Thursday Threads | Going Gatsby

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The perfect Great Gatsby costume that you could wear everyday too! The best part? All three main pieces were thrifted! Click through for the details and to see the entire Gatsby inspired flapper look.

You know how sometimes you just want to feel super glamorous like you don’t have a care in the world and no one can touch you? Come on, I know you’ve been there! Well, thankfully I run with some highly talented and creative folks, and one of them totally let me live out that dream for a day.


In case you’re not aware, I have a side hustle selling Gatsby headbands on Etsy, the store is called With Love From Rigby. I like to call them “everyday Gatsby,” headbands because they can be dressed up, worn as part of a 20s costume or just worn with everyday wear! I’m taking things a little more seriously than I have in the past, and decided a lookbook would be the perfect thing to revamp the shop and introduce some brand new styles. For this particular shoot, we went with a “modern Gatsby” feel and I couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out.

Stephanie Drenka is one of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, and her willingness to help my vision come to fruition was a total dream come true. We opted for the dreamy white background of her studio, complimented by some Gatsby-inspired decor and all of the models wore black and gold. Jaclyn of Pretty Petals, Natalie of The Fashion Hour and one of my oldest friends, Chelsea all offered to model With Love From Rigby Gatsby headbands and I can’t imagine a better group of ladies to work with. How gorgeous are they?!

Photos by Stephanie Drenka


Bubbly was a MUST for this photoshoot….you know, for the sake of accuracy….yeah, that’s why! 😉


Of course, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to go all-out glam so even though it was 100 degrees outside, the fur coat made an appearance. My AMAZING flapper skirt ended up pairing perfectly with a sequin top that I almost sold to Plato’s Closet earlier that week! Probably the first time I’ve ever been thankful they didn’t take something of mine haha. Both the skirt and top were purchased secondhand – something I HIGHLY recommend! You get a great bargain + it’s green + you’re helping someone else out. I rounded out the look with simple earrings and my favorite Valentino knockoff shoes (less than $70 at DSW!)

Gatsby Headbands: With Love From Rigby, The Violet ($20; exact + discount code below) | Shirt: Secondhand ($15; similar) | Skirt: Secondhand ($36; similar; similar) | Jacket: Secondhand ($75; similar; similar) | Shoes: DSW ($70; exact) | Lips: NYX Simply Vamp in Enamored ($6; exact)





If you like these Gatsby headbands and want one for yourself, you can check out my Etsy shop here! I’ve set up a special coupon code for my readers that will get you 25% off – just use the code ‘valerybrennan’ when you check out!


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28 thoughts on “Thursday Threads | Going Gatsby

  1. What a fun post…love this so much and love your “side hustle”…if I ever attend a Gatsby party, I will definitely order one of your headbands. Stephanie’s photography is pretty amazing too!


    Brooke | KBStyled

  2. I can’t get over how beautiful you look in these photos! Stephanie is very talented but it makes so easier when she is shooting someone so photogenic! I love everything about this post. I had NO IDEA those were your headbands?! So gorgeous! Congrats on the Etsy shop love!!!

    xoxo Amanda

    The Miller Affect

  3. Oh my goodness, these shots are SO GOOD! Of course we are absolutely loving the vintage feel of everything!
    Totally in love with your headbands!
    Stephanie helped us with our website, she is fabulous!!
    CS Gems

  4. Ok just when I think you can’t get any cooler, you go and do something like this. AMAZING. I will be for sure ordering a headband when I get some play money 🙂

  5. Bubbly is a must after a LONG day of work, not just because it looks perfect for the photo shoot…duh! 😉 Love the shots from this & your headband is just fab xx

  6. This post is SO GLAM! I’m absolutely loving it! The headbands are simply stunning!!

    xo, Christina

  7. Ok first off I need to steal this white couch it is gorg!!! I love the headbands and I totally love anything Gatsby themed, it’s just so fun and glamorous!!


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