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?