My obsession with Joan Harris, from Mad Men, is well-documented on this blog. I think my love for her stems from the fact that she was the first character, on any major television show or movie, that I felt looked like me. Of course, Christina Hendricks is gorgeous. I'm not saying we look alike (I wish!), but that it was the first time I had seen an actress who had proportions that were remotely similar to mine. It blew my mind. I felt...relieved? Confident? I suppose that when I realized her shape was considered beautiful it made me think of my own body more positively.
With Joan in mind, I whipped up this outfit. My dress is curve-hugging and sexy, but makes me feel pulled-together and classy. If you're familiar with the blog, you might recognize the dress from my Dress Series post. I've actually worn this exact outfit before, to work and then to my boyfriend's gig at a pub. I thought it transitioned nicely from "professional fitter" to "hopeless groupie".
I also wanted to highlight this combination before the weather got any warmer. It's not necessarily a spring-like group of colors, but I love the marigold yellow, brown, and rusty gold shades together.
Do you have any curvy/busty idols? If so, who? Do you remember the first time you saw them? Please tell me in the comments. I'm always on the look out for inspiring body-role-models!