Going Gatsby with Rue La La

Wow, is the beauty and fashion industry gaga for Gatsby right now or what? Can’t say I blame them. The 20’s were a glorious decade for high style and bourgeois fashion. Jazz was becoming popular, the flapper culture took flight, and The Great Gatsby was published.  Now, with the release of the latest film version on the horizon, Gatsby fever is in full bloom. Rue La La is currently running a catered boutique all things Gatsby, or all things 20’s I should say. Several things have sold out, but there are still beautiful goods to be had. Shipping is $9.95, but once you have something shipped from Rue La La, a 30 day free shipping window opens up for your account. The boutique closes on Sunday (5/5/13). If you see something you love, but it’s sold out, you can always order it, and if they can get it, Rue La La will ship it to you. Below are a few picks of items still in stock that will cure that Gatsby fever.


Mark + James by Badgley Mischka Emerald Beaded Deco Silk Shift Dress – $199.90 ($540)
Mark + James by Badgley Mischka Black Emerald Beaded Deco Silk Shift Dress

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Flaunt the art deco trend of the 20’s in a beaded shift like this one.  Pricey, but it originally started out at $540, so the current Rue La La price is quite the markdown.  The dress is only offered in letter sizes, so expect to possibly need some tailoring.  And with beadwork, that can sometimes be hard.  You can return to Rue La La, and it’s free if you’re willing to except site credit, rather than a cash refund.  All sizes still available.


Inge Christopher “Seville” Clutch in Black or Gold – $59.90 ($114)
Inge Christopher "Seville" Clutch

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Having a beaded clutch in your closet can be a last minute outfit saver for formal events or costumes. And how fun is this clutch? Very eye catching, and very Gatsby.


Sue Wong Taupe Embellished Dress – $179.90 ($488)
Sue Wong Taupe Embellished Dress

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Sizes are getting scant in this dress, but it was so lovely I couldn’t leave it out!  Taupe/nude was a popular color in the 20’s, likely because society was getting a bit “looser”, and skin toned fabric left less to be imagined.  The embellishment on this dress is so delicate and beautiful.  A dress that will definitely get compliments!


Donni Charm “Donni Divine” Desert Blush Lace Scarf – $25.90 ($55)

Donni Charm "Donni Divine" Desert Blush Lace Scarf

This feminine scarf can be layered over spaghetti strap or strapless dresses for coverage.  Or you can just wrap it around your neck to add some softness to a casual outfit.


Aidan by Aidan Mattox Black Beaded Caftan Dress – $79.90 ($190)
Aidan by Aidan Mattox Black Beaded Caftan Dress

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Black and sparkly or shiny metallics were all the rage in the 20’s.  This dress, like the shift up top, combines those elements. The flow of this dress is old fashioned, but the length is purely modern. Can’t you just picture some east coast heiress on a chaise lounge, sipping a cocktail, wearing this dress? Lots of sizes left.


CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Deco Drop Earrings – $79.90 ($198) & CZ Bracelet – $279.90 ($698)
CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings and Bracelet

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Wow.  Two stunning pieces, one much more affordable than the other.  If you’re in the market for some sparklies for yourself, or perhaps mom since her day is coming up, perhaps one of these will fit the bill.  Blue is a color that works year round, and what girl doesn’t love a little CZ bling in her jewelry line up?

The Rue La La Gatsby Inspired Style boutique is open through Sunday, 5/5/13.  Happy Shopping!

2 Responses to “Going Gatsby with Rue La La”
  1. Ugh! Can’t believe I missed this!