Once in a while a dress comes along that embodies what you thought would be the magic of being a grown-up. Equal parts elegant and lady like, this Ava Lea Couture modest fashion vintage look is every ounce that magic.
This dazzling number is reminiscent of a dress Lucy Ricardo would work triple time to scheme for, or something Laura Petrie would don to an evening affair.
Every angle borrows from a bygone era of fashion – from the cape and the sash-cinched waist, to the dripping buttons and modest hemline.
Adding an Indian-inspired clutch collects from a time when women would often glance at Asian themes to dress themselves and their homes with more exotic or alluring pieces. And yet these individual items are capped off perfectly with my old high school prom shoes.
Although each piece evokes a different era, as a whole this vintage look is sophisticated enough for an a showstopping outing in modern day Washington D.C. or New York.
It is every bit where I thought I would be in life, in terms of style, when I was a child and thinking of being a woman in my youthful prime. Enchanting. Alluring. Elegant.