1970s vintage Young Edwardian burgundy cocktail dress
[Prime Objective Vintage @ Atomic Vintage / Athens, Georgia]
Step Lamp [The Granite]
1970s style Gold Metallic Snake ‘Patch’ sandals [Charlotte Russe]
Athens, Georgia – We are in the dead of summer. I’ve got blocks of ice in my handbag. I am in a favorite vintage frock. Everything is still. Waiting for a vigorous gust of wind, a cool breeze to lift me by this piece’s flouncy sleeves and carry me to where the sand meets the sea.
late 1970s vintage midnight blue abstract floral print cocktail dress [Lynda Pizzuto for Phoebe]
gold oversized round sunglasses with smoky amber lens
peacock feather earrings
silver ankh pendant necklace
black vegan leather belt with gold circular buckle
late 1960s vintage tapestry handbag with lucite handles
deep brown vegan leather sandals with wood base [Envy footwear]
The return of gauchos – All high waisted with full, cropped legs.
As funny as this admission may seem, I have been awaiting its’ return for more than a spicy minute.
Late last Spring, I picked up a denim offering via Citizens of Humanity, dropping a well-off person’s money at the counter. I panicked, shook it off and stepped high thinking the vintage look would not become a trend in the months to follow.
As of Summer, 2017 – this particular cut and style became the default every other merchant copied – from AliExpress to The Gap.
Gauchos worn with tall heeled boots. Gauchos worn with floppy bowed slippers. Gauchos worn with a nicely pressed button-down shirt. Gauchos paired with a light jacket. Do what suits you best. For me? Time to break from the pack and dye it black.
1970s vintage color-blocked wrap-style sundress [Climax by David Howard]
gold metal serpent necklace
gold metal disc necklace
gold chain-mail bauble handbag with silver hardware
gold lame high heeled sandals with bows [Chic]
1970s vintage blue + white prairie dress: Gunne Sax
photograph: K. Hennerty