Monday, August 31, 2009

There's a Hippie Girl in Me Fighting to Get Out!

I just saw the movie, Taking Woodstock, tonight. I loved it! I loved how mellow everyone was, how cool and groovy everyone seemed, nothing phased them (okay, I admit the drugs did help!) I also liked knowing the real story behind Woodstock, especially how it transformed the family in the movie. I can definitely see myself as a hippie chick. Well, I was! I lived a portion of the 70's, the flared jeans, flared sleeves and my favorite, the long skirts. After seeing this movie it made me want to re-familiarize myself with the hippie fashion. I used to wear those long skirts with small white tees even in the 80's. Even made some of my own long skirts myself. My dad used to always say "Michelle, you have a strange style." I was totally fine with it. I loved being different. In any event, the other day I got one of those long cotton, spaghetti strap dresses (green with off-white squiggly design) with the elasticized bodice and long flowing skirt that goes all the way down to my ankles. I can see myself wearing it with a jean jacket and flip flops. In fact, I will! :)

Here are a few styles I love from the 70's.


HIPPIE STYLE


Skye Hamilton 8/9/09

Flower Children

And no matter what the style is...I always have to have that romantic touch. :)

25 comments:

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

I totally hear you. The one thing I remember most about the 80s/90s is probably the Peace out sign that"pro-freedom pro-life believers" used to wear,T-shirts and bags included. I like the Peace out earrings- not so easy to find nowadays if I am not particularly looking out for this motif.

Nora Johnson said...

What lovely images, Michelle! And I love long skirts too - so romantic! (Also help protect from the blistering sun here in 100degree temperatures!!)

I'm certain you'll look stunning in that green dress with the long flowing skirt!!

Have a great day!

xxLOLA:)
PS Thanks for stopping by - so with you about that dog show! xx

Tracey said...

I gotta agree,, the styles then really hid a lot too.. I think I liked 'em as well. They were better than what came along in the '80's. All that polyester...yuck! I love the outfits that Brooke has on.. love the sandals. I hope there is a little hippie in all of us!

Lisa said...

Those long dresses are so pretty, and in my case they cover a multitude of sins.:)
Have a groovy day Michelle!

Maggi said...

I love dressing like this! So comfortable and flattering!

Janet said...

Very cool, sista...peace out:)

Rose said...

I agree. I love the styles of the 70's. In fact, I recently found a few pairs of extreme flare jeans. I love them! Glad to see another chica enjoying that fashion era.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Michelle, what a cute post!!!!!! I love it.

Barb :-)

Randi Troxell said...

oh i want to see that movie too.. so much! and i've always said too that i would have totally been a hippie.. no doubt... but i was just born a bit late for that game!

Kathleen said...

Dear Michelle....in 1970 I was 20 years old. Looking back I hate the clothes, hate the music, it just never appealed to me. But at least I am totally familiar with it. I, too, want to see the movie. Have a great day! hugs, Kathleen

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

love that look too...I just feel I am a bit to short and a lot too plump to wear this and really pull it off~I might try though.


Oh the Flabulous 40's~lol

The pies look sooo good..I can taste them through the screen :)

Heather said...

woo hoo! i wore a lot of 70's clothing as a kid and then again in high school. i love hippie/flower child dresses/skirts. love it!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds groovy!

Joy said...

And the beat goes on... Yeah, I was 18 years old in 1972---loved the hippies, was dying to go to San Fransisco... Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Quicksilver, Janis Joplin!!!! Loved her!! I use to have a pair of earrings EXACTLY like the peacock feathers when I was in college. I was SO COOL!! My long blonde hair, and bell bottomed jeans with patches all over. A jean jacket with that dress will be cool and cute. Peace!

Joy said...

Hey Michelle---your song on your playlist--'Leaving On a Jet Plane', and it says the singer is Janis Joplin???? This must be a different Janis Joplin--

Domestic Witch said...

I'm a big fan of denim and lace in the fall! That's really romantic to me

Kelly's Ideas said...

The hippie chic is coming back into fashion - Love it!

Kelly
http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

Zaroga said...

I was not a hippie. My daughter who was born in 1970 is more of a hippie than I ever was. I did loved the long dresses, but hated the bell-bottomed jeans with the low-slung hips. I was too busy with my life to even know Woodstock happened :-) The movie does sound like it might be interesting.

TeresaR said...

I hate to say this, but I dislike the 70s clothing-wise. I had a lime-green pair of bell-bottoms that about killed me when I was riding my bike (got caught on the chain area). I much prefer 60s fashion, and love 50s and 40s even more. :>

xo

Patti said...

I loved the Gunne Sax and Jessica McClintock bloses and dresses...the foufy sleeves and elasticized waists. What a fun post!

Heidi Ann said...

Love it all. I definitely see Gunne Sax dresses in that top picture. They were my favorite things to wear back when I was a teenager! I kept a number of them - too bad they will doubtless never fit me again. I still love them, though.

Neabear said...

I remember those styles. I still have a couple of dresses I made similar to the gunny sax. Only thing is I can't really fit into them now. Wahhh....

alia said...

I think you could totally work the hippie style.So go ahead and try it already!!!!

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vintagegunnesax.com said...

The very first photo is mine. www.vintagegunnesax.com
I sell those dresses my girls have on. Wished you would of asked me to use the photo or at least give me credit for it.