December 26th, 2015

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

*Gasp!* An outfit post! I know, it’s been a minute. But every time I do a poll asking which of my blog post types is your favourite, outfit posts seem to come out on top, so I’m doing my best to oblige. Anyway, I recently hosted a Christmas cocktail party at my apartment for some friends from the office, and since I was going all Stepford-y with the food and drinks I prepared (stay tuned for that post), I figured I’d do the same with my outfit of the evening.

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

With that in mind, I channelled my inner 1950s housewife for this look. Personally, I enjoy the juxtaposition of my extremely modern, feminist values paired with a retro visual aesthetic. I find it really effectively pulls the rug out from under misogynists. But back to clothes.

Would you believe this outfit is entirely Forever 21? (Minus the shoes.)

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

I paired a full, knee-length blush pink skirt with a black, off-the-shoulder crop top. Generally I stay as faaaaaar away from crop tops as possible, but this worked perfectly paired with a high-waisted skirt, because it didn’t need to be tucked in, creating extra bulk around the waist.

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

With that, I added simple, black leather pointed-toe pumps, pearl earrings, and a sparkly necklace.

Similar: skirt | crop top | heels | necklace | earrings

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

You may recognize this necklace from my recent Forever 21 haul blog post.

Retro 1950s Christmas Party Outfit | Sara du Jour

For my hair, I created a 1940s inspired S-wave using my trusty Nume 32 mm curling wand + velcro rollers.

I kept my eye makeup simple, sweeping a champagne-coloured shadow all over my lids and using my favourite liquid eye liner to create a cat eye flick. Then I applied House of Lashes “Siren” lashes, cut in halves, on the outer corners of each eye. With that, I did a matte rose lip and bold brows.

Let me know if you enjoy these types of posts. If you do, more will be coming soon! x

– Sara

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  • Love that skirt and necklace! I never go in Forever 21, maybe I’ll have to at some point!

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

    • Thank you so much, Lisa! Appreciate the comment! x

  • sinikka

    I have a very similar skirt in coral so this is such an amazing outfit inspiration! Do you know if that top is still available??

    • Thanks for the comment! The top sold out immediately, unfortunately. I’ve tried to link a slightly similar version, though. If I see it online again I’ll let you know! x

  • Unwantedmemorie

    You absolute stunner!

  • Nikki

    What lipstick are you wearing?

    • Hey Nikki! It’s a touch of Estee Lauder’s Rebellious Rose lipstick. I’ll pop a link in the post! x

  • The outfit is SO adorable and I love the hair curls!

    • Thank you so much for reading and commenting! x

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