Tweed + Tiki

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I think unless someone has specific knowledge of fashion, when you hear 1960's you don't really think of flared party dresses and vixen-esque wiggle dresses but a lot of styles that are credited with "'50s looks" now-a-days are actually more '60s styles.  For a frame of reference, Mad Men is actually FULLY set in the 1960's so all those Betty Draper day dresses and party dresses are '60s styles.  That being said, during spring + summer I definitely channel more of my early '60s Barbara Billingsley looks but once fall + winter hit...  I LOVE my big dresses but I'm not huge fan of layering the shit out of them trying to make them more weather appropriate (it was about 30 degrees when I was taking these photos).

So while I still style my big dresses for colder weather, I have a lot of fun channeling my inner '60s secretary once cold weather arrives and breaking out the tweed + stockings + pillbox hats.  And if there's anything better than tweed on a dress, look at these freaking adorable Stand Out Heels... tweed AND mustard... it doesn't get much better.  Also, these are some fully-fashioned deadstock stockings from the '50s I picked upon an a recent antique run... I always forget how much I love vintage stockings until I put another pair on. So amazing. Fully fashioned stockings are hands down worth the price-difference.


Outfit Details
Tweed Ruched Sleeve Jumper  |  eShakti (comment if you want a $30 off promo code)
Stand Out Heels in Canary c/o Poetic Licence
Stockings  |  Vintage (similar)
Floral Embroidered Purse  |  Vintage



Recently I've started purchasing more tights, stockings and thigh-highs so I'm going to try and work those into my outfits.  I'm so used to putting on a dress and a petticoat and walking out the door so who knows if I'll stick to this plan.  In this picture I'm clearly wearing stockings....my legs didn't get 8 shades darker over night in case you were worried ;) .  I definitely don't think these are the ones for me, but I'm definitely going to keep trying out different accessories for my legs.

I know some people do, but I don't have a separate wardrobe for different seasons. I definitely rely on layers to transition my wardrobe.  During Fall, I always lean toward browns and deep jewel tones as they seem more fitting for the cold weather.  This outfit definitely represents my personal take on Fall even though I was freakin' freezing in it so I definitely need to throw on a peacoat next time.  These "Schools Out" heels are great for any season, but the subtle oranges and yellows made me want to pair it with this fun Tiki print dress.  They're also described as being "vintage inspired, party girl approved" and they totally remind me of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl....which instantly means that I love them.


Outfit Details
Hair Scarf  |  Vintage
Schools Out Navy Heels c/o Poetic Licence
Tiki Mask Print Dress c/o Bernie Dexter
Va Va Voluminous Petticoat  |  Modcloth
Stockings  |  Target

How are you coping with the cooler weather? 

49 comments:

  1. Oh Gosh, I am with you Amelia! i don't have a wardrobe for each season so layers it is! I tend to wear darker colors in the winter because it's easier to layer those - for example, pairing black socks/stockings/leggings with a darker outfit looks MUCH better than putting black leggings under an outfit that has 0 black in it! I did buy some thigh highs that are neutral colored but I feel like they look funny. Oh well! Time to experiment!

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  2. I loooove Poetic License, so I adore both of these shoes... and Amanda, please wear green all the time because it looks SO good on you. I wish I could pull off wiggle dresses, but they just don't work for my shape (and like you, I don't really like layering my swing dresses for the winter -- the only thing that works is wearing a sweater over it and making it into a skirt!).


    xox Sammi

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  3. I would love an eShakti coupon code!!! :) My email address is widgywhey128@yahoo.com if you could send it there! And also, you both look so freaking cute! It's below freezing here so as much as I would like to wear dresses and look halfway decent. . . I'm a wimp so I'll be in bulky sweaters and ugly snow boots for the rest of the year. :'(

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  4. Down here in coastal Georgia it was under 30 when I got up...so I'm wearing pants for the second day in a row (I am normally a dresses/skirts only gal, so my coworkers are all amazed I even own two pairs of pants!) and wore a cape to work today. It's nothing special but a vintage tweed cape is on my thrifting/Etsy wishlist! I get to wear outerwear so rarely down here that I really want to make it count by having something with a bit more style!

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  5. I hate that people think the 60's is hippie time. The early 60's were my favorite style era!

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  6. So many times when I have found a new like, whether it be a dress or coat or brooch, I will see you have posted it :) so, great taste! haha and i'm glad to see it being modeled before I purchase. Could I please have the eshakti coupon sent to jennevik@gmail.com. P.S. my fiance's birthday is Halloween too :p

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  7. Love tweed and that shade of green is lovely on you! Would love to get a promo code for the site, please. Thanks!

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  8. I never would have guessed that the jumper wasn't vintage. It looks just like something Peggy would wear :) Love the shoes gals

    -Bunny
    http://aretrorabbit.blogspot.com/2014/11/super-sweet-goody-givaway.html

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  9. You two are so gorgeous! I love the way both of you mix colors :D

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  10. Our experimental time is ALWAYS once the cold weather arrives. I think neither of us has seasonal wardrobes because we hate the thought of buying clothes we can't wear all the time! haha. You'll have to to let us know if you stumble across anything amazing while you're experimenting. <3

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  11. Hahaha I'm taking your word for it since you said it about that green sweater too. I'm not a HUGE fan of green but I know it goes well with my coloring so I need to get over it.


    And I think you could totally pull off a wiggle dress! And I do that with mine too and really, cropped sweaters aren't the most flatting thing to me either. I literally change multiple times every morning trying to find cute outfits that are still warm-ish. haha

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  12. Coupon code sent! And thank you so much! I'm totally more fashion over function in the winter. It's been below freezing here lately too so I've been freezing my ass off a bit because stockings can only help SO much but on actual snow days, I break out wellies and scarves. haha.

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  13. That's about how cold it's been here every morning, between 25 and 30, but I actually don't own pants. Usually I'll layer on some wellies with knee socks on my walk into work and then pull my kitten heels out of my bag and change once I'm inside haha. Totally impractical but it's what I do. And OH! I bet a vintage cape is absolutely adorable! I have tiny shoulders and I'm petite so I always get swallowed up by them! I want one so badly!

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  14. Haha great minds think alike! Sure, I just sent the code along! <3


    Also really?! Halloweenies! I actually got the tattoo on my stomach for my husband (at the time he was just my boyfriend) it's a dia de los muertos scene. Forever in love with the month of October. <3

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  15. Aww thank you so much! Sure, I'll send it right over but I need your email. :)

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  16. I know! Exactly! I was really impressed with it, the top is a big baggy (I NEVER get to say that since I'm busty) but I really like it! It reminded me of something Peggy would wear too. ; ) And thank you!

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  17. Awww thank you so much. I think we both just happen to hate being matchy so we just sort of... go for it. haha

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  18. EXACTLY. I hardly think if hippies when I think of the 60's, it's definitely my kindred decade. A little bit of wiggle, a little bit of flare. ; )

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  19. We're just getting into summer now in Brisbane but I may have to stash that tweed away for next July. The bow on the dress though, ugh, it's to die for. And anything with sleeves! Oh hells bells, I may just buy it and sweat it out now....
    Would love a promo code to put towards it! jodiesparkes@googlemail.com

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  20. hehe ♥ yep and mine is first day of summer so it's funny to me :D I am having trouble uploading a pic so please forgive the dark blob lol guess I am not very savvy with this tablet!

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  21. That green dress is to die for!!! <3

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  22. Oh how I love tweed!!! It makes me feel like I'm British and ready for tea. ;)
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  23. Silver Cat Tea PartyNovember 19, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    One of my favorite Bernie Dexter dresses Amelia and June, I love your tweed dress!

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  24. That green looks amazing on you a June especially with your hair color...and i love that that Bernie Dexter dress in Georgia Peach thats a differnt pattern and color...i need to not be afraid to explore different pattern...you two ladys always look amazing

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  25. Oh whoops! Thought it showed up. I'll message you since I don't want my email floating around.

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  26. I'm so jealous of your weather! Have any layering ideas for the snow? I'm currently wearing at least 2 pair of leggings when I venture outside this time of year but it doesn't stop me from throwing on a circle skirt on top!

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  27. whimsicalpreppy.comNovember 20, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    I have been thinking about the same thing. Since I started watching my DVD set of Bewitched that started in 1964, I was reminded that the early 60's still has the 50's influence. Mad Men falls in the same group as you mentioned. I think Mad Men starts off in 1961?

    I love your floral embroidered handbag. along with your cute dress and shoes.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Stacey

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  28. Omg I can't get over June's outfit! So cute! Also I was in love with those shoes before this post, but seeing how good they look now I really want them! And Amelia looks great too! I love a good tiki print. I don't have any Poetic Licence shoes, but I've been really wanting to buy some. Anything to be weary of?

