I recently scored a 2011 Marilyn Monroe calendar photographed by Sam Shaw for only about $4. I do already own another one, which I’ve yet to put up since I have a Barbie calendar currently hanging on my wall. As a big fan of Marilyn’s, I love finding modern-day pieces that really emulate her sexy elegance, while also staying true to my style-on-a-budget philosophy. Her casual private style was very Americana in white button down shirts & eyelet summer dresses. Here however, I’ve found an image that’s probably from one of her films, but I don’t know which. When I find out, I will certainly revise this blog b/c I love to be precise.
Take a look at this really gorgeous floral print pencil dress (yes it’s hardly visible, but it must chic since she’s wearing it!) with a white knee-length coat & classic round toe pumps. Now that spring fashion has arrived & that little groundhog told us that spring is just around the corner, let’s hope that we can break out the lighter fashions sooner rather than later. Also, I’m reminded of this demure Oscar de la Renta dress worn by Eva Mendes from back in August. Also we see Eva channels this very sophisticated silhouette back in September 2008 in Bill Blass for the premiere of The Women.
This is a luxurious combination of items that could work in a really fabulous way right now! Check out the earrings, which are only $1.50 (also available in mint & pink) @Forever21!
If you’re a fan of these vintage looks & of Marilyn’s, check out my previous Fashion Flashback posts too! Happy Styling!