Well, I kinda fell off the spending freeze bandwagon whilst planning our Mad Men party....not too badly though.
I needed an outfit to wear. Unfortunately, I waited too late to ask Mom to send her wedding dress for me to wear (it's a 1970 white column dress that could pass for 1960s-garb)....I had visions of dressing up ala Lee Radziwill circa 1966/1967, and finding some snazzy silver jewelry or sequins to tie the look together:
With that plan thwarted, I briefly entertained the idea of wearing my orange bridesmaid dress with some kind of wrap or scarf over it, since I am suddenly obsessed with orangey-red tones. Saturated Sherbet with gloves?
I still thought I could do better, so I went to Sears Bargain Centre outlet one day and found a Betty-esque number in navy blue. I decided to mull it over for a few days and decide. On payday, I marched right back into Sears and bought the dress for $19.99. (Photo in next post!)
Oh but WAIT! I also made my yearly pilgrimage to the Antique Mall, where I scored some old magazines from the 1960s. Feast your eyes on these!
I chatted up the owner about our Mad Men Party and finding Jackie's NYC apartment back in November, and she said that she saw Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX a few years ago. We exchanged some more pleasantries and I got the magazine prices reduced a bit.
We still have our old Life issues from our Season 3 Mad Men Party (1963 issues).
Let's not forget the old school candy and the Just Like Dad! and Machismo candy cigarettes:
Time to haul out our ashtray, which has always been strictly for show at our Mad Men parties.
Details from our party coming up next!