The other day I was in the car with my two girlfriends and one asked if we could pick any era/time period to live in, which would we choose. I didn't even have to think for two seconds because I've always thought I was born in the wrong time period. I love the '40s-'60s...everything from the clothes to decor, I just can't get enough.
One of my all-time favorite shows, Bewitched, was filmed in the '60s, and I definitely consider Samantha Stevens (Elizabeth Montgomery) a style icon, as well as Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Shrimpton, etc. One of my favorite photographers, Slim Aarons, shot a lot of his images during the 1950's and '60s, and some of my favorite movies ever, High Society (1956), Funny Face (1957), Rear Window (1954), Sabrina (1954), are from that time period. I have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to this time period... and don't even get me started on the music. I could go on for days about Frank Sinatra (Summer Wind was released in 1966!), and the rest of the rat pack. Swoon.
So when Sail to Sable came out with their fall line, I was filled with excitement to see so many classic pieces with slight design nods to the '60s. Think tweed fabrics, shift dresses, car coats, and more. One of the things I think that there isn't enough of in fashion today is a coat/dress combo. If you look back at fashion/styles of the past, women had so many beautiful coats. But one of my favorite things is when a coat and dress match exactly. It's so chic, simple, put together, and classic.
As soon as I put on this gorgeous tweed dress and coat, I immediately felt like a 2016 version of Jackie O. It's an effortless elegance. With all of the distressed denim, crop tops, and trends of today, to me, this look is absolutely refreshing. And as much as I love them paired together, they pair equally as well as separates, too. The dress is great on its own, especially right now as it is too warm for a coat. But the coat looks amazing with dark-wash denim, a white button down and ballet flats, for a very casual, laid-back look.