Before you ask, no I didn’t mean to wear the wallpaper.
I had such a laugh when I walked into the new donut shop in town and my dress perfectly matched their gingham wallpaper. How coincidental! 😂 Hot Diggity Donuts is the cutest sourdough donut shop that serves cocktails along with their freshly-made sweets. There was no way I could miss the opportunity to take pictures in their retro, diner-esque store! I’ll get more in-depth about the outfit, but I just want to say that this eating experience was fantastic. Everyone on the staff was lovely, the food was divine, the cocktail was supreme, and the atmosphere was so much fun! I can’t wait to go back and try all the other handmade donuts and drink concoctions!
My original plan was to be a total Betty with this gingham midi dress from Chicwish, but I certainly Veronica-d it up with the jewels and heels. Alright, so I haven’t been keeping up-to-date at all with Riverdale, but I’m thinking I did a pretty okay job depicting their quirky fashion choices. A little class and a little sass – which is definitely the best of both worlds! That’s what you’ve gotta do when you’re trying to make something inherently retro a bit more modern!
Outfit Details // dress c/o Chicwish | necklace c/o Sugarfix | earrings c/o Sugarfix | heels | similar bag
Photos by Meredith Anne Photography
If you haven’t been following along on Instagram, I got a bit of a hair upgrade – which really helped pull my outfit together! The color is definitely more Veronica. (Ah, okay. I need to stop talking in Riverdale terms before I buy my fiancé a Jughead hat and call it a day!) So instead, let’s talk about how I modernized this retro fit!
The dress was made to have a giant bow waist. Instead, I tucked the tails of the bow under themselves and created a slimmer middle with just the knot. Rather than reaching for a classic pearl necklace, I opted for this chunky fuchsia one that matched my cluster earrings. The bold color draws the eye. Rather than focusing on the midi length and more modest shape of the dress, I wore a pair of heels to give a more flirty vibe! Oh oh, BUT I love the dress! It’s the print of summer, the length is perfect for my build, and it’s incredibly comfortable. These are major perks for me when it comes to a sundress.
How do you feel about making retro styles more modern?
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