Preppy Pep

 

IMG_7068Who can turn the world on with her smile?

My blog has been my pride and joy the last two plus years, but lately I have had a hard time squeezing it into my schedule. With extra work piling up at my full time job, a recent part time gig, and personal plans I’m working on, you can imagine this working girl is quite beat when she punches out to knock out midnight, only to punch in again the next day at 6am. When the #firstworldproblems gets tough, I ask myself, WWMTMD?

The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a popular sitcom in the 1970s, starring Mary Richards as Mary Tyler Moore. It’s about a young woman in her 30’s who relocates to a big city, finds new friends, becomes an independent working woman, deals with issues surrounding that decade, and everything that comes along with that.

While I’ve only seen the opening credits and heard the catchy theme song, falling short of watching an actual episode, I can still relate to Ms. MTM on a few things. We’re both independent working women. We’re the same age. She works in journalism. I studied communications and am a blogger. She twirls around in a busy intersection and tosses her hat up in the air. I’ve had the desire to do the same for the longest time.

BDG wool beret (similar) / vintage shift dress (similar here, here & here) / vintage blouse (similar) / vintage scarf (similar) / Hue tights (similar) / G.H. Bass & Co. shoes (similar) / Coach purse (similar)

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While the 1970s isn’t one of my favorite fashion decades (but I have channelled that decade before), I feel like this is an outfit that the 1960s MTM would wear – she was a big fan of abstract prints, florals, and colors on the show. This wool shift dress is another beauty I inherited from my aunt when she cleaned out her closet. Custom made for her in Hong Kong back in the day, it now fits me like a glove. Although winter’s been mild in the Bay Area, the temperatures still drop it like it’s hot enough for me to wear a wool dress. For that preppy look, and to stay warmer, I layered a chiffon blouse underneath. Tights are a must – in pop of color of course. Add in some gold hued saddle shoes (yes they were popular in the 1960s!), and this working lady is running late for work again.

With a preppy pep in my step, I’m gonna make it after all.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

This would be true if it were not for the drought that is plaguing my beautiful state of California. Oh rain, why does thou not have California love?

Despite the lack of rain, flowers are still a bloomin’. This means that spring is in full swing, as well as seasonal allergies. Gesundheit!

But before you reach for the Claritin, let me give you some clarity: you can still enjoy flowers without stuffy sinuses, itchy watery eyes, and sneezing. Just like allergies, floral prints return season after season.

Be it a floaty floral top, slacks with an allover floral print, or daisy studs in your ears, there are many ways to incorporate flora into your style repertoire, and Chic Vic is here to help.

How, you ask? Well, I’m excited to to announce that I’ve launched an online personal styling business with Keaton Row. This is a free online styling service for clients with free shipping and returns from your favorite retailers such as Nordstroms, ASOS, and ShopBop. Enough of the flowery speech, check my profile and floral lookbook.

Soon, instead of reciting “he loves me, he loves me not” while plucking flower petals, you’ll be asking yourself “should I buy, or should I not?”

Floral Fantasy

Floral Tops

Fancy Pants
Floral Bottoms

Floral Finishes
Floral Accents