OOTD :: of completing the decade collection




When Anne @ SpyGirl concluded her 52 Pick-me-up challenge by declaring it a greatest hits week, I was both excited and stymied.

Excited, because I’d really only found Anne 30 weeks deep into her yearly linkup and I had so many topics left uncreated. Stymied, because the Gemini in me simply couldn’t decide onto which of the 30 to hinge my own weekly feature. The brain fart came when I was reminded that I only have to fulfill 3 OOTDs for my summer edition. Anne had 3 decades I’d not touched upon as of yet.

Serendipity? I think so.

This week, then, along with my continued personal limitation brought on by the Summer of Skirts, I shall attempt to finish off the collection with an outfit each for the 70s, 80s and 90s. Let’s call it The Lost Decades.

Today, it’s the Bee Gees, Star Wars, Pop Rocks, and The Brady Bunch Yes, my friends, welcome to the 70s.

Having grown up in this era, I do not have a clear memory of fashion. I was more concerned with reading, putting on musical productions for my grand-parents so I’d earn that silver peso, or watching the latest anime offering from Japan.

I was a product of an all-girls’ Catholic school and pretty much wore the regulation uniform for most of my childhood, so clothing and all that entailed became the purview of my older cousin, who lived with me and my two sisters during her high school years and was deeply obsessed with Tiger Beat magazine and Peter Frampton.

To create this decade outfit, then, I went to good ol’ Sammy D Vintage and found these pearls of wisdom. Surprisingly, my closet was riddled with 70s-esque fashion. The chevron print and the maxi are no-brainers. I practically live in platforms in the summer anyway, but let’s throw in a macrame pair as bonus. And, not on the list but featured here, I knew I had to show off my Hoot Couture even though the necklace does compete somewhat with the top’s ties.

Can you dig it?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Skirt – Old Navy
Necklace – F21
Wedges– BRASH @ Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Fashionably Employed @ Basic Training Corporate Style


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14 thoughts on “OOTD :: of completing the decade collection

  1. […] week is Disco Divas @ SpyGirl and even though I’d already done a 70s look, I just couldn’t resist participating and going whole hog this […]

  2. Lovin’ the chevron maxi and your owl is the same as mine!

  3. Marsha Banks says:

    Oh, the 70’s! It’s funny how many of us claim that time! I remember my first pair of bell bottoms, experimenting with (you thought of say something else) skirt lengths…mini to midi to maxi…all in a few short years! I loved the chevron thing, but remember it more as Bargello. The 70’s were also the decade I found my DH, lost my dad, and graduated high school.,,though not in that particular order! My mom loved owls and gave us an out when it came to gift giving! I think she had a necklace very similar to yours! Oh, how I love your summer format, but I do love OOTD days! You inspire me to try things even further out of my comfort zone!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Marsha, just start a blog already! LOL. Or at least sign up for a Go Chic or Go Home account so you can upload pics and share with the rest of us. I, for one, would love to see your adventures out of your comfort zone. 😀

  4. Jennie says:

    Love this pretty chevron maxi skirt! It looks so cute paired with the simple white tee. Love your owl necklace – I have the same one!

    • mtsedwards says:

      And to think I was debating returning this tee. I have it in so many iterations but I guess there’s a reason for that, right? If it ain’t broke…

  5. Patti says:

    I love a striped skirt (and have a couple of Old Navy versions, too). You look retro-modern, and very cool.

  6. Perfect! I can easily see the 70s inspiration, but it still looks current and fresh. 🙂
    I switched up my Top Five Tuesday topic for tomorrow and did The Lost Decades too, including a rare photo from 2010. 😜

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