With the return of BBC's award winning Downton Abbey tonight for Season 3 (in the U.S.), I thought I'd highlight five things I'm loving right now (and may have bought one or two) that showcase a modern take on the amazing fashions worn in the show.  If you want a little more information on the clothing and accessories of the era, I found this page to be interesting.

1. Anthropologie Accordion Midi Dress - Get dressed for dinner just like Mary Crawley.  Add a pair of elbow length gloves in nude or black and a long beaded necklace for the complete look.  I love this dress!
2. Hats, hats and more hats!  I declare 2013 to be the year of the hat!
Nordstrom Sheared Bow Cloche
Juicy Couture Straw Bowler
Betmar Golden Glow Cloche Hat
Scala Stacy
3. Since Season 3 is set in the 1920s, the dresses are shorter and more flirty!  After the war, the ankle appeared in fashion, and it was all downhill from there...
Nordstrom Pisarro Nights Beaded Mesh Gown
BHLDN Garçonne Dress
Sabine Boudoir Sequin Embellished Dress
4. Get just a hint of Downton in your outfit - these designs by Sabine really hit the mark!
Sabine Boudoir Sequin Cami
Sabine Art Deco Sequin Cami
Sabine Chiffon Beaded Mini Skirt
5. After you put on your gloves, you must add your jeweled accessories...
Nadari "Art Deco" Station Necklace
Mata Hari Jewelry Etsy Shop

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