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Mad Men Inspiration: Updated Mid-Century Style

Any Mad Men fans out there? It is only my favorite show in the history of television. I picked up this dress at a discount store in San Clemente for a whopping $6 and part of its appeal was that it seemed like an updated version of something I once saw Joan Holloway wear (as pictured). The length is a contemporary style, but the neckline and color are inspired by the infinitely classy mid-century fashions depicted on Mad Men. I paired the dress with scalloped black flats and teased my curly hair à la Megan Draper for amplified vintage charm. I also included a gold chain necklace, though it’s not nearly as cool as Joan’s pen necklace.

Please take note of my over-saturated 60s-esque photo filters and my attempt to channel Joan’s signature strong and seductive stare on the left. These are key details. 

Courtney Hamilton is an English major, Literary Journalism Minor and Art History Minor at UC Irvine. She is a Her Campus Editor, Editor in Chief of UC Irvine's alternative magazine Incite, a writer for 7 Deadly Magazine, and an editorial intern at OC Weekly.
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