Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Mighty Winds of the 1970s

I think I may be on the verge of losing my mind. I feel an intense need to wear stuff like this.



Okay, maybe not the fringed jacket. It is a bit much. But I am particularly drawn to the banged up cowboy boots. I used to have a pair (not banged up though) I loved, but as my feet refused to shrink, I never got any use out of them, and I sold the darn things.

I have two things to confess. First, I think I am giving up on the GAAD; not because I feel like I can't do it, not because I intend to go on a crazy spending spree, but because it makes me unhappy.

And second, call me nuts, but I fell in love with this sequined short-suit, and won the auction. I am feeling a lot happier already. Yes, clothes brighten up my day. Sue me.



Rad in BK said...

I hear you on the 1970s. And the annoyance of GAAD. Right now, I still have huge looming deadlines so I am too busy to physically shop, but I do miss it.
I've been reading books on the 1970s (Life by Keith Richards and Stayin' Alive by Jefferson Cowie). It is a truly underrated and political/socially/artistically significant decade. I high recommend the Cowie book. I have 10 days left to finish it before the lending library demands it back.
I especially enjoy the high waisted jeans on the model in the first pic. You're gonna look way cute in that sequined short suit.

Someone said...

I actually like that short suit, as 80s as it looks, and I'm not a shorts person, a suit person, or a jumpsuit person. (I do like sequins although some are not well-deployed.)

I think I know why I like the outfit though...I studied Medieval treasury arts in grad school and this reminds me of them! But it will look WAY better on you than it would on me. Enjoy it! :)

Shey said...

Waves the first look whould look so lovely on you, even though I'm not a fan at all of the 70's I would love to see how you wore something similar I think you can definitely pull it off. I hear you on that GAAD, I'm doing in the remix challenge but I wasn't counting on the not shopping part, it's a month, I'm going to take that time to make up a shopping list so that I can buy those things when I'm done, but if I feel like I want to shop and find something I love before the month is over, I will. I'm trying to figure out my style, to define it as I got a little carried away by trying to follow some trends that didn't suit me, that's why I needed to clean my closet, now that is clean I can focus on the things I have and the things I need, I want to buy things that I can wear all the time, thatt make me happy because I know they are going to be worn. I should check out eBay for some of those things...=)

Teenysparkles said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA! Congratulations on making it this far! And enjoy the flippin bedazzelly short-pant-jumer-suit thing!

K.Bean said...

The 70s are back for spring, so you're right on point. Everything you've posted is great, especially the boots, and even the fringed jacket has immense possibility.

Can't wait to see how you wear the sequins!

JRose said...

I'm interested to see how you style that suit!
(I want those jeans in the first picture...)

Eyeliah said...

Oh girl, that is such a fun outfit to come back into shopping. I'm glad you could recognize for yourself that it wasn't working and move on. And I'm so behind on your posts, it's nice to have the tie to catch up. :)