Monday, April 14, 2014

Bringing a little 1960's into my everyday wardrobe

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As you know I get a kick out of the 1960's. It was the generation that my parents both became teenagers and adults so I grew up listening to the pop, rock, and folk music. I mean you can give me some Jim Croce any day and I would be happy!

I  realized that I real want to implement some 1960's in my wardrobe without fully dressing vintage. Now I have to tell you that I love, love, love wearing vintage head to toe. I especially love vintage dresses because they are beautiful and also because I feel amazing in them. BUT I do have three small children and a short time frame to spend with my family due to my husband's work schedule (two jobs seven days a week!). So what is a vintage loving girl to do? Her best and that's that.

For an everyday outing look I am going more with what I call a vintagey look. Some people call it retro but to me its about wearing mostly modern clothes but adding in vintage pieces to give it as I say...a vintagey look.

Here is a photo I adore of Suzanne Pleshette and the points of interest that I focused on when I put together my outfit:

1960s Look

This little mini photo shoot literally happened in under three minutes as my husband was walking out to go to work but you can see the little ways I attempted to implement a little more 1960's into my everyday wardrobe.

1960s Look
Vintage Brooch
1960s Hair

I wore a fantastic top by Boden in this shade of green that is just so pretty. I love it. I paired it up with a pair of jean from the Gap, a light navy cardigan from Old Navy, a pair of stud green earrings from Etsy, a vintage green scotty dog brooch, and my latest find....1960's headbands!

My makeup was light-I used Benefit's foundation, MAC cover up powder, MAC liner above my eyes, Benefit mascara, and Revlon's Legacy Lipstick in Snow Peach (which happens to be the shade used in the 1960's). I painted my nails with OPI's Brazilian "Tocan Do It If You Try " nail polish which I will be sharing with you all in a post soon.

My hair isn't in a high bouffant but hey I tried. I would love to find a hair piece to give my hair that extra puff that women had in the 1960's. They used hair pieces all the time, that's actually how they got their bouffants so high and amazing.

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It was bright and sunny yesterday and it almost felt like summer! Pretty nuts. I am craving for a pair of proper retro inspired shades by Warby Parker. Click on the link and you will see how fab they are!

At the top of the post I shared a photo of the neat 1960's headbands I scored and the seller has more! You can purchase them HERE if interested. The headband is so comfortable and way better than wearing the wire headbands. I need more!!!!!

What aspects of vintage fashion would you like to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe?

8 comments:

  1. This is super cute D! I love this your headband is just lovely. I'm off to check out Warby Parker:) Love your outfit:))

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  2. You will LOVE Warby Parker! I am eyeing (no pun intended) two shades but I want to try them out in person, They are so dreamy :) xox

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  3. Very charming outfit! That rich, elegant, upbeat shade of emerald green looks radiantly pretty on you, dear Daffny.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you sweetie! I am in love with that color now!! xox

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  4. oh! i really like this! this is what i like to do, because vintage clothing and dresses in particular do not fit my everyday lifestyle. i totally understand why you call it 'vintagy'. i love it and thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Abigail

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    1. Oh thank you Abigail! Happy I can help inspire!!! Yay! xox

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  5. Claire's seel hair accessories "vintage rolls" and "vintage donuts" which I would think you could use to make your hair look more bouffant. They also sell faux hair donuts too, which may work even better. I love that colour green!

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    1. Ohhh I have that Helena! Thats a fantastic tip! I am going to try that!! Yeah-thank you! xox

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