Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fashion of the 1950's: Where are you?

I've discovered something recently about myself. I was ambling about on Etsy when I came to the conclusion that there are a handful of very specific styles that I prefer.

I'm very happy to exist in this day and age, with the technological advances and civil rights of today, but some the fashion of the previous decades speaks more to me than our present fashion.

For example, the apparel of the 1950s is absolutely fantastic. For individuals such as myself, with my frame and tastes, the following clothing examples are extremely preferable.








I mean, good grief! Why don't we see women wearing these kinds of dresses anymore? Perhaps we occasionally see them, but why not more often?

Regardless of whatever the reason for their decline in popularity, I'm determined to find/make and wear them. That goes for hats, gloves, and scarves as well. It can be a slow process building the foundation needed by some to feel like you can get away with wearing them, but I'm up for it. Obviously, I'm not planning on wearing them all the time, but I certainly want to wear them more.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

School...again...finally.

So, there's been a long break between me last complaining about Utah drivers in April and now. I still complain about bad drivers (and as long as they exist I always will complain about them), but I'm back to having other things to focus on besides the pathetic driving antics of my fellow drivers.

I'm back in school! I'm finally doing my prerequisites for grad school! :D And as such, though I will now have homework consuming a good amount my time, I should have more time to write as well.

Currently (and at least for the next semester or two) I'm in Indiana, and I have to admit that though I miss my friends in Utah and Washington (having to leave two fantastic communities in the space of six months sucks), it is good to be back in the Midwest. So much green! Humidity! (Not always a good thing, but I'm enjoying the late summer.) Bugs! (Good only for the noise they make outside, not so much for their interest in our blood.) It just feels like home again.

However, I'm not planning on staying here forever. Within the next year I'd like to move down to Georgia so I can work on state residency for grad school. Atlanta, here I come (eventually)!