Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sometimes I like the 70's.

People are fluid. Their likes and interests aren't stagnant and they change and grow over time. I have an obsession with 50's and 60's fashion (and recently I have lusted after Edwardian garments) but I have a love for all things vintage and retro. I don't feel right when I dress in modern garments, it's as if I am wearing a costume.  I read somewhere that selecting what you are going to wear is equivalent to who you're going to be today and I think that is so true. I have never felt right participating in present  fashions and pop culture since I was a child. However, I have a soft spot for all things "90's" (but I will never consider it vintage you damn hipsters) and the internet, the internet is everything!

My obsession for the 50's and 60's does not stop me from sporting pieces from the 70's, they happen to be dresses since I have a weakness for dresses.

I wore the tangerine gown to a mock prom my sister threw. She prefers to be a homebody (just like me!!!) so we celebrate all her major dances at home so she doesn't feel left out. I really don't blame her, school functions, especially prom aren't the highlight of your teenage years. They're dumb and not worth the money you pay for them. Proms were always a major disappointment! I never understood why anyone would buy an expensive gown to dry hump to horrible music on the dance floor, eat bland catering hall food and then call it a night!  I got this tangerine prom gown at the Goodwill in Glassboro in April (The cape is separate from the dress). For our prom we made personal pizzas with toppings that we chose and then danced in the living room to all the music we liked. It was a lot of fun!
 The picture below is of Jeremy and I at a party that my sister threw for my Mommom's cat, Clyde. I wore a fantastic polyester dress that originally came from Sears. I purchased the dress from "Twice Loved Treasures" in Vineland. Jeremy got in on the 70's action with a vintage tie. My sister put out a fantastic spread for Clyde's 10th birthday party. I got to the house early to set up since she helped me so much with Ginger's ( Jeremy and I's furbaby) birthday party.
I've always had a love for 70's fashion. When I was in 5th grade I was obsessed with ABBA which kick started my love for the 70's. I made my Mom feather my hair each morning before I went to school. I made a whole ton of friends this way. 

with the birthday boy. 

So I'm asking you my dear readers. What thoughts go through your mind when dressing? Do you just not feel right when you're not dressed as the person you see yourself to be?


  1. it all depends on my mood that day. somedays, i am in a maxi dress with bold accessories, the next day jeans and t-shirt. fashion is an extension of who you are. just my opinion.

  2. That's what I think! I always think of the song "Bittersweet Symphony" when dressing, that line "I'm a billion different people from one day to the next" always enters my mind when peaking into my closet. A person is made up of a lot of things. A person has a style but it is made up of a lot of things, all things that reflect who you are. Thanks for commenting :)

  3. I love both your dresses! I think something that you capitalize on that many people forget, when it comes to fashion, is accessories. Accessories really bring a vintage or modern dress into it's full glory. I especially like the splash of orange in your earrings, I only wish I could see them better. Close shots of your accessories next time would be awesome.