Lace Up Shoes for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version
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The final episode in our lace up shoes series is styling them for a dressy occasion. I know every women’s definition of dressy is quite different. Thus I had us all wear some variety of dressy. I wore a skirt, Nancy put on her jumpsuit, and mom styled her long cardigan with her leggings!
I had to include Darlene’s version that she showed on her blog earlier this week!! She has a pair of these shoes and wore then with a dress:
Most options of these lace up shoes come up to ankle height or higher. Although if you don’t like that characteristic, I have seen some that are more of a ballet flat version.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: We were dressing up to go out to dinner at Luca’s in Denver for their Sunday night special! I don’t usually wear flats when I get dressed up, but it was a perfect opportunity to take blog photos!
I recently bought this choker in order to get free shipping with my new OTK boots (worn here). The choker itself is actually rhinestones on the other side, but I didn’t want that much bling this night, so I turned it around!
Since the evenings are chilly, I added my grey leather jacket for warmth! I figured it was a neutral and would coordinate fine! Heck, it even picks up the grey in the skirt’s pockets!
And then we found this great painted wall in the entrance to a parking garage!! It’s almost the same colors as my skirt—how nice of them to coordinate their walls to my outfit-ha ha!
Skirt: Oh, My Bag Designs (similar here in tan plaid)~~Jacket: Sao Paulo (similar here super cute!!)~~Top: The Gap (similar here)~~Shoes: MissGuided (similar here)~~Necklace: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s dressy outfit, I had her wear her jumpsuit. She’s a big fan of this clothing item even from many years ago. You can see how we styled it this summer in our Jumpsuit series here, here & here.
The necklace is made out of a yarn. It’s what we used to call the railroad yarn that we used for many of the fun scarves! Her necklace is interesting because you can wear it twisted like shown so it’s not very thick. Or you can untwist it so it’s wider around the neck.
One of the reasons, I picked out her jumpsuit was because of the ruching on the sides of the legs. I figured that this feature enabled you to appreciate the lace up shoes even better.
And here’s a tribute to her brother, who always poses with both arms up for pictures!
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: For mom’s dressy outfit I decided to go against my normal. Mom is still a lover of skirts and dresses, but I wanted to see if she could gussy up some leggings.
I thought maybe some lovely neck & ear bling would create a more dressy look in comparison to the cotton leggings.
Besides, I consider this cardigan quite elegant. This is the cardigan mom received from VIPme that we showcased here.
So what do you think? Did we make mom’s leggings fancy enough?
Leggings: Apt. 9 (similar here)~~Cardigan: VIPme.com (here available also in grey & tan )~~Top: Karen Scott (similar here)~~Shoes: Sould Out through Groupdealz (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Charming Charlies (similar here)
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I found some lace ups in the boot variety too!