Friday, January 28, 2011

What to Wear: Downton Inspired

Those lovely Edwardian costumes in Downton Abbey have me so ready for spring. It's fun to translate the period's fashion to today with silks, beads, lovely colors, a little lace, a lot of feminine elegance. I could see wearing this to a shower, afternoon opera or a fancy lunch.

Slip - Start strong with a white satin slip trimmed with lace and black bows from Darjeeling in France.
Shirt - Smokey gray silk with beading detail on the cowl neckline.
Skirt - A slate blue pencil skirt.
Necklace - A $10,000 Edwardian aquamarine and diamond laviliere necklace.
Ring - And a $1,000 Edwardian aquamarine ring to match.
Fascinator - Feather and ribbon in a gray hairpiece on Etsy.
Clutch - In dark silver for $35.
Shoes - These lovely vintage-styled t-strap gray shoes are from Target for only $32

Tea at The Palace, anyone?

4 comments:

Bronwyn said...

Oh, this is so lovely! I adore the muted palette... one of my favourites!

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Renee said...

I have the gray shoes from Target and I love them! Thanks for your great site -- your What to Wear posts are my faves!

Caroline said...

lovely dahling :) I'm very much enjoying the series too..as you said..especially the period details.

Anne said...

I adore the combination of blue and grey-- very sophisticated. And the vintage-inspired touches are lovely!