I sometimes wonder if I was born in the wrong era. I feel I have always longed to live in a world where fabrics were dyed brighter and velvet was a staple fashion statement. Case in point, my 3rd grade yearbook photo…
You may be surprised to find that this photo was not taken in 1967, but rather 1997. You see, my love for post mod fashion began at the early age of 9. This may have something to do with the fact that for 2 years while my parents taught school in the remote valley region of Jalisco, Mexico I had 2 options of television entertainment; Nick at Night, and Spanish ‘tele nova’ soap operas, both of which consisted predominately of piñata hued wardrobes and velvet floral clad fashions. While little girls in America were dreaming of being a spice girl, I was dreaming of being Jeanie. Let’s just say, by the time I returned stateside with 2 years of Vintage Television refinement, it was somewhat like the plot of ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘Blast From The Past’. I looked as if I had walked straight off of a Wes Anderson set, with the character development to match.
Alas, it seems I have never outgrown my childhood romance with mid century home design, and even more so Jeanies’s peppy shifting style. Now more than ever, I find myself deeply enthralled with these fashions. So what’s a gal to do but share some her favorites with her best blog reading pals?
No 1: Petite Crepe Tee Shift Dress ($86 at Topshop Found HERE)
No 2: Boohoo Ciara Large Geo Monoscope Shift Dress ($30 at boohoo.com, currently SOLD OUT)
No 3: Vince Silk Georgette Shift Dress ($160 at theoutnet.com, currently SOLD OUT)
No 4: Yellow Round Neckline Backsplit Shift Dress ($29.99 at ZLZ, found HERE)
No5: Ivory Animal Collar Shift Dress (Now on sale for &29 at Dorothy Perkins, found HERE)
No 6: Tall Stripe Curve Hem Shift Dress ($92 at Topshop, found HERE)
No 7: Marianne Equin Dress ($87 Goldie for Topshop, currently SOLD OUT)