“Andi” circa 1970’s
Clearly the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…I can see where I get my
looks love for black clothing from. My mom’s affinity for dressing in the lack of color looked as chic in the 70’s as it does today. Accessories like a belt or a pop of shoe color complete the look to avoid the whole getting mistaken for a pantomime thing.
Does this awesome chair in the photo look familiar?
Growing up in the recession of the 80’s, we couldn’t afford the latest fashions, but my mom made sure to dress both herself and me in them in anyway we could—making our own clothes, reworking or embellishing thrift store finds, scouring sales and discount shops, or mixing designer pieces with some more affordable ones, we made it work.
I guess the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
I recently found this this vintage top that we both shared when I was a kid (yes, we shared clothes). It is perfect with the wide leg Stella McCartney jeans that I recently scored from TJMaxx for $20 (yes, 20 bucks). Pair that with sensible, yet stylist platform-ish shoe, and we’re read to look like we stepped off the pages of the glossies.
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My body may be back in Brooklyn, but somehow my mind is still 6 hours away on a tropical island. (Oh the joys of jet lag!). I thought I’d feel a bit more New Yorkie today by dressing like it. I finally am back in my beloved color black (though still summery and sheer).
Though, being true to my stylista form, I’m brightening up my sleepiness with (affordable & on trend) pops of gold jewelry and my burst of lip color à la Jenni Kayne’s fall 2011 runway show.
My current fav is Josie Moran’s magic marker lip stain in Jitterbug. It makes you feel like a kid again, coloring in your lips to look like you just ate a popsicle, while staying through the Grande Lattes you chug.
Okay, so my look going to the Mets game was probably not the most fashionable thing you’ll see me in, but as you can see, I’m totally obsessing over that late 70’s style—and apparently everyone else was during the last couple of seasons. Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam styled it to perfection for the spring. While I was quite disappointed with Halston’s obvious take on the trend for Fall 2011, I’m drooling over a few looks from Vionnet and Gucci at the moment including:
More likely on my current budget, I will be visiting this trend with pieces like this one from ASOS for only $60(!):
Don’t be afraid to “recycle” your dress and wear it to a few events. Even the royals are doing it. Just please, please, please, at least get creative and switch it up with your accessories.