In case you hadn’t noticed, I am obsessed with the 1970s this season. Although the fall 2019 season has trends taking inspiration from multiple decades, there is something about the 1970s which is both nostalgic and comforting; that is drawing me into any trend from the era I can find.
While cropped jeans weren’t really a thing in the 1970s, wide leg jeans were. Therefore, I feel like these jeans can cheat a little bit in a 1970s inspired look. The fabric is also really soft; which makes these jeans super comfortable. I definitely need to wear them with a heel though, or else the wide leg and cropped silhouette easily adds weight to my 5’4″ frame.
I don’t often wear mini dresses. In fact, I shy away from hemlines above my knee. I like to portray a certain sense of modesty when I dress; and hemlines above the knee are a bit on the racy side for me. Another reason I shy away from high hemlines, is the way my legs look! I feel like my legs are out of shape, not tan, and really should be covered up. So why did I choose this dress you ask? Let’s discuss.
Raise your hand if you remember “The Brady Bunch.” It was one of my favorite re-runs when I was a kid. I loved the early ’70’s, late 60’s styles, and the funny situations the kids always got into; sometimes the parents too! And Alice! Oh she was fabulous. That household would have fallen apart with out her!
The girls from “The Brady Bunch” always wore mini dresses, mini skirt, or flared pants. With the 1970s, and 1960s inspiration designers have favored over the past several seasons, many of the styles remind me of the funny episodes I enjoyed as a kid from the show. But that’s not all!
Last year, my Mother remarried. My Father passed away when I was a baby, so for my entire life, it was always my Mom and me! We were a team; us against the world! Then, in my adult life, when everything seemed set for life, my Mom shakes it all up and marries a man with four adult kids my age. FOUR KIDS! I grew up an only child, now there are other kids around? Um . . kay.
Not that I am complaining, I always dreamed about having a sibling. It was quite lonely being an only child. I also grew up in an neighborhood that did not have a lot of kids, so I always had to make plans to see my friends. Having siblings, would have been a ton of fun. I watch my kids play together, and it is the most beautiful thing in the world.
Now that my family has turned into a real-life Brady Bunch, wearing a style or two which remind me of the show, seems fitting. I chose to wear this dress, not as a move towards higher hemlines in my wardrobe, but as a one-off to remind me of how happy the kids on “The Brady Bunch” were, and how happy we can all be when we get used to our new-found Brady Bunch lives.
Now about those legs which need to hit the gym, and that un-tan . . . um, yeah. Got some work to do before summer!
Saddle bags have been a huge trend in handbags for the past couple of years. For spring 2016, the retro handbag style is still going strong; and looks to continue to go strong into 2017. Love that!
The fabulous thing about saddle bags for spring 2016, is that the style is perfect for everyday wear. Remember when large, daytime clutches were all the rage? Um yeah, how practical was that?! The saddle bag offers style, practicality, versatility, and more! It really is the perfect handbag style.
I am in love with the hottest saddle bags for spring 2016. There is only one IT bag over $1000! The rest are under $1000, and many are under $500; with one being under $200! How often does that happen in the IT bag world?
The six handbags pictured above are from the hottest designers in the marketplace right now. They are all highly sought-after; especially the cobalt blue bag by Mansur Gavriel pictured above. It will sell fast; and the wait list can be long! It is in stock right now, so if you have been eyeing it, now is the time to buy it! I own one in red, and one in tan, and it is a fabulous handbag. It is lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for everyday wear.
The Chloe Drew is also pictured above. It is the only IT bag over $1000. This beautiful bag is in high demand, and since it is offered in several colors and designs, there is a Chloe Drew for every taste! I have one in off-white and love it. If you are looking for a fabulous, luxurious saddle bag for spring 2016, then this is the bag for you!
Saddle bags for spring 2016 offer so much versatility. They are simple in style, and offer a minimalism aesthetic. Saddle bags look amazing with casual attire, but can work with dinner attire, or a outfit for the theater. The only time they look out of place is with a very dressy, or formal ensemble. Saddle bags for spring 2016 are an everyday, power use bag! Plus, who doesn’t love that retro, 1970’s vibe? I know I do!
If you are looking for a fabulous, and perfect, saddle bag for spring 2016, the six pictured above offer the ultimate in IT bag status. Which one is your favorite?