I can't remember how old I was when I first saw the movie, Auntie Mame, but I absolutely adored it, and Mame, from the very beginning. I actually didn't even know that it was a book until a few weeks ago when I was wandering through my favorite used book store and stumbled upon a copy. The book turned out to be as much of a delight as the movie was and I fell in love with Mame all over again.
Today's outfit is inspired by a scene early on in the book where the narrator first meets his Auntie Mame. In the scene, Mame is well into her "Asian influence" period so she's dressed in a full kimono to host a fabulous soiree. Here is my look:
For this outfit, I layered a kimono-esque thingamajig (I think vintage & I think from the sticky thrift store) over a micro-pleated dress (Goodwill) . I finished the look with Seychelles "Mum" sandals, some layered necklaces and a vintage rhinestone bracelet:
Mame would, of course, have worn diamonds, but I'm channeling after-the-crash-Mame.
|I look skeptical but I was quite excited to be swanning about in this.|
I really, really liked this look. I felt tall and fabulous, but still well within my comfort zone. Mame was a great believer in authenticity so I think she'd appreciate that my look, while inspired by her, is still very much me.
And now, over to you all. I can't wait to see what everyone wears!
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Thank you to everyone who was able to participate; I know it was very short notice. If you didn't get a chance to join in this time around, you can read more about the Literary Stylings Challenge here and hopefully we'll see you on Tuesday, August 6th!
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!