Personal Shopper: Joan Holloway style on a budget for Sam

Sam J. wrote, "Hi Outblush! I've just recently been introduced to your site and I just love it! I think the Personal Shopper may be able to help me out with something. I'm looking for a modern spin (on a budget) on the fabulous wardrobe of Joan from Mad Men. Think you can help me out? Thanks so much!"

Sam, the key elements of Joan's style are: Curve-hugging sheath dresses, high-waisted pencil skirts, and tight blouses, her signature gold pen necklace, and interesting chunky pieces of jewelry, like brooches and earrings. All of the pieces below are $100 or less. Plus, here's a great Joan Holloway hair & makeup tutorial video. Enjoy!

1 - Adrianna Papell Ruched Ponte Knit Sheath Dress ($98)

2 - Merona Collection Deauvelle 2Fer Dress ($40)

3 - Rampage Scoop Neck Short Sleeve Ponte Shift Dress with Belt ($49)

4 - Maggy London Pintuck Ponte Knit Sheath Dress ($98)

5 - ASOS Tailored Ruched Hem Skirt Dress ($78)

6 - Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Embellished Mock Two Piece Dress ($74 on sale)

7 - 1928 Jewelry 1960s Vintage Inspired Gold Tone Pen Necklace ($20)

8 - Newport News Jeweled Deco Brooch ($15 on sale)

Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Send us a request and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!



Posted on 09.15.10 at 12:58 PM

Great choices! I really love #6. I would totally wear that!

Sam J

Posted on 09.18.10 at 4:18 PM

Thanks so much! Love these choices!

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