Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Let's Get Real!

Okay, I had the pleasure of meeting some fellow bloggers last night and I told them of my struggle of updating and keeping up the blog. I have been wanting to quit for various reasons, most of them because of the self-defeat that I was putting into my own head but I realized that I have a voice and I should let it be heard. Even if I'm the only person reading it, I think it's important to have an outlet. I think the biggest issue is that my blog is too neutral. I have wanted it to appeal to different groups so I have kept it generic and haven't really shown my personality. Well, chickadees, that's over. I will write posts from my viewpoint, I won't be shackled by fear of offending people or thinking that they won't "get me." If it doesn't appeal to you, you don't have to read it, there are plenty of other blogs out there just waiting for you. I am letting my personality Shine!

"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.


God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Look at you! You go out and have grilled chicken sandwich and come back with a whole new layout and a post!

I am proud of you...and just so you know...I'll be reading it...because I get it...because I AM YOU!!

I can't believe how much we have in common! Don't even get me started on the Good Times...I will win a trivia pursuit everytime if it was only on Good Times! My fave show ever!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are BACK! Don't quit! I love blogs where the blogger is voicing her own opinion instead of playing it safe. I love your fashion posts, but would be interested in reading more about YOU.

Anonymous said...

Oh I was born in the early (wink) 70s too! Love myself some Good Times, Mahogany, and I wear flowers when I get a chance:) I saw a blogger with the socks and shoes, not gonna look cute on me, but she rocked it! I think it was Yep Tracey Ellis Ross rocks. Gotta pick up the last few seasons on dvd! I told hubby I thought Girlfriends should have done a movie, would give Sex in the City a run for their money. I didn't like the second one as much:(

sun-kissed said...

Please do not quit!!! I have been following you since FOTKI!!! Yes, I am your friend on FOTKI even though I haven't been on there in forever. This blog is awesome! I love your style and read each and every post you put up. Keep up the marvelous work! I love it!
P.S. I am a 70's baby too!

TrendySocialite said...

Wow...these are my fave eras too! I watched Donna Reed on Nick at Nite too! You are so right! This is why I've decided to rock my own style and to fully embrace it!

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