Top 10 Dresses Inspired By The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel All Under $200

With all the depressing news over the past year, like most people I’ve turned to television and/or books to escape. As a die hard Gilmore Girls fan, I was counting down the days until the premiere of Amy Sherman-Palladino‘s new series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and she did not disappoint! Miriam “Midge” Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, is so inspiring and just what we need to cope amidst the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.

Set in New York City in 1958, Midge’s life is turned upside down when her husband leaves her and their two kids. She goes from housewife to working girl and aspiring stand-up comedian, relying on her sense of humor, confidence, style, and tenacity to make her way in a world and industry dominated by men.

If you don’t already know, I’m obsessed with the clothing from the ’50s & ’60’s, so the costumes on this show give me so much joy. I’m hoping Amazon teams up with a clothing line in time for the Season 2 premiere. Fingers crossed.

Here are my Top 10 dresses inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and they are all under $200! Enjoy!

  1. Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Tea-Length Dress
Adrianna Pappell Tea Length Gown
c/o Adrianna Papell/Bloomingdale’s

2.  Adrianna Papell Fit & Flare Dress

Adrianna Pappell Fit and Flare Dress with Illusion
c/o Adrianna Papell/Nordstrom

3. Betsey Johnson Floral Fit & Flare Dress

Betsey Johnson Floral Dress
c/o Betsey Johnson/Nordstrom

4. Adrianna Papell Alyssa Floral Organza Fit & Flare Dress 

Adrianna Pappell Floral Organza Dress
c/o Adrianna Papell/Lord & Taylor

5. Modcloth’s Fabulous Fit and Flare Dress with Pockets in Navy

Modcloth Fit and Flare Dress
c/o Modcloth

6. Adrianna Papell’s Tafetta Skirt Dress

AP Taffeta Skirt Dress
c/o Adrianna Papell/Bloomingdale’s

7. Eliza J. Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress

Eliza J Jacquard Fit and Flare Dress with Illusion Neckline
c/o Eliza J/Nordstrom

8. SL Fashions Plus Sized Sequined Dress & Jacket

SL Fashions Sequined Dress and Jacket
c/o SL Fashions/Macy’s

9. Tahari Arthur S. Levine Bow Waist Fit & Flare Dress

Tahari Bow Dress
c/o Tahari/Lord & Taylor

10. R&M Richards Belted Floral Brocade Fit & Flare Dress

R M Richards Belted Floral Brocade Fit & Flare Dress
c/o R & M Richards/Macy’s

If you haven’t binged The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you are in luck. To celebrate their Golden Globes wins, Amazon Prime is allowing you to watch for FREE through Monday.

Madewell is Channeling Season One of Felicity, and I Couldn’t Be Happier!

I’ve always been drawn to Madewell. They have the best jeans, comfy sweaters, and quality leather bags and shoes. Recently I was scrolling through their website and found this gem. . .

Madewell Lorimer Backpack
c/o Madewell/Nordstrom

Eureka! The reason I love Madewell is because it’s basically Felicity Porter’s wardrobe from Season 1 of Felicity. The endless supply of oversized sweaters, the leather backpack, the whole tomboy chic look – how did I not realize this sooner?!

For those of you who don’t know, Felicity was a show on The WB, now the CW, from 1998-2002. In short, Felicity (Keri Russell) scraps her plans to attend Stanford and follows her longtime high school crush, Ben (Scott Speedman), to a fictional NYC university. As you can imagine, things don’t go smoothly for these crazy kids. Enter Noel, (Scott Foley), her RA, who develops feelings for Felicity, henceforth giving us arguably one of the best love triangles in modern television history.  #noelforlife

Since my college experience wasn’t remotely as eventful as Felicity’s, I lived vicariously through her, envying her love life, while admiring those cozy, bulky sweaters that seemed to wrap up her and her insecurities in a big hug. Also, that hair of hers – STUNNING! While I preferred my Jansport backpack at the time, I’m making up for it by regularly using my Madewell Transport Leather Tote in that beautiful English Saddle color.

