mad men on the brain

02 February 2010   //     8 comments   //   conferences, design, vintage, wearable

Peggy in checks

Its February and you know what that means – Mom 2.0 Summit is coming!

2010 Mom 2.0 Summit - FEB 18-20

There are so many things at Mom 2.010 to be excited about that I can’t process it all, so I’ll take it step by step. Right now I’m spending time thinking about the Thursday night welcome party: Martinis, Music and Mad Men. What to wear?

If you know me personally, you’ll know that clothes aren’t really my “thing.” I mean, I care what I wear, but I’d just as soon wear the t-shirt + jeans variation uniform every day if life would allow it (and mostly it does). But a Mad Men party is a Mad Men party. You just don’t skimp on that one, right?

So I went to the Mad Men site to do a little research and 2 hours later I emerged with a sense of direction. It’s the gateway between the 50s and the 60s. This means prints, pencil skirts, cupcake dresses, pillbox hats, matte lipstick, and so on and so on.

Betty in Summer

And to make it easy peasy, I had this brilliant idea: Our awesome neighbor Hong Kong Vintage has, without a doubt, the perfect costume outfit waiting for me. I’ll report back after I go. (And hey – they have an online shop too!)

What are you wearing? Need some suggestions? More tips on how to dress like a Mad Woman here.

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8 comments to “mad men on the brain”

  1. ohh, you are going to look so hawt! please take pics and please do finger waves in your hair, you have the perfect length for it.

  2. I have no clue and I need HELP! ;)

  3. Laurie says:

    Susan- I’ve been thinking about how to do my hair. Finger waves would be awesome.

    Joanne- here’s a list of vintage clothing stores in the DC area! http://dc.about.com/od/shopping/a/ThriftStores.htm Sift through the Mad Men website (link above) and then go to some thrift stores with those pictures in mind.

  4. Heather B. says:

    My outfit is all set. It’s cute. T-strap shoes are involved as well as a vintage cardigan. I’m going to be precious.

  5. Laurie says:

    If I didn’t love you so much it would gross me out and make me jealous that you know everything cool. BUT I DO so it doesn’t. ;)

    Totally checking out that store now – not a clue where to go around here. I’ll have to ask some of my friends who get vintage.

  6. Laurie says:

    Laurie – check out my comment above. I did some super fancy Googling and found a list of vintage clothing stores in DC. All you DC folks should go on a pilgrimage and document for us!

    Heather – are you ever *not* precious?

  7. Tate says:

    :D You get to wear vintage clothes. Very cool! Have any ideas?

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