Dress-Up Dilemma: 30s Party

I can't say I love dress-up parties.

If I had tons and tons of money to spend on wigs, fake-fur stoles, and other crap I only wear once, then of course I would love costume parties. But unfortunately, I can't afford to go dress-up shopping every time someone decides to throw a theme bash.

That's not to say I don't enjoy dressing up. Last night, one of David's friends had a 30s party. When I first got the invitation, I thought I'd go for a Marlene Dietrich menswear look: white shirt, pinstriped vest, dress jacket and pants. And a hat. Only problem: I don't own any menswear-style pants, and ruining the whole look with my faux-leather leggings wasn't an option. So, out the window goes the menswear idea.

I was left with my super-structured old Zara dress, fake pearls and a pair of satin gloves from a costume store. And I must say, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out:

Photos taken in our kitchen (with my curls still intact) with me gazing wistfully at the recycling bag (which I've conveniently cropped out here). Very classy. Very Marlene.

Update: I also thought I had to show you how awesome David and his friends looked:


  1. Eccomi qua, ti seguo anch'io!Mi piacerebbe che sempre più bloggers mi aiutassero a diffondere il messaggio di non sfruttare gli animali..uniamoci!
    A presto

  2. Well.. that's a damn good result! Hope you had fun at the party. Themed parties are my favourites.. unfortunately I noticed Milan people dont seem to do many! ;((


  3. Wow I have three different languages in my blog comments! Bet that doesn't happen every day.

  4. Stavi benissimo! Fine ed elegante..

  5. Che bello il tema degli anni '30! Il risultato è ottimo direi! Mi viene in mente Keira Knightley in "Espiazione" con quegli abiti di seta leggeri ed impalpabili...

  6. So pretty! Love the look and your hair looks amazzzzzing!

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    ox from NYC!


  7. MA QUEI GUANTI SONO MMMMMMERAVIGLIOSI! Mi ricordi un sacco Jessica Rabbit :D


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