There is something about dressing up just to get ready or lay around the house that invokes the best of the ladies of the past. I have even become fond of wearing vintage cotton nightgowns outside the house, like I did in todays styling post.
Dressing gowns of the 1950’s were incredible. Who can forget Miss Monroe and her glamorous dressing robes trimmed with feathers and fur. I recently purchased one on eBay and I think they are the ideal way to feel get in the glamourous mood when you are getting ready for a night on the town. Think of it the same way an athlete does the practice of visualization before a big race. Can you really leave the house looking bad when you look *this* fabulous when you are getting ready? Also, they make a beautiful, thoughtful gift for a Bride.
Check out “Dressing Gowns” on my Pinterest Board here:
I paired this adorable peach nightgown with a brown leather jacket from the Gap, gray two-toned belt from Betsey Johnson, and fabulous parisian shades from eBay seller:0000dori. The necklace, however, is my favorite accessory… can you guess what the connection between all of the pieces is? They are the pieces from CLUE! I don’t know the designers name, but I bought it from Screaming Mimi’s in NYC and I just love it… always gets a lot of laughs!
The shoes are by Brian Atwood, and were sold to me by fabulous stylist Charles Shipley… I believe he even kept Intermix open late on my behalf, right Charles? (www.charlesshipley.com)
Nightgown: Vintage (Unlabeled) (eBay Seller: 2656matt), Leather Jacket: Gap, Belt: Betsey Johnson, Shoe: Brian Atwood, Necklace: Clue Pieces from Screaming Mimis, Sunglasses: Carita, Paris (eBay Seller: 0000dori)
Photography by Chris Knight (www.ChrisKnightPhoto.com)
Styling by Ginger (www.ginger-snap.com)