I donít follow fashion or style trends and just dress to please myself. I havenít bought a fashion/beauty mag in many years and live in ignorant bliss.
If flowered prints from the 70s are coming back, thatís okay, Iíll pass. The hippie gunne sax prairie dress resurgence is not really my bag. I like boho, but thatís a little too etsy hipster I-crochet-my-own-underwear for me. I like some 70s stuff though, like the disco take on the 1930s. I love
the aesthetic of Cabaret and the whole disco era does the 30s vibe. Lord knows I love me some sequins!
I have quite a few vintage pieces from the 70s, 50s, 40s, 30s, and 1900s. I bust them out infrequently due to their age but like to pair them with modern stuff including jeans. When I was younger I used to wear thrift store 1940s and 50s dresses all the time with my Chinatown mary janes and tights. I was a weirdo.
Now my fave store is Anthropologie and I also really like Boden for fun frocks and blouses. I like patterns mixed with solid darks like charcoal or black. I mix and match and add in my vintage jewelry for an overall eclectic, I-raided-your-crazy-grannyís-attic look. It works for me.
Hereís a crappy pic of some of my pattern crazy closet:
None of itís really trendy, itís just prints, cuts, colors, and/or patterns that I think are pretty. I donít have any bell sleeves, cold shoulders (donít even really know what that is), velvet shoes, 70s flower prints, or any of that stuff. Iím not really fashionable I guess and Iím okay with that.
And, what is with all the makeup? Ugh, I see women with what we used to call "full stage makeup" as everyday wear.
Haha! I know, right? I wear what I think is subtle makeup (powder, blush, muted smoky eyeshadow and liner, mascara, and lipstick) and think ďooh girl, youíre banging!Ē then I go out and see full-on ďI went to Sephora and left with the storeÖ on my face!Ē make-up. Lol!
Iím okay with it, whatever makes people happy, and Iím mostly okay with my minimal makeup look, until I watch too many youtube beauty tutorials or a Lana Del Rey video and then Iím like, ďOh honey, I need to go to Sephora and get fake eyelashes, face primer, full coverage foundation, setting powder, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow palette, liquid liner, sculpting brushes, contour, bronzer, highlighter, lipliner, lip gloss, eyebrow pomade, and a spatula to cake this **** on STAT!!!Ē
Iíd aim for Lana Del Ray and end up looking like a scary drag version of a demented Lucille Ball.