If you’re in your twenties, chances are you remember the era of the graphic tee. I can still remember sporting them in high school with a fab pair of jeans and feeling completely casual chic. Shortly into college, however, my graphic tees were replaced with equally fun sorority t-shirts and more sophisticated looks.
Now, I’m begining to be drawn to the allure of the t-shirt again. While some fashion statements are subtle, t-shirts make a very obvious statement. Depending on your mood, an obvious statement can be very welcome. So I’m adding these fab statement tees to my shopping list.
From hippies to housewives, the vintage styles of the late 60s and early 70s were totally fab. I’ve always seen this era in fashion as transitional and rebellious. For the first time, women were showing off their legs in mini skirts, going braless in halter-tops and embracing nature with hippie styles.
When my Mom posted the above photo of her in 1971 for ‘Throwback Thursday,’ I was completely fascinated by the fashion and how gorgeous she looked. So I asked her to send me more photos of her late 60s/early 70s style.
In the above photo, she’s wearing the short-lived craze known as the maxi skirt. Having grown up in Caracas, it was probably a short-lived fad for her as the mini skirt was more favorable for the tropical weather in Venezuela. She’s also wearing Native American-inspired beaded jewelry that was very popular. I love both the necklace and the belt!
1969 – Low rise velvety bell-bottom pants with wide belts were the rage. Jewelry was anything that looked hippie like beads or flowers as reflected in my Mom’s necklace.
1972 – It’s hard to see in this picture, but if you look closely at the makeup, the line in the middle of the eyelid is one color shadow while the shadow on the bottom is a completely different color. I should try this sometime.
1973 – Pig tails with long 70s hair. My Mom often wonders how salons stayed in business during the 70s because she never had anything done to her hair as long and natural was the style of choice.
Having spent summers in New England as a kid, I’ve always been a fan of deckside nautical style. All this look is missing is a dock, the ocean (or lake) and boats. I’m wearing a Vince Camuto dress from Lord & Taylor, a gold Just Cavalli bag (similar) from a consignment store, Juicy Couture sunglasses (similar), and of course “Naughty Nautical” nail polish by Essie.
At this point, I think it’s safe to say that I’m kind of obsessed with Game of Thrones. Aside from the betrayal, thirst for power and intrigue seen on the hit HBO series, the costumes, hair and makeup have also captured my full attention. While everyone wants to sit on the iron throne or marry someone who does, all of the kingdoms of Westeros each have their own distinct personality and style.
While the costumes are bright and ornate in the capitol of King’s Landing and the hair fully styled, darker simpler dresses are seen in the North complimented by furs and simple hair styles. When I watch the show, I immediately know what kingdom the scene takes place in based on how the characters are dressed and styled.
I think all Game of Thrones fans would agree that the finest fashion statement made on the show so far was Sansa Stark’s purple necklace. After all, it made her an unknowing accomplice to Olenna Tyrell in killing Joffrey on his wedding day. Talk about a statement necklace.
In case you haven’t noticed from my choice in photos, Sansa Stark is by far my favorite character. In spite of all she’s been through, her style always remains top notch. However, it must be a lot easier to look your best on mornings when you feel your worst when you have handmaidens helping you get ready. I’m also a huge fan of Margaery Tyrell’s scandalous style and schemes. But, it’s Sansa who I’m really rooting for. Though she tends to get screwed big time, I’m still hoping for a huge Sansa comeback. Until next season…