Hollywood’s Golden Era

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As August draws to a close, I have to admit that I haven’t been too faithful in keeping up with Dean Street Society’s instagram #StyleMeAugust challenge. I have had some days when I just couldn’t do the theme (when work or something else got in the way of creativity), and there were some days that I did the day’s theme but then was unable to document my outfit.

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Yesterday’s theme was especially fun; one that appealed to me immensely as it was “Hollywood’s Golden Era”. I love films from the 30’s and 40’s, and the actresses that graced those black-and-white films have done much to inspire my style. I chose this top (recently purchased from Anthropologie; see below) because the large billowing and ruffled sleeves reminded me of the styles so popular on the silver screen during the 20’s and 30’s.

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Shopping On a Budget Note: The end of August is the perfect time to catch store sales as retailers rush to clear inventory and make room for fall styles and pre-holiday items. This past weekend I especially enjoyed shopping the rare sale-on-sale at Anthropologie and found this top that will function perfectly as a transition piece (cost: less than $20!). The skirt is from Nordstrom Rack, purchased on clearance and during tax-free weekend (cost: $8.70!). The clutch is actually a detachable pouch from my Free People tote (seriously, this tote is reversible, comes with a pouch that does double duty as a clutch, and a strap for wearing cross-body. Worth every penny since you get so much included!)

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 Happy Midweek, Everyone!

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