Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Inspired by Downton

I finally got the message and watched Downton Abbey this past weekend (just season 1 so far). And, just like everyone else I know who's seen it, I'm hooked. And how awesome would it be to have someone pick out beautiful, albeit very formal, clothes for you every day? I especially love Lady Mary's dress in the pic above. With the drama of Downton on the brain, thought I would put together a pretty little modern day summer outfit inspired by her look:

Braided sheen hat - anthro  /  Songbird dress - madewell (Think Madewell may have gotten their inspiration from Downton on this one too?)  /  Refined silk cashmere wrap - jcrew (had to add a splash of mint - my biggest color crush of the moment)  /  Gumdrop studs - kate spade (Katie gave me these as a gift for hosting her shower, and I've worn them pretty much every day since.)  /  Braided belt - madewell  /  Summer wedge - fossil (These are my new fave shoes for summer.)

One of my favorite quotes from season one: "What's a 'weekend?'" (Lady Grantham)



  1. Haha!!!! Savor Season 2.... I don't know if I can wait until September for Season 3!!! Lady Grantham is my FAVORITE!!! She's hilarious to me :) Glad you are on the bandwagon... I was late as well. haha

  2. Perfect modern take on Downtown Abbey, I love the show!! Your outfit is that a linen dress?? That is my favorite fabric to wear in the summer! I would love if you could stop by and enter my pearl earring giveaway on the blog! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Twirling Clare

  3. Hi Clare! Done and done on entering your pearl earring giveaway! :) Love your blog! And yes the dress is linen.... isn't it amazing? Great summer dress. Thanks for saying hi!