15)!

Nancy’s not much of a belt wearer. Her stature is considered short waisted so she feels like they don’t compliment her much! However, in this case, I think it adds a nice touch. And the silhouette of this dress is so flattering!

We added in quite a few metallics with her outfit. It may be hard to tell in the pictures, but the belt is a bronze, the shoes are a pink gold, and she has on a yellow gold bracelet. I know, the rule used to be not to mix your metals, but that’s gone away along with the white after Labor Day rule.

Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here with a leather cord)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here in a cuff version)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: We picked this scarf for mom to wear with her white dress , so it would cover the buttons. You’ll see the wonderful buttons in the last post of the series, and they stand out in my opinion. Thus I thought it’d be better to “hide” them for these other posts.

Mom made this dress a couple years ago. I love that she’s willing to try different styles (like this hi-lo hem) in her clothing! It’s a perfect summery dress since it’s a lightweight cotton material. She added in those holders for a belt, but since they are the same color of the dress, I don’t think it’s terrible to not use them, and leave them open?

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Shoes: Socialite (similar here opposite colorway or here as a slingback)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here super cute)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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So, of course, I’m going to give you options of different white dresses—today the white dress shall be sleeveless:


Camo 3 (With Prints)

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Camo for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Another Print

Quote of the day: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”  – Mark Twain.

Now when I put together this plan for Sheela and Eve, to have fun with us wearing camo….there were no other prints involved besides the camouflage! But if you know Sheela, then you know how she is a Queen at mixing her prints. She remarked since I was pushing her boundaries with the colors, then she got to push mine with the addition of another print.

And as a special insert, I’m featuring my lovely reader, Jude below (the same one that made me my silver sneakers —the DIY is here). She sent me a photo of her wearing camo—maybe I should have a guest reader on a regular basis?

For those of you, following me for awhile, then you know this mixing of prints is still a challenge for me. I have many hypotheses on why that is, but needless to say I keep trying it! For the three of us from my blog, I went with what many might consider easy print mixing. I paired my shorts with a neutral striped shirt, Nancy’s vertical striped pants are so subtle they almost look like a solid, and mom is wearing her other print far from the camo –on her feet!

If you missed the posts earlier in the week, then feel free to check them out now. We started by pairing our camo with a pastel (here) and then a bright color (here). Many of you may never have or want the camouflage print in your wardrobe—but hopefully you can still get some ideas on how an olive color print would work with different items in your closet from this series?

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Eve of The World According to Eve: Now here’s how we should all approach print mixing—with creativity and total abandon! First, I always forget about putting a blouse under a dress in the first place. Then, the colors with these two prints remind me of our pastel pairing!!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: Check out how Sheela took that maxi dress and recreated it to be a midi length skirt! Did you see all the creations she made with this same “dress”? The first of our series she made a tunic out of it and in the last one she wore it as a maxi tied up on the side!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This was my outfit that I wore to the same Lavender Festival that Nancy’s photos are from in the last post. It was a hot, hot day, but that usually means I need to cover up to protect from the sun! Gone are those days of sleeveless tanks when I know we’ll be hanging outside!

For my print mixing, I thought the light grey striped top might be neutral enough to go well with the camo print. Of course I couldn’t keep it all neutral, that’d be too boring! But I kept a little restraint with just a pink belt and pink bracelets!!

Shorts: Joe Fresh-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Olivia Moon-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: G.C.Shoes (similar here in nude)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in two colors)~~Earrings: (similar here with a red bead)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: So I had Nancy and mom both tie their shirts at their waist! I’ve always loved this look on women, and it’s so easy.

You can see in the closeup shot, that Nancy’s pants are like a seersucker print. I bet from far away you thought I was lying about her outfit involving print mixing!!

And aren’t her shoes fun? They look a little more yellow in these pictures, but in real life, I’d describe them a chartreuse! They have a tassel at the ends of the ties which we tied to the back!

Pants: Lee (similar here only 1 tan/striped left, but other colors too)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (here in other colors)~~Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here more fringe but cute!)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: My mom isn’t the biggest fan of print mixing—although she’s not complaining about it as much when I style her in it lately!! I do think our eyes get used to different styles & colors after awhile.

In my opinion, I think the easiest way of adding an additional print is with your shoes and a shirt. They are far enough apart from each other, that they don’t compete for attention as much! And I tried to keep it subtle with a leopard print shoe. What do you think? Yes, no, maybe?

Mom’s tassel on her necklace she made herself with embroidery floss. I know we’ve styled it many times here on the blog, but I think the yellow is a great pop of color on so many outfits!!

