Open Post:Time Gone By

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If this week’s postings were to have a theme, it would be inspiration. Yesterday, Teri, of Beach City Life and Style, posted about nostalgia and all the wonderful things we have managed to lose sight of in the modern era. Things like: hand written letters, courtship, and dressing for dinner, just to name a few. The inspiring post made me feel wistful for time gone by.

As my brain is wired with all things aesthetics, it also made me think of makeup from decades past. I loved the red lip of the 50’s, the mod Twiggy look of the 60’s, and the bohemian look of the 70’s. I have always wondered what it would have been like to live in decades past. The 50’s in particular-and Mad Men only intensifies these thoughts. A time when women wore gloves and hats, who were ladies who lunched, and applied their lipstick with mirrored compacts in the powder room. Seemingly, on the surface, a time when women took more time and pride in their appearance. Yes, I think I would have loved living in that era…

I don’t know the age or demographic, if you will, of my readers-yet. But, is there a time period you would have loved to live in? Which one and why? Like me, is there a particular time period you are drawn to? What makes you feel nostalgic?

 

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9 Responses to Open Post:Time Gone By

  1. Leigh says:

    Like you Mad Men has made me wish to live in the 50′s. It was a very elegant time period or so it seems. But as a vegan and internet obsessed girl I’m not sure I would have done so well back then, lol.

  2. vonnie says:

    yes yes yes! i say this everyday, to the exasperation of everyone around me. I love the makeup/clothes of the 50s, the motown glamor of the 60s, the fun bright creativity and everything big/glitzy of the 80s. LOVE LOVE LOVE and so wish that I was around to at least have my 20s in the 80s.

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

  3. Jenny says:

    The end of the 60′s to the beginning of 70′s…everything was flowy and comfortable and easy. And I love the Doors, so there’s that.

  4. Danielle says:

    “A time when women wore gloves and hats, who were ladies who lunched, and applied their lipstick with mirrored compacts in the powder room. Seemingly, on the surface, a time when women took more time and pride in their appearance. Yes, I think I would have loved living in that era…”

    This is so wonderfully quotable. I couldn’t agree more, Bre!

    It strikes as a time when it was okay to be girly, feminine. Nowadays, we are made to feel guilty for taking too long to get ready. I hate that.

  5. Teri Roughen says:

    Hi Bre-
    Thanks for mentioning my blog and post. I think you said it best. We’ve become slack as a country in terms of how we dress. I think that’s why we blog and follow blogs; because we like pretty things and to see beauty. One thing I started to doing is making sure I wear a dress (unless it’s raining) when someone invites me to a party, whether small or large. If they’ve gone to all the trouble to prepare a gathering, I can wear a dress.
    Thanks again. You are the best and I love your blog.

  6. Breanna says:

    @Teri I couldn’t agree more! I am definitely drawn to things that are aesthetically pleasing, and blogs and blogging only serves as a natural extension of that. I too always wear dresses to parties. I think it’s a nice gesture, that, and I love dressing up! Your post was so inspiring and it really did make me feel wistful. Thank you for commenting, I love your blog too!

  7. Breanna says:

    @Jenny I <3 The Doors too! I had such a crush on Jim Morrison growing up during my angsty, teenage years (still waiting to grow out of them). I am with you on the flowing clothes. I am obsessed with 70's and boho. Why do you think I was Rachel Zoe a few Halloweens past? ;)

  8. Breanna says:

    @Vonnie Clearly, you have thought about this! I love it! I like the 80′s too, but not so much a fan of the clothes (I feel like they’re still very much around. I’m talking to you Urban Outfitters!). I am torn between the 50′s and the 70′s.

  9. Breanna says:

    @Leigh Your comment made me laugh out loud! I was thinking something very similar when I wrote the post. I love the makeup, style, and sensibility of the 50′s but I love the equality and internet of the modern era! :)

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