Friday, June 18, 2010

Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) (Take 2)

This is my second of three posts on Lauren Bacall from How to Marry a Millionaire. The color combination and the way she is wearing the scarf caught my eye with this outfit. Yellow and red seem to pop up a lot together in old movies and the way she ties (or rather drapes) her scarf seems very glamorous and unique.

Here is my interpretation:

Run-Down:Sweater: Gap, The Silk Blend V-Neck in Country Yellow, on sale for $14.99
Skirt: Tweed Shirred Skirt by Robert Rodriguez, on sale for $75 via Style Q
Scarf: Debut Red glitter pashminetta scarf, $22.11 (15 GBP) via Debenham’s
Shoes: Nine West, Nuncio in Red Leather, on sale for $39.99
Total: $152.09
Lauren’s skirt was tweed and very wide and swingy and pleated. This one is gathered in such a way as to make it look and feel wide and pleated, but it is a more modern silhouette.

Next, this look needed a bright yellow sweater. Since it is summertime, I found this one on sale for a song - $15. To accent the yellow sweater, I found a gorgeous red scarf.

I can’t remember what shoes Lauren wore with this but I chose to do a red shoe that matches the scarf. I selected my favorite shoe, the Nuncio pump by Nine West. The red leather is on sale right now for $39.99.

This outfit is very simple and more about the way you wear it than the actual putting these pieces together. You could do a look like this with many different colors in your closet. This outfit is work appropriate but still punchy and unique because of the bold color combination. The entire ensemble is only a little over $150. Excellent.

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