Dress: Styleworks (similar here in a faux suede)~~Blouse: H&M (similar here)~~Shoes: LifeStride (similar here in a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here same colors, not as long)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Jude (my blogette): And now welcome Jude. She coined the term blogette, which she defines as a blogger wanna be!

Jude is wearing a camo skirt she picked up at Walmart at least 10 years ago. I realize it’s not in the theme of our camo with another print—but how fun to involve non-bloggers!! Jude says she tends to pair her camo with neutrals!!

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So if you have no interest in the camo print as a clothing item, how about as footwear or an accessory?


Camo 2 (With Bright Colors)

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 The Camouflage print for any age woman.

Camo for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Bright Colors

Quote of the day: “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back.  That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka

Continuing with our camouflage subject, I really think that this print could be considered a neutral in some respect. Many of the items sold with this print are very muted in color—so it blends well. That and the fact that neutrals can be described as earth tones, and what’s more earthy than trees and bushes? Thus for our second post I went in the opposite direction of the last one (pastels—see it here) by adding in a bright color.

I tried to vary our bright colors so you could see more diversity with this print! Since mom & Nancy got to style their outfits first, they both chose warm colors for their outfit. Therefore I came up with a bright cool color—green for me. Since it’s all in the same color scheme, some women might love this?

So here’s the 5 of us all ready to get lost in the woods—because isn’t that what the hunters wear? Camo & bright orange? Go ahead and tell me I’m crazy for trying this!!

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Eve of The World According to Eve: Wearing the camo blouse over a dress is perfect for any age!! This could really be a variation of Nancy’s outfit below considering Eve is also wearing metallic shoes!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: So, if you saw the last post—Sheela was wearing this maxi dress rolled up and modified to be a tunic. Here the same piece is left longer yet tied at the bottom! (And those sunglasses have red mirrored lens—I just love this detail!)

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So my closet had no camo (not even something I could borrow from my husband), thus, I got to go shopping. Since I really wasn’t sure this would be something I’d like, I thought the thrift store would be my best option. And when I saw these shorts in my size—I figured why not?

Since mom & Nancy chose the warm color brights (which was my first instinct too), I wanted to give variety with a cool color for my bright. I did decide to add in some yellow & orange accessories though. See–these are my yellow sandals that are very much like Nancy’s. She wore hers in our yellow shoes series (starting here). And are you shocked that my bra strap is showing? Wearing this and some recent conversations were the inspiration for the post about such topics (here) from last week!

Shorts: Joe Fresh-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: The Limited (similar here in a different style)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: 7 Charming Sisters (I won it) (here)~~Sunglasses: LOFT (here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy actually was the first of us to have the camouflage print in her closet. She had gotten it a couple years ago and I even had her wear it for one of our winter posts about turtlenecks (you can see it here, if you’re interested).

Her shirt and mom’s are not that much different. Nancy’s has more brown tones to it, while mom’s has this blue element interspersed. That and the fact that Nancy’s shirt is somewhat sheer, so she always layers it over a tank or another shirt! I could’ve even used it for our sheer top series from last week!!

Skirt: The Limited (similar here as the suit)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (here)~~Necklace: J.Jill (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here as a stud)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman. The Camouflage print for any age woman.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Even I was shocked when I realized that mom didn’t have this print in her closet! But since she’s not a hunter and it hasn’t been in the stores for that long, I gave her some slack and bought her a shirt the last time I was at H&M. I mean, for $5, I figured that she could always use it as a rag if she hated it!

But she’s actually worn it a couple times. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but she loves being fashionable, and is quite willing to try the new styles!! (At least in clothing—now, if only I could get her to convert to a smart phone!!).

And now what I noticed about both mom’s & Nancy’s shirts is I had them styled exactly the same in these three posts. In this post they both kept them open like a jacket, in the last post they have them button & tucked, and in the next post? Well, stay tuned and you’ll see!!

I love the orange as her bright color pairing! I figured since mom & Nancy’s shirts were quite similar, I varied them with not only the choice of bright color, but where on their body they wore the bright color. Nancy got to put on her bright skirt, so I had mom slip a bright tank top under her blouse! Do you like it when I add in variety like this, or would you rather see more uniformity?

Jeans: XOXO(similar here)~~Blouse: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Jonathan Martin (similar here)~~Shoes: Keds (similar here these are actually camo print)~~Necklace: (similar here double stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here very expensive but super unique)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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There seem to be plenty of options of camo print for the top half of your body. And not all of it is an olive green! My fave is the guy’s version with all the brightness in it!!