"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results." - UNKNOWN
So anywho, that being said, here are some things that I am currently obsessed with:
1. The 50s and 70's. I was born in the 70's. The EARLY 70's. I watch or record Good Times five days a week and I just watched Diana Ross in Mahogany on Sunday and I love that era. It's so ME, maxidresses, wide legged jeans and platform shoes. I wear flowers in my hair whenever I can and would live on love if I could but that doesn't pay any kind of bill. But I am a flower child at heart.
Miss Ross in Mahogany
I used to watch Donna Reed with my mom on Nick at Nite and I loved that this lady was so dressed up when her family came home, wearing pearls and everything. Pearls, people. I love the full skirt, nipped in waist and popped up collar silhouette that was popular at the time and I look for similar styles when I go thrifting. Now I need to break down and buy that crinoline that I've been wanting for forever to really give me the look that I love. Updated of course.
Can't remember where I found this photo of the black dress but I love it; Donna Reed in the kitchen
2. Socks with sandals. Not your dad's version but the cute thin school girl sock with platforms. I'll admit it, I haven't seen it in real life but I like it. But I don't know if I have the nerve to rock it.
Pics from Garance Dore and Sea of Shoes
3. Tracee Ellis Ross. I watched the tv show Girlfriends from the very beginning and from that beginning I identified with neurotic, relationship challenged but always chic, Joan. I loved that show from the pilot to the end, long after others had stopped watching because I had to see what she was wearing. I even looked up the show's stylist, Stacy Beverly and sent her an email letting her know how much I loved the work that she did. But as in life, Tracee Ellis Ross proves that being fashionable wasn't just for the show and leaves me wanting to raid her closet.