Here are my Top 11 Felicity Picks from Madewell that will make you want to binge Season 1 all over again.

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All photos c/o Madewell/Nordstrom

  1. Cable-Knit Pullover Sweater
  2. Classic Ex-Boyfriend Shirt
  3. Fleet Jacket
  4. Open Side Bobble Pullover Sweater
  5. Fulton Sweater Coat
  6. Glenhill Sweater Coat
  7. Rib Merino Zip Front Cardigan
  8. Rivington Shawl Collar Merino Wool Sweater Coat
  9. Waffle Stitch Cardigan Sweater
  10. Waffle Stitch Sweater Jacket
  11. Lorimer Leather Backpack

 

KQED
c/o KQED

Suck it, Ben! 

I Met My Dream TV Mom!!!!

 

I love my Mom and no one can replace her. Having said that, if my Mom ever wants to go vacation or take some well-deserved “me time,” I would choose Sela Ward as her proxy.

She played Teddy, the cool mom, in Sistersand then newly divorced mom, Lily Manning, in Once & Again, navigating the single life while raising two daughters and re-entering the workforce. The dreamy, Billy Campbell aka The Rocketeer, played her boyfriend and later, husband. The fact that the third and final season of this show is not available on DVD is a travesty! ABC should expect a strongly worded e-mail from me shortly.

Anywho, I got a last minute invite to attend a TV Guide party celebrating her recent cover, and pounced on the opportunity. Initially, I was hesitant to meet her because I didn’t want to embarrass myself, but my boss was able to introduce us. It was everything I thought it would be and more! She was super nice and engaging, and still has that signature Southern charm and looked flawless!

I would love to see her in more roles, but in the meantime, you can catch her in Graves on EPIX, which has its Season 2 premiere on Sunday, October 22nd at 10pm.

In case you were wondering, I would want Mark Harmon as my Stand-In Dad.

Dreams can come true, folks.

Riverdale’s Fashion Queen, Veronica Lodge

I don’t think I can properly explain my love for The CW’s, Riverdale. I know! Don’t judge me. I am a grown ass woman, yet I can’t stop thinking about fan theories and potential storylines of fictional teenagers? Last season my friend, Kevin and I would text during every single episode dissecting every longing glance between Betty and Archie, or yelling at the screen whenever Miss Grundy appeared. Don’t even get me started on her!

Yet, in my opinion I feel it’s the fashion that ties the show together. The clean lines and tailored looks pay homage to the beloved comics that date back to the 1940’s, while serving as a stark contrast to the seedy underbelly of the town and its people. Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) is an excellent example of this. The moment she walked into the Chock’lit Shoppe in that hooded cape, I was hooked.

Here are some of Veronica’s signature looks from Season 1:

veronica cape
c/o The CW

I want one for each day of the week!

 

betty-veronica-cheerleading-training-uniform
c/o wornontv.net/The CW

 Veronica and Betty in their River Vixen practice uniforms. Yes, I laughed at the name, River Vixens, but I secretly want to be one. If you look closely you can see that Veronica wears her pearls with everything! Love that!

 

brooks-brothers-plaid-wool-swweater-skirt-veronica-riverdale
c/o wornontv.net/The CW

As you know, I love plaid, like a lot. I found out this outfit was from Brooks Brothers, but it had sold out. I still cry about it.  

 

Veronica 1
c/o The CW

Veronica silently judging her fellow classmates’ taste while looking flawless in this black lace number.

 

veronica purple dress
c/o wornontv.net/The CW

She does tend to wear black a lot, so I like when she adds some color to her wardrobe, like with this magenta fit and flare dress.

 

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c/o wornontv.net/The CW

Veronica mixing it up again with a patterned skirt, and a different pearl necklace. 

 

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c/o superherohype.com/The CW

I think this is one of my favorite episodes/scene when Veronica comes to terms with her Dad’s criminal past.  Again, plaid and those pearls! Yes, please!

I can’t wait for the Riverdale Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, October 11th @ 8p on the CW.  If you need to catch up, you can watch all of Season 1 on Netflix.