Ruffle neck top: Epic (gift from Annie)
DIY shorts (that were pants): Ralph Lauren
Red suede belt: Vintage
Black bow pumps: Dollhouse (I've walked literally miles in these and they are sooo comfy!)
Lips: Mac Lipglass in "Russian Red"
Nails: Essie "Lilacism" Outfit inspiration: '50s diner. Coincidentally, I had a burger, fries, and a milkshake just before these pictures were taken :) Yum!
I'm pretty sure I was born in the wrong era. There is something so appealing to me about the 1950s and 1960s that I can't quite put my finger on. It must be a combination of music, fashion, and cars that I will always hold a special place in my heart for. It was a time of beehives, rock and roll, the fabulous and unforgettable Jacque O., silhouettes in fashion that we now consider classic, and beautiful chrome clad vehicles. Except for the Vietnam War, everything about the '50s and '60s seems so enticing. But I will always remember this era for giving birth to the all American muscle car. I naturally gravitate towards vintage and vintage inspired clothes, shoes, jewelry, and especially cars...all of which belong to time I never lived in. I even own a classic muscle car. See? I told you I belong to the '60s!
So for the next few posts, I'm going to showcase a few outfits I wore in celebration of the '50s and '60s for Reno, NV's Hot August Nights. If you love classic cars, you need to go to H.AN. It's one of the biggest classic car shows in the world which takes place for about a week during the month of August. Nightly cruises, drag races, car auctions, concerts, their own prom, and daily car shows are just a few of the fun activities there. Oh, and music like this playing all day long: