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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sharing My OutfitS Day: Mad Woman

...at 19 Weeks

I woke up this morning feeling like I wanted to play dress up. For some reason, now that I'm pregnant, I've been wanting to wear heels, but Dear Hubby is discouraging me because I can be a klutz, and that plus me having the Little One is a teetering combination!

Have you seen the series Mad Men? It revived my love for '50s fashion. When I was little, I took great pleasure in looking at my grandmothers' photos wearing dresses with the poofiest skirts and frequently bugged my mom for a poodle skirt like those worn by girls in '50s period movies (not easy to find in the '80s haha!). I love old-ish clothes and I've been obsessed with the '50s housewife look for the longest time! Think full voluminous skirts and waisted dresses and all that fabric!

It might still be winter, but with the heater turned on, I thought I'd pull out my housewife-y clothes and wear heels, even just inside the house, and with nowhere to go really...

I bought the dainty printed fabric at Cotton Touch in Market Market, and had my Tita Au's seamstress sew 2 yards of material into this outfit -- which is actually a top and skirt that can be worn together as a dress or as separates.



This pintucked detail was inspired by a Chloe top I saw at net-a-porter...


I loved that shirt dress that Diane Lane wore in Under The Tuscan Sun. So when I saw my friend, designer Debbie Co-Teng, wearing a white shirt dress with a full skirt, I asked her to make one for me in brown and with side pockets...





Now this one is the most housewife-y of all I think! A vintage top from France, a vintage belt from my MIL, and a full skirt from H&M...


I wore it with a mustard cardigan from Madame à Paris - which can be worn like this...


...or belted like this...


Here's a detailed shot of the top...pretty no? Something my grandma would wear, heehee! And I love love love it!


Now this last piece isn't very '50s. After all, I got it from H&M back in October when I was going around The City (haha!) with Grace. But I like dainty floral prints and shirt dresses...




I concede, as much as I like dressing up like a housewife, I don't do a good job of ironing these clothes, as you can see from the close-up pics! Hahaha!

Mom, Dear Hubby, these are old shoes! And please understand, this is a fashion blog and I have to do the requisite close-up of shoes...

Left: nude wedges from Chloé, Right: wine pumps from Louboutin

Heehee!

12 comments:

k604bc said...

I wish I'd be as cute as you are when I get pregnant!

cd said...

Awww, thank you! I'm sure you will too because you love dressing up as well! =)

raissa said...

aww you are so cute. Theres so many options now for pregnant women unlike our moms' time =)

no more trapeze dresses LOL

I love your belts. Maybe I should go through my mother's stuff baka meron doon like that. She gave us her bracelets and necklaces from the 70s, so cool!

OT: Care to share anything you know about the shoe brand FLY London? Me nakita akong shoes na yan ang brand but I am not too familiar with it. Thanks a lot!

Bundle up with the cold snap you are having in NYC.

The Knittymommy said...

I'm loving the set with the yellow cardigan. Really nice!

Pam said...

You look great Tin!

cd said...

Heehee, thanks Raissa! Yeah! Dig into your mom's stuff! Vintage belts are the best!!! Plus, you're pretty sure you won't have something everyone else has. Although the camel belt I wore, while vintage-inspired, is from Topshop! FLY London, from what I recall when we were living in London, is a funky shoe line with some vintage-inspired pieces, good quality stuff, decent price points too! =)

cd said...

That's my favorite too Mieke! Heehee! =)

Awww, thanks Pam! =)

raissa said...

I know, I will. I am glad that my Mom pretty much kept a lot of her stuff. She had this really pretty pumps but alas I am half size bigger than her so it went to my sister. My aunt said she has the same things so I can borrow from her as well LOL

re: FLY London - I saw this really pretty red shoes at Amazon and it was such a good deal. I was on the fence about getting it since I had no idea what comfort level is wearing it pero wala, the loveliness of it won me over. =) it is indeed vintage-inspired. Thanks for the information.

kelly said...

you make pregnancy look so good! i cannot wait to get pregnant again tuloy! hahaha.

cd said...

Awww, heehee! Thanks kelly! =)

Anonymous said...

love your red louboutin pumps...if you do not mind, can you let me know the name of the shoes and how many inches. thanks.
btw, you look great!

cd said...

Thanks too Anon! The style is Miss Titck, and the heels are 3" =)

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