But how quickly that all changed!!
It started out innocently enough with me starting to like 40's music. Then I watched Anchors Aweigh and fell in love with 40's hairstyles. That was followed by watching a lot of Youtube tutorials on how to do that style yourself, and watching Agent Carter twice (once for the plot, once for the costumes).
And before I really knew what had happened, I had cut my hair to a more fitting length for 50's styles, and decided to switch my entire wardrobe out with one in the 40' and 50's style.
What can I say? When I like something I REALLY like it (and tend to make it take over my life).
But what is it about the 40's style in particular that makes me want to imitate it in my own life? Here are a couple of reasons:
- You dressed up every day.
- The style was very feminine and flattering, yet simple and modest.
Furthermore, I just love that the dress fashion of the time looked good on anyone, no matter what size you were.
- When you spent time styling your hair, it made a visible change
On the other hand, if I use 15 minutes in the evening to set my hair in pin curls and 15 minutes in the morning to brush it out and style it, everybody can see that I made an effort. And I like that!
Those are 3 of the main reasons that I make the effort to dress in 40's/50's style almost every day.
When I decided to do so last year I never imagined that I would actually persist. My grand projects normally only lasts about a month, but this one I'm still following and I have no intention of stopping.
What are some of the things you like about the 40's style?
As this week is drawing to an end, I just wanted to remind you that if you have written any 40's related posts this week to be sure to leave me a comment with the link.
I'll do a grand link up tomorrow and I wouldn't want to miss any posts!