Monday, February 20, 2017

A Flash from the Past


90s fashion has been trending harder than ever lately. I am not an avid fan of that particular style era, however I was known to rock a slip dress on occasion 😉  I decided to take a walk down memory lane and try my hand at styling a slip dresses, now- 20+ years later. Back in the 90s, I actually owned several slip dresses, all of them were black with slightly different style variations. My favorite one was basic, actually quite similar to the one that I am wearing in today’s post! 

I opted to style this slip dress for 9-5 work wear. I really like how it turned out! Street style images abound in examples of layering a slip dress with a tee. However, I wanted a different effect, so I went with a classic white button up shirt . And what do you know, I like it!  When I put it all together, It seemed like it was missing something, I added a thin gold belt and that seemed to be just what I was missing. 

Actually now that I think about it, another thing that I really like about this slip dress in comparison to the ones that I rocked back in the day-it's the length! Did you notice that it is truly midi perfection?! Love, love , love this length! My 90s slip dresses were all ankle length= BORING!  LOL! Yikes, I’ve digressed….over to you, what are your thoughts on this flash from the past?  Are you slipping back into slip dresses?

Velvet trench coat: c/o ELV, sold outI| White button up shirt: JNY| Oxblood slip dress: c/o HERE| Belt: Similar here
Handbag: Vintage, another option| Glitter loafers: TopShop, sold out-similar here, +  another great option

About my hair: I've been rocking my natural curls for the past few weeks, and I am having too much fun with them! In my last post I shared that I tried out a new product (here) however today's curls were nourished by my tried and test fav, Pantene! I started using Pantene Curl Perfection back in 2002 (name/formula/packaging has changed over the years) when I first went natural (i.e.stopped getting a chemical straightner/relaxer applied to my hair).  There weren't as many natural hair care products available back then as there aretoday, so I learned to use what was available. I also tried John Frida Frizz Ease for a stint, but I didn't like it nearly as much as Pantene. If your hair is naturally curly, what are some of your tried and tested favorites?

Until next time,
XO


25 comments:

  1. I loved slip dresses back in the 90s. Wish I had saved mine. That's a great alternative way to wear one. And I am lusting after that velvet coat AND those adorable flats with the pom poms!
    Great outfit :)

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    1. IKR?! I just got rid of my last one about 4 years ago. Thank you very much!!

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  2. So well done! The shoes are totally cool and I still love a great slip dress. thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  3. Baby girl, you look spectacular!! I must try out the slip dress thingy!!

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    1. Thank you Sheela G!!! Yes, Love, you'd look awesome in a slip dress! XO

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  4. Love all of the layers here! Gorgeous color.

    Sincerely, Jennie

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  5. Fabulous! I had slip dresses back in the day, wish I had them now.

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    1. IKR?! I just got rid of my last one 5 years back... BUT- I will say the midi length beats the one I had, LOL! Glad to try out the updated version :) Thanks Babe!!

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  6. You make slip dress look so fab again! I love this look. You really know how to rock any look, 90s or not LOl! Love your natural hair too! Beautiful color!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you very much Edwige!!! I'm rocking my natural curls for a spell- or until I get bored with them- LOL!

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  7. Dear Joi, great style, I love this shoes. They are cute.
    For my curls I have L'oreal Everrich shampoo and conditioner with oils. And for styling macadamia professional curl enhancing Spray. This spray ist great, it makes defintion to my curls.
    Xo Tina

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    1. Thank you Tina!! I'll have to check out both of the products that you mentioned!
      Xx

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  8. Yes! I was going to say that I don't think I've seen a slip with a button-up. Maybe I can try this because the tees make me feel like a toddler! <3

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    1. Girl!!! The t-shirt option is totally on the YOUNG side, I haven't been even tempted to try it :) LOL! Thank you!

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Cute shoes! Great look!

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    1. I am totally not a fan of the 90's, but the slip dress come back totally got me, LOLLL!!!

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  11. The colors of this look are simply gorgeous! Great way to style a 90's trend. I always enjoyed a tee and slip dress look back in the day and need to try it again. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

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    1. Thank you very much J!!! I didn't see myself wearing slip dresses again, but I've learned to never say never-LOL!

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  12. I love the rich berry tones with the gold shoes and bag. You look stunning! I don't think I've ever worn a slip dress...I think I spent most of the 90s in jeans! Maybe it's not too late to give it a try.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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