Influenced by Joan Holloway (Mad Men)

The first (of hopefully many) of the influenced by series. The idea is to be influenced by taking elements and tailoring it to what would work for you.

As soon as I saw the Leona Edmiston dress, I thought of Joan Holloway from Mad Men despite never having seen the series (I'll get to it!). Which just proves how iconic her look is, she exudes modest sexiness, enough to hint at it without giving it all away.

Her style tends to be involve one solid and dominant colour on a figure hugging dress and for accessories; a statement necklace, and a brooch.



The Outfit


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This dress is the inspiration behind the entire post and it completely exudes Joan's style.
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Leona Edmiston (Westfield) – Jessica Dress $395


A more modern take of the green dress that Joan is wearing above.
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Queenspark (Westfield) - Ruched Cross Collar Dress $249


Joan tends to stick to V necklines, but this dress would definitely suit her!
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Faster Pussycat - Ella Green $195


For a more casual and loosely inspired alternative, this dress is black and less structured.
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Jeanswest (Westfield)) - 'Chamonix' Wrap Maxi $69.99



The Accessories

To complete the Joan look, you NEED the gold pen on a chain!
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1928 (Amazon) - 1960s Vintage Inspired Gold Tone Pen Necklace $20


And don't forget the brooch!
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Lovisa – 70's Pearl Flower Brooch $14.99


Rings

It's all about big statement cocktail rings.
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Tilkah (Westfield) - Shiny Pearly Ring $99
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Tilkah (Westfield) - Medusa Ring $69


Earrings


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Victoria Spring Designs (Blue Caravan) - Palma Pearl earrings $35


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Lovisa – Tear Stud Drop Earrings $16.99


Shoes

Mid to high heels would do - for a more modern look, you can pick a bright colour for that extra pop!
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Wanted Shoes (Westfield) - Estate $149.95

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Peep Toe (Westfield)- Miss Buckingham $249

Joan is an impeccable style icon.

The beauty of this look is that it is timeless, and it allows us to experiment with a modern twist,whether it be colours, styles or the type of accessories.

Hope you feel inspired!

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