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  29. I've never thought of hippies when I think 60's! 70's is hippie time to me, 60's is mod and fuller skirts, and definitely the Mad Men styles! I LOVE those shoes, and both of your outfits! You two are so perfectly retro and dreamy!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  30. I love the 60s secretary look!! And I get so annoyed at the "Mad Men Style, 50s dress" definitions I see on a lot of (modern) dress descriptions.

    You two are as adorable as always. And we're the opposite at the moment; I'm dying in the heat and want to cry whenever I look at my petticoats. (It was over 100F here last weekend and it's still spring!)

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  31. The 50's and 60's are my favorite decades (not counting the 20's), and I'm such a sucker for any fashion from that era. Also, June, I really like the way you paired the wiggle dress w/ a dress shirt underneath! Since it's been getting colder out, I've started to do that, too. I think it's a really nice way to stretch your wardrobe because you can use different pieces multiple times in different combinations!


    Also, if you're still able to send them, may I please have the promo code? MY email is: alicat98111@gmail.com Thanks!

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  32. I just clicked the link to June's dress and realized that it's actually all one piece! That's even cuter! haha

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  33. I cope with the cold pretty well, but I guess that's my half-Canadian blood...or at least that's what I tell myself ;) Although my weekly tattoo appointments are testing me at the moment, my tattooist doesn't have central heating, and the electric heater he does have is for display only (and, I think, taunting clients!); because he's working on my arm I can't wear sleeves or a coat/jacket so I wore warm vintage winter gloves during my appointment today, which helped a little.
    If you like Poetic Licence shoes, have you looked at Irregular Choice? I love their shoes & boots - although they're not cheap, sadly!

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  34. I love anything with sleeves too, they totally sell me on whole dresses! Sadly I don't think they ship to AU though : (

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  35. Seriously, I feel like I could fit in perfectly in Delores Umbridge's office. hahaha

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  36. Thank you so much, sweet lady! And that's definitely my favorite style of Bernie dress but the patter is equally as amazing, I might have to snag myself one. ; )

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  37. Thank you so much, I actually do like green on myself, I just never remember to buy it. The Bernie Dress on what? haha. On Amelia? Neither of us are Junebugs or Georgia Peach, it's just our blog name ; ) But you should explore patterns! It's so much fun!

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  38. That would probably be the extent of my layering ideas as well haha. I usually do 2 pairs of stockings with a circle skirt and Wellies on the bottom in the snow. <3

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  39. Exactly! I always love when people make the collection and they're like OH the 60's WASN"T necessarily dominated by hippies. haha


    And thank you so much. <3

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  40. Thank you so much, sweet lady! I am always so pleased with the quality of their shoes. I really think the only thing to be weary of is that I had a REALLY hard time outfitting the shoes. They're so busy, that can be a bit difficult. But I didn't find any quality issues with them. <3

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  41. No I totally agree with you.... exactly! And thank you so much, you're the sweetest. <333

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  42. Thank you! And so do I, SO MANY MISLABELED DRESSES. I mean I suppose people do things like that so their products will come up in google searches though haha.


    And I wore my petticoats even when it was really hot here because I'm impractical. haha

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  43. Those are definitely my favorites as well. And thank you so much, as you noticed below, they actually ARE one piece which was really nice because I didn't have to find a shirt to do it myself. haha. But I really love layering blouses under dresses, it can get dresses a whole new look sometimes.


    And I just sent over the promo email. <3

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  44. I think I cope with it well too. Did you know pain actually hurts MORE if you're cold (unless you're numb of course) so I bet your tattoos suddenly seem quite painful. haha.


    And I actually am not at all a fan of Irregular Choice. They're a bit on the busy side for me. I love a good statement shoe, but that's sort of my line. haha.

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  45. Im so embarrassed 😶 sorry Amanda, but thank you again cause of you and Katie I have explore differnt patterns and vintage undergarment ❤👗👜🍑

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  46. I think I have heard that before (I'm sure my feet would agree ;) ) but my tattoos haven't been too bad, though my best friend (who's had two cesarian sections), and my tattooist (who's ex-army and once spent 18 months in a wheelchair due to (non-army related) injury were discussing how "well behaved" I am in the chair LOL


    Some IC can be waaay over the top, but there's a good section that's somewhere between 'normal' and 'super-busy' - the IC shoes I'm wearing today for instance, have peacock feather detailing on one side, but are otherwise black

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  47. Wow. So cool. You remind me a lot of 60's retro style.

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  48. LOVE the green tweed. I've been thinking I need to add tweed to my wardrobe. Is the coupon still available?

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