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Mod Monday: Pan Am Style

Mod Monday: Pan Am Style

Now defunct Pan American Airlines has a rich history in the international airline industry and its own small place in the annals of retro fashion. The smart stewardess uniforms with infamous hats have become cultural icons for the time. Rather than recreate a costume that would look silly today, pay homage to this stylish look […]

Mod Monday: Darling Daisies

Here’s a cute vintage-inspired dress with a darling daisy print and retro silver buttons. I love the satin collar and tie-sash that gives you some shape. Paired with strappy sandals, a wide headband, and retro daisy earrings, this look will be perfect for a spring day. Mod for Each Other Dress from ModCloth from: ModCloth […]

Britpop Style File: Kula Shaker – Hush Edition

Crispian Mills of Kula Shaker has evolved his look over the years, going from casual early 70s psychedelia-inspired to more fancy early 70s psychedelia-inspired. In this 1997 video for Hush, he encapsulates a 90s twist on hippie chic with flared jeans, a tight t-shirt, and shaggy hair. Recreate this down-to-earth look without looking dated by swapping […]

Mod Monday: Nautical Style

Perfect for warm sunny days, this casual look has subtle embellishments that give a nod to classic nautical style without being too costume-y. This would look so cute paired with a wide brim sunhat. Peppermint Prestige Top from ModCloth – $39.99 from: ModCloth Playground Daze Skirt from ModCloth – $39.99 from: ModCloth Stay in Touchable […]

Mod Monday: Minty Fresh

Here’s a casual look for breezy spring days. Pastel mint trousers and a prettily-detailed blouse are accented by cute mint-colored retro accessories. Save the look from being too monochromatic with a pop of color in the shoe. I chose these dusty rose t-strap ballet flats to continue the pastel softness. Charming Companion Top from ModCloth […]

Mod Monday: Silky Shift Dress

Here’s a comfy, cute dress perfect for those Springtime days that can go either way: cool with a brisk breeze or warmed up by sunshine. Forego the tights and swap out the heels for flats on hot days that call for bare legs. I’m just a sucker for the blue and yellow color combo, aren’t […]

Mod Monday: Rainy Day Style

April may not have brought too many showers this year, so maybe May will. Here’s a cute outfit and accessories that will keep you looking bright and sunny even on dreary days. Quaint the Town Red Dress from ModCloth – $82.99 from: ModCloth It’s a Dune Deal Heel from ModCloth – $209.99 from: ModCloth Decibel […]

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Mod Monday: Fit and Flare

Here’s something a little different for Mod Monday. Instead of the classic shift dress, let’s go with a blouse and skirt combo. A fitted collared white polka dot shirt with cap sleeves is adorable when paired with this flared button up navy skirt. Separates as versatile as this can be mixed and matched within your […]

Britpop Style File: Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys (For the Ladies)

At some point around 2012, Alex Turner embraced a rockabilly teddy boy style — for whatever reason. While I personally prefer his earlier indie looks, this one does have a distinct rock ‘n roll edge. For the ladies who want to emulate Turner’s modern twist on ’50s rock ‘n roll styling without sacrificing femininity, try a fitted leather […]