Dress from Sugar Britches, Clutch from IndiBlossom, Photo by Rachel McKean. Versions of my dress are still available on the Unique Vintage website and Amazon.
I think so. The new Roaring Twenties was supposed to start Jan 1, 2020. Every school in my area had a sign up for their spring auction party with the same theme. After having so much fun helping other parents with the fashion element of the previous year’s Bollywood themed auction, I was all in for the April 2020 Roaring Twenties themed party!
Knowing the party was going to hit during our busy spring shopping season, I was determined to be prepared. I spent the whole week during our February Break vacation in Asheville, NC (see the blog Vintage Asheville) scouring the amazing vintage stores for the perfect outfit. Somehow I ended up with a not so vintage dress from Sugar Britches, an Asheville boutique in the River Arts district that carries new, vintage, and upcycled clothing. I ordered a headpiece online, and chose my shoes, jewelry, and favorite beaded, metallic clutch from Indiblossom out of my closet.
Max hamming it up at Sugar Britches in Asheville, NC
And then, on March 13th, 2020 the world shut down for three weeks. Or so I thought. Can you imagine that I still thought we were going to have our auction three weeks later? I was so delusional that I made Kyle and Maya (our amazing intern at the time) help me put together a shopping blog: How to Dress for Your Roaring Twenties Party. We published it on March 8th. “I promised all the moms at school,” I pleaded with them!
The other contender for my Roaring Twenties school auction dress at Sugar Britches in Asheville, NC
Sigh… None of us knew, right? It turns out that these twenties mirror the 1920’s in more than numbers. We’ve already endured significant economic challenges, political instability, and social unrest. Suddenly the possibility of a new Roaring Twenties has a lot more significance.
If the state of our personal styling business is any indication, my predictions of a new Roaring Twenties are accurate. It is coming, and soon. By the end of the year, most people I know 16+ will be vaccinated. Hopefully most kids will be vaccinated by the end of 2022. The RLS phone started ringing on March 1 as people began seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Clients are getting dates to go back to the office, if they are not already there.
Mr. Real Life Style trying on a few looks during our Sugar Britches shopping trip
The biggest problem right now? Most people have changed sizes over the last year and have not worn most of their pre-pandemic wardrobe. They have no idea what fits and what doesn’t. And everyone’s lifestyle has changed. So too, must their closet. It is a wardrobe disaster in the making! Virtually every one of our clients, no matter how long they have been working with us, needs a full closet edit after this past year.
When I finally wear this dress in public it will be with my new Indiblossom “I’m Speaking” clutch!
Are you ready for the new Roaring Twenties? I sure have my dress for when the parties start again! FYI, I took these photos a few months ago at my friend’s man cave/bar hang out. Very 1920’s!
I need to embark on an intensive closet edit just like everyone else. We have been through a lot. Now, more than ever, you deserve a wardrobe you love. Get control of your wardrobe and create five powerful work week looks in one month in our on-demand Wear Your Power e-Course. Need more personal attention? See if our personal styling services are right for you. Worried about how your underlings are going to show up at the office after a year at home in sweatpants? We have corporate services too.
See you at the party!
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.
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Are you kidding me with that dress and those photos?! You look amazing!!
Thank you! You are so sweet! I was like, I am wearing this dress after all the time I spent finding it 🙂