There are several must-haves that every lady should own to both look and feel like a glamour goddess. A fresh tube of red lipstick, some fabulous fur (I prefer faux), pearls, a little black dress – you get the picture.
But one piece that’s seriously a must-have? The ever so stylish turban.
This chic piece has been a fashion staple for old Hollywood starlets since the era of silent cinema and it’s easy to see why. Turbans add an extra amount of oomph to any wardrobe, they’re super eye-catching (much like a perfect red pout), and they keep your mane in place. What’s not to love?
During the 1930s, the turban exemplified a well-traveled woman and as for today, people will certainly ask for the story behind your accessory.
And if that’s not convincing check out these grand dames rocking their turbans at one of my favorite blogs, Advanced Style. Need I say more?
Craftasy sells several turbans, but you can get the exact same black one for less than $9. How sweet is that?
As for my dress, it also came from Etsy, via Midwest-based Fly Away Vintage Shop. It’s a late 1970s-early 1980s teal satiny secretary wrap dress by Liz Claiborne. The original dress was long in length with equally long sleeves. I had it tailor to better fit my figure, and then paired it with a thrifted wide leather corselet belt.
For a similar look, here are my picks:
- 1950s Satin Lily of the Valley Dress ($100.83, Etsy.com)
- 1960s Plus Size Teal Satin Dress ($78, Etsy.com)
- 1950s Teal Bombshell Cocktail Dress ($228, Etsy.com)
- 1950s Teal Satin Dress with Matching Belt ($47.50, Etsy.com)
For our date night, Jordan and I went to Brasserie Les Halles on Park Avenue South. If you’re an Anthony Bourdain fan like me, then chances are you’ve already eaten at this spot. While Les Halles is known for their French dishes, Jordan and I were craving burgers. Perhaps we made a poor choice as the American staple was rather forgettable. However, the pommes frites was a mouthwatering pairing with cocktails.
And reader, I must say, there is nothing more glamorous than savoring a Friday night at a French restaurant in Park Avenue, while devouring a plate of French fries while rocking your turban.