i was born in the wrong {fashion} decade

October 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Proof?  I dressed up as a ’50s girl for Halloween and just might be happy to do so every day.

I also “just happened” to have this ’50s dress hanging in my closet.  (Without the sash I made from a hair scarf, and wearing 3 skirts underneath, I thought it could be a pretty summer dress.)  And I walked around campus for an entire day with my hair in pin curls and my baseball hat jammed over them.  I’m sure I looked pretty ridiculous.  But the pin curls turned out pretty well!  Though for anyone else who wants to try them: ignore the video tutorial when she tells you how to brush them out and style them.  If you’re inexperienced in the brushing technique, it will turn into a nice little frizz-ball, and you’ll have to wait for the curls to fall for them to look good.  (Don’t ask how I know this.)  You’ll want to just finger-through them instead.

This is me and a friend who decided to come as Danny from Grease.  We decided we needed a picture together because our costumes matched so nicely.  And I apologize for the graininess of the pictures, I’m really not sure why…

And this is me and roomie.  We entertained the idea of making some kind of group costume for about twenty seconds, because she wanted to be something silly and I wanted to be something pretty and we couldn’t quite reconcile the two.  But now I don’t think she’s allowed to complain that I’m going to start listening to Christmas music tomorrow, because who dressed up as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? 

I’d rather not live through the tumultuous history of the  ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s.  But oh, my, would I adore wearing those dresses and hairstyles every day.  Or almost every day, at least.

In other news, last night was our first night football game, and it was a student-section “white out”.  (Everyone has to wear white – one of our school colors – and the effect is awesome).  Last year was my first experience with this, and it was freezing, and raining, and we lost miserably.  Yay.  But we WON last night, which was very exciting (our team is rather young this year, and we’ve  had lots of injuries…so their performance is always kinda questionable), and it was by far the best game of the season.  We were excited (I was about 5 rows away from the field…!!), and Michigan almost came back near the end, so no one was leaving early, either.  We weren’t ever quite safe, which made it very entertaining. 

It was so fun.

And now, back to writing a paper…

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