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One Wardrobe Essential

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Earlier this month, Banana Republic and AMC debuted a Mad Men-inspired collection in collaboration with the show’s Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant. The collection offers a modern take on 1960s style for both men and women.

With or without Janie Bryant’s help, a 1960s look is easy to pull off with a few basic pieces. One of the main staples of this look is a tailored lace shell, as pictured above left. Pair it with a pencil skirt or cropped cigarette trousers, throw a jacket over it for the office or dress it up with rhinestones for cocktails. Trust me, you will get a lot of mileage out of this piece.

You can go straight to Banana Republic’s website right now and buy this remake of a 1960s lace shell for $50, or you can pick up an original for much less. Below are some vintage and newer lace tops we found on etsy and ModCloth this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

The Mad Men® Collection lace shell in cafe au lait from Banana Republic. $49.50.

New “Tank You So Much” top from ModCloth.com. $32.99.


Vintage black scalloped tank from ANNAKARINASCLOSET on etsy. $16.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless pink lace top from UpscaleVintage on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s sleeveless pointelle top from luxedebrisvintage on etsy. $16.

Vintage mint lace shell from thebagbasement on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1960s blush lace shell from sparvintheieletree on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1960s black lace shell from hipandvintage on etsy. $10.

Hand crocheted shell with matching cardigan from ragdollady55 on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s green lace shell from momodeluxevintage on etsy. $24.

Rear view, love the back zipper. Vintage crocheted shell from SoulshineVintage on etsy. $20.

Vintage white lace tank from heightofvintage on etsy. $18.

Vintage black lace top from bloomingleopold on etsy. $15.

 

Vintage 1960s hand made yellow lace top from JezebelsGypsyThread on etsy. $9.99.

Vintage cream floral lace shell from feedyourhead027 on etsy. $8.


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Written by Verdell

August 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

What Would Mrs. Roper Do?

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Just three days into August, my favorite month of the year, and I’m already feeling a tinge of sadness for the end of summer. Still, as much as I relish the heat and humidity, when the thermometer ascends to triple-digits, my wardrobe inevitably suffers. It’s times like this a girl needs some fashion inspiration to see her through. It’s times like this a girl must ask herself, “What would Mrs. Roper do?”

A sassy and liberated woman of the 70s, Mrs. Roper wouldn’t let the dog days of summer bring her down. She would throw on her finest caftan (or kaftan), sexually harass her neighbors and insult her husband, all with an air of freedom and panache.

Short, long, cinched at the waist or wide open, an airy caftan is the sizzling summer secret to adding a languid air to your ensemble – without sacrificing style. Below are some of the more wearable caftans we found on etsy and eBay this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Make your own caftan! Vintage Simplicity 5680 caftan pattern from mbchills on etsy. $15.

Vintage 1960s or 1970s red gold caftan with cinched waist. Current bid $42.95 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s desert princess caftan from charlialana on etsy. $34.

Vintage floral mini caftan from fabledfancy on etsy. $48.

Vintage 1980s Christian Dior caftan from poetryforjane on etsy. $26.

VIntage 1970s plaid maxi caftan from midnightflight on etsy. $30.

Yellow striped batik caftan from EastAsiaHeritage on etsy. $35.

Handmade eco-friendly cotton kimono from ecofriendlybeauty on etsy. $60.

Vintage 1970s or 1980s lilac caftan with floral print from heidihodge on etsy. $26.

Vintage 1970s lion’s head, semi-sheer caftan from renouveauclothing on etsy. $58.

Hand drawn batik caftan from EastAsiaHeritage on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1970s striped tunic from PomPomClothing on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1970s ivory caftan with palm fronds from jantiques on etsy. $38.

Peachy rose short caftan by fivestonesvintage on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1960s pleated Hawaiian caftan on eBay. Buy it Now for $28.73.

1960s or 1970s Alfred Shaheen luxe Grecian caftan by closetcaseVNTG on etsy. $118.

Vintage 1971 abstract kimono-like caftan from ranchqueenvintage on etsy. $120.

Vintage mini caftan on eBay. Buy it Now for $42.

Vintage 1960s pink jersey caftan from luckyvintageseattle. Nice fitted waist so you won’t get lost in it. $165.

Vintage pleated, knee-length caftan from LuvStoneVintage on etsy. $58.

Vintage Hollywood glamour caftan from BoudoirBarbie on etsy. $48.

Vintage metallic rainbow pleated caftan on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Vintage 1970s embroidered caftan from LoveStreetVintage on etsy. $150.

Vintage flying hearts caftan from FabulousDresses on etsy. $27.99

Vintage 1970s caftan blouse from heidihodge on etsy. $20.