Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday: Channeling Downton Abbey

Lady Edith, Countess Cora and Lady Mary

Lady Edith, Countess Cora and Lady Mary

Like many of you last Sunday night, we were glued to our televisions watching the first episode of the last season of Downton Abbey.  Having valiantly resisted the urge to download Season 6 illegally on our computers for a year, we stayed up beyond our usual weeknight bedtime (we do get up very early to get teenage boys off to school so please don’t judge!)  While we found the first episode a bit slow (they needed to wrap up lose ends with Anna and Mr. Bates and remind us of Mary’s wild week of romance), we so loved the Dowager’s one liners (“Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?) and the fashions.  Even Mary showed up wearing last year’s Marsala (Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year) looking lovely.

Jennifer Ouellette - Madonna Hat

Jennifer Ouellette – Madonna Hat

Kate Spade - New York Hat

Kate Spade – New York Hat

Given this week brutal change in temperature, we’re dedicating this fashion post to hats and pins – and hope that the ladies of Downton Abbey would approve.

Lanvin - Flower Brooch

Lanvin – Flower Brooch

Theo Fennel - Dragonfly Pin

Theo Fennel – Dragonfly Pin

Stazia Loren - Floral Brooch

Stazia Loren – Floral Brooch

Are you a fan?  Let’s us know what you thought of the fashions…

Happy “Flapper” Friday!

blue cloche / cream cloche / flower brooch / dragonfly pin / floral brooch

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4 Comments

  • Reply The Enchanted Home January 8, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I finally figured out how to leave a reply…I had visited you a few times and could not find out how to leave a message….so here is a very very belated Merry Christmas and a very joyous new year to you! May 2016 bring you much joy, love, prosperity and laughter.
    Love everything about Downton Abby and our world needs to take a few cues……civility, decorum, the dressing, modesty, the sheer elegance of it all….I could go on. It is all so beautiful!

  • Reply katie clooney January 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I think the Dowager’s comment was my favorite yet. Love all the accessories you found. Have a happy new year, pretty ladies!!

  • Reply Sandy @ You May Be Wandering January 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Isn’t Downton the absolute best?! I love the Dowager’s comments as well. Your finds are fabulous as always! Have a wonderful weekend, ladies (or as the Dowager would say “What is a weekend?”) xoxo

  • Reply Rick Shaver & Lee Melahn, Pleasant Living January 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Lee & I are Downton Abbey addicts! We went to a costume exhibit and blogged about it. I couldn’t leave! If you have time take a look at that blog post, the setting was especially appropriate.
    http://www.pleasantlivinghome.blogspot.com/2015/09/dressing-dowton-with-dash-of-mac-and.html
    Rick Shaver & Lee Melahn, Pleasant Living

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