A Fine Frock

Vintage + Modern Fashion

Raspberry Beret

Erika Mardock

Nothing pleases my eye more than the late 70's/early 80's McDonald's color palette. I guess the red-yellow-brown combo just makes me think of ketchup and mustard on a thin, yet preservative-rich hamburger patty. This unlocks a shameful pleasure center located deep in the recesses of my mind.

Important side note: Did anyone else own this as a child? 


I'm fairly sure this is from the 70's, so I must have had it as a hand-me-down from a cousin. I think we can all agree that giving a child a play fast food restaurant is problematic, but it was the 80's, so let's be thankful I wasn't worshipping Satan and doing blow. 

ANYWAY, this blog is about clothes, I think. So this dress. THIS DRESS. It's one of my all-time favorite things and it makes me nostalgic for some vintage Hamburglar. 

Also, I just got this beret from Free People and I'm convinced that it looks cute with e-ver-y-thing so I'll probably be over-wearing it all fall and winter. (**I realize it is more of a strawberry beret, but there's no Prince songs about those, now are there?)

Dress: Scout Dry Good and Trade//Beret: Free People//Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear//Tights: Target 

So this next look features some of my favorite fall staples: denim shirts, corduroy, and scarves. I thought this outfit had some cool western vibes. Southwestern maybe? You decide.

Shirt: Scout Dry Goods and Trade//Skirt: Thrifted//Scarf: Thrifted???//Boots: Seychelles, old

So I really like it when I find a piece from one decade that is inspired by a different decade. Like do you guys remember in the 90's when 70's fashion and iconography got cool again? If not, consult this or any number of nostalgic internet posts about the Delia's catalog. Anyhow, this dress is an 80's does 50's, which is a combo I particularly dig. Also, I like geometric designs. 

Dress: Whurl App//Necklace: Scout Dry Goods and Trade//Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear 

I'm hoping to put together some spooky Halloween-y looks in the next couple of weeks--though I'll admit, I am lacking in this particular genre of holiday wear. 

If you've never watched the "Raspberry Beret" video, it is worth the 4:21 of your time. Trust me.