30 July 2012

DD's Style File - My Pin Up Persona

Everything about this outfit was your standard office attire - ruffled blouse meets pencil skirt. But I think that this is a perfect example how small tweaks, such as tightly spaced stripes on the top paired against a punchy blue bottom can create a bit of modern drama. Mix in a sweet, yet sassy ladylike pump and I'd say I'm oozing a bit of Mad Men come hither-ness over here.

Gray & white ruffle blouse - Forever 21
Turquoise pencil skirt - Express
Magenta bow pump - Nina
Silver bow belt - Express
Pale pink sunnies - Charlotte Russe

On a side note, although they can be a bit difficult when it comes to laundering and re-fluffing, I've got a thing for ruffled blouses. Girly and sweet and even a little sexy, they bring a sophisticated update to the standard button up blouse.

Yellow polish - They Call Me Mellow Yellow
by Confetti

I got the satin bow pump for my birthday last year. All the colors were so pretty that it was hard to make a decision, but I ultimately decided on the magenta berry pair. And who knew they would compliment brightly painted yellow tootsies so well!

Ladies, let me tell ya, it's a great day when you can step out of the house feeling like the cat's meow. And I believe we all need that every once in a while (if not more often), so I say if you don't have something in your closet that occasionally makes you channel everyone's favorite redhead, Joan (Holloway) Harris, then you need to add that to your "to do" list. Like yesterday!

And if you can't tell by now, I'm a die hard fan of AMC's Mad Men...

I hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. This outfit it's so fresh... the sleekness of the skirt, the flirty blouse, and the gorgeous shoes...it all works so well!

  2. Hi hon, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! We have the same skirt but you look so much better in it! Love that you color block with those cute fuchsia heels and the yellow toes! :)