Monday Morning

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Top: Macy's

Jeans: Pilcro High-Waisted Flares

Shoes: Anthropologie Wishbone Wedges

"She may be young but she only likes old things." - Death Cab For Cutie

My fashion has changed alot over the years. Looking back through pictures, I see for awhile there I went through the same fads as everyone else. Big sweaters, shoulder pads, and stirrup pants in the 80's (why?!?), and flannel shirts and combat boots in the early to mid 90's. Over the summer of '95 I rented and watched the movie Dazed and Confused and fell in love with the fashion from the 70's. I searched far and wide for clothes that evoked the spirit of the 70's. It wasn't easy. Thank goodness for stores like Wet Seal and brands like Mudd jeans!

When I entered college that Fall, I kinda stood out from the crowd. While everyone else was wearing the "college uniform" of a t-shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes, I was walking around in babydoll tees, bell-bottoms, and platform shoes. I had people ask me if I owned a pair of tennis shoes to which I would promptly answer, "Nope." There was no backpack for this gal. I carried my books around in an old Coach messenger bag that had been gifted to my sister but which she never used and left unattended in her closet long enough for me to confiscate (Score!). Since then my fashion has continued to evolve, but one thing has remained constant: my love for the 70's.

My outfit on this Monday morning reminds me of something I would have worn back in my college days. I feel like "myself" in this outfit, if that makes any sense. I think fashion is alot like life. You do better at it when you "know yourself." Just like 70's fashion, it gets better with time. I believe those things which truly capture our hearts and essence are the ones that never fade.

Death Cab For Cutie - Monday Morning

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  1. Do you ever thrift or wear vintage? Small town thrifting is the best. Most of my wardrobe is thrifted, with just about 10% coming from places like Anthro, or maybe a designer piece here or there. Or vintage - Free People's current look is totally taken from the Austin, Texas vintage collective Sisters of the Black Moon. Their stuff is affordable, and on ebay, and tons of it is 70s sourced. Nice outfit!

  2. I like that shirt a lot! It totally looks Anthro but I bet was like 1/4 of the price at Macys! Nice!

  3. Love the top! You look fabulous! Were you hot in jeans? It has been ridiculously hot in the midwest!

  4. Anon@10:50: No, I don't. I don't know of any good thrift stores in the area. It sounds like fun, though. Maybe if I had someone to go with me and show me the ropes I would do it. Maybe I'll do it anyway if I can find a place within driving distance. I'll be sure to take a look at Sisters of the Black Moon on Ebay. Thanks!

    Kathleen: Thanks! Yes, I got it when I was in Tennessee. It was on sale for $30.

    Anon@9:23: Thanks! No, we had a cold front move through the night before, so it was in the lower 80's that day. Of course, it has gotten back hot again - in the upper 90's and humid today.


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