This week, I went down to Sassafras, the Seattle boutique where my friend Katy works, to hang out and put together some fun, springy outfits to share on their Instagram. Sassafras is a shop that houses both retail and work spaces to showcase and support the work of local designers, and it's super cool and inspiring to hang out in a place where Seattle fashion is thriving.
And the company was top notch, too! In addition to being a sparkly unicorn of friendship and positivity, Katy is an NYFA grad, talented designer, and savvy businesslady - so of course I jumped at the opportunity to chill with her. We had such a great time going through the racks and pulling tons of beautiful, fresh, and funky pieces to play with - and this was one of my favorite looks from the day!
The dress is the Madison Dress, by BOHO Republic, and I might have to take one home with me this spring: it has that classic '50s silhouette with some major vavoom in the waist/bust ratio area, but with the easy fit of a fuller silhouette, cleverly nipped in by a shirred waist - so you can look adorable and eat all the tacos you want, which is a) a necessary part of being a fancy lady, and b) sometimes a seam-busting challenge with true vintage pieces.
The other thing I'm wearing - which I did take home because I loved it so much - was this pair of tagua nut slice earrings by Diana Fakhoury Designs. I've been feeling a major Megan Draper moment in my fashion sense lately, probably because of binge-watching Season 7 of Mad Men in my spare time, and these earrings were just the right amount of mod and swingy to indulge it.
I already posted pictures of them styled with my outfit from today on my own Instagram feed, where I would love for you to follow me. If you want to. If you're not too busy eating tacos.
Big thanks to Katy for the awesome day and photos, and to Sassafras for having me! Happy Friday, friends.
Every time I see something clever in clothing, I'm torn between thinking "well that's obvious" and "that person is a GENIUS!" I'm loving that dress! Of COURSE the waist should be shirred, DUH! Because what's the use of looking that fabulous if you can't eat all the tacos?
I love that dress! I'll have to check out that boutique. You look lovely!
That dress is awesome! I've only just started watching Mad Men, and already I'm in love with all the amazing fashions!! Thinking I may need to invest in some vintage style pieces!!
Oh, and I've just started following you on Instagram (I'm the.tangled.knitter )
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