1920s fashion haul: Gatsby inspired dress and accessories

I don’t normally post ‘haul’ posts, but today is the exception. On Thursday after seeing The Great Gatsby at Village gold class with my mum, I did a little shopping and picked up some items that reminded me of 1920s fashion.

1920s fashionAs soon as I saw this headband I thought two things…1. that it looked ‘1920s’ and 2. got to have it! haha It’s not over the top with the bling, so won’t look like you’re going to a ’20s themed party. Unfortunately you can’t remove the jewels though (I thought it may have been like a brooch) The woman that served me said that they had just got these headbands in, the day I bought it.
Embelished headband $8.95 from Colette by Colette Hayman

1920s fashion1920s fashionI finally got around to buying some long pearl strands (I already have a pearl choker and short multi-strand necklace). When I picked these up in store I thought they were all attached, but when I took the cardboard tag off, I saw that they’re actually 3 separate necklaces! They are perfect for layering (as is), or doubling one over on it’s own.
Long beaded pearl necklace (the name is deceiving) from Lovisa- $16.99 for  3 necklaces, 2 with small beads and 1 with slightly larger beads

I also picked up two dresses from Ally fashion, I’m only showing one though because the other isn’t 1920s Fashion.

1920s fashionThis dress can be worn two ways, strapless (as pictured above) or with the included straps, that just hook on (like they do on convertible bras). I normally don’t like short dresses because of my thighs, but this one isn’t too bad. The hem sits just above my knees.
Scalloped sequin dress $15.95 marked down from $34.95! from Ally Fashion (no longer available)

1920s fashionDo you like 1920s fashion? what are your favourite 1920s style accessories?

There you go, this was my last post for my 5 days of Gatsby series. If you’ve come back to read them all, thank you! I really appreciate it.


The Great Gatsby inspired gifts

Stores normally ‘cash in’ on big movie releases by selling items that are inspired by pieces (jewellery, clothing etc.) seen in the movie. In the case of The Great Gatsby, stores have gotten on the 1920s bandwagon, selling items inspired by the era and items with art deco motifs on them. I thought I would kick off my ‘5 days of Gatsby’ with few of my favourite Gatsby inspired gifts.

gatsby inspired giftsMake cocktails like they’re illegal with this ‘Gatsby Cocktails’ book, full of authentic cocktail recipes from the 1920s and 1930s. Learn how to make prohibition style cocktails and feel like you have stepped back in time to an underground speakeasy!
Gatsby Cocktails, Available from Lark for $14.95

gatsby inspired giftsAdd a touch of elegance to a Gatsby themed party with a speakeasy drink tray. All you need is some champagne coupes (or other cocktail glasses) to go on it!
Speakeasy tray $58 from Pottery Barn (AU)

gatsby inspired giftsThe new MOR essentials range contains a few different soap tins and scented candles that have art deco motifs printed on them. The one that reminds me the most of The Great Gatsby’s logo, is the Black currant iris scent.
MOR Essentials triple-milled soap bar in Black Currant Iris 170g $12.95 and MOR Essentials scented candle in Black Currant Iris 170g $19.95, are available from Priceline and the MOR online store

gatsby inspired giftsPearls are perhaps one of the most recognised accessories worn in the 1920s, back then they were worn only by the rich (like Gatsby’s party guests), but today you can buy costume jewellery that is just as nice as the real thing!
Multi-strand grey and cream pearl necklace $24.99 from Lovisa

gatsby inspired giftsEmbellished headbands or other head wear were also popular in the 1920s. The above headband reminds me very much of something one of Gatsby’s female party guests may have worn. It’s all about the bling!
Feather and diamante headband $24.99 from Diva

I hope you like my Gatsby inspired gifts! come back tomorrow for day 2 of my ‘5 days of Gatsby’. 😉