Fifties Dress






Every time I wear this dress I feel a little bit like a fifties housewife. I can imagine wearing this under a frilly little apron as I prepare dinner before my family comes home. Something about the collar and the shape feels vintage-inspired, but maybe that’s just me? Of course, if I really were a fifties housewife there’s no way I’d be wearing this with sandals ;)

Last Friday when Babe and I got out of work, we decided to walk over to Madison Square Park since Babe had a coupon for a free shake from Shake Shack. On our way there, we spotted those colorful umbrellas that were put up for some kind of event. Unsurprisingly, the line at Shake Shack was super long and we decided not to wait. Instead we went to Pret a Manger where she grabbed a sandwich and I grabbed an iced coffee. I can’t tell you how delicious that iced coffee tasted on that hot summer afternoon- it’s the little things, right?

Outfit Details: Cardigan and Dress- Forever 21 // Purse- Ruche // Sunglasses- H&M // Sandals- Madden Girl via DSW // Lips- Maybelline Color Whispers Berry Ready (all photos of me taken by my friend Babe- thanks lady!)

  • Daphne Shen

    Hi Nnenna! I think youd have to button all the way to the top if you go 50s. But nevertheless, it’s a really cute dress! xx

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    • Thanks Daphne! And you’re so right, it would be buttoned all the way up!

  • Definitely very 50s. The floral print is gorgeous on you! I love iced coffee during the summer, too :)

    • Thank you Sarah! Planning to treat myself to another iced coffee today- can’t wait :)

  • I guess you could be a 50’s housewife, but maybe they were on to something, since I think this dress is just the cutest! Love it with the mint cardi too.

    • Thank you Lydia! This mint cardi is my favorite cardigan at the moment- I want to wear it with everything! :)

  • Cute dress! Sometimes waiting in line when it’s hot outside is the most terrible thing! Hope your coupon doesn’t expire too soon :)

    • Thank you Jenmarie! Yes, it was way too hot and we didn’t really have time to wait in that long line.

  • Well hello! You look oh so vintagey!

  • That floral dress is SO pretty on you! And Shake Shack…yummm :)


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    • Thank you Annie! And yes, Shake Shack is so yummy!

  • So cute! I love fit and flare dresses! I liked your mirror sunnies too!

    • Thanks so much! Fit and flare is one my of favorite dress styles :)

  • hehe it does have a 50s housewife vibe but you make it modern :) Those umbrellas are delightful!

    • Haha, yes, that’s good- it’s the modern fifties housewife look! ;) Thanks Kim!