An Ode to My Favorite Decade: ’60s

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I’ve said it before and I will (happily) say it again – the 1960s are, without a doubt, my absolute favorite decade for fashion. I love the freedom of the era, as exemplified by the cool patterns, colors, and shapes found on clothing. The ’60s are one of the reasons I love to shop vintage – to snag that one piece that hails from the decade I wish I would have lived in (without being the age of the living through them, hah.)

I usually don’t like to share my vintage stores, because I like to have some secrets. But since I’m in a good mood today, I guess I’ll share. I picked up this dress at a great store in Santa Barbara called Punch Vintage, and if you’re ever driving through the area, it’s definitely worth a visit. I was instantly drawn to it because of the unique color, pattern, and silhouette.

These sunglasses have a fun story. I bought them in HIGH SCHOOL – that’s about 12 years ago. I saved them, because they were my first Chloe purchase, and hoped they’d come back into style. I was shocked to see that they still sell the same style, too! You can shop this exact pair below, which blows my mind!

You’re going to be seeing these style shoes just about everywhere — the mesh sandal trend is about to blow up your instagram feeds, just you watch! These are actually by H&M, but they aren’t available yet for sale online, I will definitely update the gallery when I see you can buy them because they are a great shoe for a great price. And since it’s fast fashion, I think you should buy these instead of the Chloe’s I put below (buy the glasses!) but I included them just in case.

I hope you like my groovy look! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comments – do you like to shop vintage? xx

Dress | Vintage   Glasses | Chloe    Shoes | H&M   Bag | Uniqlo   Photos | Elaine Torres

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It’s taken me lots of trial and error to find out my personal style. I used to rely heavily on trends to guide me on what to wear. Then, I became really edgy and grungy. I wanted everything to be black, studded, and torn. I got over that phase in a few years, around 2012, and after that, I went super preppy, wearing almost a schoolgirl like uniform on the reg. That phase, too, had an expiration date and I was left with a wardrobe without direction.

I decided to start loading up on the classics. The next step was to identify time periods I liked and related to and styles and silhouettes I felt comfortable in. The 1960s is my favorite decade for fashion. And I love wearing blazers and button-ups. So I kind of started using that as my own sartorial DNA.

Now, I’m still a fashion girl so I’m always going to try new trends. However, this particular outfit really holds true to that ’60s persona I like to channel. I’ve tried to get rid of this white, collarless shirt several times but something always hits me and I keep it. I’m glad I did because it is so chic and great for tucking.

These cream culottes are a favorite of mine. I don’t care if they aren’t flattering, they are awesome and free and make me want to do cartwheels. The scarf is another from my mom’s stash and I love how it just flows in the wind when I walk. I kept the whole look neutral so the scarf was the only pop of color and the result is soft, refreshing, and I think even Jackie O herself might approve. Like what you see? Shop my similar picks below. x

Culottes | H&M

Shoes | Zara

Scarf | Vintage

Clutch | Loeffler Randall