Oh gosh I adore the 1960's. It is a time in our history, especially American history where just about every change one can think of was happening. There were movements in the home, the work force, the music industry, and we cannot forget the situation in Vietnam. The world was changing and the decade of the 1960's went from Tupperware parties to hippie sit ins. The 1960's was a smorgasbord of everything a human being could desire, hope, or wish for. It was a decade teeming of hope and positive change.
For my eighth wedding anniversary (August 20th), my husband asked me where I wanted to have dinner. He knows though after all this time that my favorite food by far is Caribbean Latin cuisine. Aka-Puerto Rican, Dominican, or Cuban food. So we decided to go to this fabulous restaurant called Havana Central which we have been eyeing for some time.
We grabbed the kiddies and we went. The food was outstanding and afterwards we went to our trusty Barnes and Noble and sought out some good reads for us and the kids. It was a wonderful night spent together and I still cannot believe it has been eight years already-gah!
Before I dashed out for my date night with the family, I dolled up 1960's style for the very first time on my own. Last two times I dressed 1960's was for photo shoots here and here.
I found this amazing pink early 1960's dress from one of my favorite vintage Etsy shops called Hollie Point Vintage. It's hard for me to find late 1950's/early 1960's dresses in my size but this shop has had a few. Of course they reside with me now hehe
I paired up my 1960's dress with some Moonglow bracelets from my collection (I will be posting about them soon), a simple black purse and round black clip on earrings. To finish the look I used a hair tool called a Bumpit to add some lift to my hair. If you are interested in learning how to use it, let me know and I would be happy to do a post on it.
Silly me washed my hair the day of so I had some frizz to deal with but overall my hair came out pretty okay for a first timer. I used my new MAC products on my face and some black liner on my eyes. I didn't do a cat's eye or add false lashes but I will be doing so in other posts. I just need to practice more-ekkk! My lipstick was a shade of pink called Lolly Popstar from Wet 'n Wild.
So, what do you think of my look? I feel like the late 1950's/early 1960's looks best on me but of course I still need to practice my hair. Or perhaps get a hair cut to help me get a better shape? Hummm, must ponder all this....
Oh and please excuse the whites and greys in my hair. Once in a while I use semi-hair dye (I didn't do one for this night) but other than that I really do not like dying my hair. Plus I am holding onto my natural hair color as long as I can hehehe
Now I want to get a hundred dresses like these!! It was SO comfortable and I was able to do my mommy things without feeling constricted. These types of dresses make me feel amazing as well. I just love it.
What is your favorite fashion look of the 1960's?
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