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Decade or Region

Dress: H&M; Button down: H&M; Tights: Forever 21; Heels: Steve Madden; Belt: thrifted
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When I asked Dan what I should do for the "Decade or Region" prompt, he immediately was like, "50s, of course!" I do love the 50s, what with their high waists and swirly twirly skirts and music and such. The polka dots and fullness of this dress has always felt a little 50s inspired to me, so I paired it with some red heels and called it good. I know this would've been even better with some red lips, but I'm sadly totally lacking in the red lipstick department. May need to remedy that asap.

Oh, and several events and an extra weekend day for the challenge combined to give you a second, regional outfit: a) I was sick all weekend (blah) so I b) was not helping out, as I usually do, with the tiny nursery kids at church which meant that c) I was not going to be crawling around on the floor chasing Legos all Sunday. So I figured that d) I'd bust out one of my saris that I rarely get to wear. I decided to just wear it as a skirt and added some pleather to dress it down a bit and quite liked the outcome, except for the not being able to walk part since I skipped the pleats. Can't have it all, I guess.
Sari: India (gift from my uncle before my wedding); Jacket: Target; Heels: Payless; Bangles: India

Other decade and regionally-inspired posts here!
Linking to Real Momma, Real Style and Fashion's Greatest Hits

18 comments

  1. Oh, that sari is beautiful! Love the colors!

    Also, loving the red heels in your 50s outfit. :)

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  2. We both need some red lipstick. Must be brave. . .must be brave.

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  3. I really like the belt in your first series of photos! Very pretty :)

    -meesch
    http://www.aperfectkindofday.com

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  4. Wow, a two-for-one! Good on you.

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  5. Your sari is beautiful, amazing colors. I also love the polka dress with the pattern tights.

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  6. OH Preethi- you rock! I did 50's as well because it's awesome but your outfit is off the charts amazing! You look so beautiful!

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  7. Both outfits are great. I especially love the Marilyn-inspired windy skirt picture for the '50s vibe.

    Courtney
    wearingwhatiwant.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, how fun that you have such a beautiful sari to pull inspiration from! I'm (not-so-) secretly in love with Indian culture :)
    Kayla
    seekaylago.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow - I'm impressed you did both! And before you said anything, I saw your first picture and said "50s!" You got it dead-on while still looking modern and chic. And that sari is beautiful!

    North Meets South

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  10. Those red heels are fabulous! So sassy!
    I say go for it with the red lipstick! You'll look amazing!

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  11. Way to be an over achiever! I love those polka dots and red shoes! So cute!

    See Me Rwar

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  12. I love the polka dots and that GORGEOUS skirt!

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  13. Double outfits - you rock! :)

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  14. I love the sari and leather jacket together, that is such a cool and unsual look, it really works and looks modern. (And your sari is beautiful!)

    The first look is pretty cute too, the 50s were great for dresses. Very cute with the plaid coat over it.

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  15. That sari is gorgeous! And serious bonus points for doing BOTH challenges!

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  16. Both outfits look amazing on you!! I love the sari with the leather jacket. It's so modern and chic!!

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  17. That polka dot dress is so adorable! Love the red heels with it!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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