Today's outfit is supposed to be inspired by a show or movie that takes place in the 1950s. This was a tough one, since I watch so many period dramas and old movies that do take place in the 50s, but I finally settled on a new favorite, Call the Midwife. Call the Midwife is a British show that recently started airing on PBS about midwives living and working in a very impoverished area, focusing primarily on the story of Nurse Jenny Lee. I wasn't sure that I would like the show at first, but after the first episode, I had completely fallen in love with the show. I love Jenny Lee and her story, and the other characters and stories are so touching and endearing. I can't recommend the show to everyone, especially younger readers, because there are some graphic birth scenes, as well as other disturbing (to me, at least...super squeamish girl here!) medical related scenes, and some (though not many) more mature themes. As a whole, though, it's a fairly clean show, at least judging from the first season, and it has fast become one of my favorites. And by the by, it has a phenomenal soundtrack (lots of great 50s tunes)!
Anyway! This outfit is inspired by Jenny Lee. Her outfits are often simple and fairly practical, but also classy and cute. So I paired my plaid skirt with my bow sweater and Oxford heels, and I had a simple, but cute and comfortable outfit that looked very much like something Jenny would wear. I also wanted to wear my hair similarly to Jenny's which is a sort of curly bob, so I twisted and pinned the sides back, then pinned the back of my hair up and under to create a faux bob. I actually really like the result, and now I'm tempted to get my hair cut again just so I can wear it like this all the time!
Have a lovely day!