Old Hollywood Style

Old Hollywood Style

A flair for the dramatic, who me?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been in a bit of a style rut. All I’ve wanted to wear/have been wearing has been basic pieces, mainly black, and that’s about it. I haven’t felt very adventurous in my clothing, nor have I really wanted to dress up.

Is it the winter blues? Who knows.

I even considered throwing out my whole closet of clothes entirely and just starting fresh– but thank goodness I didn’t, because I have neither the time, money, or effort to get a whole new wardrobe.

With all that being said, earlier this week, I woke up, opened my closet, and was hit with inspiration…

Old Hollywood kind of style

The red polka dot dress I wouldn’t have normally considered with the temperatures were in the 40’s and 50’s. I got this thrifted months ago and LOVED it, but only saw myself wearing it in the warmer months. It’s super lightweight and such a summer style. But I saw it at the front of my closet and got to thinking…

I remembered the bright red adorable peacoat that I have– again this piece was thrifted as well– and realized that I haven’t worn this coat since last February.

I was feeling bold and the combo seemed like a natural choice.

I was at a loss for shoes, at first. I haven’t been in the mood for heels lately and I don’t own that many flats. But I recently purchased a new handbag (pictured) and my little french inspired Chanel flats matched perfectly.

Suddenly I had put together a super bold and chic look! I felt amazing. I added in a bit of sparkle, with gold earrings and a red lip to match.


To me this outfit is a perfect example of the power of a good outfit and feeling good in it. Since I created this look, I’ve been way more inspired with my wardrobe and have been feeling a bit more myself.

Unfortunately, nearly everything I am wearing is thrifted or a couple seasons old. On a positive note, all of these pieces are timeless classics that most likely you can find anywhere. Attached below are some links to a couple options, but I would suggest hitting your local thrift store and even your closet to see what you might already have to recreate this look.

Polka dot dress:

Free People Polka Dot Midi Dress: Find it here!
Saloni Polka Dot Midi Dress: Find it here!
Nasty Gal And That’s a Wrap Polka Dot Dress: Find it here!
Missguided Red Strappy Polka Dot Midi Dress: Find it here!
Boohoo Tall Polka Dot Ruffle Wrap Dress: Find it here!
Row A Tie Sleeve Maxi Dress: Find it here!
Susan Graver Printed Liquid Knit Sleeveless Dress: Find it here!

Peacoat:

Pendleton Women’s Pea Coat: Find it here!
Madewell Hollis Double Breasted Coat: Find it here!
TJ MAXX Trench Coat: Find it here!
Burberry London Virgin Wool Double-Breasted Coat: Find it here!
Marc by Marc Jacobs Wool-Blend Short Coat: Find it here!
ASOS Warehouse Short Double Breasted Blazer Coat: Find it here!

Shoes:

Barneys New York Shelly Cap-Toe Flats: Find it here!
Yosi Samra Samantha Cap Toe: Find it here!
Clarks Gracelin Jenny Ballet Flat: Find it here!
Steve Madden Women’s Bonnie Ballet Flat: Find it here!
Trotters Women’s DEA Ballet Flat: Find it here!

Purse:

The Sak Ferndale Bucket Leather Crossbody: Find it here!
Dorothy Perkins Neutral Wing Tote Bag: Find it here!

What do you think? Did I nail that old Hollywood type of style? Let me know in the comments.

Cheers & stay chic!
-Taylor

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