miss sixties

dress: Forever 21 (similar) // blouse: Lauren Conrad for Kohls // tights: Target // booties: Abound for Nordy Rack (similar) // purse & necklace: vintage // glasses: BonLook

Photos by Briley Noel

I've pretty much become addicted to wearing blouses under my favorite LBD (seen here and here). I've known for a while that I wanted to layer it over my polka dot Lauren Conrad blouse, but I was waiting for something to come to mind (or to closet) to make the look more special. I've seen a handful of bloggers wearing super bright purple/fuchsia tights recently, so I make a little trip to Target for a pair (and, if we're being honest here, two boxes of ice cream sandwiches...), and I'm so glad I did. Paired with my new favorite black booties and one of my mom's vintage necklaces, this is one of my favorite outfits I've ever blogged. 

I love how it feels a little sixties-era mod, like Megan Draper might have worn this to the theatre or maybe even to a client dinner in her Sterling Cooper secretary days. The sixties were easily my favorite fashion era, but I've struggled to let that show in my personal style. As I continue to add to and edit my closet, I'm hoping to bring it out more in my outfits. I love dresses and skirts with interesting shapes and shorter hemlines, patterns and color pallets reminiscent of the era, and layering with colored tights, scarves, and bold costume jewelry.

One of the things I've struggled with as a blogger is getting really great images of my favorite outfits. I want to share quality content on this blog, and even be able to spread it far and wide through Pinterest. Style blogging is a medium I'm incredibly dedicated to, but I don't have the money or skills to invest in photo equipment for myself. Fortunately, an extremely talented friend of mine just moved back to Austin and I'm managed to trick her into helping me with outfit photos on the weekends. Briley is such a kind person with incredible skill and imagination. Collaborating with her is really fun and I can't wait to work together again. I'll still be taking my own photos during the week, but I'm hoping to be able to share more Briley collabs with you here on the blog!

So, have I convinced you to layer blouses under your dresses yet?


  1. Major style envy!! I love this look. I've just started layering blouses under dresses, and you've inspired me to go for a floaty material (and polka dots!) under a solid mini-dress.

    That tiled wall is such a cool backdrop for photos!


  2. This is such a fantastic take on the "modern" sixties! Also that black and white picture is EVERYTHING!

  3. loveeesss it. i'm all about layering blouses under my dresses. layering things like this is my favorite haha. i love the high neckline of this dress. you are so adorable, this look is perfect for you. also i wish we were neighbors, i would take your outfit pictures every single day.

  4. Girl, you look great! These pictures are so stinkin' cute and you totally look Megan Draper-esque. One of my favorite outfits I've seen you post! :)

  5. Next time can we have a close-up of your necklace, please?

  6. Love it!! Megan draper...fo'sho! :D Great images, you look so happy healthy and of course, stylish!

  7. best. shoot. ever. LOVE!

  8. SO love this. Definitely feeling the Megan Draper inspiration! Also I need to know where you got those frames. Seriously so classy, funky, and adorable all at once. I need new glasses like...two years ago...but I'm finally too blind for my current pair and am on the hunt!


  9. I'm totally convinced, I love this post and I loveeeeee that B&W photo of you! Look at you owning life!



  10. What a sweet outfit, Nicole! I am loving how the polka dot blouse looks under the dress, and the purple tights are great! I know that my purple tights are one of my favorite pairs and I love the way they pop with a black and white outfit like yours here :)


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