Do you think I'm too old to be a badass? When I was a teenager young girls didn't yet have equal footing with their male counterparts. Girls were too weak to be badasses; especially someone as physically disabled and mortally shy (yup, I was shy!) as me. Then I found The Runaways and learned that I could be a badass.Read More
All this talk of platform shoes got me in the mood to go retro this week.
The seventies brought us stronger women through Women's Lib and less structured clothing via the likes of Halston and Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few. It also ushered in the leisure suit and Disco - but I prefer to focus on the positive influences of the era. This set pulls together a romantic yet sophisticated blue jersey dress with a silver chain accenting, but not cinching, the waist. The dress is the perfect canvas for the accessories I've added. The silk velvet shawl is admittedly too heavy for summer but is ideal for the transition into cooler weather. I couldn't resist pairing this with low-heeled white oxfords and vintage shoulder bag. Both would work beautifully with the blue rolling walker, complete with built-in seat if you need to strike a pose. The earrings, vintage ring, and retro shades round out the nod to a bygone era.
Next week's Fashion Friday will serve as a companion to the weekly post. Both will focus on, what else, shoes!
• Spashionistas Wanted •
The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!