Artifaktori Faktori Girl Styling Contest

Hi lovelies,

If there’s anything that will get me out of my anti-January-outfit slump, it’s a contest for which I can’t envision NOT participating. Oh, and a haircut…but more pictures to come of my pixie cut VERY soon!

Artifaktori is a fabulous vintage chain with two superb locations in Greater Boston. While I have visited and oogled the gorgeous party dresses at the Davis Square location once before, I haven’t actually purchased anything…but I do have a (growing) stash of vintage finds, and I love to get gussied up. Last evening (on the last possible day I could submit photos for the contest), I styled up my favorite casual/cocktail looks…and here are the results! (Admittedly, I was thinking specifically about channeling Doris Day in the first outfit and personifying Daisy from The Great Gatsby in the second…)

Vintage faux fur hat, Etsy; J. Crew cream cocoon coat, J. Crew 2011; vintage sequin and pearl cardigan, thrifted; vintage brocade dress, Etsy; chartreuse Hue tights; bakelite and brown leather 1960s purse; Etsy; BCBG heels***

Requisite close-up of my FAVORITE vintage hat, ca. 1960s!***

Vintage faux fur hat, Etsy; vintage black chiffon dropwaist dress; patterned tights; Tic Tac Toes bow heels; vintage Cole Haan doctor's bag, consigned***

Just as a vintage shopping hint for tall ladies—I always request the length of dresses if I am buying online, and ask sellers as to whether or not there is extra fabric to let down. I have found that 42″-43″ from shoulder to hem is an optimal dress length for me—a bit above the knee (flattering) but still appropriate! And I always check the shoe racks at Goodwill/Salvation Army as the vintage 11s/12s tend to stand out visually and be a little less popular than the size 6-8 styles.

Happy vintage-hunting, ladies!

***All photos courtesy of my lovely fiance, Mike. Please follow him on Twitter @nomoneyconnolly


'Artifaktori Faktori Girl Styling Contest' have 4 comments

  1. January 27, 2012 @ 5:20 pm Kristen

    FUR HAT! Yes! I love them!!!


    • January 27, 2012 @ 5:23 pm Kacy K

      You totally rock the fur hat, too! :)


  2. January 27, 2012 @ 7:01 pm Michele Moore (@Michele_Moore)

    I LOVE the fur hat!!! And I can’t wait to see the pixie cut – I bet it’s SUPER cute!


  3. January 28, 2012 @ 1:58 pm jheri

    That fur hat is great! I particularly like the first outfit:-)


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