This month’s prompt is a Supernatural Read, just in time for Halloween. Join me and Selah in four days with your ensemble. Heck, we’d even welcome an early Halloween costume!
In the meantime, on with today’s OOTD…
You wouldn’t think those two would go together in my world, right? “Trying a trend” and “achievements”. Because according to the purpose of this blog, an achievement would be my shopping my closet. And trying a trend implies making purchases since, you know, trend.
But today’s OOTD manages to overcome the potential paradox because lo and behold! I had all the pieces in my closet already to trend out to my 70s vibe.
According to Glamour, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, and a slew of style blogs out there, the 70s is back in biz. And for someone who professes to dislike everything about the decade – specifically the films and TV shows because the production values and acting is so…so… – I have to admit that I am charmed by the fashion.
Having grown up in the era, I was in no position to
enjoy appreciate it. And nostalgia was never in my wheelhouse. As an adult and looking back retrospectively, however, I can certainly see the appeal of flowy tops, bell bottoms, vests, et al. And this acknowledgement must have crept into my subconscious because my wardrobe is actually riddled with pieces reminiscent of the decade.
So I did own this batwing-sleeved, paisley peasant top. I did own the blue velvet flares. I did own the macramé-esque wedge heels. And maybe the heavy, leather-and-metal fringe necklace is a bit of overkill, but I did own that too.
So happy Monday and huzzahs for achieving a trend. Just don’t expect me to binge watch episodes of The Love Boat or CHiPS.
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – eBay
Flares – Karmaloop
Necklace – G-stage
Wedges – Payless
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Soap by Melanie Martinez