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Athens, Georgia – Several rotations in of re-cycling the look I call – Eleanor. So perfect that I am listening to my copy of the Slaves of New York soundtrack…on vinyl. Oh, thank goodness. The oversized floral print shirtwaist dress – paired with everything else in this ensemble – is brunch-made. I’ve got on heavily patterned socks to add that extra spark to my feet in sensible block heeled slingbacks.

Gratuitous alliteration is maximalism. This lo-fi look was pulled together quickly and on the cheap. If you were looking for brand names, you aren’t going to find them here. [Pro tip: Load the breast of the dress up with cheap mis-matched rhinestone decorative pins – small, medium and large. If it’s cold out, throw a fur coat over the sweater. Think eccentric grandmother of 1968. If you weren’t alive then, dial up photos on Google Images. It’s a lost art, fer sure.]

I wear this outfit pretending I am quickly ushering in chilly temperatures and hearty faire. Truly, this outfit says: homemade chicken pot pie with a topping of crushed quaaludes. Yes, it does. And the music? It’s so good.

wine red oversized sunglasses with brocade gold details

gold metal eyeglasses chain with faux pearl accent

beige turban with rhinestone brooch

olive oversized floral printed shirtwaist dress with pussy-bow

1970s vintage evergreen knit cardigan sweater

gold lame slingbacks with rabbit fur puffs

Slaves of New York [Original Soundtrack] [Virgin/ 1989] – various artists

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1980s vintage leopard print long sleeve blouse [Liz Baker]

gold lame high waisted a-line miniskirt

black vegan leather belt with gold ‘mustang’ buckle

1970s vintage black rectangular chain mail clutch with gold trim [Glomesh]

black leather round toe booties [Nine West]

Escape

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From the pages of assorted fashion tomes – high dollar, classic summer looks from forty years ago [August, 1977].

Live in it. Love in it. Swim in it.

Escape.

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“Disco ’77: It’s Where You Need To Be”

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]

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pink linen pajama set with multi-colored abstract print

pink squiggle flattop sunglasses

gold + silver geometric necklace

gold lame crocodile print slingbacks with rabbit fur puffs

A Happening

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gold lamé high heeled sandals

gold asp metal + elastic headband

black lucite clutch with gold hardware

silver metal tall wrist cuff

A Love Trilogy [1976] – Donna Summer